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AOPA Action

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2009

Congress congratulates AOPA on turning 70 The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a resolution congratulating AOPA on reaching its seventieth anniversary, and commending the association for seven decades of work on behalf of America’s general aviation pilots and aircraft owners.

GA must stand united, Congressmen say

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2009

All segments of general aviation - from business aviation to light sport aviation—must stand united in the fight against user fees, said Reps. Tom Petri (R-Wis.), Leonard Boswell (D-Iowa), and Sam Graves (R-Mo.) during an open legislative forum Aug. 1 at EAA AirVenture.

AOPA Action

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2009

General Aviation Serves America AOPA has kept membership dues low, just $39 a year for the past 19 years. We’re proud of that record, but it also means we need to ask for your help when we face major challenges, as we do today.

Time to renew your TSA security awareness training?

Article | Apr 01, 2009

Spring is in the air, and many of us want to get back into flying or start flying. For a flight instructor, spring begins a busy flying season.

AOPA Action

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2009

Aviation gets $3 billion in proposed stimulus package Plans for a proposed economic stimulus package will include money for aviation infrastructure, specifically for airport improvements, according to an executive summary of the House Democrats’ stimulus legislation recently released by House Appropriations Chairman David Obey (D-Wis.). AOPA has strongly encouraged lawmakers to include general aviation in any economic stimulus proposal, raising the issue with President-elect Barack Obama’s transition team as far back as November of last year.

AOPA Action

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2008

TSA chief acknowledges GA industry is security conscious During an aviation security hearing recently before the House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee on aviation, Transportation Security Administration chief Kip Hawley said that there is a strong general aviation community that is security conscious and is cognizant of its security responsibilities. Airport Watch, the AOPA/TSA initiative, encourages GA pilots to “Lock Up.

Answers for Pilots: Lock 'em up!

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2008

The recent years of heightened security have impacted many aspects of our lives, and general aviation has gotten its share of scrutiny. There are 19,000 general aviation landing facilities in the United States—from grass strips to metropolitan airports—that fill a vital role in air transportation and the national economy, and each airport has its own unique security needs.

AOPA urges pilots to be on high alert during Super Bowl

Article | Feb 01, 2008

AOPA urges pilots to be on high alert during Super Bowl Don’t risk making a mistake that draws negative media attention to the general aviation community. Security measures and temporary flight restrictions will be in place before, during, and after the Super Bowl.

Airframe and Powerplant

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2007

Check out these portable security devices Who imagined that small airplanes would ever be feared as "weapons of mass destruction?" Did anyone ever foresee the day when would-be pilots would learn the rudiments of flying using a computer-based flight-training program and be emboldened enough to head for a local airport, break into a light airplane and take off on a joyride? In years past, airport lore described less strenuous times when devil-may-care fellows "borrowed" a friend's airplane as a lark—and there was even a day in the past when a crop duster pilot "moved" a company airplane until his paycheck cleared the bank—but times have changed, and this small-airplane-as-weapon business is a song of a different beat. Airplane security—and airport security—is much more important now than it has ever been.