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Training Tip: 'Clarification and amendment'

Article | 2015, 03 02

Pilot responsibilities include requesting clarification or amendment whenever the pilot does not fully understand a clearance or considers it unacceptable from a safety standpoint.

Continental engine certified for avgas, unleaded fuel

Article | 2015, 03 02

Continental Motors announced FAA certification of its IO-360-AF six-cylinder engine that can be operated with 100LL avgas or unleaded 91UL fuel.

IFR Fix: Cold and calculated

IFR Fix | 2015, 03 02

The caustic combination of crosswind and an ice-crusted runway sent the aircraft skidding into a snow bank built up by plowing along the runway edge.

Aviation groups, East Hampton officials seek noise solution

Advocacy | 2015, 02 27

AOPA expressed concern in a meeting with town officials from East Hampton, New York, that restrictions proposed to curb airport noise “overwhelmingly” generated by transient commercial flights would unfairly burden traditional airport users.

Nevada lawmakers take up tax-abatement bill

Advocacy | 2015, 02 26

AOPA told lawmakers that a tax-abatement bill introduced in Nevada would stimulate aviation business and make more services available to members.

Bill to raise aviation fuel tax opposed

Advocacy | 2015, 02 26

Two bills that would increase aviation fuel taxes and tap some proceeds for nonaviation purposes could place New Mexico in conflict with federal grant guarantees.

Event promotes aviation in New Mexico

Advocacy | 2015, 02 26

From celebration to legislation, aviation was in the spotlight at the state Capitol of New Mexico in Santa Fe on Feb. 20.

Events spotlight Michigan aviation policy, goals

Advocacy | 2015, 02 25

AOPA Great Lakes Regional Manager Bryan Budds participated in several important aviation policy sessions recently in Michigan.

Bills would lower tax on auto fuel used in aircraft

Advocacy | 2015, 02 24

Legislation introduced in both houses of the Minnesota Legislature would tax automobile fuel used in approved aircraft at the same rate as aviation fuel.

A life in general aviation

Article | 2015, 02 24

J. Reid Garrison, an airshow performer and formation pilot who has been part of the story line at the major aviation events, including Sun 'n Fun and EAA AirVenture, across the years, was recently inducted into the South Carolina Aviation Hall of Fame.