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Baker works to simplify U.S., Mexico border-crossing flights

Advocacy | 2015, 04 08

Border-crossing procedures, Mexican airport fees, and an exemption for 406-MHz ELTs were discussed during a meeting between AOPA President Mark Baker and Mexican Civil Aviation Authority General Director Gilberto Lopez Meyer.

European proposal could signal Part 23 changes

Advocacy | 2015, 04 02

A new proposal from the European Aviation Safety Agency is likely to signal the direction of upcoming Part 23 reforms from the FAA.

Aviation tax cut included in NY budget

Advocacy | 2015, 04 01

After more than a decade of advocacy, a hard-won aircraft sales-and-use tax exemption has passed the New York legislature as part of a new budget.

Changes to flight services planned

Advocacy | 2015, 03 26

The FAA and AOPA are seeking comment on planned changes to flight services, including a new flight plan format scheduled to take effect Oct. 1.

Santa Monica changes airport leases, makes way for park land

Advocacy | 2015, 03 26

At a contentious meeting March 24, the Santa Monica City Council voted unanimously to change lease terms for some tenants at Santa Monica Municipal Airport and convert segments of airport property to park land.

Baker meets with key legislators on GA issues

Advocacy | 2015, 03 25

AOPA President Mark Baker met with key allies in Congress to seek support on critical issues, including third class medical reform.

AOPA asks members to support Santa Monica

Advocacy | 2015, 03 23

AOPA is asking pilots who live near Santa Monica, California, and know the value of Santa Monica Municipal Airport to take immediate action to support the airport.

Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2 gains support

Advocacy | 2015, 03 19

Support continues to grow for the Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2, which would reform the third class medical process and provide a wide range of protections for pilots.

AOPA presents Hartranft Award to Rep. Shuster

Advocacy | 2015, 03 19

Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) received the 2014 Joseph B. Hartranft Award from AOPA President Mark Baker during a March 18 presentation on Capitol Hill.

FAA urges light sport makers to move on ADS-B, angle of attack

Advocacy | 2015, 03 11

The FAA is urging the manufacturers of special light sport aircraft (SLSAs) to establish pathways for the installation of ADS-B Out equipment and angle of attack indicators in their aircraft.