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AOPA delivers strong message on mandate

Advocacy | 2014, 10 30

AOPA’s message that the cost to equip is too high and must drop substantially was heard loud and clear at a “call to action” summit on ADS-B.

AOPA tells FAA mandate unworkable without changes

Article | 2014, 10 28

The FAA must address the serious concerns of the general aviation industry before pushing ahead with a 2020 ADS-B mandate, AOPA told the FAA administrator.

Type clubs are latest to join AOPA push for medical reform

Advocacy | 2014, 10 23

The Type Club Coalition is the latest group to join AOPA in urging a quick review of proposed reforms to the third class medical.

Voters Decide campaign plans election push for Santa Monica

Advocacy | 2014, 10 16

The Voters Decide campaign is making a pre-election push for a ballot measure to put the future of SMO into the hands of voters.

AOPA works to end border crossing frustrations

Advocacy | 2014, 10 16

At an Oct. 2 meeting hosted by AOPA, U.S. CBP leaders met with their counterparts from Canada to discuss ways to ease GA border crossings.

CBP review promises better training and procedures

Advocacy | 2014, 10 08

A top-down review of CBP's enforcement practices shows the agency has heard GA concerns, but AOPA will remain vigilant to protect pilot rights.

Medical advisory board supports third class reform

Advocacy | 2014, 09 29

The AOPA Medical Advisory Board is the latest group to urge quick action on the proposed FAA rule that would allow thousands more pilots to fly without the need for a third class medical certificate.

Watchdog report highlights problems with NextGen mandate

Advocacy | 2014, 09 25

A new report from the Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General says delays, cost overruns, and technical problems continue to plague the FAA's implementation of ADS-B.

FAA to address barriers to NextGen mandate at industry summit

Advocacy | 2014, 09 18

The FAA announced Sept. 18 that it would host a “call to action summit” to address the barriers and potential challenges associated with equipping tens of thousands of aircraft for ADS-B, a move welcomed by AOPA.

AOPA seeks more flexibility in hangar use

Advocacy | 2014, 09 18

AOPA is asking the FAA to be more flexible when it comes to determining what constitutes acceptable use of airport hangars.

Industry to senators: Don't close GA airport

Advocacy | 2014, 09 18

An industry group led by AOPA is asking the Senate not to pursue legislation that would close Missouri’s St. Clair Regional Airport.

NTSB releases study on medication, drug use

Advocacy | 2014, 09 09

A new study on pilot drug use released by the National Transportation Safety Board on Sept. 9 is incomplete and its conclusions should be regarded with caution, AOPA said.

FAA selects four unleaded fuels for testing

Advocacy | 2014, 09 08

The FAA has selected four unleaded aviation fuels to undergo initial testing at the agency's William J. Hughes Technical Center. Two fuels developed by Swift Fuels and one fuel each developed by Shell and TOTAL will undergo laboratory and rig testing beginning this fall and concluding in fall 2015.

Briefing: Our candidates in Congress

Pilot Magazine | 2014, 09 05

The idea that Congress doesn’t accomplish much isn’t new.

Briefing: Savings in the states

Pilot Magazine | 2014, 09 05

Over the past two years, AOPA has been able to actively save members who own their own aircraft an average of $179.22 per year.

Hangar policy comment deadline extended

Article | 2014, 09 03

The FAA has granted a 30-day extension on the comment period for its hangar use policy and AOPA is encouraging members to submit their thoughts.

Senators urge quick action on medical reform

Advocacy | 2014, 09 03

Eleven senators are the latest to ask the Department of Transportation and the Office of Management and Budget to take quick action on third class medical reform.

Caucus members work to speed up medical reform

Advocacy | 2014, 08 28

Members of the House General Aviation Caucus are asking the Department of Transportation to expedite rulemaking for third-class medical reform.

Santa Monica advocates rally support for ballot initiative

Advocacy | 2014, 08 26

Advocates for Santa Monica Municipal Airport gathered Aug. 25 to rally support for Measure D, a ballot initiative that would require voter approval before the airport can be closed or redeveloped.

Legislators push for quick action on medical reform

Advocacy | 2014, 08 20

Lawmakers are asking DOT and the administration to expedite a review of the FAA’s proposed rulemaking on third class medical reform.

AOPA leads effort to speed medical reform

Advocacy | 2014, 08 18

In an AOPA-led effort, seven influential general aviation organizations are asking the Department of Transportation and the administration to expedite a review of the FAA's proposed rulemaking on third class medical reform.

AOPA leads effort to improve border crossings

Advocacy | 2014, 08 07

AOPA has been working with government officials and other pilot groups in Canada and the United States to simplify border crossings for international GA flights.

Medical reform moves forward

Advocacy | 2014, 07 31

The FAA has sent a proposal to reform the third class medical certification process to the Department of Transportation for review, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta announced July 31 at EAA AirVenture.

Certification reform will be delayed, FAA tells Congress

Article | 2014, 07 25

The FAA will miss a deadline to reform aircraft certification by two years, the agency told the House Aviation Subcommittee during a July 23 hearing.

AOPA tests new ways to open doors to aviation

Article | 2014, 07 25

AOPA is testing whether aircraft ownership can be more affordable than many people believe with the development of “Reimagined Aircraft.”