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FAA says fuel taxes must fund aviation

Advocacy | 2014, 11 06

The FAA has clarified its rule regarding the use of state and local fuel tax revenues, saying that the money must be used for aviation purposes.

Key GA supporters hold on to seats in Congress

Advocacy | 2014, 11 05

Many key GA supporters will stay in Congress following the Nov. 4 midterm elections. But retirements and election losses will leave the General Aviation Caucuses in both the House and Senate with some rebuilding to do in 2015.

City-supported initiative passes in Santa Monica

Article | 2014, 11 05

Santa Monica's city-sponsored Measure LC passes, while AOPA's backed initiative to give control of the Santa Monica Municipal Airport's future to voters is rejected. But AOPA isn't giving up the fight to protect the airprot.

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.