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Medical reform legislation introduced in House, Senate

Advocacy | 2015, 02 26

New legislation in both houses of Congress would allow thousands of pilots to fly without a third class medical and offer new protections for GA pilots.

AOPA focuses on reform at congressional roundtable

Advocacy | 2015, 02 25

The FAA needs to reform its regulatory and certification processes, including changing the third class medical, AOPA told a House Aviation Subcommittee roundtable.

AOPA connects with members at Northwest Aviation Conference

Article | 2015, 02 23

AOPA connected with hundreds of pilots, aircraft owners, and aviation enthusiasts during the thirty-second Northwest Aviation Conference held in Puyallup, Washington, Feb. 21 and 22.

AOPA says ECi rule is not justified

Advocacy | 2015, 02 21

The FAA’s supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking on ECi cylinders is not justified and doesn’t account for economic and safety issues, AOPA said in formal comments.

Proposed rule sets limits on small UAS

Advocacy | 2015, 02 15

The FAA has announced a proposed rule governing the use of commercial small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) that would address many of AOPA's concerns, including setting certification requirements for operators and requiring see-and-avoid capabilities.

No user fees in White House budget plan

Advocacy | 2015, 02 03

For the first time in years, President Barack Obama's new budget proposal does not include any new user fees for general aviation.

EPA denies petition to change avgas decision

Advocacy | 2015, 01 29

The Environmental Protection Agency has denied the most recent petition from environmental groups that asked the agency to reconsider a 2012 decision not to immediately pursue an endangerment finding for leaded avgas.

New sleep apnea policy to take effect

Advocacy | 2015, 01 23

A new FAA policy on obstructive sleep apnea that addresses many of the concerns raised by AOPA is scheduled to take effect March 2.

AOPA, NBAA file amicus brief in Santa Monica appeal

Advocacy | 2015, 01 23

AOPA and the National Business Aviation Association have jointly filed an amicus, or friend of the court, brief in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals as part of the ongoing legal battle over the future of Santa Monica Municipal Airport.

GA groups urge FAA to lower barriers to ADS-B

Article | 2015, 01 23

Fourteen aviation organizations have banded together to urge the FAA to take immediate steps to lower barriers to ADS-B equipage.