Elizabeth Tennyson

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Proposed rule would restore sim time credits

Advocacy | 2015, 06 18

The FAA has issued an NPRM that would allow pilots to count more sim time toward earning an instrument rating.

NTSB's Hart expresses support for pilot medical education

Advocacy | 2015, 06 17

The head of the NTSB told AOPA President Mark Baker that he supports AOPA’s development of a new course to educate pilots on medical factors.

Any change to ATC system must protect GA, AOPA says

Article | 2015, 06 15

The chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure committee announced June 15 that he would seek to separate ATC functions from the FAA.

AOPA partners with FAA on Fly Safe campaign

Advocacy | 2015, 06 11

AOPA is working with the FAA to address loss of control accidents as part of the Fly Safe campaign launched at the AOPA Homecoming Fly-In.

House passes transportation appropriations bill

Advocacy | 2015, 06 10

A major transportation funding bill passes the House while an AOPA-opposed amendment to limit operations at Bob Hope Airport in California is defeated.

EPA says greenhouse gases from aviation pose a threat

Advocacy | 2015, 06 10

The Environmental Protection Agency has released a proposed endangerment finding saying that greenhouse gas emissions from commercial aircraft pose a threat to public health.

Law strengthens tower marking requirements

Advocacy | 2015, 06 01

Pilots in Nebraska will soon have additional protection under a new law that adds teeth to requirements for marking meteorological evaluation towers (METs).

Groups ask Congress to protect veterans' flight training

Advocacy | 2015, 05 19

Seven general aviation associations, including AOPA, have sent a joint letter asking Congress to stop legislation that would curtail funding for flight training for veterans.

Lockheed and CSC to provide DUATS

Article | 2015, 05 13

Lockheed Martin and CSC will provide direct user access terminal services (DUATS) II to pilots under new contracts announced by the FAA.

Bills to improve safety, save money advance in Texas

Advocacy | 2015, 05 07

Bills to mark and register meteorological evaluation towers, expand a tax exemption for aircraft maintenance, provide free state airport directories, and continue to provide a sale-for-resale tax exemption for leased aircraft, top AOPA's priorities in Texas.