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Medical reform legislation reaches milestone

Advocacy | 2014, 05 06

Legislation that would exempt thousands of general aviation pilots from the third class medical certification process has achieved a new milestone with 100 co-sponsors signing on to the House bill.

AOPA seeks mitigations for Powder River Training Complex

Advocacy | 2014, 05 01

AOPA has filed formal comments seeking a number of mitigations to reduce the impact of the proposed Powder River Training Complex.

AOPA tells CBP commissioner to end GA stops

Advocacy | 2014, 04 30

During a meeting April 30, AOPA President Mark Baker told the head of Customs and Border Protection that egregious encounters with general aviation pilots and aircraft must end.

Groups ask EPA to reconsider position on avgas

Advocacy | 2014, 04 24

Environmental groups are asking the EPA to take another look at avgas even as a government-industry program moves closer to finding unleaded alternatives.

GA stops and searches continue

Advocacy | 2014, 04 24

A father and his 14-year-old son were helping another pilot ferry a newly purchased aircraft from California to their home field in Virginia. The three made an overnight stop in Albuquerque before flying on to Illinois for fuel. But shortly after they parked the aircraft in Marion, Ill., they were approached by as many as 18 uniformed and non-uniformed law enforcement officers who came running toward the airplane.

GA proves its worth in whirlwind week

Advocacy | 2014, 04 16

AOPA’s Central Southwest regional manager recently put GA’s utility to the test with a whirlwind trip covering four states, seven airports, and nine meetings.

Medical reform gains momentum

Advocacy | 2014, 04 15

The movement to exempt thousands of general aviation pilots from the third class medical certification process is gaining momentum in Congress and the aviation community.

CBP actions draw media attention

Advocacy | 2014, 04 15

The recent warrantless stops and searches of law-abiding pilots on general aviation flights have drawn the attention of mainstream media.

City to appeal SMO ruling

Advocacy | 2014, 04 11

Santa Monica will appeal a court decision dismissing a lawsuit seeking to release the city from its obligation to keep SMO open and operating.

GAO report finds problems with medical certification

Advocacy | 2014, 04 10

A new report from the Government Accountability Office has revealed problems with the FAA medical certification process, including delays, technological issues, and lack of clarity.