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AOPA FOCUSES ON REFORM AT AVIATION SUBCOMMITTEE ROUNDTABLE

AOPA FOCUSES ON REFORM AT AVIATION SUBCOMMITTEE ROUNDTABLE

Feb 25, 2015

Advocacy

Events spotlight Michigan aviation policy, goals

AOPA Great Lakes Regional Manager Bryan Budds participated in several important aviation policy sessions recently in Michigan.

Feb 25, 2015

Article

Filmmakers moving forward on Burt Rutan documentary

A career spent “democratizing flight” is entering the realm of documentary movie-making as two filmmakers launch a project to tell Burt Rutan’s story.

Feb 24, 2015
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Aircraft Manufacturer

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Turboprop builder Quest Aircraft sold to Japanese group

Quest Aircraft, manufacturer of the 10-seat Kodiak single-engine turboprop designed for backcountry aviation, has been acquired by Setouchi Holdings of Japan.

Feb 18, 2015

Article

Aircraft Spotlight

The Cessna 150 has been used to teach pilots to fly for decades and is still going strong. It is durable, simple to fly to and inexpensive to operate. It may not be fancy, but most pilots have a soft spot for this reliable little trainer. Pocono Mountains Flying Club President Paul Houle shares how his club is creating new pilots with the venerable Cessna 150.

Feb 15, 2015

Article

General aviation, added up

General aviation supports 1.1 million U.S. jobs and generates $219 billion in economic activity, according to a study released Feb. 11.

Feb 11, 2015 | comments
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Avionics Manufacturer

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NavWorx offers new ADS-B option

NavWorx announced Feb. 11 an Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) transceiver with an introductory price of $699, giving kit builders an affordable route to mandate compliance.

Feb 12, 2015 | comments

Article

Garmin updates GDL 69

Garmin has updated the GDL 69 datalink receiver to take advantage of the SiriusXM G4 network, providing pilots with weather data and music.

Dec 15, 2014

Article

Ryan to lead BendixKing

Former U.S. Navy aviator and longtime general aviation pilot (and AOPA member) Justin Ryan has been tapped to lead BendixKing.

Nov 19, 2014
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Flying Club

Article

News from Headquarters

One of the things common in people who restore things – aircraft, automobiles, or antiques – is a love for the process of breathing new life into a dream forgotten years ago. AOPA Flying Club Manager Kelby Ferwerda talks about how restoring his 50-year old BMW motorcycle is similar to reigniting the spark in pilots who’s flying has lapsed. Learn more about how your flying club could host a Rusty Pilot Clinic to get pilots back in the cockpit and possibly generate new members for your club.

Feb 15, 2015

Article

Aircraft Spotlight

The Cessna 150 has been used to teach pilots to fly for decades and is still going strong. It is durable, simple to fly to and inexpensive to operate. It may not be fancy, but most pilots have a soft spot for this reliable little trainer. Pocono Mountains Flying Club President Paul Houle shares how his club is creating new pilots with the venerable Cessna 150.

Feb 15, 2015

Article

Question of the Month

With spring around the corner, we know the winds will be gusting. Besides practicing your tie down knots, Flying Club Manager Kelby Ferwerda asked on the AOPA Facebook Flying Club Page how do you keep your members engaged when it’s just too windy to fly safely? Although it seems like a few club members have cabin fever and can’t wait for spring, there are several good ideas worth checking out.

Feb 15, 2015
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Financial

Advocacy

Bills would lower tax on auto fuel used in aircraft

Legislation introduced in both houses of the Minnesota Legislature would tax automobile fuel used in approved aircraft at the same rate as aviation fuel.

Feb 24, 2015

Article

Aircraft Spotlight

The Cessna 150 has been used to teach pilots to fly for decades and is still going strong. It is durable, simple to fly to and inexpensive to operate. It may not be fancy, but most pilots have a soft spot for this reliable little trainer. Pocono Mountains Flying Club President Paul Houle shares how his club is creating new pilots with the venerable Cessna 150.

Feb 15, 2015

Article

Club Spotlight

When someone is willing to travel 90 miles to become a member of your club and take flight lessons, you must be doing something right. The Pocono Mountains Flying Club in northeast Pennsylvania is doing a lot right, and has a model worth replicating if you are interested in starting a club with low rates and a focus on flight training.

Feb 15, 2015
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