Aviation Industry

Aviation Industry

Advocacy

FAA clarifies CFI checkride requirement

AOPA worked with the flight training industry and FAA to quickly resolve a problem that suddenly put many rating applications on hold.

Jan 23, 2015 | comments

Article

NGPA executive director notes gains, goals

If only one person had been helped, it all would have been worthwhile. But much more than that has been accomplished over the 25-year life of the National Gay Pilots Association, said its executive director.

Jan 23, 2015

Advocacy

DOT sets date to complete review of proposed medical reforms

The Department of Transportation has announced plans to complete its review of proposed third class medical reforms on Jan. 26, even as AOPA pledges to keep pushing for legislative action.

Jan 22, 2015 | comments
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Aircraft Manufacturer

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Cochise College orders six RedHawk diesels

Cochise College in Douglas, Arizona, has ordered six RedHawk remanufactured diesel Cessna 172s for its training fleet, RedHawk Aero announced Jan. 20.

Jan 22, 2015

Advocacy

Aviation caucus formed in California’s legislature

An aviation caucus has been created in California’s state Senate and Assembly, joining other states and the U.S. Congress.

Jan 21, 2015

Article

Crash at Sebring show kills two

An amphibious ultralight crashed near the runway at Sebring Regional Airport in Florida during the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo Jan. 16, killing the two men aboard.

Jan 20, 2015
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Avionics Manufacturer

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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

Article

Garmin introduces new ADS-B solution

Garmin announced a new Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) solution Oct. 28 that meets FAA requirements for ADS-B Out while delivering traffic and subscription-free weather to mobile devices.

Oct 28, 2014 | comments
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Flying Club

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Event

When most people look to the sky during Christmas time, it’s in hopes of seeing Santa’s sleigh. For the people in Thomaston, Georgia, December is a time to take to the skies while helping less fortunate members of the community.

Jan 18, 2015

Article

Question of the Month

Michael Vanderweide noted on AOPA’s Flying Club Facebook Page that his club, based in Virginia, has a Stratus 2 and iPad and hangar temperatures can exceed the 30 degree minimum and the 100 degree maximum that this equipment is supposed to be stored in, and he’s looking for suggestions to keep these two things warm during the winter and cool during the summer in a hangar. His question generated several responses. See what other flying clubs suggested.

Jan 18, 2015

Article

Club Spotlight

The Bakersfield Flying Club was recently named one of the top 10 flight schools in the country. Flight Instructor William Woodbury talks about what makes the club’s flight training successful, including its Redbird Simulator, a structured training program, and the camaraderie of a club environment.

Jan 18, 2015
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Financial

Advocacy

DOT sets date to complete review of proposed medical reforms

The Department of Transportation has announced plans to complete its review of proposed third class medical reforms on Jan. 26, even as AOPA pledges to keep pushing for legislative action.

Jan 22, 2015 | comments

Article

Vision training

Seven years of scientific research has produced a mobile application that significantly improved the vision of pilots, among other test subjects.

Jan 21, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

Florida tax exemption not being uniformly applied

AOPA is working to make sure that members are not taxed for tax-exempt aircraft parts and services in Florida.

Jan 20, 2015
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