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AOPA Action in California

Article | Mar 01, 2007

A 'nasty' fight develops in San Diego Local pilots, San Diego city attorneys, state officials, and AOPA are battling Sunroad Enterprises in the Superior Court of California because Sunroad refuses to shorten a new tall building located seven-tenths of a mile from a Montgomery Field runway. The FAA has determined that the height of the building at 180 feet not only would pose a threat to visual aircraft operations but also would affect circling minimums for IFR aircraft, and the agency has asked repeatedly that the building be deconstructed down to 160 feet.

Pilot Counsel

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2006

John S. Yodice and his associates provide legal counsel to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

- Oshkosh 2006 Airplane News

Article | Jul 29, 2006

AOPA Online -- Oshkosh 2006 Airplane News Today's Feature Light sport industry on track, except for flight schools Cessna proof-of-concept model Flight Design CT Sky Arrow 600 Sport Evektor Sport Star Sting Sport T211 Thorpedo Far more models have been introduced, 38 light sport models in all, than was expected when the new category of aircraft was created, but flight schools have been slow to incorporate them into their fleets. That's the opinion of one of the top leaders in the sportplane movement, Ron Wagner, who heads the Experimental Aircraft Association sport pilot team, manages the sportplane display at the Oshkosh AirVenture Mall, and manages a national tour each year for sportplane manufacturers to show their aircraft.


Article | Jul 01, 2006

Cubs for a new generation I really liked Alton Marsh's "Cubs for a New Generation" (May Pilot). Although I am a private pilot flying a Cessna 172D, I have been watching these two airplanes since the advent of sport pilot/light sport aircraft.

Pilot Counsel

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2006

John S. Yodice, legal counsel for AOPA and IAOPA, owns and flies a Cessna 310.

AOPA Action in California

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2005

Truckee-Tahoe Airport seen as battleground Are the three board members of the Truckee-Tahoe Airport District planning on violating rules that came with past FAA airport grants? It looks that way to supporters, and AOPA officials have identified Truckee-Tahoe Airport as the potential site of the country's next big airport battle. After winning a majority of the five airport board seats last year, noise opponents have now delayed accepting an additional $450,000 in federal grant money that might restrict their ability to impose noise or growth limits on the airport.

AOPA Action in California

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2004

AOPA fights residential development on Long Beach airport AOPA has launched another salvo in the ongoing battle to protect Long Beach/Daugherty Field from an incompatible housing development. In letters to the Long Beach Economic Development Commission and Airport Advisory Commission, AOPA said no safety review of the Southern California development had been conducted.

President's Position

Article | Jun 01, 2004

Phil Boyer travels the country advocating for AOPA's 400,000 members. It has always been my philosophy that when the airlines are profitable and happy, we have fewer conflicts with them in general aviation.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2004

Phil Boyer serves AOPA's more than 400,000 members around the world. Every day the 220 people who work for your association are involved in specific problems and opportunities that affect general aviation.

Pilot Counsel

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2004

One of the worst disasters that can befall an aircraft owner is to be involved in a serious aircraft accident. No argument.