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Support for medical reform grows

Advocacy | May 29, 2014

With 111 co-sponsors in the House, legislation to exempt thousands of general aviation pilots from the third class medical continues to gain momentum.

All 50 states recognize importance of aviation

Article | May 28, 2014

All 50 states have issued proclamations or a letter stating the importance of general aviation.

Op-Ed: Helping General Aviation Take Off

Advocacy | May 28, 2014

The third class medical is an example of an old, well-intended rule that needs to be updated. U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita explains how the General Aviation Pilot Protection Act aims to do just that.

Swearingen mourned

Article | May 22, 2014

Edward Swearingen, an aircraft designer who made a lasting mark on aviation, died May 15.

Homebuilders win tax exemption in Kansas

Advocacy | May 22, 2014

Kansas has passed AOPA-backed legislation to exempt amateur-built aircraft from property and ad valorem taxes.

Debonair to debut new paint scheme at Indy

Article | May 21, 2014

AOPA's freshly painted Sweepstakes Debonair, a seven-eighths scale P-51 Mustang, Curtiss JN-4 Jenny replica, and other rare aircraft will be on display for pilots to ogle at the Indianapolis Regional Fly-In May 31. Plus, go for a flight in a B-17 Flying Fortress, Fairchild PT-26 Cornell, Consolidated Vultee BT-13 Valiant, Boeing PT-17 Stearman Kaydet, or Pitts S2C.

Top 10 reasons to attend AOPA’s Indy Fly-In

Article | May 21, 2014

AOPA’s second regional fly-in of the year, Indianapolis on May 31, is shaping up to be a grand event with plenty of fun, flying, and food. Check out these top 10 reasons you won’t want to miss the fly-in.

Las Vegas high school team to build Glasair

Article | May 14, 2014

High school students from Las Vegas are headed to Arlington, Wash., to build a four-place Glasair.

Michigan legislature mulls recreational-use bill

Advocacy | May 12, 2014

The Michigan legislature is considering a bill to provide liability protection for owners of private airfields.