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New group seeks to protect, promote GA in Washington

Advocacy | Jan 28, 2015

Pilots in Washington State have another voice advocating for them on airport, economic, legislative, and public perception issues: the Washington State Aviation Alliance.

Aircraft taxes should go into aviation fund, AOPA says

Advocacy | Jan 28, 2015

Under a current Washington law, only 10 percent of the aircraft excise taxes that aircraft owners pay go to the Washington State Division of Aeronautics, while the other 90 percent go into the general fund. AOPA is advocating for legislation that would direct 100 percent of the tax to aviation use.

AOPA: Nez Perce-Clearwater plan should protect airstrips

Advocacy | Nov 20, 2014

Revisions to the U.S. Forest Service’s plan for Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests in Idaho should allow safety-related improvements to existing airstrips and open the door to creation of new airstrips, AOPA said in comments on the revisions Nov. 12.

RAF uses grant to study effect of aircraft on wildlife

Article | Sep 29, 2014

An AOPA Foundation grant is helping fund a wildlife study for the Recreational Aviation Foundation.

Montana’s GA community throws a party

Advocacy | Aug 18, 2014

Montana pilots will have two reasons to celebrate when they fly in to Seeley Lake Airport on Sept. 13.

California protects landowners who allow GA ops

Article | Jun 24, 2014

California has joined the ranks of states extending liability protection to landowners who allow general aviation activities.

Calif. Assembly committee passes recreational-use liability bill

Advocacy | Jun 11, 2014

A bill that adds general aviation to the recreational-use code unanimously passed the California Assembly’s Judiciary Committee.

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.

Baker honors pilots for protecting backcountry flying

Advocacy | Apr 24, 2014

Two men had a vision to protect pilots’ access to backcountry airstrips in Montana, but discovered a nationwide need.