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Washington airfield owners gain liability protection

Advocacy | Mar 08, 2012

Washington joined a group of 13 states with laws that clearly include aviation in recreational use statutes protecting property owners from liability when access to private property is provided without charge.

Liability protection passes in SD

Advocacy | Mar 02, 2012

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a bill backed by AOPA and the Recreational Aviation Foundation that should broaden public access to private landing strips by providing liability exemptions for the landowners.

'Pilot Getaways' acquires American Air Campers Association

Article | Feb 29, 2012

Pilot Getaways has acquired the American Air Campers Association (AACA) and its database of more than 620 public airports that offer camping facilities.

Bill could increase access to Washington state airports

Advocacy | Feb 15, 2012

AOPA is working with Washington state pilots and the Recreational Aviation Foundation to support legislation that would clarify liability protection for private airfield owners.

Recreational aviation gets stake in Forest Service planning

Advocacy | Feb 09, 2012

Recreational aviation and backcountry strips in US Forest Service lands recently received a much-needed lift. Forest Service planners must now consider aviation in their plans, whether it be preserving or maintaining backcountry strips.

Aviation role advocated on BLM land

Advocacy | Jan 19, 2012

Aviation voices are now being heard as the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) drafts its plans for managing federal land holdings in the Colorado River Valley.

Pilot groups defend backcountry aviation

Advocacy | Jan 05, 2012

Pilots who value backcountry aviation have an opportunity to support continued access to two airstrips on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) property in Colorado, and advocate for backcountry aviation nationwide, by commenting on a draft resource management plan.

AOPA pressure key to Idaho backcountry airstrip survival

Article | Oct 23, 2003

Mr. Ken Wotring FC-RONR Wilderness Coordinator 50 Hwy 93 South Salmon, ID 83467 Dear Mr.