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FAA announces rulemaking on third-class medical

Advocacy | Apr 02, 2014

The FAA has announced plans to go through a rulemaking process that could result in thousands more pilots being allowed to fly without a third class medical.

Tri-Motor offers vintage flying experience

Article | Apr 02, 2014

The Ford Tri-Motor passenger briefing covers the usual items, with a few twists—like the fact that one emergency exit is through the roof, or that you’ll need to climb uphill through the aisle to get to your seat.

AOPA members love their pancakes

Article | Apr 02, 2014

More than 200 attendees packed AOPA's Big Yellow Tent on April 2 to feast on free pancakes at the association's first breakfast at Sun 'n Fun, which featured a Q-and-A session with AOPA President Mark Baker.

Fly for $300 a month, Baker says

Article | Apr 02, 2014

With the high cost of avgas and new aircraft prices soaring, is it possible to fly for $200 or $300 a month? "The answer is, you can," said AOPA President Mark Baker at a panel discussion April 1.

IFR Fix: A full-scale deflection

IFR Fix | Apr 01, 2014

When the CDI became fully deflected, time was up for troubleshooting a glitchy GPS.

A new start for Stemme

Article | Apr 01, 2014

The ultra-sleek, ultra high-tech Rotax-powered Stemme S-10 is back on display at Sun 'n Fun 2014, but that’s not the company’s big news. Under newly named President Mark Stevenson, Stemme has established Stemme USA, Inc.

Sun 'n Fun welcomes arrivals

Slideshow | Apr 01, 2014

AOPA Technical Editor Mike Collins captured the gathering crowd with a camera at the Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In and Expo in Lakeland, Fla.

Meet Rod Machado, join Baker for pancakes at AOPA campus

Article | Mar 31, 2014

Attendees can meet with flight instructor and author Rod Machado or join AOPA President Mark Baker for a pancake breakfast as part of AOPA’s expanded offerings at the 2014 Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-in and Expo.

Treasure hunt, rebates among Sun 'n Fun deals

Article | Mar 31, 2014

Bonus gifts with headsets, rebates for GPS units, and an on-site treasure hunt are among the special offers from sellers during the 2014 Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-in and Expo.

Residents seek control of Santa Monica's future

Advocacy | Mar 27, 2014

A group of Santa Monica residents is seeking an amendment to the city charter that would put key decisions about airport property to voters.

An airport thanks its users, including GA

Advocacy | Mar 27, 2014

When Louisiana’s Lafayette Regional Airport wanted to express its gratitude to the community for record-breaking passenger volume, it created a rewards program.

Wagstaff teams for teaching

Article | Mar 27, 2014

Airshow legend Patty Wagstaff has partnered with Southeast Aero, U.S. distributor of Extra Aircraft, to offer aerobatic training in St. Augustine, Fla.

Baker addresses Tennessee Airports conference

Advocacy | Mar 27, 2014

AOPA is working to keep pilots flying, and in some cases, draw them back to their airports, AOPA President Mark Baker told an annual gathering of aviation community members in Tennessee.

AOPA Launches Rusty Pilots Initiative To Help Lapsed Pilots Get Back In The Air

News release | Mar 27, 2014

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) today launched an easy and fun new way for pilots who have gotten away from flying to get back in the cockpit.

Living the dream once more

Article | Mar 27, 2014

The research is conclusive: Most lapsed pilots would happily return to the left seat if only the path forward didn’t seem so daunting. Here’s the good news: It isn’t.

Policy change riles LSA industry

Article | Mar 26, 2014

A draft FAA policy would prevent some light sport aircraft from carrying passengers, flying over densely populated areas, or flying at night. AOPA and the light sport aircraft industry oppose the changes.

AOPA challenges city to let voters decide SMO future

Advocacy | Mar 26, 2014

AOPA speaks up for preserving Santa Monica’s embattled airport and challenges city council members to let voters decide its future.

Minnesota aviation gathering attracts over 800 attendees

Advocacy | Mar 24, 2014

The first Minnesota Pilots Association Great Aviation Gathering welcomed more than 800 attendees who had access to aviation seminars, exhibits, and opportunities for pilots and nonpilots.

AOPA Fly-Ins: Great news and big changes

Article | Mar 24, 2014

More than 300 aircraft have already registered to fly in for the AOPA Fly-In at San Marcos, Texas, on April 26, and AOPA is reorganizing the schedule of the day to allow for a safe, even flow of aircraft arrivals.

Aircraft maintenance: Cold weather checkup

Aircraft Maintenance | Mar 24, 2014

Even late-winter presents a number of unique challenges to the aircraft’s systems, and it pays to take the time to do what you can to protect your aircraft (and yourself) while we’re still in winter’s grip.

Wisconsin State Assembly Passes Aviation Tax Breaks

News release | Mar 20, 2014

The Wisconsin Assembly today passed AOPA-supported legislation that will save aircraft owners and operators millions of dollars on maintenance and repairs while keeping vital aviation jobs in the state.

At Seattle Museum of Flight, students become pilots

Article | Mar 20, 2014

What would it be like to fly? The Seattle Museum of Flight poses that question to thousands of fourth through twelfth grade students each month.

AOPA offers safety seminars, more at Sun ‘n Fun

Article | Mar 20, 2014

Seminars at AOPA’s expanded Sun ‘n Fun campus feature safety topics presented by the Air Safety Institute, John and Martha King, and flight instructor and author Rod Machado.

Financing an aircraft? Six reasons to call a broker

Article | Mar 20, 2014

Find out the six benefits of using an aircraft finance broker to help you find the right financing for your aircraft purchase.