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FAA finalizes Additional Pilot Program

Advocacy | Oct 02, 2014

Builder pilots ready to flight test an experimental amateur-built or light sport aircraft constructed from a commercially produced kit can now use a qualified additional pilot.

California aviation regulation nixed

Advocacy | Aug 27, 2014

California administrative law officials have scuttled proposed regulations that would have established state-imposed minimum altitudes for wilderness overflight.

FAA warns flight sharing services

Article | Aug 20, 2014

While private pilots may share certain costs with passengers under certain circumstances, they cross the line when spreading the word.

Answers for Pilots: Introducing AOPA's Guide to Starting a Flying Club

Article | Mar 17, 2014

AOPA has a new guide to starting a flying club with an extensive section explaining the various types of aviation insurance a flying club might need, and specific information on AOPA's new flying club insurance available through AOPA Insurance Services.

Nebraska seeks wind-test tower safety upgrade

Advocacy | Feb 27, 2014

AOPA is working to support a bill under consideration in Nebraska’s legislature to strengthen requirements for the anti-collision marking of temporary meteorological evaluation towers.

Question of the week: Sigmets

Article | Jan 27, 2014

Question: A nonconvective sigmet is issued for which types of conditions?