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Government Agencies

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FAA wants angle-of-attack systems in GA aircraft

The widespread presence of angle-of-attack indicators in general aviation aircraft could reduce fatal loss-of-control accidents caused by inadvertent stalls, said the FAA.

Jul 29, 2014

Article

Pelton hits FAA delays on third class medical

EAA Chairman Jack Pelton called FAA delays on third class pilot medical reform “deeply frustrating.”

Jul 28, 2014

Article

Certification reform will be delayed, FAA tells Congress

The FAA will miss a deadline to reform aircraft certification by two years, the agency told the House Aviation Subcommittee during a July 23 hearing.

Jul 25, 2014
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FAA

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FAA wants angle-of-attack systems in GA aircraft

The widespread presence of angle-of-attack indicators in general aviation aircraft could reduce fatal loss-of-control accidents caused by inadvertent stalls, said the FAA.

Jul 29, 2014

Article

Pelton hits FAA delays on third class medical

EAA Chairman Jack Pelton called FAA delays on third class pilot medical reform “deeply frustrating.”

Jul 28, 2014

Article

Certification reform will be delayed, FAA tells Congress

The FAA will miss a deadline to reform aircraft certification by two years, the agency told the House Aviation Subcommittee during a July 23 hearing.

Jul 25, 2014
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CBP

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Dunn speaks at GA issues conference

Questionable searches of GA aircraft by Customs and Border Protection and the fight to keep Santa Monica Municipal Airport open were among the topics discussed by AOPA's Bill Dunn at the recent American Association of Airport Executives General Aviation Issues and Security Conference.

Jul 16, 2014

News release

AOPA WELCOMES MOVEMENT TOWARDS PILOT'S BILL OF RIGHTS 2

A draft outline for a new Pilot’s Bill of Rights unveiled today calls for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to act on third class medical reform within 180 days of the General Aviation Pilot Protection Act becoming law and would also limit Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) authority to stop and search general aviation (GA) aircraft unless there is reasonable suspicion of illegal activity.

Jun 30, 2014

Advocacy

Inhofe seeks to expand Pilot’s Bill of Rights

On June 30, Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) launched a website detailing what he is calling the Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2. The draft indicates that the bill would limit Customs and Border Protection’s authority to stop and search GA aircraft and require the FAA to act on third class medical certification reform within 180 days of the bill becoming law.

Jun 30, 2014 | comments
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TSA

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New repair station security rule reflects AOPA concerns

A new security rule for repair stations handling large aircraft reflects concerns AOPA raised as far back as 2009.

Jan 16, 2014

Advocacy

House passes bill giving GA input on TSA plans

The House has passed a bill requiring the TSA to consult stakeholders, including general aviation representatives, before making major changes to security policy.

Dec 04, 2013 | comments

Article

Jet convention hears from national leaders

A member of Congress and a past Treasury secretary addressed the National Business Aviation Association convention in Las Vegas Oct. 22 on a variety of topics from aviation user fees that were proposed as long ago as 1973 to the economy. General aviation faces a growing threat on many fronts.

Oct 22, 2013 | comments
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NTSB

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Area forecasts set for an overhaul

The Air Safety Institute is supporting an FAA plan to revamp and modernize area forecasts, which have remained virtually unchanged since the 1930s.

Jul 24, 2014 | comments

Advocacy

Additional Pilot Program proposed for Phase I testing

An FAA draft advisory circular proposes safety enhancements for flight testing of experimental aircraft.

Jul 08, 2014

News release

AOPA CONGRATULATES CHRISTOPHER HART ON NOMINATION AS NTSB CHAIR

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) President Mark Baker today welcomed the nomination of Christopher Hart as chair of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

Jun 27, 2014
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