Government Agencies

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Advocacy

FAA deputy administrator a new pilot

Many student pilots are nervous come checkride day. When you’re a top official at the agency responsible for the safe operation of the largest airspace system in the world, it can add to the pressure.

Dec 18, 2014 | comments

Advocacy

New Hampshire airports seek 'dependable' funding

Members of New Hampshire’s airports community exchanged ideas on how to secure dependable funding at the annual meeting of the Granite State Airport Management Association.

Dec 17, 2014

Advocacy

FAA funding secured through September 2015

Congress has passed an omnibus spending bill that keeps the FAA, and other government agencies, funded through September 2015.

Dec 16, 2014
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FAA

Advocacy

FAA deputy administrator a new pilot

Many student pilots are nervous come checkride day. When you’re a top official at the agency responsible for the safe operation of the largest airspace system in the world, it can add to the pressure.

Dec 18, 2014 | comments

Advocacy

FAA funding secured through September 2015

Congress has passed an omnibus spending bill that keeps the FAA, and other government agencies, funded through September 2015.

Dec 16, 2014

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: Timing the handoff

No one likes to blow a radio exchange with ATC, but it's not possible to know exactly when a handoff from one center sector to another, or from a center to approach, is going to happen.

Dec 12, 2014 | comments
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CBP

Advocacy

Key GA supporters hold on to seats in Congress

Many key GA supporters will stay in Congress following the Nov. 4 midterm elections. But retirements and election losses will leave the General Aviation Caucuses in both the House and Senate with some rebuilding to do in 2015.

Nov 05, 2014 | comments

News release

AOPA ENCOURAGED AS KEY GA SUPPORTERS KEEP SEATS, ASSOCIATION MEMBERS JOIN CONGRESS

AOPA ENCOURAGED AS KEY GA SUPPORTERS KEEP SEATS, ASSOCIATION MEMBERS JOIN CONGRESS

Nov 05, 2014

Advocacy

AOPA thanks TSA Administrator John Pistole for his service

Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole announced Oct. 16 that he would retire from the helm of the agency on Dec. 31. According to the TSA, Pistole is the longest serving administrator the agency has had. His nomination to head the TSA was confirmed in 2010.

Oct 16, 2014
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TSA

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AOPA thanks TSA Administrator John Pistole for his service

Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole announced Oct. 16 that he would retire from the helm of the agency on Dec. 31. According to the TSA, Pistole is the longest serving administrator the agency has had. His nomination to head the TSA was confirmed in 2010.

Oct 16, 2014

News release

AOPA THANKS TSA ADMINISTRATOR JOHN PISTOLE FOR HIS SERVICE

AOPA THANKS TSA ADMINISTRATOR JOHN PISTOLE FOR HIS SERVICE

Oct 16, 2014

Advocacy

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
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NTSB

Article

NTSB: Inexperience a factor in 2012 crash

Unfamiliarity with a newly purchased turboprop proved fatal for a Kansas family returning from a Bahamas vacation in 2012, the NTSB determined.

Dec 03, 2014

Article

NTSB: FAA may enforce regs on unmanned aircraft

An unmanned aircraft is subject to enforcement of regulations prohibiting reckless operation of aircraft, the NTSB said Nov. 18 in a decision sending the case of photographer Raphael Pirker back to an administrative law judge.

Nov 18, 2014

Advocacy

Final approval sought for Oklahoma tower-marking rules

The Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission has adopted emergency rules to require the marking of meteorological evaluation towers.

Nov 18, 2014
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