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Caucus members work to speed up medical reform

Members of the House General Aviation Caucus are asking the Department of Transportation to expedite rulemaking for third-class medical reform.

Aug 28, 2014


Nevada gov. urged to add aviation trust fund money to budget

Nevada’s governor is being asked to add funding to the budget for the state aviation trust fund.

Aug 27, 2014


California aviation regulation nixed

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

Aug 27, 2014
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Fire risk prompts AD

Citing one known fatal accident, the FAA has proposed stricter inspection requirements for Meggitt (Troy) combustion heaters.

Aug 25, 2014


IFR Fix: The 'flexible safety buffer'

When it comes to establishing personal minimums, you need a working definition of the term.

Aug 22, 2014 | comments


FAA warns flight sharing services

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

Aug 20, 2014 | comments
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AOPA leads effort to improve border crossings

AOPA has been working with government officials and other pilot groups in Canada and the United States to simplify border crossings for international GA flights.

Aug 07, 2014 | comments


Baker: Medical reform is AOPA's top priority

AOPA President Mark Baker reiterated his position that the FAA must respond to the association’s request for action on the long-dormant third class medical reform petition.

Jul 30, 2014


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
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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


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


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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Repair station final rule reflects industry concerns

The FAA has published a final repair station rule that strengthens some enforcement provisions of its certificated repair station regulations but drops a broad-brush overhaul of the rules that encountered the "general dissatisfaction" of the aviation industry.

Aug 14, 2014 | comments


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


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
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