Government Agencies

Government Agencies

Advocacy

AOPA files new Part 16 complaint against Santa Monica

Santa Monica, California, has diverted airport funds, charged excessive and unreasonable landing fees, and denied leases on airport property, according to a new Part 16 complaint filed by AOPA and others.

Feb 08, 2016

Advocacy

New certification standards for mechanics in the works

A group chaired by AOPA has been tasked with developing new certification standards, handbooks, and test development guidance for aircraft mechanics.

Feb 04, 2016 | comments

Advocacy

AOPA endorses draft FAA policy on safety equipment

AOPA is endorsing a draft FAA policy that would make it easier to install non-required safety enhancing equipment in existing general aviation aircraft.

Feb 04, 2016 | comments
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FAA

Advocacy

AOPA files new Part 16 complaint against Santa Monica

Santa Monica, California, has diverted airport funds, charged excessive and unreasonable landing fees, and denied leases on airport property, according to a new Part 16 complaint filed by AOPA and others.

Feb 08, 2016

Advocacy

New certification standards for mechanics in the works

A group chaired by AOPA has been tasked with developing new certification standards, handbooks, and test development guidance for aircraft mechanics.

Feb 04, 2016 | comments

Advocacy

AOPA endorses draft FAA policy on safety equipment

AOPA is endorsing a draft FAA policy that would make it easier to install non-required safety enhancing equipment in existing general aviation aircraft.

Feb 04, 2016 | comments
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CBP

Pilot Magazine

President's Position: It's the little things

We spend a lot of time around here talking about the big issues—FAA reauthorization, third class medical reform, and user fees.

Sep 01, 2015

Advocacy

CBP changes end unwarranted stops

Ten months after completing a top-down review CBP has made changes that are resulting in improved enforcement and better relations with the general aviation community.

Aug 06, 2015 | comments

Article

FltPlan Go adds ADS-B support

FltPlan Go for Android has added support for four Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast receivers, matching the ADS-B capability of the iOS version.

Jul 01, 2015
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TSA

Advocacy

FAA finalizes rule on student certificates

The FAA has published a final rule changing the way student pilot certificates will be issued and withdrawing plans to require photos on all pilot certificates.

Jan 14, 2016 | comments

Advocacy

Solution found to security stalemate in Grand Junction

A new pilot program has ended a long-standing dispute over security measures at Colorado’s Grand Junction Regional Airport.

Oct 22, 2015

Advocacy

Presidential TFRs have major impact on Alaska

Recognizing that "Alaska is different," the Secret Service is allowing seaplane activity to continue in the Anchorage area during President Barack Obama's visit.

Sep 01, 2015 | comments
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NTSB

Article

NTSB targets GA as safety improves

The NTSB continues to hammer away at general aviation safety, though the latest data show GA has never been safer.

Jan 13, 2016 | comments

Advocacy

Texas seeks comments on tower-marking rules

The Texas Department of Transportation has proposed rules for enforcing a flight-safety law passed this year requiring the marking and registration of meteorological evaluation towers.

Nov 23, 2015

Pilot Magazine

A botched go-around

At first glance, there’s nothing particularly special about Part IV, Task L of the Private Pilot Practical Test Standards (PTS).

Nov 09, 2015
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