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AOPA promises to keep working toward overdue medical reform

Third class medical reform is taking too long, but AOPA will keep advocating for change and the prospects for reform in 2015 are good.

Nov 26, 2014 | comments

Article

Turtle airlift

Pilots and aircraft owners have volunteered to transport hundreds of sea turtles rescued in Massachusetts to facilities equipped to care for them.

Nov 25, 2014

Article

Chicago fire review released

The FAA is working to automate a contingency plan developed on the fly when Chicago Center was taken out by arson from within Sept. 26.

Nov 25, 2014
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AOPA promises to keep working toward overdue medical reform

Third class medical reform is taking too long, but AOPA will keep advocating for change and the prospects for reform in 2015 are good.

Nov 26, 2014 | comments

Article

Chicago fire review released

The FAA is working to automate a contingency plan developed on the fly when Chicago Center was taken out by arson from within Sept. 26.

Nov 25, 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
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CBP

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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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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

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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

Article

Safety device pioneers receive Nall award

Randall Greene and the late Leonard Greene of Safe Flight Instrument Corp. have been awarded the sixth annual Joseph T. Nall Award.

Nov 14, 2014
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