Government Agencies

Government Agencies

News release

FLYING PHYSICIANS URGE SWIFT MEDICAL REFORM

The Flying Physicians Association (FPA) has become the latest group to lend support to third-class medical reform and urge government officials to speed up their review of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). The NPRM would expand the number of pilots who could fly without needing to obtain a third-class medical certificate, a standard that has been successfully used by sport pilots for a decade.

Sep 15, 2014

Advocacy

Flying Physicians support third class medical reform

A survey of flying doctors found that 80 percent favor third class medical reform.

Sep 12, 2014 | comments

Article

Perry has new mission

George Perry recognized the signs quickly: Hypoxia is something he spent 20 years training for as a U.S. Navy fighter pilot and instructor.

Sep 11, 2014 | comments
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FAA

News release

FLYING PHYSICIANS URGE SWIFT MEDICAL REFORM

The Flying Physicians Association (FPA) has become the latest group to lend support to third-class medical reform and urge government officials to speed up their review of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). The NPRM would expand the number of pilots who could fly without needing to obtain a third-class medical certificate, a standard that has been successfully used by sport pilots for a decade.

Sep 15, 2014

Advocacy

AOPA hosts fuels presentation at NASAO conference

State and local aviation officials recently learned about the latest efforts to transition from 100LL avgas to an unleaded fuel and got an update on the initiative to reform third class medical certification.

Sep 11, 2014

Advocacy

Bettles Airport lighting system crucial for pilots

AOPA is opposing an FAA proposal to decommission Bettles Airport’s approach lighting system because such a move could negatively impact IFR operations at the airport.

Sep 10, 2014
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CBP

Pilot Magazine

Briefing: Spokane Fly-In

“I want to spend every day here!” cried a small boy as the fourth 2014 regional AOPA Fly-In in Spokane, Washington, came to a close at Felts Field (SFF) on Saturday, August 16.

Sep 05, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Briefing: Our candidates in Congress

The idea that Congress doesn’t accomplish much isn’t new.

Sep 05, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Guest Editorial: Getting the job done

It’s my job to make sure we put member needs first in all our advocacy efforts.

Sep 04, 2014
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TSA

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

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

Article

Perry has new mission

George Perry recognized the signs quickly: Hypoxia is something he spent 20 years training for as a U.S. Navy fighter pilot and instructor.

Sep 11, 2014 | comments

Article

Fatal crash at Reno

Racing pilot Lee Behel, who co-founded the Sport Class at the National Championship Air Races, was killed Sept. 8 during a qualifying run.

Sep 10, 2014

News release

NTSB STUDY ON MEDICATION, DRUG USE RELEASED

– A new study on pilot drug use released by the National Transportation Safety Board today is incomplete and its conclusions should be regarded with caution, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) said Tuesday.

Sep 09, 2014
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