Government Agencies

Government Agencies

Advocacy

Medical reform gains momentum

The movement to exempt thousands of general aviation pilots from the third class medical certification process is gaining momentum in Congress and the aviation community.

Apr 15, 2014 | comments

Advocacy

CBP actions draw media attention

The recent warrantless stops and searches of law-abiding pilots on general aviation flights have drawn the attention of mainstream media.

Apr 15, 2014 | comments

Article

Collier Trophy awarded for carrier-based unmanned system

The National Aeronautic Association has awarded the Collier Trophy for “the first unmanned, autonomous air system operating from an aircraft carrier.”

Apr 15, 2014
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FAA

Advocacy

Medical reform gains momentum

The movement to exempt thousands of general aviation pilots from the third class medical certification process is gaining momentum in Congress and the aviation community.

Apr 15, 2014 | comments

Advocacy

GAO report finds problems with medical certification

A new report from the Government Accountability Office has revealed problems with the FAA medical certification process, including delays, technological issues, and lack of clarity.

Apr 10, 2014 | comments

Advocacy

Michigan group seeks support for medical exemption bill

The Michigan Aeronautics Commission is asking the FAA and the state’s congressional delegation to support legislation that would let more pilots fly without medical certification.

Apr 10, 2014 | comments
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CBP

Advocacy

CBP actions draw media attention

The recent warrantless stops and searches of law-abiding pilots on general aviation flights have drawn the attention of mainstream media.

Apr 15, 2014 | comments

Article

AOPA members love their pancakes

More than 200 attendees packed AOPA's Big Yellow Tent on April 2 to feast on free pancakes at the association's first breakfast at Sun 'n Fun, which featured a Q-and-A session with AOPA President Mark Baker.

Apr 02, 2014

Article

Fly for $300 a month, Baker says

With the high cost of avgas and new aircraft prices soaring, is it possible to fly for $200 or $300 a month? "The answer is, you can," said AOPA President Mark Baker at a panel discussion April 1.

Apr 02, 2014 | comments
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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

Advocacy

FAA needs to speed unmanned-aircraft rulemaking

A judge’s recent ruling that cast doubt on the FAA’s power to regulate small unmanned aircraft systems underscores the need for a safety framework.

Apr 08, 2014

Article

Hersman to leave NTSB

National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman will leave the NTSB effective April 25.

Mar 12, 2014

News release

AOPA THANKS HERSMAN FOR SERVICE AT NTSB

AOPA THANKS HERSMAN FOR SERVICE AT NTSB

Mar 11, 2014
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