Government Agencies

Government Agencies

Article

NORAD talks TFRs

With Super Bowl XLIX around the corner, AOPA sat down with the commander in charge of national air defense.

Jan 29, 2015

Advocacy

Goodbye NDB and other outdated test questions

New draft airman certification standards are available for review on the FAA’s website. In addition to releasing the draft standards, the FAA also announced that it would be deleting questions from the private pilot airplane knowledge test, effective Feb. 9.

Jan 29, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

EPA denies petition to change avgas decision

The Environmental Protection Agency has denied the most recent petition from environmental groups that asked the agency to reconsider a 2012 decision not to immediately pursue an endangerment finding for leaded avgas.

Jan 29, 2015 | comments
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FAA

Advocacy

Goodbye NDB and other outdated test questions

New draft airman certification standards are available for review on the FAA’s website. In addition to releasing the draft standards, the FAA also announced that it would be deleting questions from the private pilot airplane knowledge test, effective Feb. 9.

Jan 29, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

EPA denies petition to change avgas decision

The Environmental Protection Agency has denied the most recent petition from environmental groups that asked the agency to reconsider a 2012 decision not to immediately pursue an endangerment finding for leaded avgas.

Jan 29, 2015 | comments

News release

NEW SLEEP APNEA POLICY RESPONDS TO AOPA CONCERNS

NEW SLEEP APNEA POLICY RESPONDS TO AOPA CONCERNS

Jan 24, 2015
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CBP

Pilot Magazine

Group Fly-out: So long, winter

The single consolation for at least one group of East Coast pilots is that they could point their birds south and head to the Bahamas.

Jan 12, 2015

Pilot Magazine

The ultimate King Air

When most general aviation pilots think of the biggest King Air, they’re most apt to name the King Air 350i.

Jan 09, 2015

Pilot Magazine

President's Position: Getting to know you

In many ways, 2014 was the “year of engagement” for AOPA—although that might be a little misleading. Perhaps I should call it the first year of engagement.

Dec 01, 2014
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TSA

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

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

Article

Crash at Sebring show kills two

An amphibious ultralight crashed near the runway at Sebring Regional Airport in Florida during the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo Jan. 16, killing the two men aboard.

Jan 20, 2015

Article

Price of refusal

An emergency medical services pilot fired after refusing to fly is seeking federal whistleblower protection.

Jan 15, 2015 | comments

News release

GA SAFETY CONTINUES TO IMPROVE AS NTSB TARGETS LOSS OF CONTROL

GA SAFETY CONTINUES TO IMPROVE AS NTSB TARGETS LOSS OF CONTROL

Jan 13, 2015
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