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FAA makes UAS moves

The FAA announced May 6 new industry partnerships and a new app to help keep unmanned aircraft flying safely.

May 06, 2015 | comments

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Destination confusion

The NTSB has urged the FAA to change procedures and update software to help avoid wrong-airport landings.

May 05, 2015 | comments

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Morphing wing passes test

Control surfaces designed to flex in flight have aerodynamic advantages demonstrated by collaboration between NASA, the U.S. Air Force, and a Michigan company.

May 04, 2015 | comments
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FAA

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FAA makes UAS moves

The FAA announced May 6 new industry partnerships and a new app to help keep unmanned aircraft flying safely.

May 06, 2015 | comments

News release

REGULATORY REFORM IS KEY TO GA FUTURE, AOPA'S BAKER TELLS SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE

REGULATORY REFORM IS KEY TO GA FUTURE, AOPA’S BAKER TELLS SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE

Apr 29, 2015

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Light the way

Once part of a national network that guided pilots of the 1930s through treacherous terrain, Montana’s airway beacons are both historic and functional.

Apr 28, 2015 | comments
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CBP

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Baker delivers association update over coffee and donuts

There's a fundamental law in aviation that if you offer coffee and donuts, pilots will come. That was true April 22 for more than 250 AOPA members at Sun 'n Fun who came to see AOPA President Mark Baker give an update on the association.

Apr 23, 2015

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Lobo:Labs launches FlashPass eAPIS app

Lobo:Labs has released its new FlashPass 2.1 app for iOS 7 and 8 devices. The new app integrates U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Electronic Advance Passenger Information System (eAPIS) and Mexican APIS to make cross-border operations easier for pilots.

Mar 25, 2015

Advocacy

Canada seeks eAPIS-style border-crossing requirement

The Canadian Owners and Pilots Association and AOPA are working together to try to make any new Canadian requirements similar to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Electronic Advance Passenger Information Service as seamless as possible.

Feb 05, 2015
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TSA

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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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Destination confusion

The NTSB has urged the FAA to change procedures and update software to help avoid wrong-airport landings.

May 05, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

Baker reinforces reform message in House

AOPA President Mark Baker reinforced his message that medical and certification reform are critical to the future of general aviation during a House roundtable.

Apr 30, 2015 | comments

Article

NTSB alerts focus on transition training, mountain flying

Transition training, mountain flying, and post-maintenance preflight inspections are among the topics of four National Transportation Safety Board Safety Alerts issued April 7.

Apr 08, 2015 | comments
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