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Medical reform gains momentum

Advocacy | Apr 15, 2014

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.

Comment deadline extended for proposed training complex

Advocacy | Mar 27, 2014

The FAA has extended the comment deadline for a study of the proposed expansion of the Air Force’s Powder River Training Complex.

AOPA works for Texas pilots

Article | Mar 19, 2014

Texas is certainly an aviation-minded state, though AOPA has still worked hard in recent years to keep the Lone Star skies friendly to general aviation.

Members urged to contact Washington state representatives

Advocacy | Mar 06, 2014

A bill to move aircraft tax revenues to the state aviation fund needs member support to get through the Washington State House.

Comments needed on proposed Air Force training complex

Advocacy | Mar 04, 2014

AOPA is urging members to comment on a proposed establishment of an Air Force training complex.

FAA should drop flawed airway changes, seek input

Advocacy | Feb 27, 2014

AOPA will request that the FAA drop a proposal to eliminate some airway segments in connection with the scheduled decommissioning of the Peck, Mich., VOR.

Iowa DOT spin-off promotes aviation in state

Article | Feb 24, 2014

The Iowa Aviation Promotion Group uses volunteers across the state to promote the industry to the public.

AOPA plans big presence at Northwest Aviation Conference

Advocacy | Feb 19, 2014

AOPA President Mark Baker and AOPA representatives will be out in full force at the upcoming Northwest Aviation Conference.

Exercise would impact Michigan ops

Advocacy | Feb 12, 2014

The FAA is accepting comments on a proposed temporary military operations area in Michigan.