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Caucus members work to speed up medical reform

Advocacy | Aug 28, 2014

Members of the House General Aviation Caucus are asking the Department of Transportation to expedite rulemaking for third-class medical reform.

California aviation regulation nixed

Advocacy | Aug 27, 2014

California administrative law officials have scuttled proposed regulations that would have established state-imposed minimum altitudes for wilderness overflight.

KEY LAWMAKERS WORK TO EXPEDITE MEDICAL REFORM

News release | Aug 20, 2014

– Key lawmakers are asking the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Administration to expedite a review of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) proposed rulemaking on third-class medical reform.

Legislators push for quick action on medical reform

Advocacy | Aug 20, 2014

Lawmakers are asking DOT and the administration to expedite a review of the FAA’s proposed rulemaking on third class medical reform.

AOPA LEADS INDUSTRY EFFORT TO SPEED MEDICAL REFORM

News release | Aug 18, 2014

In an effort led by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), seven influential general aviation organizations are asking the Department of Transportation and the Administration to expedite a review of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) proposed rulemaking on third-class medical reform.

Member News & Notes: NextGen mandate ‘inadequate’ and ‘unclear’

Pilot Magazine | Aug 08, 2014

The FAA’s “lack of an executable plan, unresolved technical issues, and ineffective collaboration with industry,” are “programmatic challenges” to moving toward the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen), Department of Transportation Assistant Inspector General for Aviation Audits Matthew Hampton says.

Medical reform moves forward

Advocacy | Jul 31, 2014

The FAA has sent a proposal to reform the third class medical certification process to the Department of Transportation for review, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta announced July 31 at EAA AirVenture.

MEDICAL REFORM MOVES AHEAD, AOPA PROMISES VIGILANCE

News release | Jul 31, 2014

The FAA has sent a proposal to reform the third-class medical certification process to the Department of Transportation for review, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta announced Thursday.

What’s in your hangar?

Advocacy | Jul 24, 2014

The FAA has drafted a new policy to more clearly define what is and is not an acceptable use of a hangar.

Washington state aviation resources fight wildfires

Article | Jul 18, 2014

Wildfires were burning homes and triggering evacuations in eastern and central Washington state as officials responded with firefighting efforts staged from three state-run airports.

California grants much-needed funds for airport improvement

Advocacy | Jul 02, 2014

Money has been transferred into the California Department of Transportation’s aeronautics account, opening up funds for airport improvements around the state.

Missouri considers transportation tax

Advocacy | Jul 02, 2014

Missouri voters will consider on Aug. 5 a Constitutional Amendment that would upgrade transportation infrastructure with a temporary tax increase.

A busy session

Advocacy | Jul 02, 2014

AOPA logged many hours advocating for pilots in Louisiana in the recent legislative session, working with lawmakers on a series of bills.

Airport upgrades needed in Washington

Advocacy | Jun 19, 2014

Washington's State Department of Transportation is weighing an estimated $3.6 billion in airport upgrades needed in the coming 20 years.

Washington state celebrates aviation

Article | Jun 05, 2014

General aviation enhances the lives of Washington state residents, said Gov. Jay Inslee in proclaiming June "General Aviation Appreciation Month."

FAA sets deadline for Cheyenne MOA comments

Advocacy | May 15, 2014

The FAA is accepting comments for the U.S. Air Force's Cheyenne Low and High military operations areas after a modification to the southwest corner of the proposed special-use airspace was made.

Medical reform legislation reaches milestone

Advocacy | May 06, 2014

Legislation that would exempt thousands of general aviation pilots from the third class medical certification process has achieved a new milestone with 100 co-sponsors signing on to the House bill.

AOPA attends Arizona airports conference

Advocacy | May 06, 2014

AOPA’s Western Pacific Regional Manager spoke at the recent Arizona Airports Association conference.

Washington state study warns of airport funding gaps

Advocacy | May 06, 2014

Washington state’s 134 public-use airports will need nearly $4 billion in funding, according to a new report.

Dragon Lady stopped traffic

Article | May 06, 2014

A glitch in a new national air traffic computer system related to a U-2 flight plan grounded flights around the country April 30. The FAA reports the issue has been resolved.

Midair spurred modern ATC

Article | May 02, 2014

The site of a 1956 midair collision that led to modernization of air traffic control has been designated a national historic landmark.