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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.

Massachusetts governor signs bill funding airports

Advocacy | Apr 23, 2014

AOPA and the Massachusetts Airport Management Association defeat an effort to cut $34 million from the Massachusetts transportation bond bill.

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.

General aviation giants

Pilot Magazine | Apr 08, 2014

General aviation has always attracted larger-than-life personalities.

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.