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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.

Bill to stop new sleep apnea policy set for vote in House

Advocacy | Feb 07, 2014

A bill that would force the FAA to go through rulemaking before imposing any sleep disorder policies is scheduled for a vote in the House.

Hearing reveals FAA behind on NextGen, UAS, consolidation

Advocacy | Feb 06, 2014

A House aviation subcommittee hearing has revealed that FAA is woefully behind on numerous key mandates associated with NextGen, unmanned aircraft, and facilities consolidation.

Pilot's descendants work to save his airport

Advocacy | Feb 05, 2014

Located a mile from the Pacific Ocean, and 940 feet above sea level, Ocean Ridge Airport sits “above the fog, beyond the smog.”

AOPA represents GA at Iowa Transportation Day

Advocacy | Feb 05, 2014

AOPA recently participated in Iowa’s Transportation Day to promote the interests of general aviation.

Wash. Senate mulls aviation tax revenue bill

Advocacy | Feb 05, 2014

The Washington state Senate is considering a bill that would give aircraft excise taxes to the state Department of Transportation's Aviation Division.

Homebuilt aircraft could be protected from double taxation

Advocacy | Jan 29, 2014

A bill under consideration in the South Dakota Senate would save homebuilt aircraft from double taxes.

Henry Ogrodzinski, lifetime aviation advocate, has died

Article | Jan 23, 2014

The aviation community is mourning the loss of one of its most devoted advocates with the death of Henry M. Ogrodzinski.

Fighting for your freedom

Pilot Magazine | Jan 23, 2014

After a routine flight, you land at your destination, taxi to the ramp—and then you’re unexpectedly approached by more than half a dozen armed law enforcement officers, including a couple with rifles in hand.