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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.