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REGULATORY REFORM IS KEY TO GA FUTURE, AOPA'S BAKER TELLS SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE

News release | Apr 29, 2015

REGULATORY REFORM IS KEY TO GA FUTURE, AOPA’S BAKER TELLS SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE

Light the way

Article | Apr 28, 2015

Once part of a national network that guided pilots of the 1930s through treacherous terrain, Montana’s airway beacons are both historic and functional.

‘An airport to watch’

Article | Apr 23, 2015

The Rotary Aviation Zone, a wheelchair-accessible observation tower and picnic shelter with picnic tables, is taking shape near the control tower at Tacoma Narrows Airport.

AOPA asks FAA to close gaps in UAS rule

Article | Apr 23, 2015

AOPA is asking the FAA to close gaps in the agency's proposed rules governing small commercial unmanned aircraft systems.

GA recognizes need to educate ADS-B consumers

Advocacy | Apr 22, 2015

AOPA, equipment manufacturers, and aviation associations will work together to educate aircraft owners about their options when it comes to equipping Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast products, the groups agreed during a meeting hosted by AOPA President Mark Baker at Sun 'n Fun.

Safety

Article | Apr 19, 2015

Flying Club members are more likely to have opportunities to fly different aircraft, and getting the proper transition training can make a big different. ASI has created a new online course, Transitioning to Other Airplanes, to help pilots – whether your stepping up to a more advanced aircraft, stepping down to something lighter and less powerful, moving to an experimental, or transitioning to different avionics it’s important to know what to expect.

Town enacts noise rules

Advocacy | Apr 17, 2015

The town of East Hampton, New York, voted April 16 to approve local limitations on aircraft operations, with fines and other penalties.

Spread the weather word

Advocacy | Apr 16, 2015

If your local airport does not already broadcast local weather beyond the VHF radio or phone, there may be an opportunity to change that.

Senate committee presses Huerta on FAA initiatives

Advocacy | Apr 15, 2015

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta appealed to a Senate committee for “stability and predictability” in funding for his agency during an April 14 FAA reauthorization hearing.

FAA releases list of instrument approaches to be eliminated

Advocacy | Apr 14, 2015

The FAA has identified 736 VOR and NDB instrument approach procedures it would eliminate during the establishment of the NextGen satellite-based air traffic system.

Fuel leaks prompt FAA fine

Article | Apr 13, 2015

The FAA has proposed a $430,000 fine against Textron Aviation subsidiary Beechcraft after fuel leaks were found in 43 Barons delivered between January 2012 and November 2013.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | Apr 03, 2015

For a relatively small group of aircraft owners, especially those who routinely fly in places like the Gulf of Mexico or Alaska—where the benefits of ADS-B are evident—the decision to equip for the FAA’s January 1, 2020, ADS-B Out mandate was a simple one.

Putting teeth in bird mitigation

Article | Apr 02, 2015

A border collie named Piper has become a key player in a Michigan airport’s effort to reduce the risk of bird strikes.

European proposal could signal Part 23 changes

Advocacy | Apr 02, 2015

A new proposal from the European Aviation Safety Agency is likely to signal the direction of upcoming Part 23 reforms from the FAA.

Changes to flight services planned

Advocacy | Mar 26, 2015

The FAA and AOPA are seeking comment on planned changes to flight services, including a new flight plan format scheduled to take effect Oct. 1.

PENNSYLVANIA CONGRESSMAN BILL SHUSTER RECEIVES AOPA'S HARTRANFT AWARD

News release | Mar 20, 2015

PENNSYLVANIA CONGRESSMAN BILL SHUSTER RECEIVES AOPA’S HARTRANFT AWARD

FAA names 2015 National General Aviation Award honorees

Article | Mar 20, 2015

The FAA has announced the individuals who are the 2015 National General Aviation Award honorees, recognized for their contributions to GA.

Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2 gains support

Advocacy | Mar 19, 2015

Support continues to grow for the Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2, which would reform the third class medical process and provide a wide range of protections for pilots.

Just melt it

Article | Mar 18, 2015

Researchers at Iowa State University have landed an FAA grant to research methods, including heated runways, for keeping runways clear in winter.

Garmin re-brands ADS-B line

Article | Mar 18, 2015

Garmin International Inc. announced March 12 the rebranding of various Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast devices designed for general aviation.

Aviation growing despite ‘muted recovery'

Article | Mar 17, 2015

The FAA sees a 'favorable' outlook for general aviation in its annual report, but fewer student and private pilots.

Aspen ATX100G ADS-B transceiver gets FAA OK

Article | Mar 17, 2015

Aspen Avionics has received FAA certification for its ATX100G ADS-B transceiver, which provides both ADS-B In and Out capabilities using a 978-MHz UAT datalink.

FreeFlight launches ADS-B Out solution under $2,000

Article | Mar 17, 2015

FreeFlight Systems is offering ADS-B Out equipment priced below $2,000. The FDL-978-TXL lists for $1,995, including all necessary accessories.

AOPA WELCOMES CONFIRMATION OF PILOT CHRISTOPHER HART AS NTSB CHAIRMAN

News release | Mar 12, 2015

AOPA WELCOMES CONFIRMATION OF PILOT CHRISTOPHER HART AS NTSB CHAIRMAN