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AOPA responds to appeal of FAA determination on Santa Monica

Advocacy | Feb 01, 2016

AOPA and nine others are asking the FAA to deny Santa Monica's appeal of the agency's determination that Santa Monica Municipal Airport in California must remain open at least until 2023.

Senators warn against air traffic spinoff

Advocacy | Jan 29, 2016

In a strongly worded letter to the leadership of the Senate Transportation Committee, appropriators said they oppose separating air traffic control from the FAA.

Droners register in droves

Article | Jan 27, 2016

The FAA reports that nearly 300,000 hobbyists took advantage of the limited-time opportunity to register their drones at no cost.

FAA moves forward with flight plan switch

Article | Jan 20, 2016

The FAA is moving forward with plans to require all civil domestic flights to use the international flight plan form beginning later this year.

FAA readying annual GA survey

Advocacy | Jan 19, 2016

The FAA is asking for help on the thirty-eighth annual General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey, covering calendar year 2015.

Comments sought on graphical replacement for area forecasts

Advocacy | Jan 15, 2016

Pilots are getting their first look at the graphics-intensive weather products designed to replace the venerable, but textual, area forecast.

FAA finalizes rule on student certificates

Advocacy | Jan 14, 2016

The FAA has published a final rule changing the way student pilot certificates will be issued and withdrawing plans to require photos on all pilot certificates.

NTSB targets GA as safety improves

Article | Jan 13, 2016

The NTSB continues to hammer away at general aviation safety, though the latest data show GA has never been safer.

FAA updates flight review guidance

Advocacy | Jan 07, 2016

The FAA has issued updated guidance for flight reviews and instrument proficiency checks, and AOPA is urging instructors to look closely at the changes.