Transportation Security Administration
Advocacy | Oct 16, 2014
Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole announced Oct. 16 that he would retire from the helm of the agency on Dec. 31. According to the TSA, Pistole is the longest serving administrator the agency has had. His nomination to head the TSA was confirmed in 2010.
News release | Oct 16, 2014
AOPA THANKS TSA ADMINISTRATOR JOHN PISTOLE FOR HIS SERVICE
Advocacy | Jan 16, 2014
A new security rule for repair stations handling large aircraft reflects concerns AOPA raised as far back as 2009.
Advocacy | Dec 04, 2013
The House has passed a bill requiring the TSA to consult stakeholders, including general aviation representatives, before making major changes to security policy.
Article | Oct 22, 2013
A member of Congress and a past Treasury secretary addressed the National Business Aviation Association convention in Las Vegas Oct. 22 on a variety of topics from aviation user fees that were proposed as long ago as 1973 to the economy. General aviation faces a growing threat on many fronts.
Article | Jul 11, 2013
When the electrical system of his Beech Bonanza quit after takeoff, Raymond Cody's iPad and cell phone came in handy.
Article | Mar 25, 2013
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Advocacy | Feb 21, 2013
Restrictive security rules in effect at Colorado's Grand Junction Regional Airport have choked off access to general aviation facilities, killing off businesses and driving other tenants from the premises, said AOPA and elected officials in letters urging the head of the Transportation Security Administration to intercede in stalled local efforts to fix the problem.
Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2013
Glider pilot soars into trouble
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Article | Jan 17, 2013
Law enforcement officers who arrested a glider pilot for flying legally in airspace over a nuclear power plant were not familiar with operations of that type of aircraft, and some made mistaken assumptions about the airspace over the plant, the sheriff told AOPA after the incident drew criticism from pilots.