Transportation Security Administration
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.
Article | Sep 14, 2012
Training Tips: The wily ways of wind
Safety and Education,
Pilot Health and Medical,
Pilot Training and Certification,
AOPA Products and Services,
Advocacy | Jul 19, 2012
A Government Accountability Office report released July 18 indicates that foreign students in the United States received flight training--and earned their pilot certificate--even though some had entered the country illegally or had overstayed their authorized period. The breakdown in oversight occurred from a lack of communication among governmental agencies, not a lack of compliance from flight training providers, AOPA says.
Advocacy | Jun 12, 2012
The House has called for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to curb its use of emergency authority to impose long-term security regulations and directives not tied to a specific threat.
Advocacy | Jun 06, 2012
AOPA and five other aviation associations represent the bulk of those who make and fly general aviation aircraft, and work closely with security officials and the FAA to keep aviation safe.