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AOPA tells TSA that air cargo regulations adversely impact GA

Article | Dec 01, 2005

AOPA tells TSA that air cargo regulations adversely impact GA Association suggests other ways to improve security Beware of unintended consequences. That's the warning AOPA sent to the Transportation Security Administration.

Air Safety Foundation flight instructor refresher courses to offer security awareness training

Article | Nov 01, 2005

Air Safety Foundation flight instructor refresher courses to offer security awareness training TSA orders training for all CFIs by January 18 All active flight instructors must complete TSA-mandated security awareness training by next Tuesday, January 18. To help CFIs comply, the AOPA Air Safety Foundation is adding the training at no additional cost to each of its Flight Instructor Refresher Clinics nationwide, starting this weekend.

Never Again Online: Hurricane fool

Article | Sep 01, 2005

As an aspiring professional pilot living in southern Florida I had committed myself to building actual instrument time. I flew in the system, had flown several approaches to minimums as pilot in command, and achieved my commercial ticket at a great flight school.

Answers for Pilots

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2005

Confused? AOPA's pilots can help Although it has been public now for more than six months, the TSA Alien Flight Training Rule continues to confuse students and flight instructors alike. The rule is officially called "Flight Training for Aliens and Other Designated Individuals." The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), as directed by Congress, must now verify the citizenship of every student pilot, as well as those receiving training for their instrument or multiengine rating.

New Congress brings new challenges for AOPA's legislative affairs staff

Article | Jun 01, 2005

New Congress brings new challenges for AOPA's legislative affairs staff The 109th Congress officially started business Wednesday, and that brings a new challenge to AOPA on Capitol Hill. That's because Republican leaders in the House created a new, permanent Committee on Homeland Security, which will have responsibility over the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) as well.

TSA adopts several AOPA suggestions on alien flight training/citizenship validation rule

Article | Jun 01, 2005

TSA adopts several AOPA suggestions on alien flight training/citizenship validation rule Reduces, but doesn't eliminate, rule hassles What it means to you U.S. citizen: You must prove citizenship before beginning primary, instrument, or multiengine training in an aircraft under 12,500 pounds.

2004 AOPA Annual Report

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2005

AOPA puts a powerful team to work for members every day As I come to work each day, I am inspired by the team of professionals that has created the world's largest aviation association. As strategist and author Lance Secretan has said, "Leadership is about inspiration — of oneself and of others....

AOPA Action

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2005

Government Report Praises Government, Industry Efforts to Secure GA Airports A Government Accountability Office (GAO) report issued recently acknowledged the relative lack of threat from general aviation aircraft, and concluded that continued partnerships between the GA industry and the government — such as AOPA's Airport Watch program — are vital to the long-term security at the nation's nearly 19,000 GA landing facilities. Titled "General Aviation Security: Increased Federal Oversight Is Needed but Continued Partnership With the Private Sector Is Critical to Long-Term Success," the report — the result of more than a year of study — says, "The public/private partnership has been strengthened...through the teaming of TSA [Transportation Security Administration] and general aviation industry associations," such as AOPA.

AOPA Action

Article | Feb 01, 2005

AOPA, TSA Cooperate to Refine Alien Flight-Training Rule By the time the alien flight training/citizenship validation rule went into effect for all pilots on December 20, 2004, it was a markedly different rule than originally imposed, thanks largely to the hands-on efforts of AOPA. "AOPA was the first aviation association to raise a red flag when the Transportation Security Administration issued the interim final rule last September without any notice or the usual public comment period," said AOPA President Phil Boyer.

Answers for Pilots

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2005

Dealing with airport security Airport security has become a major issue in the aviation industry, as any air traveler will tell you. But security now extends far beyond the excruciating lines in the terminal building to certain considerations for the general aviation airport user.