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Turbine Edition: New vs. Used

Article | Oct 01, 2008

Conventional wisdom: There’s a direct correlation between U.S. corporate profits and business jet sales.

Answers for Pilots: Lock 'em up!

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2008

The recent years of heightened security have impacted many aspects of our lives, and general aviation has gotten its share of scrutiny. There are 19,000 general aviation landing facilities in the United States—from grass strips to metropolitan airports—that fill a vital role in air transportation and the national economy, and each airport has its own unique security needs.

New Airport Watch signs pop up across country

Article | Apr 01, 2007

New Airport Watch signs pop up across country AOPA is kicking off the new year with a push to remind pilots to "lock up and look out" by following Airport Watch tips every time they go to the airport — whether they are flying or shooting the breeze. The association is mailing new Airport Watch signs to nearly 5,300 public-use airports across the country for display at prominent entry points to the facilities.

AOPA Action

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2006

AOPA Remains Concerned About Possibility of User Fees Although government officials have repeatedly said they would not impose "user fees" on general aviation, they have referred to a "cost-based revenue structure," which means users could be charged directly for what it costs the government to do business. Even if a new funding structure initially does not affect GA, the implementation of any user-fee system would pave the way for forcing fees on GA.

Pilot Counsel

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2006

John S. Yodice is AOPA's legal counsel.

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.

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.