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AOPA Action

Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2005

AOPA to Help TSA Fix Citizenship Validation Rule AOPA has partnered with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to fix the citizenship validation/alien flight training rule while still addressing national security concerns, and perhaps to create a model for future development of TSA aviation-related rules. After hearing the grave concerns of AOPA members during his appearance at AOPA Expo on October 22, 2004, in Long Beach, California, Rear Adm.

AOPA Expo 2004

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2004

Long Beach hosts a jam-packed AOPA Expo For three fall days — October 21, 22, and 23 — 11,185 AOPA members gathered like bees to honey at the Long Beach Convention Center in sunny Southern California to take in the latest in general aviation technology, to pose important questions to the heads of both the FAA and Transportation Safety Administration — two agencies that directly affect members' flying activities — and to meet and schmooze with fellow fliers and AOPA staff members from President Phil Boyer on down. During a year when AOPA membership stayed above 400,000, and the GA accident rate continued to decline, AOPA members and staff had plenty to celebrate — and celebrate they did by flocking to the exhibit hall to learn about the latest products and walking the flight line to get a look at the AOPA Win-A-Twin Piper Twin Comanche and 73 other airplanes featured in the static display.

AOPA Action

Article | Oct 01, 2004

AOPA to Pilots: Take Election Security Concerns Seriously The 2004 presidential election is only a few weeks away, and security officials remain extremely concerned that terrorists will try to disrupt or influence the outcome with renewed attacks within the United States. The specter of the attacks on Spanish trains in March, which helped sway national elections there, looms large for security agencies in the United States.

Pilot Counsel

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2004

General Counsel John S. Yodice represents AOPA and its members in litigation and rulemaking matters.

Never Again

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2004

The last time I had a fighter on my wing was during the Cold War, and I was the leader of a two-ship formation. As a pilot with the 146th Fighter Squadron assigned to the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) I was combat-qualified in the F-102, a single-seat delta-wing supersonic fighter-interceptor, and most of our missions involved practice intercepts designed to keep us sharp in the face of the constant threat of Soviet bombers.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2004

AOPA President Phil Boyer is a former executive with ABC. With more than 400,000 members, whenever anything negative about general aviation becomes public, it isn't long before more than one pilot contacts someone at AOPA headquarters with the news.

AOPA Action

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2004

Transportation Security Officials to Use GA Recommendations for New Guidelines In a tacit acknowledgement of the wide range of security requirements at general aviation airports and the wisdom of asking the people who know, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently accepted proposed guidelines from a general aviation panel on ways to improve GA airport security. AOPA's Airport Watch program is the backbone of the new FAA security guidelines, which are the work of a special committee made up of representatives from AOPA and virtually every facet of the aviation industry.

Overview Vision 100--Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act

Article | Dec 15, 2003

Overview Vision 100—Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act TITLE I—AIRPORT AND AIRWAY IMPROVEMENTS Subtitle A—Funding of FAA Programs Airport Planning and Development Grants. Section 101: Authorizes $3.4 billion in FY2004; $3.5 billion in FY2005; $3.6 billion in FY2006; and $3.7 in FY2007 for the FAA's Airport Improvement Program (AIP).

AOPA expresses concern over the four national security TFRs in effect in the Puget Sound area

Article | Dec 04, 2003

Admiral Vern Clark Chief of Naval Operations Department of the Navy 2000 Navy Pentagon Washington, DC 20350-2000 RE: Flight Restrictions: Washington State Department of Defense Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs) Dear Admiral Clark: I am contacting you directly as president of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) expressing our concern over the four national security temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) in effect in the Puget Sound area of Washington state since shortly after 9/11. These restrictions have a tremendous adverse operational impact on aviation in the Puget Sound area that has prompted some members of Congress to ask for an evaluation of the need for continuing these restrictions.

Pilot Counsel

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2003

From our most basic courses in American Civics we learned that our system of government creates a unique division of powers between the federal government and the individual states. It has been interesting to review in this column how this uniqueness plays out in the laws that govern our activities as aircraft owners and pilots.