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Free cockpit weather on the iPad? Yes please

Article | Mar 29, 2012

Sporty's Pilot Shop and ForeFlight are making life with your iPad a little sweeter. The two companies worked with Appareo Systems to develop a small, wireless, portable Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) weather receiver and Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) GPS for the iPad.

It's all about the iPad at Sun 'n Fun

Article | Mar 28, 2012

What's happening at the avionics counters in the four large product hangars at Sun 'n Fun? Here's a quick survey, accomplished by walking through all four vendor hangars. You'll hear from some off-Broadway companies that don't often dominate the news.

GAO report focuses on NextGen costs, scheduling

Advocacy | Feb 18, 2012

Costs that exceed estimates by $4.2 billion and widespread scheduling setbacks highlight a new Government Accountability Office report to Congress evaluating FAA acquisition programs to implement the transition to the Next Generation Air Transportation System.

FAA proposes plan for navigation in NextGen environment

Advocacy | Jan 12, 2012

By 2020, all IFR traffic will rely on satellites for navigation under an FAA proposal now open to comment. A 50-percent reduction to the existing VOR network, part of the transition to NextGen, is planned by 2020, with a scaled-down VOR network retained as a backup to GPS.

AOPA calls for changes in FAA strategic plan to address GA needs

Article | Aug 08, 2003

AOPA COMMENTS TO THE FAA STRATEGIC PLAN; FLIGHT PLAN FOR 2004-2008 AOPA organizes its comments under the major objectives of the strategic plan as follows: Greater Capacity There are two elements missing from the FAA's Greater Capacity goal: Security Strategy—The FAA should include a security strategy under Objective 3. Increase or improve airspace capacity in the eight major metropolitan areas and corridors that most affect total system delay.

AOPA asks FAA to address GA concerns in Operational Evolution Plan

Article | Aug 08, 2003

Mr. Charles Keegan Associate Administrator Research and Acquisitions (ARA-1) Federal Aviation Administration 800 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20015 Re: Operational Evolution Plan Version 5.1 Dear Charlie, On behalf of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association's (AOPA) more than 400,000 members, we offer the following response to the recent Operational Evolution Plan (OEP).

AOPA Action

Article | Oct 01, 1998

AOPA Legislative Action Asks for Curb on FAA Abuse of Emergency Revocations AOPA Legislative Action has urged Congress to pass the "Hoover Bill," which would curb the FAA's abuse of its emergency authority to revoke pilot certificates. "We support and promote fair FAA enforcement," said AOPA General Counsel John S.