FAA to address barriers to NextGen mandate at industry summit

The FAA announced Sept. 18 that it would host a “call to action summit” to address the barriers and potential challenges associated with equipping tens of thousands of aircraft for ADS-B, a move welcomed by AOPA.

Sep 18, 2014 | comments


Dallas SIDs and STARs overhaul takes effect Sept. 18

Changes to departure and arrival procedures in Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport airspace will take effect Sept. 18, and AOPA is cautioning pilots to plan ahead for the new procedures.

Sep 18, 2014


AOPA seeks more flexibility in hangar use

AOPA is asking the FAA to be more flexible when it comes to determining what constitutes acceptable use of airport hangars.

Sep 18, 2014 | comments
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Financing, insurance options offered for ‘Reimagined Aircraft’

As part of AOPA’s “Reimagined Aircraft” effort to open the door to flying and aircraft ownership for more people by refurbishing older aircraft and putting them in a flying club or partnership, the association is offering financing and insurance options.

Jul 30, 2014 | comments


House passes bill to make tax break permanent

The House has passed a bill to renew and make permanent a tax break affecting some business purchases of aircraft.

Jul 15, 2014


Answers for Pilots: Choosing the Right Airplane to Buy

Help with buying the airplane that's right for you.

Jul 08, 2014
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Answers for Pilots: Aircraft Purchasing

AOPA has an assortment of helpful resources for those looking to purchase an aircraft, including the help of insurance experts in AOPA Insurance Services and help with financing through AOPA Financing Company, LLC.

May 16, 2014


Quicksilver SLSA official

Quicksilver has received final FAA approval to begin selling its two-seat trike, the Sport S2SE, as a factory-built special light sport aircraft.

Apr 30, 2014


Couple donates Twin Bee to Vermont school

Californians Jeanette and Roger Glazer have enjoyed their Twin Bee UC-1 for the past six years, but recently considered selling it. Instead the Seaplane Pilots Association convinced the couple to donate their storied aircraft.

Apr 02, 2014
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Santa Paula, California: The town time forgot

The Santa Paula, California, airport evokes an old-time airfield, complete with antique airplanes dating back almost a century. Consider visiting the field when you attend the AOPA Fly-In at Chino, California, on Sept. 20.

Sep 17, 2014

Aircraft Maintenance

Aircraft maintenance: Mystery upgrades and opportunities

What’s legal when it comes to modifying older aircraft? The starting point in any analysis of a potential aircraft modification is to answer the question: Is this a major alteration or a minor alteration?

Sep 11, 2014 | comments


Catalina Island: Much more than a lunch stop

The most popular $100 hamburger stop for Southern California pilots is probably the Airport in the Sky on Santa Catalina Island. But most pilots simply leave after lunch and miss out on unique experiences available year-round. Consider spending time at the island while you are in the area for AOPA's Chino Fly-In Sept. 20.

Sep 08, 2014
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