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AOPA Action

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2012

Responding to member concerns, AOPA and the Experimental Aircraft Association will request an exemption that would allow many pilots flying the most common single-engine aircraft recreationally to use a driver's license and self-certification medical standard.

Tom Haines helps lucky member buy the perfect plane

Article | Sep 18, 2012

Want AOPA Editor in Chief Tom Haines to personally walk you through the aircraft buy process? He's looking to do just that at AOPA Aviation Summit.

Answers for Pilots: Aircraft Purchasing - there's help for you here

Article | Aug 01, 2012

This time of year there's a lot of talk about buying and selling aircraft. For some members, it's a first-time purchase. Others are selling what they own to buy something bigger and faster. And some don't want to go fast anymore and are downsizing from a family-sized flying machine to a two-seater, kicking back to fly low and enjoy the scenery. Whatever your dreams are concerning aircraft ownership, AOPA has the resources to help you - both with your initial purchase as well as with your ongoing experience as an aircraft owner.

Answers for Pilots: Keep up with your meds

Article | Apr 01, 2012

We all enjoy the beauty of blossoming fruit trees each spring and the gradual transition of the landscape from brown to green. While our eyes delight in the flourishing scenery, our sinuses may complain. Headaches and congestion mark the onset of allergy season for many pilots. Some medications - even those purchased over-the-counter - have side effects that make them unsafe to take when flying. Double-check your allergy meds to be sure they are FAA-approved. Search AOPA's online medication database by the drug's trade name, generic name, type of medication, or the medical condition being treated to find out whether - and under what conditions - the FAA has approved it for pilots.

Ascension Air offers fractional Cirrus ownership, financing

Article | Mar 21, 2012

Ascension Air has joined the fractional ownership market, offering a fleet of three new Cirrus SR22T aircraft based in Atlanta--with hopes to expand to other airports by year's end.

On brand-new wings

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2012

From the second-story window, I peer out at the pristine, new airplane gleaming on the ramp just below.

LSA financing options abound for individuals

Article | Jan 25, 2012

For well-qualified individual buyers, financing a light sport aircraft purchase is no different from financing a certified aircraft, provided the light sport in question is one of the top-selling and established brands. But flight schools face financing challenges.