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Baker meets with key legislators on GA issues

Advocacy | Mar 25, 2015

AOPA President Mark Baker met with key allies in Congress to seek support on critical issues, including third class medical reform.

Fly Well - Coronary Artery Disease

Video | Mar 23, 2015

Dr. Jonathan Sackier talks about Coronary Artery Disease

Fly Well - Veristop

Video | Mar 23, 2015

Dr. Jonathan Sackier talks about vertigo.

Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2 gains support

Advocacy | Mar 19, 2015

Support continues to grow for the Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2, which would reform the third class medical process and provide a wide range of protections for pilots.

P&E: Proficiency

Pilot Magazine | Mar 10, 2015

Six general aviation pilots who live near sea level had strikingly different reactions to hypoxia when exposed to the rarefied air at the AirDocs high-altitude training chamber at Western Michigan University.

Call me an optimist

Pilot Magazine | Mar 09, 2015

It seems appropriate, this spring, to talk about just how optimistic I am about getting third class medical reform. And I do believe we can get this done.

Fly Well - Can Flying Be Too Sweet

Video | Mar 08, 2015

Dr. Jonathan Sackier talks about diabetes.

Fly Well - Maneuvering Through the Rocks

Video | Mar 08, 2015

Dr. Jonathan Sackier talks about kidney disease.

Pilot's Bill of Rights - Medical Certificate Reform

Video | Mar 06, 2015

AOPA is calling all pilots to action to urge Congress to support the Pilot's Bill of Rights II, which includes Third Class Medical reform. The bill would allow pilots to fly noncommercially in aircraft weighing up to 6,000 pounds carrying five passengers below 14,000 feet in VFR and IFR conditions without the need for a medical certificate.

AOPA issues call to action on Pilot's Bill of Rights 2

Advocacy | Mar 02, 2015

AOPA is calling on its members to take immediate action to build support for new legislation that would reform the third class medical process and provide other protections for general aviation pilots.

Sen. Inhofe - Pilots Bill of Rights II

Video | Feb 27, 2015

Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) talks about the Pilots Bill of Rights II, which includes a provision to allow private pilots to fly an aircraft with up to six seats, weighing up to 6,000 pounds, VFR or IFR, without a third class medical certificate. The bill also reforms the NOTAM system, and provides more legal protections for pilots accused of regulatory infractions.

AMEs get video guidance on new sleep apnea policy

Advocacy | Feb 26, 2015

The FAA has released an eight-minute video providing aviation medical examiners with guidance on the agency's new obstructive sleep apnea policy, which takes effect March 2.

New medical insurance policy targets career risk for pilots

Article | Feb 26, 2015

AOPA has crafted a new insurance policy that takes the risk of losing your medical certificate out of a flying career.

New Third Class Medical Reform Legislation Introduced

Video | Feb 26, 2015

Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Oklahoma, talks about a new Pilots Bill of Rights that would open the door to flying IFR up to 14,000 feet without a third class medical requirement.

Fly Well- Choosing a Doctor

Video | Feb 25, 2015

Dr. Jonathan Sackier talks about how to choose a good doctor.

Fly Well- Flying by the Seat of Your Pants

Video | Feb 25, 2015

Dr. Jonathan Sackier talks about Flying by the Seat of Your Pants.

Aircraft Maintenance: Warm panel, cool wallet

Aircraft Maintenance | Feb 24, 2015

Pilots focus on preheating the engine during cold weather, but what about the cockpit? More than 30 percent of an aircraft's value is often tied up in the panel.

Fly Well- The Method of Rhythm

Video | Feb 12, 2015

Dr. Jonathan Sackier talks about atrial fibrillation.

Fly Well - Heartburn

Video | Feb 12, 2015

Dr. Jonathan Sackier talks about heartburn.