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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- 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- Aerobatics

Video | Feb 12, 2015

Dr. Jonathan Sackier talks about heartburn.

Fly Well- The Method of Rhythm

Video | Feb 12, 2015

Dr. Jonathan Sackier talks about atrial fibrillation.

The Ninety-Nines announces spring Fly Now Award

Article | Feb 05, 2015

Student pilots who are members of The International Organization of Women Pilots (The Ninety-Nines) are eligible to apply for the spring 2015 Fly Now Award.

New FAA sleep apnea policy

Video | Jan 28, 2015

AOPA Director of Medical Certification Gary Crump explains the new FAA policy on sleep apnea and pilot medical certification.

Fly Well- Vulnerable in the Weather

Video | Jan 26, 2015

Dr. Jonathan Sackier talks about allergies.

New sleep apnea policy to take effect

Advocacy | Jan 23, 2015

A new FAA policy on obstructive sleep apnea that addresses many of the concerns raised by AOPA is scheduled to take effect March 2.

DOT sets date to complete review of proposed medical reforms

Advocacy | Jan 22, 2015

The Department of Transportation has announced plans to complete its review of proposed third class medical reforms on Jan. 26, even as AOPA pledges to keep pushing for legislative action.

Vision training

Article | Jan 21, 2015

Seven years of scientific research has produced a mobile application that significantly improved the vision of pilots, among other test subjects.

Fly Well- Heart of the Interior

Video | Jan 20, 2015

Dr. Jonathan Sackier talks about heart disease.

AOPA pushes DOT to end medical reform delay

Article | Jan 13, 2015

AOPA members and the general aviation community are frustrated by the DOT’s long delay in reviewing medical reforms proposed by the FAA.