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FAA reauthorization debated in Senate

Advocacy | Apr 07, 2016

The full Senate has begun debating FAA reauthorization, passing amendments designed to increase security and rejecting a proposal to prevent airlines from shrinking seats.

Senate passes amended FAA funding extension

Advocacy | Mar 17, 2016

The Senate has passed an amended version of a House bill to keep the FAA running through July 15, but changes introduced in the Senate mean the measure must now return to the House for final approval before it can become law.

AOPA enhances popular TurboMedical tool

Article | Jan 20, 2016

Before your next flight physical, check out AOPA’s redesigned TurboMedical online tool. It could save you a lot of time and hassle by alerting you to potential conditions or medications that might require extra paperwork before you visit your aviation medical examiner.

Next steps for medical reform

Advocacy | Jan 14, 2016

With Congress back in session, the question on the minds of many pilots is, “What’s next for third class medical reform?”

Answers for Pilots

Article | Jan 08, 2016

If you fail the color plate test at the time of your FAA airman exam, there is alternative color vision testing.

Big issues, steady progress highlight 2015 advocacy

Article | Dec 29, 2015

Addressing the big issues that will affect the way we fly for decades to come requires a big commitment, and 2015 has been a year marked by steady progress on some of the biggest issues of all.

THIRD-CLASS MEDICAL REFORM GAINING MOMENTUM

News release | Dec 10, 2015

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation has passed S. 571, better known as the Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2 (PBR2), which will now go the full Senate for consideration.

Third class medical reform FAQs

Advocacy | Dec 09, 2015

Third class medical reform is closer than ever before, but it’s a complex issue and we know you have questions. Here are our answers to the most common questions we’re being asked about third class medical reform.

Senate committee to review medical reform

Article | Dec 07, 2015

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation has set Dec. 9 to review the Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2.

Celebrate #GivingTuesday with AOPA Foundation

Article | Nov 30, 2015

AOPA members can support the AOPA Foundation during #GivingTuesday, a movement that celebrates and encourages charitable activities supporting nonprofit organizations during the holiday season.

Kidney Stones no longer require Special Issuance

Video | Nov 23, 2015

Kidney Stones have been added to the list of conditions an AME can issue... in the office.

Closer than ever

Article | Nov 18, 2015

Third class medical reform is closer than ever. Here are answers to frequently asked questions about the coming changes, updated Nov. 18 based on the latest developments.

AOPA ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF PRO PILOT MEMBERSHIP

News release | Nov 13, 2015

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is announcing the launch of Pro Pilot, a new level of membership available exclusively to professional pilots. For $21.99 per month, Pro Pilot provides services and protections to professional pilots whose livelihood depends on maintaining their pilot certificate and medical certification.

AOPA announces Pro Pilot membership

Article | Nov 12, 2015

AOPA is introducing AOPA Pro Pilot, a new level of membership designed to meet the exclusive needs of professional pilots.

AOPA APPLAUDS ANNOUNCED SENATE MARKUP OF THE PILOT’S BILL OF RIGHTS 2

News release | Nov 11, 2015

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation has set Nov. 18 as the date to move S. 571, better known as the Pilots Bill of Rights 2 (PBR2). Third-class medical reform is among the provisions in the legislation designed to help general aviation pilots.

Medical reform legislation set for markup

Advocacy | Nov 11, 2015

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation has set Nov. 18 as the date to move the Pilot's Bill of Rights 2.