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My Retirement

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2004

Most people, having devoted their adult lives to a vocation, look forward to retirement. Seated in the captain's position of the Boeing 777, at the departure gate for London Heathrow International Airport, I had a multitude of thoughts.

AOPA Action

Article | Oct 01, 2000

FAA Administrator to Speak at AOPA Expo 2000 FAA Administrator Jane Garvey is scheduled to address AOPA members on Saturday morning, October 21, at AOPA Expo 2000 in Long Beach, California. This year's AOPA Expo, from October 20 through 22, features a record number of seminars, exhibits, and product demonstrations.

President's Position

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2000

Late February and the first week of March found me on the road with six speeches—plus testimony on Capitol Hill—over a span of 10 days, including two weekends. All of this is made worthwhile by the opportunity to meet with members, better understand how AOPA can assist them with their flying, and help to solve problems confronting pilots in specific regions of the country.

Staying Certified

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 1998

At some point during their flying years most pilots are faced with the fear of losing their medical certificate. This apprehension is reinforced by misconceptions about the intent of medical certification and the perceived complexity of the FAA bureaucracy.

AOPA Access

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 1998

Many aviation issues are time sensitive: an emergency airworthiness directive here, an airspace conflict there, or that upcoming annual inspection. One constant that comes around at least every three years for those of us flying powered aircraft is the medical certificate renewal.

AOPA Access

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 1997

One of AOPA's premier member benefits is the team of dedicated pilots and instructors who interact one-on-one with members. Together, they own 11 aircraft and have more than 53,000 hours accumulated over 321 years in aviation.

Sweet Victory

Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 1997

Flying meant everything to Arnold Greenwell, a research biologist living in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, when he received his private pilot certificate in December 1982. It still does.

Jogging to a Different Medical Standard

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 1996

Changes to Federal Aviation Regulations Part 67 medical standards have been contemplated for two decades — so long that two American Medical Association studies commissioned by the FAA, the most recent of which was completed in 1986, no longer can be viewed as current medical opinion. Between October 1994, when a notice of proposed rulemaking announced airman medical certification changes, and the close of the ensuing comment period in February 1995, the FAA received 5,200 written responses — an unusually large number of pilot comments to an NPRM.