The Senate on March 11 introduced a measure that would expand the FAA's third class medical exemption, currently reserved for sport pilots, to more pilots and aircraft. The legislation is a companion to a bill that now has 52 co-sponsors in the House.
In a major deal between two of the best-known U.S. antique aircraft firms, Rare Aircraft has purchased a huge inventory of Stearman parts from Air Repair and will begin producing as-new Golden Age biplanes.
Red Bull Air Racing has returned for 2014, with Paul Bonhomme, twice a world champion of past years' competitions, claiming victory in his Zivko Edge 540 aircraft in the skies of Abu Dhabi in the season opener. Photo by Naim Chidiac/Red Bull Content Pool.
Garmin popularized synthetic vision with the G1000 and now offers it on an app.
A new law in New Mexico will exempt parts and labor used in aircraft maintenance from the gross receipts tax, saving aircraft owners millions.
Apps of the week
Take a look at five apps designed to help pilots check and track the weather.
Able Flight has received and $8,000 check from the AOPA Foundation.
Garmin has announced an upgrade making new features and options available to operators of G1000-equipped King Airs in the 200/250/300/350 series.
Fly like a fighter
With a closing speed of about 900 knots, Air Force pilots on a training mission have seconds to aim and shoot heat-seeking and radar guided missiles at a drone target. Their success came from repeated rehearsals. But as author Larry Brown writes, “there is nothing like the real thing to gain experience.”
AOPA staff members updated attendees of the Montana Aviation Conference Feb. 27 through March 1 on the association's involvement in issues that affect pilots.
AOPA leaders were in Santa Monica recently, pledging their continuing support to protect the embattled airport.
Learn more about the issue
For the first time in its 75-year history, AOPA will meet its members where they fly and share the joy of flight during six one-day regional fly-ins.
Attend a fly-in near you
March 1961—FAA Administrator Najeeb Halaby launches the “Air Share” program, where officials host meetings with the general aviation community.
Working with several compelling real-life cases, presenter and audience will play the role of accident investigator to figure out what went wrong, and why. Check for a date and location near you »
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AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.