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AOPA opposes user fees as reauthorization moves to full House

AOPA is standing firm in its opposition to user fees as FAA reauthorization legislation moves to the full House.

Feb 11, 2016 | comments

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Mooney introduces new Acclaim, Ovation models

Mooney has upgraded its top-of-the line M20 Acclaim and Ovation models with new features that include a left-side door and keypad flight management system.

Feb 11, 2016 | comments

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Fly for MS returns triumphant

A dead alternator, a nonfunctioning autopilot, and lack of magnetic course information didn’t dampen the spirits or slow the journey for two pilots bringing multiple sclerosis awareness to South and Central America.

Feb 10, 2016

Advocacy

TFR a painful break for California aviation company

General aviation flying around Palm Springs, California, will come to an abrupt halt Feb. 12 for four days when a temporary flight restriction takes effect.

Feb 10, 2016

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FAA lifts drone restriction

Model aircraft (including camera-toting drones) can once again operate within the outer ring of the Washington, D.C., Special Flight Rules Area.

Feb 10, 2016 | comments

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Aircraft market takes hits

U.S. airplane makers posted relatively steady sales for 2015, but many foreign manufacturers saw declines in airplanes sold and revenue.

Feb 10, 2016 | comments

Advocacy

No user fees and modest upticks in White House budget for FAA

The president’s latest budget plan does not include user fees but does offer increased funding for NextGen modernization and air traffic services.

Feb 09, 2016 | comments

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Garmin announces all-in-one ADS-B transponders

The Garmin GTX 345 is a 1090ES Mode S transponder that provides ADS-B Out compliance and receives weather and traffic information. The GTX 335 provides ADS-B Out only. An integral WAAS GPS receiver that meets the ADS-B Out requirements is available as an option.

Feb 09, 2016
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Opinion

One Six Right, see it again for the first time

“As a filmmaker you want to be able to affect, move and inspire.” Brian J. Terwilliger   On a bright sunny Los Angeles day last week I was lucky enough to get to check in with movie maker Brian J. Terwilliger at his office in Universal Studios. We had first met in July at Oshkosh […] Read More

February 8, 2016

Born in to the Golden Age of Aviation

The Golden Age of aviation started when Lindbergh flew across the Atlantic 1927, and continued to 1939. According to Norm Baker, aviation was on everyone’s mind in the country, with air races, speed records, Lindbergh and Earhart. As child he built model airplanes and looked skyward. His was a family of modest means, yet his […] Read More

January 26, 2016

Misfueled!

On March 2, 2008, a turbonormalized Cirrus SR22 was destroyed when it crashed shortly after takeoff in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, killing all four people aboard. Shortly after the aircraft departed from runway 20, the airplane’s engine lost power, and the aircraft hit a building and exploded. Further investigation revealed that the aircraft had been […] Read More

January 11, 2016