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Advocacy

Urgent action needed to support medical reform; ALPA actively opposed

Momentum for third class medical reform and protections for pilots facing FAA enforcement actions continues to grow but additional support is urgently needed. The Air Line Pilots Association International is actively opposing reform.

Jul 24, 2015 | comments

Slideshow

Sights of Oshkosh

Pilots flocked to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, to check out aircraft of all shapes and sizes at EAA AirVenture July 20 through 26.

Jul 23, 2015

Advocacy

Medical reform could be added to highway bill

An amendment to the Senate highway bill that includes third class medical reform language has been filed by Sens. Joe Manchin and John Boozman.

Jul 22, 2015 | comments
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Air Safety Institute

Advocacy

Make ADS-B traffic available to all, AOPA urges

In the wake of a fatal midair collision over South Carolina, AOPA is renewing a call to the FAA to stop denying pilots an inexpensive source of traffic information that could aid their situational awareness.

Jul 16, 2015 | comments

Article

152 pilot wins second quarter Learn & Earn Safety Challenge

California pilot Nathan Parker became the lucky recipient of a Stratus 2 Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast receiver, courtesy of Sporty’s Pilot Shop.

Jul 15, 2015

Article

AOPA has something for everyone at 2015 AirVenture

AOPA has nearly four dozen events planned at the association’s front-row position on the flight line during EAA AirVenture, July 20 through July 26.

Jul 15, 2015
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AOPA Foundation

Article

Safety

The Air Safety Institute created a short and clever video just in time for summer. It provides tips and advice to make sure your vacation flight doesn’t become a bummer. Take a minute or two to watch this video, it’s a clever and fun way to do a brief flight review.

Jul 19, 2015

Article

Tied to aviation history, building the future

From World War II pilots to astronauts and commercial airlines, Breitling has served the aviation community with reliable, efficient timepieces since the early days of flying. Now, the Swiss manufacturer is investing in the next generation of pilots with the Breitling Aviation Scholarship Fund.

Jul 09, 2015

Article

Scholarship winner earns her certificate

AOPA’s 2014 Noe-Singer Flight Training Scholarship winner earned her private certificate just two days before her eighteenth birthday and then shipped off to the Air Force Academy for basic training.

Jul 08, 2015
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Corporate Partners

Article

Tied to aviation history, building the future

From World War II pilots to astronauts and commercial airlines, Breitling has served the aviation community with reliable, efficient timepieces since the early days of flying. Now, the Swiss manufacturer is investing in the next generation of pilots with the Breitling Aviation Scholarship Fund.

Jul 09, 2015

Article

Aircraft Spruce co-founder Bob Irwin remembered

Aircraft Spruce and Specialty Co. announced the death of co-founder Bob Irwin on June 26 in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. He was 95.

Jul 01, 2015

Article

Cirrus named AOPA Supporting Sponsor

AOPA welcomed Cirrus Aircraft as a Supporting Sponsor June 9. Cirrus Aircraft is the first general aviation aircraft manufacturer to participate in the AOPA Corporate Partnership program.

Jun 09, 2015
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Giving

Article

Safety

The Air Safety Institute created a short and clever video just in time for summer. It provides tips and advice to make sure your vacation flight doesn’t become a bummer. Take a minute or two to watch this video, it’s a clever and fun way to do a brief flight review.

Jul 19, 2015

Article

Scholarship winner earns her certificate

AOPA’s 2014 Noe-Singer Flight Training Scholarship winner earned her private certificate just two days before her eighteenth birthday and then shipped off to the Air Force Academy for basic training.

Jul 08, 2015

Article

Safety

The Air Safety Institute’s Accident Case Studies (ACS) are one of the most popular ways to improve your club members’ knowledge and safety. A new ACS video using Microsoft Flight Simulator and actual ATC audio, recreates a fatal accident in which a Piper Arrow collided with trees during an emergency approach to Delaware’s Dover Air Force Base. Every pilot can learn from this Accident Case Study, from pre-flight planning, to proper communication and choosing the right alternate airports.

Jun 21, 2015
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IAOPA

News release

ESTONIA BECOMES 74th IAOPA AFFILIATE

ESTONIA BECOMES 74th IAOPA AFFILIATE

Apr 30, 2015

Article

Canadian Owners and Pilots Association president to retire

The world’s second-largest general aviation aircraft owner and pilot organization will soon have new leadership for the first time in nearly two decades.

Dec 11, 2014

Advocacy

The Kiwi way

A New Zealand delegation came to AOPA headquarters recently to share ideas about ways a planned satellite-based air traffic control system can benefit general aviation pilots.

Oct 15, 2014
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Membership

Article

AOPA has something for everyone at 2015 AirVenture

AOPA has nearly four dozen events planned at the association’s front-row position on the flight line during EAA AirVenture, July 20 through July 26.

Jul 15, 2015

Article

Inspiration nation

The airplane remains a potent tool for sparking inspiration, and AOPA is offering new support to the growing movement to bring aeronautics into high school classrooms.

Jun 16, 2015 | comments

Article

Ninety-Nines solo scholarship applications due July 7

The Ninety-Nines and Experimental Aircraft Association will award $3,000 to support one young woman’s flight training through her first solo and beyond through the 2015 Karen Johnson Solo Scholarship.

Jun 01, 2015
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