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GA proves its worth in whirlwind week

AOPA’s Central Southwest regional manager recently put GA’s utility to the test with a whirlwind trip covering four states, seven airports, and nine meetings.

Apr 16, 2014 | comments

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Wisconsin governor signs aviation liability bill

Wisconsin’s governor has signed a bill adding aviation to an existing recreational-use statute.

Apr 16, 2014

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Smith Field: Airport of dreams

Smith Field in Fort Wayne, Ind., has withstood three separate attacks—in the 1970s, 1990s, and 2002—to close it and redevelop the land. Now, it's thriving.

Apr 16, 2014 | comments
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Medical Petition

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Medical reform gains momentum

The movement to exempt thousands of general aviation pilots from the third class medical certification process is gaining momentum in Congress and the aviation community.

Apr 15, 2014 | comments

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GAO report finds problems with medical certification

A new report from the Government Accountability Office has revealed problems with the FAA medical certification process, including delays, technological issues, and lack of clarity.

Apr 10, 2014 | comments

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Michigan group seeks support for medical exemption bill

The Michigan Aeronautics Commission is asking the FAA and the state’s congressional delegation to support legislation that would let more pilots fly without medical certification.

Apr 10, 2014 | comments
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Avgas

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FBOs in a bind: No more freebies?

With the traditional FBO business model being squeezed on two fronts, industry consultants recently pitched an overhaul that could prove a tough sell.

Jan 30, 2014 | comments

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Waypoints: Toward an unleaded fuel

Shell Aviation’s December announcement that it is entering an unleaded avgas for FAA testing was perhaps the biggest general aviation news of 2013.

Jan 17, 2014

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GA leaders seek funding for avgas replacement certification

GA leaders ask House and Senate appropriations subcommittee leaders to fund programs that will keep efforts to find alternatives to leaded avgas moving forward.

Dec 24, 2013
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Part 23

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Experimental avionics in Flight Design C4

Flight Design and Garmin will pioneer the use of experimental avionics with its four-seat, composite C4 aircraft.

Apr 01, 2014 | comments

Article

Avionics industry learns about Part 23 rewrite

Aircraft Electronics Association attendees learn about the FAR Part 23 rewrite.

Mar 18, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Safety Pilot: Searching for balance

Only in Washington, D.C., would two seemingly intelligent parties devise a poison budget pill called sequestration.

Mar 06, 2014
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Capitol Hill

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Michigan group seeks support for medical exemption bill

The Michigan Aeronautics Commission is asking the FAA and the state’s congressional delegation to support legislation that would let more pilots fly without medical certification.

Apr 10, 2014 | comments

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Washington governor signs tower bill

Meteorological evaluation towers (METs) are proliferating, and hard to spot. Washington has joined a growing list of states protecting pilots.

Apr 09, 2014

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Rep. Graves gives House GA Caucus update at Sun ‘n Fun

The co-chairman of the House GA Caucus used remarks at Sun ‘n Fun to address industry issues.

Apr 07, 2014
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Airport Advocacy

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GA proves its worth in whirlwind week

AOPA’s Central Southwest regional manager recently put GA’s utility to the test with a whirlwind trip covering four states, seven airports, and nine meetings.

Apr 16, 2014 | comments

Advocacy

Smith Field: Airport of dreams

Smith Field in Fort Wayne, Ind., has withstood three separate attacks—in the 1970s, 1990s, and 2002—to close it and redevelop the land. Now, it's thriving.

Apr 16, 2014 | comments

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City to appeal SMO ruling

Santa Monica will appeal a court decision dismissing a lawsuit seeking to release the city from its obligation to keep SMO open and operating.

Apr 11, 2014 | comments
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State Legislation

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GA proves its worth in whirlwind week

AOPA’s Central Southwest regional manager recently put GA’s utility to the test with a whirlwind trip covering four states, seven airports, and nine meetings.

Apr 16, 2014 | comments

Advocacy

Wisconsin governor signs aviation liability bill

Wisconsin’s governor has signed a bill adding aviation to an existing recreational-use statute.

Apr 16, 2014

Advocacy

Michigan group seeks support for medical exemption bill

The Michigan Aeronautics Commission is asking the FAA and the state’s congressional delegation to support legislation that would let more pilots fly without medical certification.

Apr 10, 2014 | comments
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NextGen

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FreeFlight cuts ADS-B prices

To encourage more aircraft owners to invest in ADS-B technology sooner, FreeFlight Systems is cutting the price of its universal access transceiver kit through the end of the year.

Apr 02, 2014

Article

Cessna offers CJ3+, CJ2+ upgrades

Cessna has upgraded the CJ2+ with Garmin avionics, also using the same avionics system in a new model, the CJ3+.

Mar 24, 2014

Article

FreeFlight ADS-B installation list grows

FreeFlight Systems announced several ADS-B installations and approvals during the Aircraft Electronics Association convention, held in Nashville March 12 through 15.

Mar 18, 2014
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Security

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CBP actions draw media attention

The recent warrantless stops and searches of law-abiding pilots on general aviation flights have drawn the attention of mainstream media.

Apr 15, 2014 | comments

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FBOs report new inquiries from CBP

FBOs nationwide report a sudden increase in the number of calls from law enforcement asking for information about general aviation flights and pilots.

Mar 20, 2014 | comments

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AOPA asks CBP head to investigate stops

AOPA is asking the newly confirmed head of Customs and Border Protection to investigate the ongoing stops of general aviation aircraft that are being made without probable cause or reasonable suspicion of illegal activity.

Mar 13, 2014 | comments
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