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Michigan weather towers threaten pilot safety

Advocacy | Oct 07, 2015

AOPA testified in support of Michigan legislation requiring the marking and registration of meteorological evaluation towers to preserve the safety of pilots.

Federal law would preempt Michigan drone rules

Advocacy | Sep 16, 2015

State legislatures should let the FAA address management challenges in the National Airspace System despite local concerns about drone flights, AOPA said.

Friend of GA takes leadership role in California Senate

Advocacy | Sep 10, 2015

A longtime AOPA member and co-chair of the California Aviation Caucus has taken on the influential role of Senate Republican Leader for the state.

President's Position: It's the little things

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2015

We spend a lot of time around here talking about the big issues—FAA reauthorization, third class medical reform, and user fees.

Airport funding makes gains in Washington state

Advocacy | Aug 18, 2015

Aircraft excise taxes collected by the State of Washington will exclusively fund airport improvement projects under a transportation appropriations bill signed by Gov. Jay Inslee.

Tax fight renewed

Advocacy | Jul 29, 2015

AOPA and other industry groups are sounding familiar refrains in opposition to the return of a proposed repeal of aviation tax exemptions.

Ohio expands airport grants after funding increase

Advocacy | Jul 28, 2015

Ohio has announced a significant expansion of its fiscal year 2016 airport grant program, the result of funds being added to aviation programs during negotiations over the new state budget.

Urgent action needed to support medical reform; ALPA actively opposed

Advocacy | Jul 24, 2015

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.

Aviation sector to benefit from Nevada tax change

Advocacy | Jul 15, 2015

A new law gives Nevada aviation businesses and potential entrepreneurs the opportunity to seek tax abatements on aircraft and components.