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Oklahoma bill limits wind turbines' encroachment

Advocacy | Apr 28, 2015

An Oklahoma bill should enhance flight safety by setting a minimum mile-and-a-half distance from airports for the construction of new wind-energy turbines.

Aviation groups bring safety, cost concerns to Iowa lawmakers

Advocacy | Mar 04, 2015

Eliminating unnecessary cost burdens for flight training providers and assuring obstruction-free land development around airports were among legislative priorities that AOPA raised with Iowa lawmakers.

Power plant a hazard

Advocacy | Jan 15, 2015

AOPA has added the voice of the world’s largest pilot group to the chorus of those opposed to a Connecticut power plant plan.

Tower-marking rules approved in Oklahoma

Advocacy | Dec 30, 2014

Oklahoma’s new rules will require the marking, painting, and flagging of towers that are at least 50 feet high.

Proposed hotel too tall for site near Maryland airport

Advocacy | Nov 25, 2014

AOPA has urged College Park, Maryland, to make approval of a hotel construction project near the city airport conditional on reducing the building’s height.

Final approval sought for Oklahoma tower-marking rules

Advocacy | Nov 18, 2014

The Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission has adopted emergency rules to require the marking of meteorological evaluation towers.

Oklahoma to finalize tower-marking rules

Advocacy | Sep 18, 2014

AOPA is strongly supporting an emergency rulemaking proceeding that will allow the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission to finalize rules for marking meteorological evaluation towers.

Oklahoma governor signs tower marking bill

Advocacy | May 29, 2014

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has signed a revised bill that will regulate the appearance of meteorological evaluation towers less than 200 feet tall.

Colorado mandates tower marking

Advocacy | May 22, 2014

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed on May 17 legislation that will require marking of towers less than 200 feet tall.

Colorado considers tower marking

Advocacy | Apr 23, 2014

Colorado is poised to join a growing list of states taking action to protect pilots from a hard-to-see hazard: unmarked meteorological towers.