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IFR Fix

IFR Fix: The quick pick

It’s comforting that you can always pick up an IFR clearance if conditions deteriorate. It’s another thing to pull the trigger and manage any complications.

Jun 29, 2015 | comments

Article

Air Force grant helps Civil Air Patrol cadet campers

A new Air Force grant opens the financial door for Civil Air Patrol cadets struggling to attend this summer’s weeklong camps highlighting leadership, physical fitness, character development, and aviation-themed educational experiences.

Jun 29, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

FAA plans to discontinue printed WACs

An FAA notice of policy to discontinue World Aeronautical Charts without a public comment period concerns AOPA because charting changes could affect flight safety.

Jun 25, 2015 | comments
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FAA

Advocacy

FAA plans to discontinue printed WACs

An FAA notice of policy to discontinue World Aeronautical Charts without a public comment period concerns AOPA because charting changes could affect flight safety.

Jun 25, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

Medical reform moving forward

Third class medical reform efforts continue to move forward, and AOPA will pursue every possible avenue to ensure that pilots get the relief they need, the association said June 23.

Jun 24, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

Baker to key lawmaker: User fees a no-go

AOPA President Mark Baker met with the head of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee this week to discuss FAA reauthorization and the critical issues affecting general aviation.

Jun 18, 2015
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CBP

Article

Caribbean tourist pilots a headache for NORAD

Pilots returning from the Caribbean are failing to pick up transponder codes, contributing to the 8,000 scrambles NORAD has had to perform since 9/11.

Jun 03, 2015 | comments

Article

Lobo:Labs launches FlashPass eAPIS app

Lobo:Labs has released its new FlashPass 2.1 app for iOS 7 and 8 devices. The new app integrates U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Electronic Advance Passenger Information System (eAPIS) and Mexican APIS to make cross-border operations easier for pilots.

Mar 25, 2015

Advocacy

Canada seeks eAPIS-style border-crossing requirement

The Canadian Owners and Pilots Association and AOPA are working together to try to make any new Canadian requirements similar to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Electronic Advance Passenger Information Service as seamless as possible.

Feb 05, 2015
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TSA

Advocacy

Neffenger confirmed as TSA chief

Coast Guard Vice Commandant Peter Neffenger has been confirmed as the new head of the Transportation Security Administration.

Jun 22, 2015

Advocacy

AOPA thanks TSA Administrator John Pistole for his service

Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole announced Oct. 16 that he would retire from the helm of the agency on Dec. 31. According to the TSA, Pistole is the longest serving administrator the agency has had. His nomination to head the TSA was confirmed in 2010.

Oct 16, 2014

News release

AOPA THANKS TSA ADMINISTRATOR JOHN PISTOLE FOR HIS SERVICE

AOPA THANKS TSA ADMINISTRATOR JOHN PISTOLE FOR HIS SERVICE

Oct 16, 2014
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NTSB

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: The quick pick

It’s comforting that you can always pick up an IFR clearance if conditions deteriorate. It’s another thing to pull the trigger and manage any complications.

Jun 29, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

NTSB's Hart expresses support for pilot medical education

The head of the NTSB told AOPA President Mark Baker that he supports AOPA’s development of a new course to educate pilots on medical factors.

Jun 17, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

AOPA partners with FAA on Fly Safe campaign

AOPA is working with the FAA to address loss of control accidents as part of the Fly Safe campaign launched at the AOPA Homecoming Fly-In.

Jun 11, 2015 | comments
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