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Unusual attitudes to the extreme

Loss of control is the No. 1 cause of fatalities in aviation, and the National Transportation Safety Board has named the problem to its Most Wanted list to promote safety education and flight training on that subject.

May 28, 2015

Article

Land-use regs protect airports in Snohomish, Washington

Snohomish County in Washington has revised land-use regulations to improve airport compatibility and protections.

May 28, 2015

Article

Pilot fitness study announced

The FAA will work with medical professionals and industry experts to consider the mental and emotional health of airline pilots in light of recent events.

May 28, 2015
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FAA

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Pilot fitness study announced

The FAA will work with medical professionals and industry experts to consider the mental and emotional health of airline pilots in light of recent events.

May 28, 2015

Article

Unmanned aircraft encounters increasing

The FAA fielded reports of unmanned aircraft encounters in growing numbers in 2014, and the agency is developing a systematic protocol for reporting future encounters that may reveal more close calls.

May 28, 2015 | comments

News release

AOPA FOUNDATION OFFERS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FLIGHT TRAINING STUDENTS AND YOUNG AVIATORS

AOPA FOUNDATION OFFERS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FLIGHT TRAINING STUDENTS AND YOUNG AVIATORS

May 22, 2015
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CBP

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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

Pilot Magazine

Group Fly-out: So long, winter

The single consolation for at least one group of East Coast pilots is that they could point their birds south and head to the Bahamas.

Jan 12, 2015
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TSA

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

Advocacy

New repair station security rule reflects AOPA concerns

A new security rule for repair stations handling large aircraft reflects concerns AOPA raised as far back as 2009.

Jan 16, 2014
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NTSB

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Unusual attitudes to the extreme

Loss of control is the No. 1 cause of fatalities in aviation, and the National Transportation Safety Board has named the problem to its Most Wanted list to promote safety education and flight training on that subject.

May 28, 2015

Advocacy

Tower-marking bill signed in Texas

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a bill to require the marking and registration of meteorological evaluation towers, a known hazard to aviation.

May 27, 2015

Article

Decision point

A new collaboration seeks to give medical helicopter pilots tools to balance urgent imperatives and flight safety, and reduce accidents caused by inadvertent flight into IMC.

May 14, 2015
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