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From reducing the cost of flight training to winning the fight against so-called air traffic control privatization, working with the FAA to bring back the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out rebate, and improving access and transparency for aircraft operators at our nation’s general aviation airports, AOPA is hard at work on Capitol Hill and around the country.

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  • So-called ATC privatization. Industry organizations were aided in the fight against detrimental ATC changes by calls, emails, and messages from more than 200,000 AOPA members.
  • FBO transparency. Five major aviation associations joined AOPA to release the “Know Before You Go” best business practices enhancing FBO pricing transparency.
  • The cost of flight training. New rule changes to Part 61 will reduce the cost of flight training and proficiency requirements, saving GA pilots more than $110 million in the next five years.
  • ADS-B Out rebate. AOPA worked with the FAA and manufacturers to develop lower-cost solutions for ADS-B Out equipage by January 2020.
  • Cross-border flying. Life got a lot easier for pilots flying to the Bahamas, Caribbean, Canada, and Mexico because of AOPA’s efforts to update cross-border procedures.
  • Non-TSO equipment. AOPA worked with the FAA and manufacturers on a wide range of certification changes resulting in more affordable products entering the market.
  • Decriminalizing airport violations. Working in Hawaii, AOPA ensured the governor’s signature of Senate Bill 2619, which decriminalized violations such as storing golf carts in airport hangars.
  • Class B airspace reclassification. Thanks to AOPA, the FAA implemented Class B revocation to allow conversion to Class C for airspace that no longer meets the criteria.

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