Archives: AOPA

Wisconsin Governor Signs Bill That Expands Liability Protection For Private Airport Owners

MADISON, WIS. – Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed Senate Bill 321, April 16, 2014, to expand the existing Recreational Use Statute (RUS 895.52) to include liability protection for non-commercial aviation at private airports. Previous to this amendment, landowners were protected … Continue reading

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AOPA Applauds Senate Bill To Expand Third-Class Medical Exemption To More Pilots

FREDERICK, MD. – A new bill introduced in the U.S. Senate would expand the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) third-class medical exemption, reserved for sport pilots for the past decade, to a larger pilot population and more types of aircraft. The … Continue reading

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Saving SMO

by Mark R. Baker President & CEO, Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association If you live and fly anywhere near Southern California, then the saga of Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO) is probably all too familiar. But no matter where you … Continue reading

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AOPA & NBAA File Amicus Brief In Support of Santa Monica Municipal Airport

The Aviation Associations Warn That Closing the Airport Will Impact Air Safety In Southern California Frederick, MD – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) jointly filed an amicus or friend of the … Continue reading

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Regional Fly-In Dates Announced by AOPA

FREDERICK, MD – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has announced the dates and locations of its first-ever regional fly-ins to be held nationwide throughout 2014. The association will host six (6) fly-ins in different parts of the country, … Continue reading

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EAA & AOPA Leaders Meet In Oshkosh

OSHKOSH, WIS. – EAA Chairman Jack Pelton and AOPA President & CEO Mark Baker led discussions between their respective senior staffs on December 16, 2013 at the EAA Aviation Center in Oshkosh. Medical certification, aviation fuels, and increasing the pilot … Continue reading

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AOPA Insists FAA Withdraw Sleep Disorder Policy or Initiate Rulemaking

FREDERICK, MD – In a letter to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is insisting that the FAA withdraw its new policy on obstructive sleep apnea or go through the rulemaking process. “We believe this … Continue reading

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Making Flying Easier

by Mark R. Baker President & CEO, Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association Something good is happening in Congress right now. (I know some of you may find that hard to believe, but it’s true.) A few weeks back, Rep. Todd … Continue reading

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Happy 2014! Let’s Make It Count!

News & Information You’ll Want To Know In Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska & Iowa by Yasmina Platt Manager, AOPA Central Southwest Region Happy New Year to everybody! I hope you ended 2013 well and that 2014 brings you even more happiness … Continue reading

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An Invitation For You!

News & Information You’ll Want To Know In Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota & South Dakota by Bryan Budds Manager, AOPA Great Lakes Region Late last year, AOPA President Mark Baker renewed the association’s commitment to reaching … Continue reading

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