Archives: AOPA

AOPA Announces Exit From Electronic Flight Bag Market

Frederick, Md. – Over the past several years, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) partnered with Seattle Avionics to create “FlyQ EFB,” an electronic flight bag (EFB) iPad application, and FlyQ Pocket, a smartphone application. Following a review of … Continue reading

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The Future of the FAA

by Mark R. Baker President & CEO Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association The FAA’s funding is set to expire on Sept. 30, 2015, and crafting a new long-term funding package, along with the guidance and direction on how the money … Continue reading

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AOPA Encouraged As Key GA Supporters Keep Seats, Association Members Join Congress

Frederick, MD – Leaders at the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) say they are encouraged as key general aviation (GA) supporters retain their seats in both chambers of Congress and new AOPA members are elected to positions in the … Continue reading

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AOPA CALLS ON FAA TO ADDRESS SERIOUS CONCERNS WITH ADS-B MANDATE

FREDERICK, Md. – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA ) must address the serious concerns of the general aviation industry before pushing ahead with a mandate to install ADS-B Out equipment by Jan. 1, 2020, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association … Continue reading

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AOPA Works To End Border Crossing Frustrations

FREDERICK, Md. – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is bringing together U.S. and Canadian officials in an effort to make crossing the border a simpler, less cumbersome and more manageable experience for general aviation pilots and passengers. At … Continue reading

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Minnesota Pilot Wins AOPA Sweepstakes Debonair…. AOPA President Stages Air-To-Air Delivery

LITCHFIELD, MINN. – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Sunday awarded its 2014 Sweepstakes Airplane, a fully-restored 1963 Beechcraft 35-B33 Debonair, to Steve Lagergren, an AOPA member from Litchfield, Minn. Lagergren, who built and flies his own RV-7 kitplane, … Continue reading

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My First Year

by Mark R. Baker President & CEO Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association I’ve just finished my first year as AOPA president. And what a year it’s been. I arrived with a pretty big to do list. I wanted to understand … Continue reading

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Standing Up For Airports

by Mark R. Baker President & CEO, Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association To a pilot, an airport is pretty much always a good thing. Whether you view it as a gateway to new adventures, a safe haven when the unexpected … Continue reading

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AOPA Welcomes Movement Towards Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2

Frederick, MD – A draft outline for a new Pilot’s Bill of Rights unveiled today calls for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to act on third class medical reform within 180 days of the General Aviation Pilot Protection Act becoming … Continue reading

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Stopping The Stops

by Mark R. Baker President & CEO, Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association Working your way through the noisy, highly politicized climate of Washington, D.C., can be a little like trying to communicate without a microphone while navigating without a GPS, … Continue reading

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