Archives: AOPA

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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AOPA Regional Fly-Ins Off To A Good Start

SAN MARCOS, TEXAS – More than 2,500 people participated in the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) regional fly-in, April 26, in San Marcos, Texas. This was the first of seven fly-ins AOPA will host in 2014, including its homecoming … Continue reading

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Advocacy First… Fun & Education Second

News & Information You’ll Want To Know In Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska & Iowa by Yasmina Platt Manager, AOPA Central Southwest Region The 2014 legislative sessions in the Central Region (Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Iowa) are wrapping up and the fly-in … Continue reading

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The Power of A Coalition

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 Beginning several years ago, the Wisconsin general aviation industry – ranging from Piper … Continue reading

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AOPA Regional Fly-Ins Off To A Good Start

SAN MARCOS, TEXAS – More than 2,500 people participated in the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) regional fly-in, April 26, in San Marcos, Texas. This was the first of seven fly-ins AOPA will host in 2014, including its homecoming … Continue reading

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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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