Archives: AOPA

Learn & Earn Your Way To Becoming A Better Pilot

AOPA’s Air Safety Institute Offers Valuable Rewards With The Fun of Learning FREDERICK, Md. – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Foundation’s (AOPA) Air Safety Institute (ASI) today launched the “Earn & Learn Safety Challenge,” an innovative new program that … Continue reading

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AOPA Announces 2014 Flight Training Awards & Scholarships

FREDERICK, MD – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has awarded its third annual Flight Training Excellence Awards to top flight schools and flight instructors ranked by more than 3,600 flight students who voluntarily reviewed their flight training experience … 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) has 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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AOPA Medical Advisory Board Supports Third Class Medical Reform

The AOPA Medical Advisory Board is the latest group to urge quick action on the proposed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rule that would allow thousands more pilots to fly without the need for a third class medical certificate. In a … Continue reading

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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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