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World of Aviation

The World of Aviation will air tonight at 11:50 PM featuring Nancy Grazzini-Olson, owner of Thunderbird Aviation and Academy College (of Aviation) in the Twin Cites… her chief flight instructor, “Fred….” Jeff Hamiel, executive director with the Metropolitan Airports Commission … Continue reading

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AOPA Joins Industry Letter Asking Congress To Preserve Contract Tower Funding

FREDERICK, MD – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) joined in a letter with other aviation industry groups asking Congress to preserve the funding for contracted air traffic control towers. AOPA President Mark Baker signed the letter along with the leaders … Continue reading

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Senate Commerce Committee Passes FAA Reauthorization

EAA efforts advance aeromedical reform; no ATC privatization or GA user fees in bill EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (March 16, 2016) — EAA members received good news from the Senate Commerce Committee today, as it gave quick, unanimous … Continue reading

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GAMA APPLAUDS FAA RELEASE OF DRAFT RULE TO IMPLEMENT THE SMALL AIRPLANE REVITALIZATION ACT

Washington, DC – General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) President and CEO Pete Bunce today issued the following statement about the FAA’s publication of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) directed by the Small Airplane Revitalization Act of 2013: “With today’s … Continue reading

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AOPA ENCOURAGED BY PROPOSED FAA RULE ON AIRCRAFT CERTIFICATION

FREDERICK, MD – The FAA has announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) which would replace today’s highly prescriptive design requirements with performance- and risk-based standards for aircraft certification under Part 23. “This NPRM includes much needed and long overdue reforms … Continue reading

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AOPA STATEMENT ON SENATE FAA REAUTHORIZATION LEGISLATION

Third-Class Medical Reform And Other Measures Will Save Pilots Millions And Improve Safety FREDERICK, MD – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) issued the following statement after the introduction of The FAA Reauthorization Act of 2016, S. 2658, in the U.S. … Continue reading

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ICEPORT 2016 CANCELLED

ICEPORT 2016 (March 5th) has been CANCELLED due to unfavorable ice conditions. As much as we would love to see ICEPORT continue to be a huge success this year, we simply cannot let our desire overshadow the safety factors involved … Continue reading

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Minnesota Aviation Day At The Capitol

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P-51 Mustang “Tuskegee Airmen” Sustains Damage

DALLAS, TEXAS – The P51C Mustang of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Red Tail Squadron, America’s tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, was involved in a gear-up landing, February 3, 2016, at Dallas Executive Airport (DEA). The aircraft was landing back at DEA, … Continue reading

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NATA Will Not Support “Leap of Faith” FAA Reauthorization Proposal

Washington, DC (February 3, 2016) – The following is a statement by National Air Transportation Association President and CEO Thomas L. Hendricks following today’s release by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee of the Aviation Innovation, Reform and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act, … Continue reading

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