Archives: AOPA

THIRD CLASS MEDICAL REFORM INCLUDED IN DEFENSE BILL

FREDERICK, MD – Third class medical reform will once again go to the full Senate for a vote, this time as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The Senate Armed Services Committee on May 13 approved the NDAA, … Continue reading

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AOPA Stands Firm In Opposition To User Fees

FREDERICK, MD – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is standing firm in its opposition to user fees as FAA reauthorization legislation moves to the full House. The legislation passed out of the House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee … Continue reading

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Advocacy & Educating Legislators In The Central Region

News & Information You’ll Want To Know In Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska & Iowa by Yasmina Platt Manager, AOPA Central Southwest Region The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) continues to be hard at work at the state and local level … Continue reading

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Updates To AOPA Flight Planner

FREDERICK, MD – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is providing members with updates to the AOPA Flight Planner, powered by Jeppesen, as one more membership benefit. The new features make the Flight Planner easier to use and even … Continue reading

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General Aviation Being Recognized In State Capitals

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 As you all know, the first half of the year is always a … Continue reading

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Make The Most of Your Membership!

by Mark R. Baker President & CEO Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association AOPA members know a lot about their association. But most of them have no idea just how many ways they can put their membership to work. If you’re … 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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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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STATEMENT ON THE AVIATION INNOVATION, REFORM, AND REAUTHORIZATION ACT

FREDERICK, MD – A long-anticipated FAA reauthorization bill that calls for creating a federally chartered not-for-profit organization to manage air traffic control functions was announced during a February 3, 2016 news conference led by Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Penn.), chairman of the … Continue reading

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