Archives: AOPA

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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AOPA Calls UAS Task Force Recommendations, “A Good Start”

FREDERICK, MD – The FAA announced, November 23, 2015,  that it has accepted the final recommendations of its Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)  Registration Task Force Aviation Rulemaking Committee, and has begun the rulemaking process, moving the agency one step closer … Continue reading

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A Hand Up For Flying Clubs

by Mark R. Baker President & CEO Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association It’s never been easier, or more cost-effective, to start and operate a flying club, thanks to some great new benefits created just for flying clubs by AOPA. As … Continue reading

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U.S. SENATE PASSES THIRD-CLASS MEDICAL REFORM

Pilot’s Bill Of Rights 2 Moves To The House Of Representatives FREDERICK, MD – The full Senate has passed the Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2 (PBR2), which will now go to the House for consideration. The Senate passed the bill, which … Continue reading

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Doolittle Raider, Lt. Col. Dick Cole, Pays Visit To AOPA

FREDERICK, MD. – Lt. Col. Dick Cole, one of the two surviving Doolittle Raiders from World War II, visited the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s (AOPA) National Aviation Community Center (NACC) at Frederick Municipal Airport, as did the B-25, “Panchito.” … Continue reading

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AOPA Announces Fly-In Locations For 2016

FREDERICK, MD – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) will host four regional fly-ins in 2016 at new locations: May 21 – Michael J. Smith Field (MRH) in Beaufort, North Carolina. Aug. 20 – Bremerton National Airport (PWT) in … Continue reading

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AOPA Launches Pro Pilot

FREDERICK, MD – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has launched “Pro Pilot,” a new level of membership available exclusively to professional pilots. For $21.99 per month, Pro Pilot provides services and protections to professional pilots whose livelihood depends … Continue reading

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AOPA Announces 2015 Flight Training Award Recipients

FREDERICK, MD – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has selected its fourth annual Flight Training Excellence Award recipients including top flight schools and flight instructors ranked by more than 7,100 flight students in AOPA’s Flight Training Excellence Poll. … Continue reading

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Unsung Heroes

by Mark R. Baker, President & CEO Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association Being a flight instructor is not a glamorous job. You’ll never get rich as a CFI. And, once in a while, it can be downright scary. But you … Continue reading

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AOPA Applauds Announced Senate Markup of Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2

FREDERICK, MD – The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation has set Nov. 18 as the date to move S. 571, better known as the Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2 (PBR2), forward. Third-class medical reform is among the provisions … Continue reading

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