Archives: AOPA

REP. DARIN LAHOOD FOCUSES ON FACILITATING ECONOMIC GROWTH THROUGH AVIATION

Rep. LaHood Hosts General Aviation Roundtable PEORIA, IL— Today Congressman Darin LaHood hosted a General Aviation Round Table at Mount Hawley Auxiliary Airport to bring together general aviation stakeholders and pilots to discuss the transportation issues facing small airports, rural … Continue reading

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AOPA & EAA Statement On Third Class Medical Reform & The Proposed FAA Extension

Published in Midwest Flyer – Aug/Sept 2016 The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) released the following statements after the announcement that Congress will include Third Class Medical Reform in proposed FAA extension legislation. … Continue reading

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“Flying Oz,” the Ozarks Air Trail!

News & Information You’ll Want To Know In Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska & Iowa by Yasmina Platt Central Southwest Regional Manager Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – Aug/Sept 2016 Some pilots need reasons to fly and … Continue reading

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Time To Modernize!

by Mark R. Baker President & CEO Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine Aug/Sept 2016 We all know the general aviation fleet is getting older. In fact, the average age of a single-engine piston airplane in … Continue reading

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AOPA STATEMENT ON THE PRESIDENT SIGNING THE FAA EXTENSION AND THIRD CLASS MEDICAL REFORM

FREDERICK, MD – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) released the following statement after the president signed into law an FAA authorization extension including third class medical reform. “We did it together! Medical reforms are now the law, and … Continue reading

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AOPA Announces New Flying Club Benefits

FREDERICK, MD – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) announced free scheduling software and other new benefits and tools now available to flying clubs. The software, available exclusively to AOPA Flying Club Network members, allows clubs to schedule up to … Continue reading

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Start A Club, Win An Airplane!

by Mark R. Baker President & CEO Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association At the risk of repeating myself, let me say I’m a big fan of flying clubs. In my mind there’s just no better way to fly affordably and … Continue reading

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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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