Tag Archives: Pilots

FBO Consolidation Disrupting General Aviation

by Mark Baker AOPA President & CEO Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue In this age of technology and disruption, retailers are constantly finding new ways to improve consumer shopping experiences. From apps that compare prices, to delivery … Continue reading

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EAA STATEMENT ON FAA RELEASE OF THIRD-CLASS MEDICAL REFORM RULE

FAA’s BasicMed will take effect on May 1, 2017 EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (January 10, 2017) — Years of effort by EAA and AOPA culminated on Tuesday morning as the FAA announced regulations that will implement the aeromedical reform … Continue reading

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AOPA STATEMENT ON THE RELEASE OF THE FINAL THIRD CLASS MEDICAL REFORM RULE AND EFFECTIVE DATE

FREDERICK, MD – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) issued the following after the FAA released its final rule for third class medical reform which the agency has named BasicMed: Teams of AOPA experts are now examining the regulations, … 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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The Well-Grounded Pilot

by Harold Green Virtually every student pilot has asked, “Why do I have to learn ground reference maneuvers?” The other day, while staring out the window as my student attempted to turn a lopsided ellipse into a circle with a … Continue reading

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Safe Flying Requires Accurate Weather Prediction

Learn How WisDOT’s Bureau of Aeronautics Improves Flight Planning by John Thivierge Director of Aviation Weather Schneider Electric Flight conditions can change in the blink of an eye. One moment you’ll see clear blue skies and feel the hot summer … Continue reading

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New Wisconsin Weather System Available To Pilots

by Hal Davis Airport Compliance Manager WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Free, easy to use, accurate weather information is now at your fingertips. Late last year, the Wisconsin Bureau of Aeronautics partnered with Schneider Electric to provide pilots free access to … Continue reading

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On To The House! Senate Passes Medical Reform

December 15 – The U.S. Senate has passed the Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2 (PBOR2), which will now go to the House for consideration. The bill, which includes third-class medical reform, was passed by unanimous consent on Dec. 15, less … 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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A Prediction: Lower Fuel Prices Equal Increase In Flight Hours

by Dave Weiman When fuel prices hit an all-time high in recent years, pilots were flying less, which resulted in reduced fuel sales, aircraft maintenance, aircraft sales, flight training, and airport operations, and the $100.00 hamburger quickly became the $200.00 … Continue reading

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