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NEW SFAR KEEPS MOST OF ORIGINAL PANDEMIC RELIEF

INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATES ARE AN EXCEPTION June 25, 2020 Pilot medical certificates expiring between April 30 and September 30, 2020, will now have a three-month extension after their expiration month, under an updated coronavirus-pandemic Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) the FAA will … Continue reading

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AOPA Cancels September Fly-In In Rochester, New York

As the country anticipated the re-opening of most activities following the early COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, AOPA has worked hard to maintain the viability of its Rochester, New York fly-in, September 11-12, 2020, but decided mid-June to cancel it. Earlier this … Continue reading

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Baker To Participate In FAA Virtual GA Town Hall

AOPA President Mark Baker will join FAA Administrator Steve Dickson and industry leaders for a virtual General Aviation Town Hall on June 18 to discuss GA’s recovery in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic along with ways pilots can get … Continue reading

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AOPA President Livestreams To Members During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2020 issue FREDERICK, MD – Realizing that his members may be wondering what they can or cannot do during the current Coronavirus Pandemic, and what the future holds for general aviation, AOPA President and … Continue reading

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An industry rallying together… General Aviation responds to the pandemic

by Mark Baker AOPA President and CEO Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2020 issue The last time I cleared TSA, breezed past a sea of travelers, and patiently waited for my airline flight to board from Gate A34, I … Continue reading

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Special Rules Established For Flying During Pandemic

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – May 1, 2020 WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 30, 2020) – The FAA issued a special federal aviation regulation (SFAR) that provides blanket extensions of medical certificates and airman knowledge tests that would have expired between March 1 … Continue reading

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FAA Eases Pilots’ Medical Certificate Policy In Light of Coronavirus

Published in midwestflyer.com – March 27, 2020 WASHINGTON, DC (March 27, 2020) – The FAA took decisive action on March 26 to protect pilots whose livelihoods faced further disruption, in the form of expiring certifications, during the global coronavirus pandemic. … Continue reading

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AOPA Announces Regional Fly-Ins For 2020

Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2020 issue Texas Two-Step San Marcos, Texas, May 29-30, 2020 The Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA) liked San Marcos, Texas, so much the first time, that they are going back in 2020, May 29-30. … Continue reading

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Spread Your Wings You earned your pilot certificate — now what?

by Mark Baker AOPA President & CEO Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2020 issue AMERICAN AUTHOR MARK TWAIN ONCE SAID, “Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do, than by the ones … Continue reading

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AOPA’S YOU CAN FLY INITIATIVE WINS NAA AWARD

November 12, 2019 By AOPA Communications staff The National Aeronautic Association recognized AOPA’s You Can Fly initiative with one of its highest honors on November 12, the Frank G. Brewer Trophy, “for fostering an appreciation of general aviation flying by … Continue reading

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