Archives: AOPA

Turning the Calendar… Thanks for your support in this difficult year

by Mark Baker AOPA President and CEO Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine (online) – December 2020/January 2021 issue As we enter December, the final chapter of this tumultuous year, I can’t say I am sad to see it go. With … Continue reading

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AOPA, NBAA SEEK FEEDBACK ON PROPOSED PILOT RECORDS DATABASE

AOPA and the National Business Aviation Association are surveying pilots and corporate flight departments regarding the amount of time and resources that would be required to comply with the FAA’s proposed pilot records database rule. Here’s the link to the full story: http://aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2020/october/07/aopa-nbaa-seek-feedback-on-proposed-pilot-records-database

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Cabin fever A prescription to get out and fly

by Mark Baker AOPA President and CEO Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2020 issue Smooth air, cooler temperatures and the striking beauty of fall foliage make October one of my favorite months. While I have been able to get … Continue reading

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AOPA Cancels September Fly-In In Rochester, New York

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue 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, … Continue reading

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FAA To Extend Pandemic SFAR Beyond June 30

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue The FAA has a rule in the works to extend for a second time airman medical certificates that expired during the coronavirus pandemic and then had their expiration dates extended to June … Continue reading

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The more things change

Amid challenges to aviation, resiliency is a constant by Mark Baker AOPA President and CEO Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue The human body is incredibly resilient. With the ability to respond to a variety of changing environments, … Continue reading

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Jessica Cox Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Americans With Disabilities Act With A Flight With Former U.S. Senator Tom Hawkins (D-IA)

On July 24, 2020, Jessica Cox of Tucson, Arizona, the world’s first pilot born without arms, will fly former Senator Tom Harkin (retired, Dem-Iowa) for a flight in her 1946 Ercoupe at AOPA’s home airport, Frederick Municipal Airport in Frederick, Maryland (KFDK). This … Continue reading

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AOPA Awards More Than $1 Million In Scholarships

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue FREDERICK, MD – More than 120 high school students and teachers, primary student pilots, and pilots working toward advanced certificates and ratings, have been awarded scholarships totaling more than $1.1 million through … Continue reading

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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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