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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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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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Grassroots Advocacy Takes Dedication, Education & Passion

by Kyle Lewis Regional Manager / Government Affairs & Airport Advocacy / Great Lakes Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association www.aopa.org Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2020 issue Grassroots advocacy. What do you think that means? One might picture walking door … Continue reading

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Giving “George” A Break

Automation is a powerful tool by Mark Baker AOPA President & CEO Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2020 issue We all know him, some of us even fly regularly with him. The go-to guy on long cross-country flights, the … 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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We Must Be Proactive!

by Kyle Lewis Regional Manager for Government Affairs and Airport Advocacy / Great Lakes / AOPA Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2020 issue      In the Airports and State Advocacy Department of the Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association … Continue reading

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