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AOPA TO PARTNER WITH PURDUE UNIVERSITY TO PUT AVIATION IN HIGH SCHOOL CLASSROOMS

FREDERICK, MD – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and Purdue University have announced a partnership to develop aviation-related science and math curricula for high schools across America. The program will be the first of its kind, offering students comprehensive four-year aviation study options that are aligned to rigorous math and science standards used […]

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AOPA issued to following statement on the passing of Arnold Palmer.

  “We all know what a tremendous golfer Arnold Palmer was, but he was also immensely respected as an aviator. He understood the value of general aviation and was a vocal advocate for personal and business flying. As a longtime supporter of AOPA, and a charter member of the AOPA Foundation President’s Council, he took […]

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AOPA 2016 Bremerton Fly-In Biggest Yet

FREDERICK, MD – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) held the second of four AOPA 2016 Fly-Ins at Bremerton National Airport (KPWT) on Aug. 19 and 20. The event drew more aircraft and attendees than any previous AOPA Fly-In. “With more than 4,000 people and nearly 700 aircraft, the AOPA Bremerton Fly-In was our […]

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AOPA Statement on Passage of FAA Extension and Third Class Medical Reform

AOPA STATEMENT ON THE SENATE PASSAGE OF THE FAA EXTENSION AND THIRD CLASS MEDICAL REFORM FREDERICK, MD – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) released the following statement after the Senate voted to pass H.R. 636, known as the “FAA Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016,” which has already passed the House and […]

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Statement from AOPA President Mark Baker Regarding Third Class Medical Reform

  Statement from AOPA President Mark Baker: “Including third class medical reform in this package is great news for general aviation and we’re very pleased to see it moving forward as part of the FAA extension,” said AOPA President Mark Baker. “We appreciate the efforts of general aviation advocates in both the House and Senate. […]

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AOPA Offers Statement on the New Airman Standards

  “We want pilots to feel that preparing for and taking the knowledge test is a valuable part of their training experience, not a memorization exercise. The new standards are designed to adapt as in-cockpit technology changes and to do a better job of integrating the knowledge and practical tests. The overall result will be […]

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AOPA Announces More Than $156,000 in Flight Training Scholarships

AOPA ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $156,000 IN FLIGHT TRAINING SCHOLARSHIPS FREDERICK, MD, June 7, 2016 – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) announced applications are open for three different flight training scholarship programs that will award more than $156,000. Cindy Hasselbring, senior director of AOPA’s high school aviation initiative said, “AOPA’s scholarships are a great […]

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FAA Announces Rebate Incentives for General Aviation Aircraft Owners

Industry Groups Praise FAA’s Rebate Incentive for General Aviation Aircraft Owners to Equip with ADS-B Out Avionics 20,000 rebates available on first-come, first-served basis for one year WICHITA, KANSAS, June 6, 2016 — A group of general aviation leaders today applauded the Federal Aviation Administration’s announcement of a $500 rebate incentive for general aviation aircraft […]

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AOPA President to Host Town Hall at Sun ‘n Fun

AOPA PRESIDENT MARK BAKER TO HOST PILOT TOWN HALL WEDNESDAY MORNING AT SUN ‘N FUN LAKELAND, FL – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s (AOPA) President Mark Baker will host a Pilot Town Hall on Wednesday, April 6, 8:30 – 9:30 am at AOPA’s Program Pavilion at Sun ‘n Fun. Baker will update members, pilots, and […]

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AOPA Statement on FAA Reauthorization Legislation

  “We’re pleased that the Senate is keeping FAA reauthorization legislation moving. Past experience has shown that limping along from extension to extension—sometimes for years—can really slow important long-term initiatives. This bill would give the FAA a way forward while addressing many of the big issues that matter to the general aviation community, including third […]

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AOPA Statement on AIRR Act

“FAA reauthorization legislation that passed out of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Feb. 11 was beset by concerns from the aviation industry, partisan struggles, and jurisdictional questions before being set aside this week. Medical and certification reforms, long-term funding for projects like modernization, airports, and unleaded fuels—these are the issues that matter to […]

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AOPA Statement on Passage of the AIRR Act

STATEMENT ON US HOUSE COMMITTEE PASSAGE OF THE AIRR ACT 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 on a 32 to 26 […]

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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 includes third-class medical reform, by unanimous consent on Dec. 15, less than a week after […]

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THIRD-CLASS MEDICAL REFORM GAINING MOMENTUM

Senate Committee Passes Pilot’s Bill Of Rights 2 FREDERICK, MD –The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation has passed S. 571, better known as the Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2 (PBR2), which will now go to the full Senate for consideration. The bill has strong bipartisan support in both the Senate, where it has […]

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AOPA STATEMENT ON SANTA MONICA AIRPORT RULING

FREDERICK, MD –The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) issued the following statement following yesterday’s FAA’s ruling that Santa Monica Municipal Airport is under federal grant obligations until Aug. 27, 2023. The ruling contradicted the city of Santa Monica’s assertion that its grant obligations ended in 2014 and means the airport must remain open and […]

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AOPA ANNOUNCES EXCITING NEW FLIGHT TRAINING LOANS

  FREDERICK, MD – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is announcing the availability of flight training financing through an innovative new program developed by the AOPA Aviation Finance Company. The funds can be used for everything from starting and finishing primary training to advanced training, such as instrument training or obtaining a commercial […]

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AOPA Names Mark Baker President

Get to know the new AOPA President through a letter written by chairman, Bill Trimble: Dear Fellow AOPA Member: I’m pleased to announce that the Board of Trustees has selected Mark Baker as the fifth president and CEO in AOPA’s nearly 75-year history. Throughout the past several months, the board searched for a pilot with […]

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AOPA Makes Financing Easier for Members

AOPA launched an expansive new aviation finance company June 3 that will give AOPA members greater access to lending options for aircraft purchases and avionics upgrades. The new service, AOPA Aviation Finance Company, LLC (AAF), will offer more flexible financing options through a collection of banks—rather than with just one institution. This will allow AAF […]

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Harrison Ford Rallies Support for ATC Towers

Editor’s note: The FAA on March 22 is expected to release the list of towers that will be closing as a result of sequestration. Check back on AOPA.org, where we will post the list as soon as it is released. “It’s about safety and jobs,” reiterated Harrison Ford time and time again as he addressed […]

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Mayday: Cherokee Six Lands in Icy Hudson, All Survive

An evening tour above the Hudson River might have turned tragic, but pilot Deniece De Priester Kok kept her cool when the engine quit—and landed like Sully. A cellphone call at 5:25 p.m. Eastern on Jan. 27—four years, 12 days after US Airways Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and First Officer Jeff Skiles ditched an Airbus […]

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