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Positioning oneself in a seller's market

In a seller’s market, the best way for a buyer to position themselves is through a three-pronged strategy of pre-approval, extra liquidity and nimbleness. In a seller’s market, the best way for a buyer to position themselves is through a three-pronged strategy of pre-approval, extra liquidity and nimbleness. Buyers who finance may find themselves up […]

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uAvionix announced July 5 that it has received FAA technical standard orders (TSO) authorization for its tailBeacon integrated rear position light and ADS-B Out solution. Photo by Mike Collins.

FAA issues TSO for uAvionix tailBeacon - STC is in the works, company says

uAvionix announced July 5 that it has received FAA technical standard order (TSO) authorization for its tailBeacon integrated rear position light and Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out solution.   Similar to its popular skyBeacon, which mounts on an aircraft’s left wing tip, the tailBeacon is designed for ease of installation and the company expects the […]

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The federal government ended private aircraft access to Cuba June 5. AOPA file photo.

New rule ends private flights to Cuba

Two years after President Donald Trump first announced his intent to reverse Obama-era changes easing restrictions on travel to Cuba, a final rule effective June 5 closed the door for most of general aviation. The Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security published the final rule on June 5 implementing additional restrictions on travel and commerce […]

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ADS-B Rebates Nearly Gone

$500 FAA INCENTIVES WILL RUN OUT SOON May 6, 2019 By Mike Collins As of today, fewer than 1,000 Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out rebate reservations remain available from the FAA. Because aircraft owners are reserving rebates at an average rate of 60 to 100 per day, the available rebates could be exhausted in two […]

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AOPA scholarship deadline is April 2

LAST CHANCE TO APPLY FOR AOPA SCHOLARSHIPS DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR MORE THAN $1 MILLION IN SCHOLARSHIPS IS APRIL 2 March 18, 2019 | By Alyssa J. Cobb _____________________________________________________________________________________ Time is running out to apply for AOPA’s You Can Fly scholarships that could help you earn your initial pilot certificate or get started on advanced […]

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Construction crews dug X-shaped trenches in the runway at Meigs Field in 2003. Photo by Mike Fizer.

The once roaring airfield, previously known as Meigs Field, could possibly be revived

Could Meigs Field make a comeback? Longshot mayoral candidate supports reopening the Chicago aiport. It’s alive! Or at least it might be, should Chicagoans elect mayoral candidate Willie Wilson in the city’s upcoming 2019 election. Reopening one of the most iconic general aviation airports in the country, formerly known as Meigs Field, is on the […]

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Back up to speed and European model introduced to North America

FLIGHT DESIGN BACK UP TO SPEED EUROPEAN MODEL INTRODUCED TO NORTH AMERICA January 31, 2019 | By Jim Moore Flight Design has left its financial troubles behind, bringing a speedy model popular in Europe to the American market with plans to announce details of a long-awaited four-seater in April. Tom Peghiny, president of Flight Design USA […]

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2019 AOPA FLY-IN LOCATIONS REVEALED

In celebration of its eightieth anniversary, AOPA will host three grand, two-day fly-ins for the 2019 season. Returning to two previous favorite fly-in locations and one brand-new destination, these aviation festivities will run all day Friday and Saturday, and will feature expanded exhibit hours, seminars, workshops, aircraft displays, and special aerial demonstrations. The season kicks off May […]

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AOPA Insurance Agency at AirVenture 2018

WE KNOW HOW THE WORLD LOOKS FROM THE COCKPIT, NOT JUST ON AN ACTUARIAL TABLE     Are you overpaying for your aircraft insurance? Stop by and the AOPA Insurance Agency at AirVenture and find out. We'll share our money saving tips and teach you how to avoid common but costly mistakes. Booth 463, July 23-29. […]

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AOPA and Stallion 51 Help Get Pilots Flying Again

(KISSIMMEE, Fla.) – January 23, 2018 - AOPA Rusty Pilots Seminar is coming to Stallion 51 Flight Ops at the Kissimmee Gateway Airport (KISM) March 3, 2018. There are more than 500,000 pilots who have taken a little breather from flying. The good news is that through AOPA ‘s Rusty Pilot seminars it is easy […]

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AOPA BasicMed Course & FAA Medical Exam Checklist Now Available

  FREDERICK, MD – The wait to get ready for BasicMed is over – the FAA has released the official BasicMed Comprehensive Medical Examination Checklist that pilots must fill out and have completed by a state-licensed physician. It has also published a link to the free online AOPA Self-Assesment Course that satisfies the requirement for pilots to […]

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Google Earth view of Marana Regional Airport in Marana, Arizona.

New Arizona Show to Launch in May

Organizers hope an airport that became the end of the line for, and still hosts, a few Beechcraft Starships will help launch a new general aviation show. The U.S. Flight Expo has invited vendors, pilots, and enthusiasts May 3 through 6 to the recently spruced-up airport in Marana, Arizona, for a trade show with ambitions […]

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AOPA calls for NTSB Internal Review Over Suspected Speculation in Accident Report Conclusions.

  AOPA CALLS FOR NTSB INTERNAL REVIEW OVER SUSPECTED SPECULATION IN ACCIDENT REPORT CONCLUSIONS FREDERICK, MD – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is calling on the National Transportation Safety Board to conduct an internal review to examine why the independent safety agency has approved “speculative probable cause reports related to general aviation accidents” despite […]

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Pilots cleared to start process to fly under BasicMed as of May 1

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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Pilots cleared to start process to fly under BasicMed as of May 1

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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Pilots cleared to start process to fly under BasicMed as of May 1

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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Pilots cleared to start process to fly under BasicMed as of May 1

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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Pilots cleared to start process to fly under BasicMed as of May 1

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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Pilots cleared to start process to fly under BasicMed as of May 1

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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Pilots cleared to start process to fly under BasicMed as of May 1

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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