AOPA Since 1939, AOPA has protected the freedom to fly for thousands of pilots, aircraft owners and aviation enthusiasts. AOPA is the world’s largest member aviation association. With representatives based in Frederick, Md., Washington, D.C., and seven regions across the United States, AOPA provides member services that range from advocacy at the federal, state, and local levels to legal services, flight planning products, safety programs and award-winning media products. To learn more, visit www.aopa.org.
USA Today has offered its readers sensationalistic and incomplete journalism with its latest story targeting general aviation, namely an Oct. 28 article that purports to examine the potential for post-crash aircraft fires.
The review, dated Oct. 1, cites “opportunities for improvement” and notes that changes have been implemented to increase accountability, improve training and use CBP personnel – rather than local law enforcement – for stops of GA aircraft.
It gets the general aviation safety record wrong, it ignores efforts by the industry to make general aviation safer and it violates basic tenets of fairness and accuracy when it comes to good journalism.
It will award 11 scholarships in 2014. Ten of the scholarships will provide $5,000 each and an eleventh scholarship will award $12,000 to student pilots pursuing an FAA sport, recreational or private pilot certificate.
Baker: "Jim Oberstar was a champion for GA, serving as a voice of reason in Congress, fighting for aviation trust fund dollars to make their way to community airports across the country and opposing user fees."
Fly-ins will be held in Indianapolis, IN, (May 31), Plymouth, MA, (July 12), Spokane, WA, (Aug. 16), Chino, CA, (Sept. 20), and St. Simon’s, GA, (Nov. 8). AOPA will celebrate its 75th anniversary during an Oct. 4 fly-in at its Frederick, MD...
AOPA's Rusty Pilots program allows lapsed pilots a way to return to flying in a matter of hours through a free session of ground school that fulfills the FAA's flight review requirement for ground instruction.
AOPA's comments warn that the drastic course proposed by the AD is not supported by the data, could cost much more than the FAA estimates and has the potential to cause more safety problems than it solves.