Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)

Frederick, MD 21703


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Frederick, MD 21703

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Since 1939, AOPA has protected the freedom to fly by creating an environment that gives people of all ages the opportunity to enjoy aviation and all it has to offer. AOPA is the world's largest community of pilots, aircraft owners and aviation enthusiasts with representatives based in Frederick, Md., Washington, D.C., and seven regions across the United States. The association provides member services including advocacy at the federal, state, and local levels, legal services, flight training, and safety programs, and award-winning media. AOPA specializes in making aviation more accessible to everyone.         

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Business & General Aviation

AOPA’s Air Safety Institute Releases Seaplane Accident Analysis Report

March 31, 2023
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Air Safety Institute (ASI) has released a new seaplane accident analysis report. The Seaplane Accident Analysis Report 2008 – 2022 was...
Education & Training

FAA Awards AOPA Foundation With Grant to Further Its High School STEM Initiative

March 6, 2023
Recognizing its efforts to bring high-quality STEM-based aviation education to thousands of high school students across the country, the AOPA Foundation has been awarded a grant...
Business & General Aviation

Government Funding Supports General Aviation's Progress Toward Lead-Free Future

Jan. 4, 2023
A bill signed Dec. 29 recognizes the collaborative industry-government effort to move general aviation to a fleetwide drop-in, lead-free fuel solution no later than 2030 by including...
Business & General Aviation

General Aviation Moves Closer to an Unleaded Future

Sept. 1, 2022
The FAA’s approval of the use of G100UL fuel in all piston aircraft directly addresses the industry's long-standing goal of finding solutions that can be used for the entire GA...
Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Joint Industry/FAA Statement Following EAGLE Meetings

June 27, 2022
To advance the common vision of eliminating the use of lead in GA fuel, a comprehensive update was provided on June 23 to all stakeholders and interested parties by leaders and...
Fuel Distributors, Suppliers, & Manufacturers

Avgas Coalition Expresses Concerns about Unsafe Elimination of 100LL

May 9, 2022
In a May 6 letter to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Acting FAA Administrator Billy Nolen, a wide array of aviation organizations and associations across the country...
Trade Associations & Events

AOPA Honors Aviation Excellence at Sixth-Annual R.A. "Bob" Hoover Awards

March 28, 2022
Wally Funk has carved a career of trailblazing firsts. A true aviation pioneer, she may be best known to many for her recent journey into space on a Blue Origin rocket, but many...
Business & General Aviation

AOPA Salutes Sen. Inhofe for His Service to General Aviation

March 3, 2022
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association thanked longtime GA advocate and Senator James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) for his years of dedication following his announcement to retire...
Fuel Distributors, Suppliers, & Manufacturers

AOPA and Other Aviation Groups Supportive of Alternative Fuels Program

Nov. 3, 2021
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association joined other aviation associations in asking Congressional leaders to increase funding for the Alternative Fuels for General Aviation...
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Flight Training

AOPA Announces Flight Training Experience Awards, Regional Winners

Oct. 22, 2021
FREDERICK, Md., October 21, 2021—The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association has announced the results from the 2021 annual Flight Training Experience Awards and will announce ...

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Education & Training

AOPA Praises House Amendment to Reverse FAA Flight Training Policy

Sept. 24, 2021
Bipartisan amendment clarifies a flight instructor providing student instruction, flight instruction or flight training shall not be deemed to be operating an aircraft carrying...
Trade Associations & Events

General Aviation Associations Welcome GAMI's Unleaded Aviation Fuel STC

July 28, 2021
The STC for use of GAMI’s proprietary high-octane unleaded avgas, G100UL, is currently for a limited number of normally aspirated 4-cylinder engines and is a constructive step...
Business & General Aviation

General Aviation Associations Welcome Gami’s Unleaded Aviation Fuel STC

July 28, 2021
The Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA), Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), and General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) congratulate General Aviation Modificatio...
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Business & General Aviation

AOPA Blasts FAA Flight Training Directive

July 12, 2021
In light of the recent and short-sighted FAA directive governing flight training for compensation in certain categories of aircraft, AOPA President and CEO Mark Baker sent a strongly...
Education & Training

AOPA Foundation Receives the Highest Rating from Charity Navigator

June 8, 2021
FREDERICK, Md., June 7, 2021—The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Foundation has been recognized by Charity Navigator, the world’s largest guide for philanthropic decision...
Flight Training

AOPA Flight Training Experience Survey Opens May 15

May 14, 2021
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association has announced the return of the 2021 Flight Training Experience Survey on May 15 in an effort to continue seeking out and recognizing...
Trade Associations & Events

AOPA Opens Aviator Showcases Exhibitor Registration

May 11, 2021
Exhibitor registration for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s two Aviator Showcases are now open and are generating excitement among aviation companies. The one-day,...
Education & Training

Aviation Groups Ask FAA for Clarification on Flight-Training Rules

April 21, 2021
In the wake of a ruling by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on April 2, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and two other general aviation organizations sent a letter ...
FBOs & Tenants

AOPA's Call for Ramp, FBO Transparency Gains Momentum

April 16, 2021
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and more than 300 general aviation organizations, representing hundreds of thousands of pilots, have signed on to the Know Before You...