AOPA Seeking to Fill the Position of Vice President, Airports and State Advocacy

On behalf of AOPA members, the person in this position will lead and direct the development and execution of Association policies and strategies related to advocacy at state and local levels.  This person will also manage ongoing programs/initiatives, including airport protection, the Airport Support Network, and programs that promote AOPA’s mission to protect members’ freedom […]

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AOPA to Recognize Sean D. Tucker with Hoover Trophy and Rep. Rokita with Hartranft Award

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) announced aerobatic pilot Sean D. Tucker and Congressman Todd Rokita (R-Ind.) will be honored for their contributions to general aviation at the second annual Bob Hoover Trophy Reception. The event will be held on the evening of March 8 at Ronald Reagan National Airport’s Historic Terminal A Lobby […]

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Is it really about the noise or something else?

Over the next few columns in Skybrief, let’s take a look at community complaints regarding noise generated by the local airport. Is it really about the noise or are there other factors at work? We’ll take a look at airport compatible land use (or what might be more appropriately called incompatible land uses) and what’s […]

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When is an airport lease not a lease?

By Bill Dunn We’ll get to that question in a few moments. But first, let’s have a brief discussion about leases. When it comes to leases for uses of airport properties, they come in a wide variety of formats and page lengths. I’ve seen leases that are just a few pages in length and others […]

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Collins Returns to AOPA as Safety Programs Manager

AOPA announced that John Collins has re-joined AOPA in the role of Manager of Aviation Safety Programs, in their Fredrick, Maryland office. In this role, Collins will oversee the Air Safety Institute’s In-Person Flight Instructor Refresher Courses, Online eFIRC, and In-Person Safety Seminars. Additionally, he will represent ASI at industry and government meetings. Collins has […]

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NEW IFR COURSE RELEASED FROM AOPA AIR SAFETY INSTITUTE

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Air Safety Institute (ASI) has released a new course designed to provide pilots with tested and proven techniques for flying more safely under instrument flight rules (IFR). The procedures discussed are used by seasoned pilots, instructors, and air traffic controllers in the real world. ASI recommends all instrument-rated […]

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