Doctors vote to fight driver’s license medical

Posted on June 17th, 2014 by

From a pilot’s perspective, the enemy of positive change is self-interest and bureaucracy, and both were well represented during the recent meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA) in Chicago. According to a blog post from Flying Magazine’s Robert Goyer, an... Continue Reading →

AOPA Foundation offers scholarships

Posted on May 28th, 2014 by

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Foundation will award 11 scholarships in 2014 to help support outstanding student pilots. Ten of the scholarships will provide $5,000 each and an 11th scholarship will award $12,000 to student pilots pursuing an FAA... Continue Reading →

US House Committee fuels future of unleaded avgas

Posted on May 26th, 2014 by

The U.S. House Appropriations Committee last week approved funding to support continued research into the transition to unleaded avgas for piston-engine aircraft. Continue Reading →

GAMA scholarship winners named

Posted on May 23rd, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has revealed the winners of two scholarships awarded annually to students who have demonstrated excellence in pursuing aviation studies. Each scholarship is worth $2,000. Continue Reading →

AUVSI names new board members

Posted on May 21st, 2014 by

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), the world’s largest association representing the unmanned systems community, announced its newly elected board of directors during its annual Unmanned Systems 2014 in Orlando, Fla., earlier this month. Newly elected directors for the... Continue Reading →

Citation Jet Pilots Association names official wine partner

Posted on May 21st, 2014 by

ENTERPRISE, Fla.— The Citation Jet Pilots Association has named Wagner Family of Wine as the official wine partner for the Citation Jet Pilots/Owner Pilot Association (CJP). Continue Reading →

AOPA and Jeppesen enter new partnership

Posted on May 19th, 2014 by

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and Jeppesen have entered into a new partnership that includes support and participation in AOPA Foundation Air Safety Institute seminars, the 2014 regional AOPA Fly-Ins and the association’s 75th Anniversary “Homecoming” Fly-In at its... Continue Reading →

AOPA marks 75th anniversary

Posted on May 15th, 2014 by

FREDERICK, Md. — On this day in 1939, five pilots — all unabashed aviation enthusiasts — gathered near Wings Field north of Philadelphia and signed the charter that would launch the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), a fledgling group... Continue Reading →

Environmental groups want early release of EPA report on 100LL

Posted on May 13th, 2014 by

Less than one month after a U.S. District Court ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must have sufficient time to prepare a report on the public health effects of lead emissions from general aviation (GA) aircraft, environmental groups have... Continue Reading →


Carter Aviation’s Jay Carter receives award

Posted on May 13th, 2014 by

AHS International – The Vertical Flight Technical Society – has revealed the 2014 recipients of its awards program, which has, since it establishment in 1944, paid tribute to the leaders of vertical flight and served as a catalyst for stimulating technological advances. Continue Reading →