AOPA’s Bruce Landsberg to retire

One of general aviation’s most prominent safety advocates has announced his retirement after 22 years in leadership roles at the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). As president of the AOPA Foundation and executive director of the AOPA Air Safety Institute, Bruce Landsberg has led the association’s fundraising, charitable, and safety efforts for more than two decades. He will continue to serve in an advisory capacity.

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Judge dismisses patent lawsuit against AOPA

A U.S. District Court judge in Oregon has dismissed a patent infringement lawsuit against the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). District Judge Marco Hernández dismissed the lawsuit, brought by SD Holdings, LLC, on July 22 for lack of personal jurisdiction.

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AOPA looking for airports to host 2015 regional fly-ins

Following on the success of its 2014 regional fly-ins, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has issued a “Request for Airport Proposal” for its series of regional fly-ins for 2015.

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AOPA launches flight training poll

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has opened its flight training poll, a survey that allows student pilots to offer feedback on their flight training experiences.

This is the third year for the poll, which provides data on the performance — good and bad — of flight schools and instructors as a means of adopting best practices and improving the customer experience.

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AOPA Foundation offers scholarships

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 sport, recreational or private pilot certificate.

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AOPA and Jeppesen enter new partnership

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 Frederick Md., headquarters.

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AOPA marks 75th anniversary

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 that was destined to become the world’s largest aviation member association.

Then, as now, AOPA’s primary mission was to protect the freedom to fly for the growing population of general aviation pilots and aircraft owners.

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Thousands attend first AOPA Regional Fly-In

More than 2,500 people took part in the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) 2014 regional fly-in held in San Marcos, Texas, last Saturday. This was the first of seven fly-ins AOPA will host this year.

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AOPA launches first member fly-in this Saturday

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), the world’s largest member-aviation organization, will host the first of seven fly-ins for 2014 at San Marcos Municipal Airport (KHYI) on Saturday, April 26.

Hundreds of aircraft are expected in San Marcos, and also at nearby New Braunfels Airport (KBAZ), the fly-in’s reliever airport with shuttle bus service to San Marcos.

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AOPA promises strong opposition to user fee proposal

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association said Tuesday it would continue to reject aviation user fees after the White House released its 2015 budget proposal, which calls for a $100-per-flight “surcharge” to pay for air traffic control services.

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