Pennsylvania House passes tax exemption

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives recently passed a bill, by a vote of 179 to 19, to exempt aircraft purchases and maintenance from the state’s 6% sales tax. This action, say supporters, will return jobs and competitiveness to the state’s aviation industry.

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AOPA Live premieres weekly news show

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has unveiled the AOPA Live This Week news broadcast. The new television-style webcast, created by Executive Producer Warren Morningstar and hosted by AOPA Pilot Editor-In-Chief Tom Haines, offers a look at the week in general aviation.

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AOPA’s Spence takes over as IAOPA secretary general

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has named Craig Spence as acting Secretary General of the International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Association (IAOPA). He takes over for John Sheehan, who retired today.

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Bonanza owners to hold convention during AOPA Expo

The American Bonanza Society (ABS) annual convention will be held in conjunction with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Aviation Summit in Palm Springs, Calif., Oct. 11-13.

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FlyQ mobile app released

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) released a new mobile application for the iPhone today that provides detailed airport information, aviation weather, and flight planning capability, free to AOPA members. The new app, AOPA FlyQ, replaces the AOPA Airports app and is now available for download through Apple’s App Store.

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AOPA awards flight training scholarships

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association named three winners for $5,000 flight training scholarships at this year’s Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In & Expo.

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Tip on how to make your comments be heard

Want to comment on the AOPA/EAA request for an exemption to the third class medical, but just not sure what to say? AOPA is offering some tips on how to make your comments most effective. Check it out here.

 

A banner year for general aviation

This has actually been a banner year for general aviation, according to U.S. Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.), who hosted a Town Hall Meeting Saturday morning on the Sun ’n Fun campus. “We got a lot done in the FAA reauthorization,” he reported.

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AOPA Foundation’s Hat in the Ring Society to honor GA

The AOPA Foundation has unveiled a plan to expand its Hat in the Ring Society and bestow four awards on those in the general aviation industry who have made significant strides in each of the categories.

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AOPA partners with Build-A-Plane

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association has become the latest media partner with Build-A-Plane, supporting the Kids Across America campaign, created to help children make the trip to Oshkosh, Wis., for the Experimental Aircraft Association’s 2012 AirVenture.

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