The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association has promoted Heidi Williams to Vice President, Air Traffic Services and Modernization. Craig Spence, Vice President of Operations and International Affairs, will continue to lead AOPA’s security advocacy efforts and will take on greater responsibilities related to international activities.
AOPA is calling for the Federal Communications Commission to revoke LightSquared’s conditional approval to develop a mobile-satellite network, noting that “a technical committee that analyzed test data has concluded that the transmissions pose intractable interference problems for aviation navigation and other uses of GPS.” Read the full report here.
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association President Craig L. Fuller recently unveiled a new initiative designed to encourage best practices and recognize flight training providers who put those practices to work every day through the AOPA Flight Training Excellence Awards.
The U.S. Sport Aviation Expo, held in Sebring, Florida, Jan. 19-22, posted record-breaking attendance this year.
Do you know everything you need to know about your general aviation aircraft engine? Test yourself with this week’s Air Safety Institute safety quiz.
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association reports that membership in the House General Aviation Caucus leaped to 169 in December, representing more than a third of the House. Lawmakers in both houses are joining the Congressional GA Caucuses to better understand GA and its importance to the national economy and to educate their colleagues; the Senate GA Caucus has grown to 36 members. Is your senator or representative a member of the caucus?