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November 09, 2009

AOPA Spent $770K Lobbying In The 3rd Quarter

Environmental, Safety, And Airport Fees All Topics On The Hill

AOPA spent $770,000 lobbying in the 3rd quarter of 2009, according to documents filed with the Clerks Office of the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Aero-TV: First Year and Counting -- One On One With Craig Fuller, Part 1

A First Year Update With AOPA's President

It's been a trial by fire for First Year AOPA Boss, Craig Fuller... not only did he follow a leader (the irrepressible Phil Boyer) who was much beloved by the membership, but he stepped into the mess that 2009 made of the aviation business (much less the rest of the world).

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New Organization Fights FAA's Hangar Home Directive

A new organization, (TTF), has sprung into action in order to fight the FAA's prohibition of hangar homes at publically funded airports.

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Something Else To Prepare For, Airspace-Wise -- 2010 Olympic Games TFR

FAA Notice Number: NOTC2003

The 2010 Winter Olympic & Paralympic Games will be held during the period January 29, 2010 through March 24, 2010. Security associated with the Olympic Games includes some very restricted airspace in Canada and a US Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) that extends into northwestern Washington State.

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K-State's Flight Team Headed To Nationals

Placed Third Overall In Regional Competition

Kansas State University's Flight Team is headed to NIFA's National SAFECON Competition after placing third overall at the Region VI competition in Norman, Oklahoma, October 18-24. Other awards making their way back to the Salina campus include the Safety Award, Top Scoring Female Contestant and Top Female Pilot.

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