Breaking news: Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) has introduced a “manager’s amendment” to H.R. 4, a bill meant to provide long-term FAA funding. The amendment would remove the U.S. ATC system from the FAA and allow it to be run by a board where the airlines will have unparalleled control. AOPA urges pilots to contact their member of Congress today. Learn more
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The Capitol is home to the U.S. Congress. The House and Senate have significant influence over general aviation. Photo by David Tulis.

AOPA: Call Congress today to defeat last-minute ATC grab

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Justin Ramsier drives a 1990 ambulance while Eric Tucker pilots his J-3 Cub from a platform attached to the ambulance roof. Photo courtesy of Method Seven and Donald Beirdneau.

Comedy flying a serious business for Eric Tucker

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Aircraft await more than 100 Air Race Classic all-female competitors for a four-day, 14-state cross country journey from Frederick, Maryland, to Santa Fe, New Mexico, June 20. Photo by David Tulis.

Field set for 2018 Air Race Classic

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Members of the Air Care Alliance attend Air Care 2018, a general aviation emergency and disaster preparedness summit at the AOPA You Can Fly campus in Frederick, Maryland, April 20, 2018. Photo by David Tulis.

Air Care Alliance summit seeks common ground

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Flight Design CTLS photo by Mike Fizer.

LIFT Air takes on new projects

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Matt Hall of Australia performs during finals at the second round of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Cannes, France, on April 22, 2018. Photo by Joerg Mitter/Red Bull Content Pool.

Hall wins in France but Goulian maintains Red Bull lead

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