Your continued freedom to fly is by far the biggest, though often intangible, benefit to members. This is due to the work that we do to protect GA against strong forces that seek to over regulate you, reduce the airspace in which you can fly and increase costs.
We believe that this work has value far and above the cost of membership. In fact work that AOPA has done for all GA, saves you money all the time as, sub 2000 kg, you do not pay VFR navigation charges for every hour you fly. We estimate this would now add a minimum of £10 per hour. Beyond this, if you use AVGAS then you should thank AOPA for getting the duty halved, saving you about 35p per litre (plus VAT on the duty!). Even if you hire an aircraft and don't pay directly for the AVGAS it means that the hourly rate is lower than it might have been.
Inevitably, those Pilots or GA Businesses that do not support AOPA, or indeed any other GA Organisation, get the benefit of much of our work free.
However, we understand that many members, or potential members, overlook the value of AOPA to them already without any other headline, tangible, benefits, so we have a number of member offers over and above the core benefits from being a member.
Keeping Members Informed: Magazine, Enewsletters, Social Media, Website
Personal Advice and Support for Aviation Related Issues
Instructor Liability Insurance Discount for Members - see here.
Introductory Fee for Pilot & Instructor members who recruit new Pilot & Instructor Members (see Community; PIlots or Instructors & Examiners for terms and conditions.)
HRS Hotel Bookings Service
Pilot Supply discounts - AOPA Pilot Store and Online via Pooley's Flight Equipment
AVIS Car Hire
General Aviation Reports - FREE OnlineGAR Service
Channel Islands Fuel Discounts
UK Health Insurance
Advertise your Aircraft or Share/s for Sale FREE on the website
Click on the button above to access member offers. If you don't already have a user account please use the Sign Up link at the top right of this page. We will then validate your membership status and upgrade your user account to member level as relevant. We will upgrade your account as soon as possible after you sign up