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About AOPA

The Aircraft Owner and Pilots Association UK is part of the largest General Aviation (GA) Association in the world, through the Council of International AOPA's IAOPA). IAOPA is the only GA organisation recognised by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).

Spanning 75 Countries, each National AOPA is an independent Association. These are grouped into Regional IAOPA's. In the case of AOPA UK, we are grouped with IAOPA Europe.

The primary function for each National AOPA is to Lobby (Advocate) for their members and the benefit of GA in their Home Nation. Collectively, each IAOPA Region seeks to promote GA more widely and lobby for common sense and proportional regulation and recognition of national standards for all, using best practice examples where these exist.  

We are committed to the fair treatment of GA in the UK and elsewhere, without favouring one sector over another or one activity over another. We do not see Private flying as purely recreational or sport flying.

We support regulation that is proportionate, fact based and beneficial to GA.  We oppose excessive regulation, red tape and unecessary bureaucracry. We oppose regulation that places a cost burden on GA without an appropriate benefit.

We are involved in the Department for Transport's General Aviation Roadmap, the CAA's plans for the future of GA and the UK Airspace Review, with particular focus on Lower Airspace and shared use with UAV's/Drones.

We have a keen interest in Aircraft Maintenance standards, with particualr focus on Certifed Aircraft. The established AOPA Maintenance Working Group brings together AOPA, LAA, Owners, Operators, Maintainers and the CAA.

We support the need for simpler and more accessible Ab-Initio Training, Pilot Licencing, Medical and advanced training opportunities where these can be achieved without any loss of safety. Through the AOPA Training and Education Committee we bring together Training Organisations, Flight Instructors, Flight Examiners and the CAA to drive the needs of GA.

We fight to preserve our GA Airfields, working with our colleagues in the General Aviation Awareness Council (GAAC) and supporting our members efforts to support their airfield if it is under threat.

About Membership Types

Our range of membership types has been established through demand over a long period of time:

Associate Membership :

This level of membership was offered to former Pilot or Instructor Members who had given up flying but wanted to keep in touch with GA and also continue to support AOPA. The lower price of this membership reflects the lower level of features:

  • It is designed for Non-Flying members
  • It is only available on an annual subscription
  • For New Associate Members it is only available by online payment

As an Associate Member:

  • You will receive our AOPA UK Magazine delivered by post 6 times a year
  • With consent to use your Email address you will receive our Emailed newsletters and Regulation updates
  • You can register for a separate user account on the AOPA UK Website to access member areas
  • You can access most AOPA member benefits 

Full Membership (Pilot or Instructor) 1 or 2 Year:

1 Year Membership:

  • You can pay using Online or Offline options
  • You will receive our AOPA UK Magazine delivered by post 6 times a year
  • With consent to use your Email address you will receive our Emailed newsletters and Regulation updates
  • You can register for a separate user account on the AOPA UK Website to access member areas
  • You can access all AOPA member benefits 
  • You will receive personal advice and support if required for aviation related issues
  • You can request a free Classified Advertisement on the website
  • Instructors get a discount on AOPA FI(A) Refresher Courses
  • Instructor Liability Insurance available with a Discount 

 2 Year Membership:

As 1 year Membership PLUS:

  • Aircrew Photo ID Membership Card
  • Pay in two equal instalments by Direct Debit

1 Year Full Pilot ot Instructor by Monthly Direct Debit Instalments:

  • As 1 Year Full Membership but pay in 12 monthly instalments by Direct Debit

Student Membership:

FREE for up to 2 Years or until you gain your Pilot Licence, whichever is the earlier.

Full membership benefits equivalent to 1 Year Pilot membership while you are a Student Pilot.

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