AOPA Has Created Flying Clubs Advisory Group
- The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has created an advisory group of 10 flying clubs as part of the association’s efforts to help pilots fly more frequently and affordably. The advisory group, which is operationally diverse and geographically balanced nationwide, will focus on how flying clubs can create a sense of community among aviators.
AOPA’s research found that clubs play a significant role in the aviation community. More than half of all active pilots are past or present members of a flying club and virtually all of them consider club membership as a positive experience.
Areas of focus will include: marketing and promotion of flying clubs on a nationwide and local level; assistance with the start-up of new flying clubs; resources to help leaders manage their clubs more easily; and opportunities to network with other clubs. More details on this initiative will be announced at AOPA Summit in October.