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AOPA PAC is an integral part of AOPA's efforts to promote the legislative and political interests of all aircraft owners and pilots.

How can I join the AOPA PAC?

AOPA PAC is easy to join. All contributions to AOPA PAC are voluntary. The decision to contribute and the amount of your contribution will not affect your standing within AOPA.

  • Donate Online
  • Donate by Phone
    To donate by phone, please call 800/872-2672. (Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET)
  • Donate by Mail
    To donate by mail, complete the AOPA PAC form and send it with your contribution to:
    AOPA Political Action Committee
    P.O. Box 866
    Frederick, MD 21705-9867

What is AOPA PAC?

AOPA PAC is an independent fund of voluntary, personal contributions. The fund is strictly regulated by the Federal Election Commission and is used by political candidates to defray campaign costs. AOPA PAC is a completely non-partisan entity. Its primary goal is to elect a pro-general aviation majority in Congress.

Why does AOPA need a PAC?

Under federal law, AOPA is prohibited from giving dues money to candidates for federal office. Therefore, AOPA PAC has been created to identify and contribute money to qualified candidates who weigh the interests of general aviation when considering legislation. In addition to our proven friends in Congress, AOPA PAC works to cultivate new members and candidates who are supportive of the industry.

Why should I support the AOPA PAC?

The AOPA PAC provides members with another collective tool to ensure the needs of general aviation are recognized in Congress. By contributing through AOPA PAC, your dollars are pooled with contributions from other pilots and aircraft owners nationwide. This means that each dollar you give carries far greater weight than if you contributed on your own. By acting through the PAC, you are part of a focused and effective campaign to achieve maximum returns from limited dollars.

Which candidates will receive AOPA PAC contributions?

The AOPA PAC supports qualified men and women, regardless of party affiliation, who recognize and support your right to fly. Among other things, AOPA PAC looks closely at candidate's record, past support for general aviation, committee assignments, leadership positions and political vulnerability.

AOPA PAC can give $5,000 to candidates per election (primary, general, special, etc.). In addition, AOPA PAC can give $15,000 annually to national party committees and $5,000 annually to other PACs, state parties and leadership PACs.

Please note:

  • Individuals may contribute up to $5,000 to AOPA PAC per calendar year.
  • Only personal contributions are accepted, corporate contributions are prohibited.
  • Federal law requires AOPA PAC to use its best efforts to collect and report the name, address, occupation and employer of individuals contributing more than $200 in a calendar year.
  • Contributions to AOPA PAC are not tax deductible as charitable contributions.