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purchasing an aircraft

Purchasing an Aircraft

Buying an aircraft may seem like an overwhelming task, but AOPA experts answer questions and help explain the process in this recorded session of the interactive Webinar on aircraft purchasing. Topics covered include aircraft valuation, costs and financing, insurance, inspections, required paperwork, title and escrow services, aircraft records, taxes, and more. Representatives from AOPA’s Aircraft Financing Program, the AOPA Insurance Agency, and AIC Title Service also participate to answer questions.

reducing the cost of flying

Reducing the Cost of Flying

Is the expense of flying keeping you on the ground more than you'd like? Listen to Rodney Martz, AOPA senior aviation technical specialist, and Dave Hirschman, senior editor and author of AOPA Pilot's popular "Frugal Flier" column as they share ways to trim flight costs, both short term and long. Discussion covers ownership options, aircraft maintenance, ways to put your aircraft to work, and more.


Selecting the Right Flying Club Aircraft

Adam Smith and Marc Epner from Leading Edge Flying Club discussed the selection process when choosing aircraft types. Drawing on the experience of the Leading Edge Flying Club located near Chicago, as well as information gleaned by AOPA pilots, the webinar covered analyzing, selecting, maintaining and insuring the best aircraft for use among the more than 650 flying club found in the United States.

special issuances

Special Issuance Medical Certificates

For pilots who have health concerns such as diabetes, heart issues, cancer, or others, special issuance medical certification may be an option to keep you flying. Learn about the 15 disqualifying illnesses and what is required to get your medical certification back. Special emphasis on heart-related conditions. Hear Gary Crump, AOPA Director of Medical Certification, and Dr. Warren Silberman, FAA Manager, Aerospace Medical Certification Division discuss the details of these medical issues as they relate to flying.

special issuance medical certification

Special Issuance Medical Certification

For more than 25,000 pilots, obtaining a special issuance (SI) medical certificate is the difference between flying and being grounded. The FAA created the SI authorization to provide more flexibility in granting medical certificates to pilots with serious medical conditions. The Federal Air Surgeon’s authorization of these certificates is discretionary and comes with requirements for periodic medical checks. Find out the details in this Webinar, hosted by Gary Crump, AOPA Director of Medical Certification.

starting a flying club

Starting a Flying Club

Flying clubs are a big part of AOPA’s new Center to Advance the Pilot Community, which was created to help build the pilot population. AOPA is hosting a series of webinars for flying clubs of all types. This is the first of several webinars on various flying club topics. Find out what's involved in starting a flying club. In addition to AOPA staff, the webinar panel includes counsel on legal and entity concerns as they apply to clubs. You'll also hear from the director of a successful, new flying club as he shares his experiences.

flying after 50

Aging Pilots: Tips for Keeping Your Medical Certification

Birthdays can be a mixed blessing after a certain point in life. Although we all age differently, each of us faces continuing health and wellness challenges to stay sharp in the cockpit. Gary Crump, AOPA Director of Medical Certification hosts this webinar focused on airman wellness and maintaining your medical certificate – whether it’s a regular issuance, or special issuance. Dr. Jonathan Sackier, AOPA Wellness Consultant and author of “Fly Well,” a monthly column in AOPA Pilot, shares insights on maintaining a healthy edge well into the golden years. Dr. Warren Silberman, former manager of the FAA Aerospace Medical Certification Division brings an FAA perspective on pilot health and medical certification.