Strength in Numbers Help Us Preserve the Freedom to Fly

For the last seven decades, AOPA has relied on the support of its members to become the most powerful voice in general aviation. We owe our strength and many accomplishments to nearly 400,000 members across the country.   As our industry and the pilot population struggle through these tough economic times and with must-win battles like user fees, we need YOU more than ever to help us maintain our powerful voice with a thriving and growing membership.

In that spirit, we’re excited to announce the launch of AOPA’s “Strength in Numbers” Membership Drive!  As an AOPA member, YOU know the value of belonging to the largest membership association that advocates on behalf of the entire general aviation industry. YOU know about AOPA’s informative and relevant publications.  YOU know about AOPA’s valuable educational resources and piloting tools. There’s no better time than now for YOU to share that knowledge with your friends, fellow pilots, colleagues, and new and prospective student pilots.

Membership Matters

Increasing our membership means we can work more effectively to face down the growing threats against general aviation. And, with a very important election this year, it means we’ll have an even stronger voice in Washington, D.C. enabling us to continue the fight to preserve our freedom to fly for you and your children and grandchildren.  

Strength in Numbers

Together we can continue to battle the long-term threat to the future of general aviation, the pilot population and to all of us who share a passion for flying.  And, no one has a greater stake in these issues than pilots like you and all of us here at AOPA.

It only takes one. 

A strong word-of-mouth campaign is the most effective way to grow AOPA membership. According to the latest Nielsen Global Online Consumer Survey, 90 percent of consumers trust peer recommendations. If just a fraction of our members referred ONE new member, we will continue to grow and protect YOUR freedom to fly.  A growing AOPA means a greater awareness of the general aviation industry, more resources and support for members, and a louder voice when meeting with regional, state and national policy makers.

By referring just one new member, you will make a difference. Please join us in this very important drive.  You can also help by sharing this page on your Facebook and Twitter accounts to raise awareness of our campaign and rallying your fellow AOPA members on AOPA’s Facebook page. In the coming weeks, we’ll be providing you with tools and resources to help build our membership. In the meantime, here’s how you can help: 

Top Ways You Can Help Now!

  1. Encourage someone to join AOPA today
  2. Give a gift membership
  3. Refer a military aviator for our one-year complimentary membership
  4. Educate others about the benefits of AOPA membership