why you should join aopa

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To purchase an AOPA Gift Membership, please call 800-872-2672, Monday-Friday 8:30 am-6:00 pm, and a Member Services representative will assist you.

Annual Membership




Student Pilots Only


A one-year introductory membership for student pilots. AOPA is dedicated to helping new student pilots reach their aviation goals by providing valuable tools, resources, and support every step of the way to earning a private pilot's certificate.

One-time offer for Student Pilots only.




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Our most popular membership with your choice of either AOPA Pilot or Flight Training magazine. AOPA membership sets the standard of excellence, providing unmatched benefits and unparalleled advocacy protecting general aviation and your freedom to fly.

International rate is $79.**




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Perfect for members with busy lifestyles who want a higher level of service. AOPA Premier provides enhanced access, extra-personal service, and exclusive savings on legal and medical coverage.

Premier Plus



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Our highest level of service with PPS Plus included. All the valuable benefits of our PREMIER membership with AOPA Pilot Protection Services* Plus level coverage included.

Life Membership




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Never pay dues again! Our best value and a great way to show your commitment to general aviation. Enjoy all of the benefits of our REGULAR membership for life.

Life memberships are non-refundable.

Premier Plus Life



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AOPA Premier Plus Life members are true leaders in the GA community. Enjoy Premier Plus benefits for a lifetime. Includes AOPA Pilot Protection Services* Plus level coverage.

Life memberships are non-refundable.

Not ready for a full Membership? Check out these free options.

Student Trial

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A FREE one-time, six-month AOPA trial membership for student pilots residing in the U.S. Discover AOPA's many benefits, including six issues of Flight Training magazine.

AV8RS Youth

Join Free

AOPA is committed to stopping the decline in the pilot population through several initiatives including the new AOPA AV8RS membership FREE for teens ages 13-18.


Join Free

AOPA believes in sharing the freedom to fly, building community, and recognizing the service of active duty military aviators through a one-year complimentary membership.

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Gift Memberships may be purchased by calling 1-800-USA-AOPA

*PPS adds the best of our former medical program to AOPA’s popular Legal Services Plan to help you protect both your medical and pilot's certificates with one plan — at nearly half the cost.  Learn more here.

**International membership rates only available where noted.