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AOPA moves to the flight line at AirVenture

Article | Jul 17, 2014

AOPA members can get a prime view of the action during the afternoon airshows at EAA AirVenture from the association’s new location on the flight line.

Registration opens for AOPA Homecoming Fly-In

Article | Jul 10, 2014

Registration is now open for the AOPA Homecoming Fly-In Oct. 4, so sign up now for your free lunch and a day of educational seminars, meeting with fellow pilots, and more at AOPA’s home base.

Answers for Pilots: Aircraft Purchasing

Article | May 16, 2014

AOPA has an assortment of helpful resources for those looking to purchase an aircraft, including the help of insurance experts in AOPA Insurance Services and help with financing through AOPA Financing Company, LLC.

Common myths surrounding aircraft financing

Article | Mar 28, 2014

Myth #1- It is always cheaper to pay cash. Whether pilots empty their checking/savings account or the stash under their mattress to buy their dream aircraft, they ignore the age-old axiom: “Cash is king.”

Financing an aircraft? Six reasons to call a broker

Article | Mar 20, 2014

Find out the six benefits of using an aircraft finance broker to help you find the right financing for your aircraft purchase.

AOPA Unveils New Guide To Start Flying Clubs

News release | Mar 12, 2014

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) released on Wednesday a helpful new tool that will steer members through the critical steps of starting a flying club. “AOPA’s Guide to Starting a Flying Club” identifies the most important aspects to consider when bringing a club from inception to full operation.

New guide helps pilots start, run flying clubs

Article | Mar 12, 2014

AOPA has released a comprehensive guide to help members navigate the launch and operation of their own flying clubs.

Financing is not just for aircraft purchases

Article | Jan 09, 2014

AOPA Aviation Finance Company can help with upgrades, overhauls, or even a new engine.

Michigan wrestles with aviation funding bills

Advocacy | Dec 11, 2013

AOPA is looking to the Michigan Senate for “refinement” of proposals amended unfavorably in last-minute House action.

Aviation market recovering: Time to buy an aircraft?

Article | Nov 25, 2013

Many aircraft owners were shocked by economic events of 2008 and 2009. Fortunately, the market is recovering and banks are loosening up requirements on aircraft loans and reintroducing financing products.

Aircraft ownership carries tax benefits

Article | Sep 23, 2013

There are sound financial reasons for aircraft ownership. Beyond the money saved on overnight trips, delays caused by airlines, and other miscellaneous expenses, owning an airplane has definite tax advantages.

Three reasons an LLC may be right for you when buying an aircraft

Article | Aug 06, 2013

You have probably noticed the initials LLC on your lawyer's or other professional's business card. What you may not have considered is that an LLC may be the best way to go if you are buying an airplane in partnership with another person or group of people.

Visit AOPA Aviation Finance Co. at EAA AirVenture

Article | Jul 22, 2013

AirVenture attendees can get aircraft finance information and enter to win an iPad Mini loaded with a one-year free subscription to FlyQ EFB.

Five good reasons to say yes to a business aircraft

Article | Jul 08, 2013

AOPA Aviation Finance Co. offers members five reasons why buying a business aircraft is a good idea.

Buying an aircraft?

Article | Jun 20, 2013

Many pilots prefer to pay cash for an airplane. Sounds admirable, but economics suggest that it may be time to take a second look and consider whether financing an aircraft purchase is a better alternative for you.

AOPA makes financing easier for members through new aviation finance company (13-2-019)

Article | Jun 03, 2013

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) launched an expansive new aviation finance company today that will give AOPA members greater access to lending options for aircraft purchases and avionics upgrades.

AOPA makes financing easier for members

Article | Jun 03, 2013

AOPA launched an expansive new aviation finance company June 3 that will give AOPA members greater access to lending options for aircraft purchases and avionics upgrades.

Colorado passes tax credit bill that helps MROs

Article | May 15, 2013

Aviation, maintenance, repair, and overhaul businesses in Colorado are now eligible for the state's existing $1,200-per-new-employee income tax credit for aircraft manufacturing firms.

Job growth seen from Colorado tax credit

Article | Apr 16, 2013

A Colorado bill that could boost job growth in the aviation maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) business has passed the House and is headed for action in the state Senate, where AOPA and other industry supporters are urging speedy passage. House Bill 13-1080 would expand an existing state income tax credit of $1,200 per new employee to MRO companies.

Coast-to-coast efforts boost safety, economies in 2012

Advocacy | Dec 18, 2012

AOPA’s new regional managers worked with headquarters staff to defend pilots’ access to airports, promote tax and economic policies that keep the general aviation industry healthy, and keep the skies safe for GA pilots.

Florida House passes aviation tax exemption

Advocacy | Feb 15, 2012

The Florida House has voted to expand a sales tax exemption to most light general aviation aircraft maintenance costs and the equipment used in the repairs.

Pilot Briefing

Article | Sep 01, 1998

Misfueling scare stirs emotions at Oshkosh A misfueling rumor on July 30 caused quite a stir at the Experimental Aircraft Association's annual AirVenture convention in Oshkosh. A spokesperson for Basler Flight Service, the FBO that handles the fueling of airplanes during the EAA convention, said that the owner of a warbird noticed that the fuel in his airplane had a strange color and odor.