AOPA calls on Ohio leaders to fix aircraft registration fees

March 19, 2004

AOPA has called on the Ohio General Assembly leadership to fix the inequitable aircraft registration fee system. Last year, AOPA lobbied fiercely against a provision included in the Ohio state budget that set the aircraft registration fee at a flat $100 for every airplane, regardless of size. Previously, the fee had been based on seats with a four-place aircraft paying $12 per year. The result was an 800-percent increase for small aircraft and a decrease for large jets. Recently, both the House and the Senate passed a bill without amendments to reduce the aircraft registration fee. AOPA will continue to fight this discriminatory arrangement.