May 22, 2006
Hangar and maintenance fees are two of the biggest expenses of owning an aircraft. But there are ways to make that and other aspects of aircraft ownership more affordable.
AOPA's Guide to Reducing the Cost of Flying offers dozens of tips from searching nearby airports for the most economical hangar rental fees, to changing your oil regularly, to making full-stall landings to save wear and tear on your tires and brakes.
Other tips include buying or selling your aircraft directly - eliminate the middleman. Individually, these savings might seem small, but take a look at all of the guide's cost-saving strategies. When combined, the savings can add up.
May 22, 2006
As the cold weather chills AOPA’s Headquarters in Frederick, many of us are inside generating new resources for flying clubs.
In my house, every Friday night is “Movie Night.” While the movies are rarely educational (I don’t think I learned anything from the Lego Movie), we look forward to the weekly opportunity to spend time together. Why not use the same concept for your Flying Club (with the addition of education, of course)?
AOPA Flying Club Manager Kelby Ferwerda posted the following on the AOPA Flying Club Facebook Page: “Recently I’ve talked with quite a few Flying Clubs about maintaining social activity through the cold winter months. Some clubs host Holliday Parties, others have Potluck Movie Nights. What does your club do to keep members involved during the chilly months?”
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