July 1, 2007
By Kathy Dondzila
Flying to Canada in a private aircraft can be one of a pilot's most enjoyable adventures. From the mountains of British Columbia, to Nova Scotia, and to the vast far Northwest Territories, Canada provides spectacular views and great locations that often can be reached only by light aircraft. Here is a brief list of how to prepare for a trip to Canada.
Answers to frequently asked questions about your AOPA membership
Q: I'd like to give an AOPA membership as a gift to a friend. Can I do that?
A: Yes. Giving friends or relatives a membership in AOPA provides them with information and tools that help them fly safely and get more enjoyment out of flying.
Your gift recipient will receive a special gift card and an AOPA pilot's cap. Use our convenient online form or call Member Services to help someone special celebrate a holiday or any special event.
Q: Could I be putting myself at risk flying without renters insurance?
A: Yes, you could be putting yourself at risk. But, most important, you're putting yourself in financial jeopardy when flying without renters insurance. The average cost of an aviation claim is $30,000, in addition to legal fees, which average $20,000 per accident but can reach hundreds of thousands of dollars, depending on the circumstances. Why take the financial risk when AOPA Insurance Agency offers renter's policies for as low as $90? Call the AOPA Insurance Agency to make sure you are covered, at 800/622-2672.
Q: Can I update my AOPA membership and pilot information online?
A: Yes. Go online and look for the My AOPA Membership link in the left column. After you click on it, you'll be asked to log in — for your security — with your AOPA member number or your user name and password. You'll then be able to view and update your current membership information and options. You can do it as often as you need to and whenever it's most convenient for you. You can review personal information, renew your membership, and more by clicking on My AOPA Membership in the left column of our home page.
Phone: 800/USA-AOPA (872-2672), from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern time from Monday through Friday E-mail: email@example.com Web: Update your personal information, renew your membership, and much more by clicking on My AOPA Membership in the left column of our home page.
Technical Communications Manager, Kathy Dondzila, joined AOPA in 1990 and is an instrument-rated private pilot.
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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)?
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