AOPA Member Guide

AOPA member services that keep you flying

November 1, 2007


Night flying

The shorter daylight hours may find you touching down at your destination airport well after the sun has set. Are you current for night flight? You'll need to be if you plan to act as pilot in command of a flight carrying passengers (see " Flying Seasons: The Darkest Hours, page 119). If you're not sure what the currency requirements are, read up on them in AOPA's subject report on night flying. You'll find lots of information and safety tips for flying in the dark. Here are a few of them: Remember those extra flashlight batteries; understand nighttime illusions that make it hard to distinguish the horizon; and brush up on airport lighting to help you navigate around the airport at night. You'll find this subject report online. And, if you have questions, give AOPA a call at 800-USA-AOPA (872-2672).

Insurance tips

Can you influence the cost of your aircraft insurance? The answer is yes. Here's how: Demonstrate a commitment to recurrent training and safety every year. A well-trained pilot is less likely to have an accident; so pilots who obtain regular recurrent training are more likely to obtain the best rate. Many underwriters also have additional discounts for advanced certificates and ratings. Partner with an aviation insurance brokerage that specializes in owner-flown aircraft.

The AOPA Insurance Agency specializes in general aviation aircraft and understand your unique needs. Call 888-462-2672 or visit the Web site.

Become an AOPA Life Member today

With your gift of $2,500 to the AOPA Air Safety Foundation you can join the nearly 1,000 aviators who are AOPA Life Members and receive:

  • A $2,000 Charitable Tax Deduction benefit for your contribution because ASF is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization.
  • Free AOPA Membership for life in appreciation of your significant commitment to GA safety.
  • An AOPA Life Member certificate, special identification card, and exclusive lapel pin to distinguish you as a leading supporter of aviation safety.

The generosity and dedication of AOPA life members allows the AOPA Air Safety Foundation to perform its vital work to improve pilot training, keep our skies accident free, and, most important of all, save lives.

For more information on how to become an AOPA Life Member, visit the Web site or call 800-955-9115.