Member Guide

AOPA member services that keep you flying

July 1, 2011

Answers for Pilots: Oh, those northern lights!

From The Citadel in Quebec City to Victoria’s Inner Harbour, from the humpback whales of Brier Island to Jasper National Park’s great fishing, Canada calls to us to come and visit. Canada’s territories are huge, spanning 3.8 million square miles—making it the perfect flying trip—and the GA-friendly country welcomes pilots from the “Lower 48” and from Alaska. Flying across the border involves preparation, including an annual user fee decal, an eAPIS passenger manifest (U.S. Custom and Border Protection’s Electronic Advance Passenger Information System), and survival equipment if overflying wilderness areas or water. Read the rest of the checklist for flying to Canada in this month’s Answers for Pilots. And, of course, call AOPA with questions Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern time, 800-USA-AOPA (872-2672).


Use your AOPA WorldPoints card to register for Summit

AOPA members who use the WorldPoints credit card earn points that easily convert to cash and gifts. Savvy AOPA members routinely earn a big hunk of cash back on a regular basis, while their purchases benefit AOPA as well.

Register for the 2011 AOPA Aviation Summit in Hartford, Connecticut, using your WorldPoints card and you’ll be awarded double points for the registration fee. It’s a great way to give your point balance a boost or to start collecting points by using your card.

But it’s not just Summit registration where you can earn double points. The AOPA WorldPoints card earns double points when you use it at 4,000 qualified FBOs all over the country. Earning points might take a bit of the sting out of filling the tank of your aircraft.

It makes sense to use the AOPA WorldPoints card for another reason. Every time you use the card, a portion of the revenue goes back to AOPA to help fund the important pro-general aviation work and initiatives that go on all year long at AOPA. If you’re not yet a cardholder, check out the details online.


Free resources for student pilots

Do you know someone who is currently enrolled in primary training or seriously considering learning to fly? If so, tell them about AOPA’s free six-month student membership. AOPA recognizes the need for keeping student pilots motivated to stay on track and in training by providing them with additional support. As AOPA members, students become part of an organization that actively promotes and reinforces their connection to the aviation community through its many resources and benefits including:

  • A complimentary six-month subscription to Flight Training magazine, known throughout the industry as the single best resource for new and student pilots;
  • New training techniques and resources, career development, the latest industry trends, and more emailed weekly;
  • Unlimited 24/7 members-only access to AOPA’s information-packed websites with relevant training resources;
  • Interactive safety courses and training materials;
  • Flight planning tools; and more.

The free six-month membership provides students with the educational support and self-confidence they need to achieve their aviation goals. Student pilots who take advantage of all the pilot training tools and resources included in the free six-month membership say it’s like having a whole team of flight instructors at their disposal.

Help support a student in training by directing him or her to go online to sign up for a free, no-risk six-month AOPA student membership.

AOPA Membership Services and Products

AOPA
421 AVIATION WAY
FREDERICK, MARYLAND 21701

TOLL-FREE PILOT INFORMATION CENTER
Call 800/USA-AOPA (872-2672)
Click www.aopa.org

NEW ADDRESS?
Send your new address and AOPA membership number to:
AOPA, 421 Aviation Way, Frederick, Maryland 21701-4798
Fax 301/695-2375
Click www.aopa.org/coa-form.html

AOPA AIR SAFETY FOUNDATION
Call 800/638-3101
Click www.aopa.org/asf/

AOPA CREDIT CARD PROGRAM
Call 800/523-7666
Click www.aopa.org/info/cc/

AOPA AIRCRAFT INSURANCE
Call 800/622-AOPA (622-2672)
Click www.aopa.org/aircraftinsurance.html

AOPA LEGAL SERVICES PLAN
Call 800/USA-AOPA (872-2672)
Click www.aopa.org/legalservices.html

AOPA ONLINE TRAVEL
Click www.aopa.org/travel/

OTHER AOPA MEMBER PRODUCTS
Call 800/USA-AOPA (872-2672)
Click www.aopa.org/memberproducts/

Kathy Dondzila

Kathy Dondzila | Manager, Technical Communications, Pilot Information Center

Technical Communications Manager, Kathy Dondzila, joined AOPA in 1990 and is an instrument-rated private pilot.