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Aircraft valuation: What’s in a number?

Article | Dec 09, 2014

What’s an airplane worth? When a business aircraft buyer comes to a bank for financing, the bank may call in someone like American Society of Appraisers Senior Accredited Appraiser Richard Berkemeier for a valuation.

Demystifying the aircraft loan process

Article | Nov 07, 2014

You've decided to buy an airplane. How will you pay for it? That’s where AOPA Aviation Finance can step in and make the process as painless as possible.

Financing, insurance options offered for ‘Reimagined Aircraft’

Article | Jul 30, 2014

As part of AOPA’s “Reimagined Aircraft” effort to open the door to flying and aircraft ownership for more people by refurbishing older aircraft and putting them in a flying club or partnership, the association is offering financing and insurance options.

AOPA tests new ways to open doors to aviation

Article | Jul 25, 2014

AOPA is testing whether aircraft ownership can be more affordable than many people believe with the development of “Reimagined Aircraft.”

Answers for Pilots: Aircraft Purchasing

Article | May 16, 2014

AOPA has an assortment of helpful resources for those looking to purchase an aircraft, including the help of insurance experts in AOPA Insurance Services and help with financing through AOPA Financing Company, LLC.

Common myths surrounding aircraft financing

Article | Mar 28, 2014

Myth #1- It is always cheaper to pay cash. Whether pilots empty their checking/savings account or the stash under their mattress to buy their dream aircraft, they ignore the age-old axiom: “Cash is king.”

Financing an aircraft? Six reasons to call a broker

Article | Mar 20, 2014

Find out the six benefits of using an aircraft finance broker to help you find the right financing for your aircraft purchase.

News from Headquarters

Article | Jan 15, 2014

The AOPA initiative to promote and provide resources to flying clubs is beginning its third year.

Financing is not just for aircraft purchases

Article | Jan 09, 2014

AOPA Aviation Finance Company can help with upgrades, overhauls, or even a new engine.

Flying club leaders share advice for effective clubs

Article | Dec 27, 2013

Leaders from 10 flying clubs across the country offer advice to new and existing organizations.

Aviation market recovering: Time to buy an aircraft?

Article | Nov 25, 2013

Many aircraft owners were shocked by economic events of 2008 and 2009. Fortunately, the market is recovering and banks are loosening up requirements on aircraft loans and reintroducing financing products.

FAA's shutdown recovery will take time

Article | Oct 17, 2013

The reopening of the government on Oct. 17 was welcomed by an aviation industry eager to get back to normal business.

RedHawk Cessna 172 debuts

Article | Jul 29, 2013

Redbird is best known for its simulators, but now it's moving into the airplane business.

Visit AOPA Aviation Finance Co. at EAA AirVenture

Article | Jul 22, 2013

AirVenture attendees can get aircraft finance information and enter to win an iPad Mini loaded with a one-year free subscription to FlyQ EFB.

Club Spotlight

Article | Jul 16, 2013

Crossroads Flying Club based at Double Eagle Airport (KAEG) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, isn’t for everybody. It’s a small club in which members pay a high equity stake to gain access to two high-performance aircraft—a 250-hp Socata Trinidad TB20 and a 300-hp, six-seat Piper Lance. Club President Bob Rausch explains how the club works and why it’s a great alternative to owning your own aircraft.

Knoxville Flyers: A phoenix rising from the ashes

Article | Jun 21, 2013

Knoxville Flyers is now thriving, but it was in danger of shutting down after a 30-year run, plagued by the recession and a declining membership.

AOPA makes financing easier for members through new aviation finance company (13-2-019)

Article | Jun 03, 2013

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) launched an expansive new aviation finance company today that will give AOPA members greater access to lending options for aircraft purchases and avionics upgrades.

AOPA makes financing easier for members

Article | Jun 03, 2013

AOPA launched an expansive new aviation finance company June 3 that will give AOPA members greater access to lending options for aircraft purchases and avionics upgrades.

Now taking off: 51st Aero Squadron flying club

Article | Apr 05, 2013

The 51st Aero Squadron LLC, a new flying club based at Alabama’s Bessemer Municipal Airport, has taken possession of its first aircraft—a low time, 1979 Piper Archer II. Founder Ed Murray began research on the idea in late November 2012.

Ascension Air offers fractional Cirrus ownership, financing

Article | Mar 21, 2012

Ascension Air has joined the fractional ownership market, offering a fleet of three new Cirrus SR22T aircraft based in Atlanta--with hopes to expand to other airports by year's end.