Financing

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Financing is not just for aircraft purchases

Article | Apr 08, 2015

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

Why a Pre Purchase Inspection is Crucial

Article | Mar 25, 2015

Avoiding a pre-purchase inspection could be one of the worst – and most costly – decisions you’ll ever make.

AOPA Finance Made It Easy for Me

Article | Mar 20, 2015

AOPA member says he would recommend AOPA Aviation Finance to anyone considering an airplane purchase.

AOPA Member Says, "Thanks AOPA!"

Article | Mar 19, 2015

Despite a challending credit history, AOPA member, Jorge Gonzalez was able to obtain aircraft financing for his Experimental LSA with the help of AOPA Finance Company.

Pilot Briefing: Budget Buy

Pilot Magazine | Mar 10, 2015

Funky is the best term to describe an Aeronca Champ.

What airplane is right for you?

Article | Feb 16, 2015

Separating needs from wants is an integral part of deciding what aircraft to buy.

The big decision: Buy new or used?

Article | Feb 13, 2015

Is it better to buy new or used aircraft? It depends on the needs and budget of each individual pilot.

AOPA offers flying club aircraft financing

Article | Jan 28, 2015

AOPA is offering special aircraft financing for flying clubs as a way to help new flying clubs acquire quality aircraft while aiding existing clubs that want to expand their fleets.

Five reasons to get pre-approved for an aircraft loan

Article | Dec 22, 2014

When you are pre-approved for an aircraft loan, the lender will provide a specific dollar limit they are willing to lend you based on your unique financial situation. Here are some factors to consider when determining whether a pre-approval makes sense for you.

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.

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.