News from Headquarters
Flying Clubs: Affordable and appealing to unique groups of pilots
Brenda Tibbs, AOPA Flying Club Specialist recently spoke to the Deaf Pilots Association, sharing with them the benefits of organizing into a flying club. The group had many questions about starting a club, and with the assistance of a representative from AOPA Insurance Services, Brenda provided many answers. She had some enthusiastic support from a visiting French flying club, and learned much about the value of club flying in Europe.
Question of the month
What should we do with this form?
Douglas Fortnam of the New Hampshire Flying Association received a survey from the FAA and asked on the AOPA Flying Club Network Facebook Page, “Anybody know what this is about and what it has to do with safety?”
It generated many responses from, 'it is basic information' to 'ignore it'. To find out what the general consensus was, read more.
One Club, Two States: Octopus Flying Club Expands its Reach from Maryland to Florida
Have you ever been on vacation and wish you had access to an airplane to explore the local sights? The members of The Octopus Club based at Montgomery County Airpark (KGAI) in Gaithersburg, MD now have that opportunity. Last month, the club moved one of its four planes to North Perry Airport (KHWO) in Hollywood, FL to begin operations and recruiting members in South Florida. Members in either location will have access to the aircraft in either location. Treasurer and Chief Maintenance Officer George Cois shares how the idea took off.
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Club Insurance, simplified
Supporting flying clubs is an important part of AOPA's mission to keep aviation accessible and affordable for more pilots. Working closely with AOPA’s experts in the Pilot Information Center, AOPA Insurance Services has created an insurance plan that makes it easy to manage your club’s insurance needs no matter how many aircraft or members are involved.
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