By listening to our members, collaborating with our colleagues, finding solutions with our partners in government, and focusing our resources—AOPA is dedicated to securing the future of General Aviation.
Through AOPA staff, a network of seven regional managers, and a corps of 2,500 Airport Support Network volunteers, AOPA advocates for its members at the state and local level.
The Air Traffic Services staff is tasked with providing advocacy for those policies and procedures that will offer the greatest access, operational flexibility, and safety to the general aviation community.
Serving members by advocating on matters that affect general aviation security and border issues, and international harmonization.
From your pilot and medical certificate to your aircraft’s airworthiness, AOPA’s advocacy team has your best flying as its core mission.
AOPA and EAA have submitted a request to the FAA to give pilots the option of using their driver’s license as the baseline of health, instead of a 3rd class medical. This petition would result in substantial savings and reduced bureaucracy.
From state houses to Capitol Hill, AOPA's dedicated government affairs team works to protect pilots' freedom to fly. Their priority is to keep pilots in the air by preventing onerous security measures, crippling taxes and user fees, and burdensome pilot, airport, and airspace regulations.
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Through AOPA staff, a network of seven regional managers, and a corps of 2,500 Airport Support Network volunteers, AOPA advocates for its members at the state and local level to protect general aviation and America’s community airports.
Close to home
The Security & Borders staff work to keep general aviation secure and help maintain international harmony while advocating to keep onerous regulations from burdening pilots.
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Air Traffic Services & Technology staff monitor possible changes to airspace access that may affect general avaition, and also stay on top of the quickly-changing front of technology.
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AOPA serves members and provide advocacy on behalf of general aviation on matters affecting airmen, aircraft, operations, and international harmonization. Find out some of what's happening in these areas of interest.
Keeping you flying
AOPA PAC is easy to join. All contributions to AOPA PAC are voluntary. The decision to contribute and the amount of your contribution will not affect your standing within AOPA.
Join the more than 2,500 Airport Support Network volunteers who work to protect America's general aviation airports. Or learn more about how you can safeguard the security of your local airport through the Airport Watch program.
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