Featured Member Benefit
With close to 10,000 pilots using the members-only AOPA Forums, you can imagine the wealth of aviation knowledge and fun you can have interacting with pilots from all over the world.
"The forums provide a great place for pilots and enthusiasts to discuss aviation news, flying destinations, aircraft ownership, and more,” said Claire Kultgen, AOPA Forum administrator/technical specialist in AOPA’s Pilot Information Center. “Pilots have the opportunity to bounce questions off of members with specialized experience, including CFIs, IAs, AMEs, military pilots, and even airline executives. Brand-new student pilots and ATPs alike can find a unique online aviation community in the AOPA Forums."
Almost half of the 562,000 posts can be found in the “I Was Wondering” forum. You’ll find pilots seeking information and discussion on everything from their preferences for high-wing versus low-wing aircraft, flying in different weather conditions, experiences at airports or with ATC controllers, perspectives on operational and regulatory issues, and much more.
In our “Aircraft Ownership” forum, learn about a variety of topics such as helping your airplane pay for itself, how much repairs and maintenance are costing other owners, and other owners’ experiences with different makes and models of aircraft.
Are you learning to fly or want to brush up on your technique? Then check out the “Left Seat/Right Seat” forum.
“It’s a great place for instructors and students alike,” said Woody Cahall, AOPA vice president of aviation services.
Cahall pointed out two unique forums available for members as well: “Never Again” and “Medical Matters.”
“Those are the only two forums where members can post anonymously,” he explained. “In the ‘Never Again’ forum, pilots can post what’s happened to them while flying so others can learn from their mistakes.
“And in the ‘Medical Matters’ forum, they can ask any question related to their airman medical certification, including individual pathologies and situations they may want input on from other members with similar conditions. Some AOPA members who are aeromedical examiners and physicians even voluntarily share their professional knowledge as forum participants.”
Even if you’re not the type of person who likes to post in forums, you’ll find a wealth of interesting and fun information just by reading the topics or by using the search function to find targeted information on topics of interest to you.
AOPA members can register for free to post in the AOPA forums. Register your free account today.
If you’re not an AOPA member but want join our online community of pilots who are sharing their experiences and knowledge, join AOPA today!
November 11, 2009