AOPA membership drive: Member get a member
Top 3 reasons to recruit new aviation enthusiasts
AOPA’s “Strength in Numbers” membership drive is under way, with AOPA members working to help recruit new pilots, aircraft owners, and aviation enthusiasts. As an AOPA member, you are the association’s best advocate: You know about AOPA’s informative and relevant publications, valuable educational resources, and piloting tools.
A growing AOPA means a greater awareness of the GA industry; more resources and support for members; and a louder voice when meeting with regional, state, and national policy makers.
Have you recruited any new members yet? If not, check out these top three reasons why you should.
No. 3: Build camaraderie. Attend any airshow or stop by any airport, and you’ll find an AOPA member—most likely identifiable by the association’s popular signature AOPA pilot’s cap. Just like you bond with fellow pilots who fly or own the same model of aircraft as you, you can form an instant bond with fellow AOPA members. By bringing your aviation enthusiast friends into the fold, you will help make them feel part of the general aviation community. Through AOPA’s advocacy efforts and many communications channels, they will become more engaged in aviation and feel a part of the larger cause to support and protect general aviation.
No. 2: Enjoy membership perks. A free AOPA pilot’s cap, access to free weather and flight planning tools, a robust website with news and aviation resources, the No. 1 GA magazine, AOPA Pilot, and largest aviation weekly email newsletter are just a few of the benefits AOPA members receive. Access to our toll-free Pilot Information Center hotline to ask aviation experts for advice, medical help, and other questions are also available. Plus, when you refer three new pilots who join AOPA, you’ll receive a free one-year membership.
No. 1: Strength in numbers. AOPA is recognized as a powerful voice on Capitol Hill, representing nearly 400,000 vocal, active pilots, aircraft owners, and aviation enthusiasts. The association carries weight when calling the full force of the membership to action and when talking with individual senators and representatives. This has helped the association stave off threats like user fees year after year.
By referring just one new member, you will make a difference. Share this page on your Facebook and Twitter accounts to raise awareness of the campaign and rally your fellow AOPA members on AOPA’s Facebook page.
September 5, 2012