Join the Community
Become a member of the aviation organizations that support the way you fly. It’s a great way to meet others, learn more about the type of flying you enjoy, and protect your vocation or avocation.
With more than 415,000 members, AOPA is the largest and most influential general aviation organization that protects your right to fly at the local, state, and national levels. AOPA also is a member of the International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations, a nonprofit federation of 66 autonomous, nongovernmental, national general aviation organizations. Those who are members of AOPA know that the association works every avenue, from the local level to worldwide policies, to protect GA. Discover the benefits of AOPA!
Many national associations work with one another and AOPA to protect your freedom to fly and to help keep aviation safe and affordable. Based on your type of flying and interests, consider joining one of the following organizations that has a strong working relationship with AOPA.
- Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA)
- National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI)
- Seaplane Pilots Association (SPA)
- Soaring Society of America (SSA)
- Women in Aviation, International (WAI)
- Other National Associations
State, local, and type-specific flying clubs allow you to connect with other pilots in your area who share similar interests. Check out our list of state aviation associations that you can join. AOPA is compiling a list of local airport groups, so submit the one in your area today.
Aircraft Type Clubs
Meet other pilots who fly or own the same aircraft through type clubs. AOPA offers a list of aircraft type clubs nationwide.