Flying Clubs

AOPA’s flying club initiative’s main goal is to grow the community of flying clubs by building a national network of existing clubs, and provide resources to individuals wanting to start a flying club. Flying Clubs play a significant role in the aviation community, and will contribute to the future growth of General Aviation. Our approach is based on extensive research into the flying club experience which is available for all to read.

Forming a Flying Club

Thousands of pilots worldwide have found an outlet for their passion for flight through a local flying club. With more than 600 clubs in the United States, there are many opportunities to become a member at an already-existing flying club. (To find clubs in your area, see the Flying Club Finder below.) The video, Forming a Flying Club, will give you an overview of the process of starting a new club. "AOPA's Guide to Starting a Flying Club" provides you with greater detail on the various aspects of forming a club. And a series of informational webinars (at the bottom of this page) on a variety of flying club topics is available for viewing at your convenience. If you have further questions, please give the aviation specialists in AOPA's Pilot Information Center a call Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 800-USA-AOPA (872-2672).

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Flying Club Finder

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AOPA is building a national Network of flying clubs. The Finder allows you to find a club in your area or promote your established club.

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Starting a Flying Club

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"AOPA’s Guide to Starting a Flying Club” is a helpful NEW tool that will steer members through the critical steps of starting a club.

AOPA's Guide to Starting a Flying Club

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Episode 1 - Aircraft Insurance for Flying Clubs

If you are thinking of starting a flying club or want to rethink your club’s insurance needs and coverage, check out this podcast on aircraft insurance for flying clubs. Bill Snead, President, AOPA Insurance Services discusses various options for insuring club airplanes.

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The Club Connector is a monthly newsletter for the entire flying club community. We talk about everything from club operations to multi-club flyouts.  If you are a member or officer of a an existing club or looking to start one we have something for you. 

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Flying Club Webinars (17)

Bringing Home the New Toy - The Flying Club’s Guide to Aircraft Purchasing
Approx. 1 hour
Strengthening your club through member involvement
Approx. 1 hr.
Unravelling the Mystery of Flying Club Paperwork
Approx. 1 hour
Insurance for Flying Clubs
Approx. 1 hour
How to Start a Flying Club
Approx. 1 hour
Operating Rules for Flying Clubs
Approx. 1 hour
Building a Flying Club Community
Approx. 1 hour
Flying Club Webinar Marketing and Media Relations
Approx. 1 hour
Flying Club Accounting
Approx. 1 hour
Flying Club Insurance
Approx. 1 hour
Attracting Young People into Aviation
Approx. 1 hour
Effective Club Leadership
1 hour
Anatomy of a Flying Club
40 mins
Selecting the Right Flying Club Aircraft
40 mins
10 Top Tips to Improve Your Flying Club
40 mins
Starting a Flying Club
1 hr. 33 mins
Experimentals and LSAs in a Club Environment
Approx. 1 hour

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