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Regular AOPA Membership

For aviation enthusiasts who want access to pilot resources, exclusive discounts, and to support general aviation advocacy.


Essential Access and Support

All the benefits of AOPA Membership including:

  • National and local advocacy protecting your freedom to fly
  • Access to the Pilot Information Center helpline
  • Air Safety Institute educational resources
  • Exclusive member access to finance and insurance
  • AOPA Flight Training Advantage—a game-changing, adaptive flight training system for students and CFIs
  • Travel planning tools and exclusive discounts
  • Exclusive member access to iFlightPlanner for AOPA and AOPA Weather
  • Air Safety Institute (ASI) access to online courses, webinars, safety quizzes and more
  • Powerful advocacy to protect General Aviation and your freedom to fly
  • Pilot Information Center and helpline—ask our experts any aviation or medical questions
Added Benefits of Membership

An AOPA membership not only gives you access to the training resources and flight tools below, but also helps advocate for General Aviation at all levels.

  • Travel planning tools and exclusive discounts
  • Choice of one of our award-winning magazines
  • All magazines are available to AOPA members in digital versions
  • Free shipping and custom embroidery on AOPA merchandise purchases at Flight Outfitters
  • Exclusive member access to finance and insurance

Basic Pilot Protection Services

For students and those operating under light sport, recreational or private pilot certificates who want enhanced benefits, legal coverage and support.


Essential Access and Support

All the benefits of AOPA Membership plus...

  • Basic Legal support from AOPA Staff Attorney
  • Pilot & Medical Certificate Protection
  • Accidents, Alcohol Tests, or Drug Tests (3 hours*)
  • Medical Certificate Application support
  • Legal Document Review
  • Preliminary Defense Planning and Representation with AOPA Attorney
  • IRS Tax Matters and more
  • Powerful advocacy to protect General Aviation and your freedom to fly
  • Early access to new safety courses
  • Choice of one of our award-winning magazines, AOPA Pilot, AOPA Pilot Turbine Edition, or Flight Training
  • Free shipping and custom embroidery on AOPA merchandise purchases at Flight Outfitters
Pilot Protection Services BASIC

Basic coverage from our legal and medical certification staff and legal services staff and panel attorneys assist you with struggles that all pilots deal with from time to time.

  • 10 Hrs: Attorney Representation for enforcement matters*
  • 25 Hrs: Appeal to NTSB Judge* **
  • 15 Hrs: Appeal to full NTSB* **
  • 3 Hrs: Alcohol & Drug Testing*
  • 3 Hrs: Aircraft Accident*
  • 20 Hrs: State & Local Actions* **
  • 20 Hrs: Civil Penalty Court Cases* **
  • 20 Hrs: U.S. Customs matters* **
  • 8 Hrs: IRS Appeals Conferences* **
  • 15 Hrs: Tax Court* **

Plus+ Pilot Protection Services

For pilots under ATP, Commercial, Flight Instructor, or UAS Part 107 certificates, or those who want maximum legal coverage and certification support


Essential Access and Support

All the benefits of AOPA Membership plus:

  • Maximum Legal support from AOPA Staff Attorney
  • Pilot & Medical Certificate Protection
  • Accidents, Alcohol Tests, or Drug Tests (6 hours*)
  • Legal Document Review
  • IRS Tax Matters
  • Early access to new safety courses
  • Choice of one of our award-winning magazines, AOPA Pilot, AOPA Pilot Turbine Edition, or Flight Training
  • Free shipping and custom embroidery on AOPA merchandise purchases at Flight Outfitters
  • Preliminary Defense Planning and Representation with AOPA Attorney
  • Status check with FAA
  • Medical Certificate Application support
  • Pilot Information Center and helpline—ask our experts any aviation questions.
  • Review records prior to submission
Pilot Protection Services PLUS

Maximum coverage from our legal and medical certification staff and legal services staff and panel attorneys assist you with struggles that all pilots deal with from time to time.

  • 20 Hrs: Attorney Representation for enforcement matters*
  • 50 Hrs: Appeal to NTSB Judge* **
  • 30 Hrs: Appeal to full NTSB* **
  • 9 Hrs: Alcohol ∓ Drug Testing*
  • 9 Hrs: Aircraft Accident*
  • 20 Hrs: State & Local Actions* **
  • 20 Hrs: Civil Penalty Court Cases* **
  • 20 Hrs: U.S. Customs matters* **
  • 8 Hrs: IRS Appeals Conferences* **
  • 15 Hrs: Tax Court* **
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*The Plan does not cover actions based on events that occurred prior to your joining the Plan. Please see Plan Description to understand how the Plan works.

**Plan pays 80% and participant pays 20% up to the approved panel attorney hourly rate listed in the AOPA Legal Services Plan - Plan Description.

Why join AOPA?

Being a member of AOPA is about more than the huge list of benefits above. Joining AOPA is your chance to empower general aviation, standing beside hundreds of thousands of your fellow aviators and keep the skies safer and open for generations to come.

Amplify your power to fly

From training tools and safety information to exclusive discounts and access to aviation experts, AOPA membership can open doors and enrich your general aviation experience, no matter where you find yourself on your piloting journey.

 
 

PPS is Essential to your Membership

Pilot Protection Services (PPS) is one of AOPA's most valued and utilized membership benefits. PPS gives you a seasoned team of experts on your team ready to help, so the left seat is all you need to focus on.

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Become an AOPA Life Member.

Make an investment in the future of general aviation. As a lifetime member, you’ll always be a part of the AOPA flying community with access to all the perks and benefits we offer.

$1999 one time

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AOPA Benefits

You’ll gain access to all the benefits of our REGULAR membership for life.

PPS

Option to upgrade your membership to include Pilot Protection Services to help protect your certificates

AOPA Gifts

Exclusive Life Member pilot's cap and personalized Life Member card, decal, and pin.

Discounts

Enjoy free shipping and custom embroidery on AOPA merchandise purchases at Flight Outfitters.

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From questions about our membership levels, exclusive events to help with any benefits or services AOPA offers, the Member Services team is here for you. Get the support you need and deserve, just reach out and we’ll be happy to assist.

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