When the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association was formed in 1939, a large part of its mandate was to keep general aviation affordable. Now, under a new arrangement with AIG Aviation, one of the world's most secure aviation insurers (A++ rated by A.M. Best), qualified AOPA members can receive a 5-percent discount off the cost of their aircraft insurance.
"On a policy premium of $1,600, the 5-percent discount would amount to $80," said Greg Sterling, executive vice president and general manager of the AOPA Insurance Agency. "That alone is worth twice what your AOPA annual membership dues cost."
While not all aircraft may qualify, the great majority will, added Sterling. "No single insurance company can insure every type of aircraft or pilot, but AIG's new membership discount will allow the majority of AOPA members to save on insurance costs every year."
Members can find out if they qualify and obtain a no-obligation insurance quote in minutes by contacting the AOPA Insurance Agency, Inc., at 800/622-AOPA (2672) or online. The discount is available for policies issued after January 1, 2003.
The more than 389,000 members of AOPA make it the world's largest civil aviation organization. For more than 60 years, AOPA has been dedicated to protecting the interests of general aviation pilots and keeping the cost of flying affordable.