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Flying Club 150 GiveawayFlying Club 150 Giveaway

The application process

Once you have completed the checklist for starting a flying club and verified that the club you are creating meets eligibility requirements for participating in AOPA’s Flying Club 150 Giveaway, it is time to fill out the online application and put your flying "club in formation" in contention for winning a Reimagined Cessna 150.
Flying Club 150 giveaway

Although the Sept. 1 deadline for submitting your application is still weeks away as this article is being published, getting an early start on your application by registering on the application page and reviewing the information you will be required to provide is strongly recommended.

Details count; the more closely you follow the instructions for filling out your application, the more likely your club’s application is to stand out from the pack. That is why applicants will be able to save their work and return later to work on their applications as necessary until the final submission, after which no changes may be made. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

The application form consists of two sections: one that identifies and locates your club, and provides contact information; and another in which you will respond to 14 questions (in 500 words or less for each question) designed to ensure your club meets eligibility requirements. Look over the questions early in the process. They can help you think through the process of starting your flying club.

Keep in mind that the judges—three or more subject-matter experts to be selected by AOPA—will look for answers that indicate familiarity with guidance provided in the AOPA Flying Club Resource Library, and AOPA's Guide to Starting a Flying Club.

Here are two tips for applying: First, to confirm that your club is registered as a “club in formation” as required, be sure to complete the information about your club just as you did when you registered in the AOPA Flying Club Finder.

Second, give careful thought to how you will respond to Question 9. In the event that the judging results in a tie, the quality of answers to Question 9 (on safety) will be used to determine the winner of the Flying Club 150 Giveaway. The winning club will be notified on or about Oct. 1.

Topics: AOPA Insurance Services, You Can Fly, Flying Club

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