A single aircraft can serve generations of pilots, though not all of us have pilots in the family who will keep our airplanes flying after we no longer can. When the time comes to part with your aircraft, consider donating it to the AOPA Foundation. You may get a significant tax benefit while helping secure the future of general aviation for everyone.
The Give Wings aircraft donation program is a quick, easy, and beneficial way to ensure your aircraft will find a good home while helping us maintain a bright and vibrant future for GA. Donating your aircraft to the AOPA Foundation may also provide you with significant tax benefits while supporting the AOPA Foundation's efforts to grow the pilot population and keep GA sustainable.
In short, your aircraft donation can help build a stronger, safer pilot community for the future.
Most donated aircraft are sold, however some are added to AOPA’s fleet that supports flight training or business travel. Others are overhauled and given away, such as the 2022 AOPA Sweepstakes Grumman Tiger.
Program acceptance parameters generally include a minimum value of at least $50,000 with a clear title and no liens, and, a current annual inspection. Learn more online about how you can contribute to a bright future for GA, or call Becky Johnston at 301-695-2274.
—by Rodney Martz, a Senior Aviation Technical Specialist with AOPA’s Pilot Information Center, which assists the AOPA Foundation in reviewing aircraft donation offers. Rodney has nearly 20 years experience in finance and more than 30 years on the AOPA staff. He can be reached at 301-695-2124.