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Encyclopedia > Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is a not-for-profit organization whose membership consists mainly of general aviation pilots in the United States.


External links

  • AOPA official site (http://www.aopa.org/)

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Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3717 words)
The mission of AOPA is to effectively serve the interests and needs of its members as aircraft owners and pilots, and establishes, maintains, and articulates positions of leadership to promote the economy, safety, utility, and popularity of flight in general aviation aircraft.
AOPA created the AOPA Air Safety Foundation in 1950, and within 10 years there would be thousands of pilots who took advantage of the "180-degree" rating that provided basic instrument instruction for non-instrument-rated pilots.
AOPA staffers fought hundreds of battles for pilots in the first half of the 1990s, including funding for DUATS and effective opposition for both a "shoot-em-down" proposal from U.S. Customs and a suggestion for costly renewals of pilot certificates.
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