AOPA UK

1. Support for Members facing GA Related Prosecution

Support and Advice to Pilot, Instructor and Student Members facing prosecution in relation to their flying actvities : 

  • Advice from AOPA UK CEO (or other appropriate person) on preparing your response
  • AOPA will accompany you at any CAA hearings
  • AOPA will support you to a conclusion of the proceedings
  • If AOPA is unable to fulfil the above in your case you will be given the full reasons why

AOPA UK receives about 1 case per week, of which around 7 out of 10 are successfully dealt with without getting to court.

2. Advice on Aircraft Ownership & Maintenance

Advice to Pilot, Instructor and Student Members on Aircraft Ownership and Maintenance :

  • AOPA provides unbiased advice on Aircraft Ownership and Regulations
  • AOPA will help with aircraft maintenance disputes and can mediate in an attempt to seek resolution
  • AOPA will reflect back to the regulatory authorities any relevant issues on your behalf
  • AOPA runs a Maintainers Working Group and can take your issues to this group

AOPA UK lobbied EASA hard for a review of Part M regulations, taking the view that these were being applied out of proportion to the GA fleet. We have been successful and a review is now under way. AOPA UK is following this through to a conclusion funded by our membership fees.

3. Advice on Personal Aviation Medical Issues

Advice to Pilot, Instructor and Student Members on Personal Aviation Medical issues :

  • AOPA gives members unbiased professional advice on personal aviation medical issues or questions
  • If necessary, your issue will be referred to our medical expert for a personal response
  • AOPA will support you to a resolution of your issues, including any contact with the UK CAA

4. Advice on Issues with a UK Flying School

Advice to Pilot, Instructor and Student Members on Issues with a UK Flying School :

  • If you have an issue with your UK flying school or flight training organisation, AOPA will provide support to its flying members
  • AOPA will refer your issues to one of our experts as relevant
  • AOPA will support you to a resolution of your issues, including any contact with the UK CAA and/or the organisation in question
  • If required, AOPA will pay for up to 20 minutes of legal advice

Many UK flying schools and flight training organisations are Corporate Members of AOPA UK who are expected to maintain high professional standards and give excellent customer care. We expect it to be less likely that there will be issues with our Corporate Members, though we will still pursue your case with any such Corporate Member.

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