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AOPA Business Information

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) UK is the trading name of the British Light Aviation Centre (BLAC) Ltd, a not for profit organisation limited by guarantee and registered in England with Company Number 874355.

In this section we provide information related to AOPA UK.

The Remuneration Committee is an internal Committee to determine the level of Staff Salaries, Pensions, Bonuses and any increases.

Each of the other Committees and Working Groups have specific terms of reference. Each are designed to provide Members with a means to be involved with AOPA.

Committees also provide a platform to invite non-member guests to meetings, e.g. CAA Staff, Aircraft Maintainers , where their presence will be beneficial.

Membership of the Executive Committee is by Invitation from the Chairman, and normally drawn from members of the Committees and Working Groups who have displayed their commitment to AOPA. All Board Members are also members of the Executive Committee. Executive Committee members may attend Board Meetings but cannot vote.

All other Committees and Working Groups are open to AOPA Members on request or by invitation.

As well as BLAC Ltd, subsidiary companies have been set up :

AOPA Limited; this is currently a dormant company set up to protect the AOPA name.

AOPA (UK) Ltd; was most recently used to operate the Pilot Store London, giving full visibility of profit and loss while limiting liability to BLAC Ltd. The BLAC Board of Directors determined to close down the Pilot Store London on 1 April 2019 and close AOPA (UK) Ltd. from 31 March 2020.


AOPA UK is a trading name of British Light Aviation Centre Ltd, a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee.

Click here for the latest set of published accounts for the British Light Aviation Centre Ltd.

All Members can help by raising awareness of AOPA UK with fellow pilots who are not members, and encourage them to join as they are the majority yet benefit from the lobbying work done by AOPA UK and funded by the minority of pilots who are members.

AGM Minutes are published when they have been approved at the subsequent AGM.

The latest approved minutes are for the 53rd AGM of 2019 and can be found here.

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