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If you fly you are subject to regulations. If you own an aircraft you are subject to even more regulation. It doesn't matter what or how many hours you fly.

Why are you regulated? Primarily to protect commercial air traffic from you while you are aloft, people on the ground you are flying over and areas where you aren't welcome, for security or because of activity that could be dangerous to you.

Without AOPA to represent you:

  • the burden of regulation on your flying would be far heavier
  • you would face more restrictions on what you could fly
  • it would be much more expensive to operate an aircraft
  • there would be even fewer airfields
  • there would be much more controlled airspace
  • you would be paying navigation charges on all flights

AOPA UK is different to the other GA Organisations in the UK:

  • We are totally independent of any external influence other than our members views
  • We are not a quasi regulator operating under the auspices of the CAA
  • We view General Aviation as a whole entity, an ecosystem in which all parts are in some way dependent on the existence the other parts. It can adapt to change over time, but not to sudden and damaging change in one part, which can be an extinction event for other parts of the ecosystem that is GA.
  • We represent our members directly at ICAO, EASA, EU and in the UK:
    • CAA
    • NATS
    • NATMAC
    • Department for Transport
    • Home Office
    • Local Government

All AOPA Student, Pilot and Instructor members get a personal service if they are in need of advice in respect of any aviation related matter.

The more members we have the more we can do. With more members sharing the cost we can keep the membership rates low.

AOPA may not be the lowest cost to join, but that reflects the world wide reach we have as part of the International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilots Associations (IAOPA). Being a memebr of AOPA adds your voice to the largest association of Aircraft owners and Pilots in the world. We are the ONLY GA organisation to have influence at the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), which is where most regulation starts.

Support GA - Don't be one of the 50% of Pilots who do not belong to any organisation.

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To join AOPA UK as a new individual member or Renew Membership and pay online, please complete the form below, selecting the Membership Option you require.

Fields marked with * are required fields and must be completed, or an option selected if relevant, before submitting the form.

You will get a copy of your submission by email to the email address you enter, so long as it is a valid email address. Beware of spelling errors.

A copy of your submission will be stored in our database and a copy will also be emailed to the AOPA UK office, who will process your membership application.

When you have fully completed this form and clicked Submit you will be transferred to our PayPal payment page where you can pay using a PayPal account or credit/debit card. No card or PayPal account details are held by AOPA UK on this website. YOU DO NOT REQUIRE A PAYPAL ACCOUNT.

If you are a Class Rating Instructor please select an Instructor Membership option.

You may complete the application and pay for membership option, but AOPA are under no obligation to accept your application. We will consider your situation and contact you if we need any further information or have made a decision.

You may stop this application and contact us now to discuss your situation: Email info@aopa.co.uk or Tel 020 7834 5631

Associate members do not receive support or advice for aviation related issues. They do receive the AOPA Magazine, Enewsletters (if not unsubscribed) and have access to member offers and some member areas of the AOPA UK website. This membership option is a popular option for piltos who have stopped flying but still wish to be kept up to date with General Aviation matters and continue to support AOPA. 

This option is for a 1 Year Instructor Membership. As an Instructor Member you will receive personal support or advice for aviation related issues, receive the AOPA Magazine and Enewsletters (if not unsubscribed) and have access to member offers and Instructor member areas of the AOPA UK website.

This option is for a 2 Year Instructor Membership with photo Air Crew Card. As an Instructor Member you will receive personal support or advice for aviation related issues, receive the AOPA Magazine and Enewsletters (if not unsubscribed) and have access to member offers and Instructor member areas of the AOPA UK website. Please upload a passport sized photograph in jpg or png format, with your name as the file name, using the field below.

This option is for a 2 Year Pilot Membership with photo Air Crew Card. As a Pilot Member you will receive personal support or advice for aviation related issues, receive the AOPA Magazine and Enewsletters (if not unsubscribed) and have access to member offers and member areas of the AOPA UK website. Please upload a passport sized photograph in jpg or png format, with your name as the file name, using the field below.

This option is for a 1 Year Pilot Membership. As a Pilot Member you will receive personal support or advice for aviation related issues, receive the AOPA Magazine and Enewsletters (if not unsubscribed) and have access to member offers and member areas of the AOPA UK website.

This option is for up to 2 Years membership of AOPA UK for Student Pilots for a refundable £20 administration fee. To qualify for Student Membership you:

  • do not hold, or have not held, a Pilot Licence of any type issued by any National Authority

  • must be undertaking recognised Pilot Training for a Pilot Licence at a UK Based Training Organisation recognised by the UK CAA

  • must have a valid UK postal address

  • must fully complete this application form

Student Membership is valid for 2 Years from the date of joining or until issue of a Pilot Licence, whichever is the earlier. At this point your Student Membership will have expired and you will need to renew as a Pilot or Instructor Member, using the online Expired Student Membership Upgrade option, to continue to receive the full benefits of AOPA UK membership and be refunded.

If you would like to show your support for the work that GAAC does you can make a donation via AOPA.

If you would like to show your support for the work that GASCo does you can make a donation via AOPA.

If you believe that AOPA has helped you above and beyond your expectations, or your membership is worth more than the subscription, you can make a voluntary donation to show your appreciation.

Amount to Pay: £0.00

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