AOPA ANNOUNCES FLYING CLUB 150 GIVEAWAY
LAKELAND, FL – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) will award a Reimagined Cessna 150 to a startup flying club. The announcement was made by AOPA President Mark Baker at a Pilot Town Hall on April 6 at the Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-in and Expo in Lakeland, Florida. To enter AOPA’s Flying Club 150 Giveaway qualifying clubs must complete an online application which will be judged by a panel of experts. The deadline for applications is September 1, 2016 at 11:59 pm and the winning club will be notified on or about October 1, 2016.
“Flying clubs and Reimagined aircraft are great options to bring down costs and get pilots flying more,” said AOPA President Mark Baker. “By bringing them together we hope to get more pilots learning about flying clubs’ benefits, and help get a new flying club off the ground.”
AOPA’s Flying Club initiative helped create 10 new flying clubs in 2015 and offers benefits including free scheduling software, a premium listing in the AOPA Flying Club Finder, exclusive insurance rates, and access to networking events.
Since 1939, AOPA has protected the freedom to fly by creating an environment that gives people of all ages the opportunity to enjoy aviation and all it has to offer. As the world’s largest community of pilots and aviation enthusiasts with representatives based in Frederick, Md., Washington, D.C., Wichita, Kans., and seven regions across the United States, AOPA’s events, initiatives, and services bring current and future pilots together and make aviation more accessible to everyone. To learn more, visit www.aopa.org.