For those of you who don’t know about this, it’s a very cool deal. If you’re a new student pilot, you get a FREE AOPA membership for 6 months! This includes the following benefits (as stated in AOPA website), FREE for 6 months:
Flight Training magazine – FREE
Flight Training magazine is a monthly, full–color magazine, known throughout the aviation industry as the single best resource for new and student pilots. Each article within Flight Training contains usable, real–world information from experienced pilots, offering guidance, training techniques and tips, and practical insights to help you reach your aviation goals.
All of our writers and editors were once in your shoes. They understand the challenges of becoming a certificated pilot and are able to provide the information you need to achieve your aviation goals – information you won’t find anywhere else!
AOPA’s Internet Flight Planner – FREE
AOPA Internet Flight Planner (AIFP) enables pilots to spend less time on the ground and more time in the air. Plan routes, view real–time weather maps, obtain FAA–certified weather briefings, check for temporary flight restrictions, and quickly file flight plans.
AOPA Airports Online – FREE
AOPA Airports Online which is updated daily and includes current fuel prices for more than 3,000 FBOs, sectional chart views with METAR overlays, instrument approach plates, and taxiway diagrams.
Access to AOPA Online – FREE
Log on to AOPA Online, you have a world of information right at your fingertips. Connect to our searchable aviation databases, find a flight instructor, browse through our extensive aviation library, acquire information on a specific airport, create and edit flight plans online, post and respond to classified ads, link to other aviation web sites, and much more.
Access to Flight Training Online – FREE
Unlimited online access to a wealth of flight training information, conveniently arranged by phase of training. As you move through each phase, questions inevitably arise about everything from airsickness to opening and closing VFR flight plans. The good news is that you’re not alone in this endeavor to become a certificated pilot. AOPA delivers the information you need at every stage of training through its website, ft.aopa.org. Downloadable reference materials, student resource center, a virtual library, quizzes and course – it’s all there at your fingertips.
AOPA’s Pilot Information Center – FREE
Talk one–on–one to an aviation specialist for advice and support on flight training, assistance with flight planning, buying and maintaining aircraft, or any other aviation–related question. You’ll enjoy free unlimited access to the expertise of CFIs and other experienced pilots who can answer questions and provide advice on all aspects of flying, Monday—Friday, 8:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m., EST.
AOPA Air Safety Institute – FREE
Take advantage of a variety of free online safety courses or live in–person seminars and more – all sponsored by the AOPA Air Safety Institute. The ASI has been recognized for over four decades for its ground breaking work promoting “Safe Pilots, Safe Skies.”
AOPA is continuously fighting for your rights as a pilot at the local, state, and federal levels. As the leading voice of general aviation, AOPA has been instrumental in protecting the rights of pilots everywhere. We continue to fight airspace restrictions, fuel taxes, airport closings, and any issues that threaten your right to fly.
AOPA Member Products
Enjoy generous discounts on AOPA products and services including insurance coverage for renters and owners, AOPA’s Pilot Protection Services that offers both legal and medical services to help you avoid problems with the FAA and more.
To get the 6 months of FREE membership for new student pilots, go to the AOPA Website and enroll.