The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has launched a new Aircraft Partnership Program.
The program helps pilots identify, match and connect with other pilots interested in reducing the cost of aircraft acquisition and ownership.
“As the world’s largest association for aircraft owners and pilots, AOPA is always looking for ways to reduce the cost of flying for our members,” said AOPA President and CEO Craig Fuller. “Pilots who connect with even a single person to co-own an aircraft have effectively reduced the cost of aircraft acquisition and ownership by 50%.”
AOPA provides an Internet-based tool that allows pilots, flying clubs, fractional operators, and businesses to identify and locate other pilots and businesses interested in co-owning an aircraft.
AOPA Members who opt in to the program will have access to the secure online database that enables them to post a personal profile outlining key factors for ownership compatibility – including type of aircraft desired, budget, nearby airports to base, flying experience, and more. The database already includes nearly 10,000 pilots who are interested in reducing the cost of flying through co-ownership.
AOPA members can search for suitable co-owners using a wide variety of search criteria. The program provides secure and discreet communications between members to ensure privacy. The system also notifies AOPA members via email when a new profile is posted that meets personal compatibility requirements.
For more information: AOPA.org