Friday 24 May 2013 02:33 UTC
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In accordance with modern social media this is just an opinion. (and in same vein they (opinions)are 10a penny):-) the board members could answer this better. I only a member working on the working group and this is just observation of AOPA working over the last few years. SO instructors being members carries Afaisi great benefits. AOPA's instructor committee is very active and Nick Wilcox who goes along to EASA and not only argues the toss but distills the gobbledegook for us all to understand, well, simply has to be applauded (as he was at the last committee) So thats well worth encouraging your instructors to follow up. Corporate membership is more subtle. It is clear to me that corporate members seem to have quite a clout inAOPa. Probaly because they are fewer than ordinary members and therefore more direct lines if you know what I mean. However the great advantage beyond this is continuity. Instructors move on. A flying organisation being a corporate member first encourages instructors to join (with clear benefits) and influences ordinary pilots and trainees to do the same. And when different instructors come in there is still the culture of encouraging pilots to defend their embattled pursuit/love.
So even if you cant see a direct corporate benefit, remember that over the last few years AOPA UK has punched above its weight and by joining as a corporate you will help it continue.
In summary do both.
Youth is a wonderful thing, what a crime to waste it on the young: GBS
Apologies for the late response, not staying alert.
The AOPA Corporates who are FTO's or RF's (soon to be ATO's) Get a listing in General Aviation, the AOPA UK Magazine and they also get a listing and a page with an enquiry form on the AOPA UK Website. They provide the info and it can be updated on request. They get a picture, link to their own Website, their own description of their activities, fleet list specialisms etc etc a location map so they can be found and they also feature on AOPA's Flying School Map, designed to help punters find a school near them that offers what they want.
And of course they benefit from access to advice and assistance on a corporate rather than a personal level.
Luscombe 8 G-BTCH based at Popham. Pilot based in Savannah GA. AOPA UK Exec Committee Member.
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