Why join AOPA?
We want to keep private and recreational aviation accessible to all by advocating for your right to fly without unnecessary costs and restrictions. AOPA works with the Government and other aviation organisations on behalf of members, with the goal of reducing flying costs and restrictions, and to protect private aviation interests.
Member focused flying and social activities
AOPA facilitates regular fly-ins and social gatherings, as well as the biennial ten-day air safari. These trips allow members to fly to airstrips not normally available to the general public and to enjoy the company of other passionate aviators.
AOPA produces a quarterly magazine for all members, packed with current news, advocacy updates and other 'flying in NZ' info. It is the focus for reports on social events and stories, and articles that relate to aircraft ownership and operation.
The Membership Directory includes member details, and also contains a member's airstrip directory – not readily available anywhere else.
AVGAS Special Pricing and Lubricants Service
AOPA members can apply for a Z Energy aviation fuel card and receive a fantastic discount off every litre of Avgas sold, plus accumulate Fly Buys or Airpoint dollars at any of their 39 refuelling locations around the country. Once a member checkout our AOPA website…. to find all of Z’s easy to access sites.
Cessna Maintenance Variation Program
Owners of Cessna 100 and 200 series aircraft can benefit from subscribing to the AOPA Cessna Maintenance Variation Program.
AOPA has a preferred brokerage arrangement with AON NZ, who offer a discount of 5% off the Insurers premium for Aircraft insurance and 10% off the Insurers premium for Fire & General policies.
Aviation Security ID Cards
AOPA members can obtain an Aviation Security ID card that provides ‘airside’ access to secure airports. Quicker, hassle-free entry and clearance through high security areas. Contact the AOPA Administrator Mary Bruce find out how to apply or access the AOPA website member section for details once you are a fully paid AOPA member.
Member Benefits / Special Offers
Discounted membership with other aviation affiliations (Recreational Backcountry Pilots Association - RBPA), special negotiated discounts and corporate rates for members at a range of businesses including Z Aviation Fuel, Avis Car Rentals and Bella Vista Motels- click on this link for further information Member Benefits
Constitution of AOPA New Zealand
To view or print our current constitution updated and approved 2014 click here