We are the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association of Australia. Thousands strong, we represent general aviation Australia-wide.
For many of us our aviation ambition is simply taking the controls of an aircraft and living out a dream that humans have pursued throughout the ages. For some, it means an aspiration to learn to fly and to enter the world of commercial aviation, and for others, it simply means an unbridled enthusiasm for aviation and a desire to share it with others. For all these reasons and more, we are AOPA Australia members.
We take to the skies for many reasons, and are driven by motivations as varied as we are; while some of us fly to further business goals and stimulate the economy, others relish the exhilaration and the beauty that come with experiencing the world from a different perspective. While our community is remarkably diverse, there is one common idea that is shared by all AOPA Australia pilots — a love of flight.
The AOPA Australia team exists to protect and to grow the incredible privilege that we call general aviation. Whether it is through educating the public about the fun and the utility that aircraft can provide, preparing resources and training material to enhance the skills of pilots everywhere, or advocating for aviation within government agencies, it is our job to maintain the strength and vitality of the flying community across Australia.
Our mission is to ensure that the sky remains within reach of everyone who dreams of becoming a pilot.