I am trying to decide whether to renew my aopa membership or not. What are your opinions on this?
I'll second that one. Especially having trained in and around the ADIZ for my private. I never had to use it, but it was nice to know I had some backing if I did.If you fly professionally, it just may be worth buying the extra law dog program they have.
Are you serious...?Meigs Field is still closed.
Exactly.There are many more still open thanks to AOPA...
You can also benefit from welfare by letting the rest of the taxpayers take care of you if you really wish. Okay, so that's a bit extreme, but come on...$35 (or $39, whatever it is) for helping support one of the strongest organizations for pilots plus all the stuff you get from them is a very good deal....you can benefit from their legal and insurance services without paying $35 or whatever the hell it is a year.
I'm 100% with Zero, and also switched to Flight Training. I've been a member since the day I obtained my PPL. I haven't flown for almost 4 years, but kept my membership. I had some minor issues renewing my medical, and although everything turned out o.k. they were there in case I needed. Peace of mind I guess, not to mention the great resources on their website.AOPA is one of the few voices for GA left. Although I am not crazy about Pilot magazine (actually, I changed my membership to get Flight Training instead), I pay the price simply to do my part in keeping GA strong...or alive at least. I think its a worthy cost.