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WHY DO WE HAVE AN AIRPORT SUPPORT NETWORK

Pressure on public and privately owned airports continues to mount. This pressure takes many forms, including curfews, noise restrictions, lack of improvements, residential encroachment, and even calls to close the airport. The AOPA Airport Support Network provides the vehicle for AOPA members to work in concert with AOPA staff to preserve and protect airports across the United States.

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Find an ASN Volunteer

This page will tell you the name of an airport’s ASN volunteer or if a new ASN volunteer is needed. You can also use this page to contact the ASN volunteer or, if there’s a vacancy at that airport, to apply to become an ASN volunteer.

 

Become an ASN Volunteer

Interested in becoming an Airport Support Network volunteer?

 

AOPA RESOURCES

AOPA needs your help in protecting your airport and your Freedom to Fly. So we have developed some useful resources and gathered them on this page to make your job easier.

WHAT IS THE AOPA AIRPORT SUPPORT NETWORK?

AOPA’s goal is to have an Airport Support Network (ASN) volunteer at every public-use airport in the United States.

  • Promote
  • Protect
  • Defend America's Community Airports
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WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO VOLUNTEER?

AOPA will appoint one member who will act as a volunteer and be our “eyes and ears” at every public-use airport across the United States.

  • To be a current AOPA member.
  • Internet and e-mail access.
  • To nominate yourself or someone else via the online nomination form.
  • To agree to our Conditions of Appointment (it’s a written agreement, which will be sent to you once you have filled out the nomination form. It’s just a few guidelines, mostly describing what volunteers do.)
  • Complete a short online training course
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WHAT SHOULD VOLUNTEERS DO?

  • Be a liaison to local pilots and/or local pilot groups, airport management, etc. at the airport.
  • Monitor and report to AOPA on city and county (sponsor) meetings and notify AOPA of pending problems that may arise.
  • Notify AOPA of any questionable operational restrictions (curfews, noise abatement procedures).
  • Assist in direct/indirect promotion of local airport activity to enhance favorable image of airport (i.e., open houses, airport support groups, and more).
  • Help educate local officials and community neighbors about the value of their airport.
  • Provide local newspaper clips and media alerts on airport issues to AOPA Airport Support Network staff.
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WHAT DO I GET FOR BEING A VOLUNTEER?

  • Certificate of Appointment
  • Invitations to special AOPA Airport Support Network-only dinners, meetings, and events in your area.
  • Access to the AOPA Airport Support Network Volunteers-Only Area of the AOPA Web site.
  • Access to AOPA Airport Support Network-only message boards to share stories, ideas, and questions with fellow volunteers.
  • Listing on AOPA Web site.
  • E-mail alerts on important issues.
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