What does it mean to be an GAOPA ?  For many of us, it means 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 for still others it simply means an unbridled enthusiasm for aviation and a desire to share it with others.

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 GAOPA pilots—a love of flight. 

Our mission is to ensure that the sky remains within reach of everyone who dreams of becoming a pilot.