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‘Give Wings’ for the future

The Give Wings aircraft donation program is a quick, easy, and beneficial way to ensure your aircraft will find a good home while helping us maintain a bright and vibrant future for GA. Donating your aircraft to the AOPA Foundation may also provide you with significant tax benefits while supporting the AOPA Foundation’s efforts to grow the pilot population and keep GA sustainable.

In addition to the tax advantages, donors can take pride knowing their aircraft donation supports a variety of programs such as the AOPA Air Safety Institute’s seminars, courses, and video production, as well as the You Can Fly program’s initiatives including the High School Aviation STEM education program, along with resources provided to flight schools and clubs to grow and expand their respective operations.

In short, your aircraft donation can help build a stronger, safer pilot community for the future.

Most donated aircraft are sold, however some are added to AOPA’s fleet that supports flight training or business travel. Others are overhauled and given away, such as the 2022 AOPA Sweepstakes Grumman Tiger.

Program acceptance parameters generally include a minimum value of at least $50,000 with a clear title and no liens, and, a current annual inspection. Learn more online about how you can contribute to a bright future for GA, or call Becky Johnston at 301-695-2274.

by Rodney Martz, a Senior Aviation Technical Specialist with AOPA’s Pilot Information Center, which assists the AOPA Foundation in reviewing aircraft donation offers. Rodney has nearly 20 years experience in finance and more than 30 years on the AOPA  staff. He can be reached at 301-695-2124.

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