American Yankee Association (AYA) evolves into
The Grumman Owners & Pilots Association (GOPA)
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(Aug 1, 2020). The American Yankee Association (AYA), the Registered International Type Club for Grumman general aviation owners and pilots, is proud to announce its transition into the new Grumman Owners & Pilots Association (GOPA), “Building on our proud AYA heritage.” The new identity more accurately reflects the evolving composition of the Association, which has expanded from the original 2 seater American Yankees (AA1) which gave birth to the Association in 1976 to today’s Grumman family of 9 different models.
The Grumman Owners & Pilots Association is dramatically expanding support for Grumman owners and pilots to include
- A “Market Place” listing planes, parts, and services, often with offerings not available elsewhere
- An Airplane Listing discussing “Why buy Grumman? and “Which Grumman?”
- An “Owner/Mentor” program to assist potential buyers through the buying process
- A “Pilot Familiarization Program” (PFP) with vetted pilots who conduct “train-to-proficiency”, comprehensive check-out programs
- “Cockpit Cool” to empower non-pilot companions to manage a plane in an emergency
- A scholarship program for young pilots
- Access to industry gurus to answer technical/operations questions
Becoming a member of GOPA also opens opportunities for fellowship and knowledge through an active local, national and international events program, a content-rich website and growing video library, and a bi-monthly news magazine, The International Grumman Star.
For further information, visit GOPA at GrummanPilots.org or call President, Sharon Spence (details above).