The Oregon Pilots Association was founded in 1936. OPA has grown to over 2,200 members with local chapters throughout the state.
OPA membership is open to anyone interested in general aviation. Many non-pilots and past pilots belong to OPA and share major objectives including the encouragement of safe flying practices by pilots and promoting aviation with the general public. Local OPA chapters provide flight scholarships, educational forums for aviation enthusiasts as well as to serve as a resource to local communities seeking the benefits of local aviation facilities.
The Oregon Pilots Association is a tax-exempt 501(c)(7) organization. Donations to the OPA are not deductible for personal, federal or state income tax purposes.
The Oregon Pilots Association Air Safety and Education Foundation (ASEF) is a tax-exempt 503(c)(3) organization; donations to the OPA ASEF are tax deductible.