AeroNewsNet is reporting that AOPA has shut-down its Wine Club — a thorn in the side of its members for some time.
AOPA — the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association — is supposed to represent the views of pilots and aircraft owners in various roles — such as to the government. Members pay a fee per year to be a part of the group, and some benefits are received.
Many members, including me, feel the Wine Club is the personification of the organization’s distance from the pilot population it is supposed to represent. I may just choose to renew my membership on this news.