Building on our proud AYA heritage
Results of the Recent Naming Poll
After months of discussion on both the Board and Member level, the results of the New Identity program are now in. As of today, AYA will be known as: The Grumman Owners & Pilots Association (GOPA), “Building on our proud AYA heritage,” URL: GrummanPilots.org.
The new identity salutes our heritage while expanding to include the broader Grumman family we have become. It provides a more robust platform from which to launch our new marketing program to position our organization as THE Type Club for all things Grumman.
Total: 251 votes
Grumman Owners & Pilots Association (GOPA), “Building on our proud AYA heritage”, GrummanPilots.org, 139 votes
Grumman Pilots International (GPI), ”Building on our proud AYA heritage”, GrummanPilots.org, 84 votes
International Grumman Owners & Pilots Association (IGOPA), “Building on our proud AYA heritage”, IGOPA.org, 28 votes
AYA Election Results
President Sharon Spence was re-elected as AYA President.
Covid-19 Virus and Fredericksburg, Texas
Due to the ever changing concerns and restrictions on our world regarding the Covid-19 Virus the AYA Board of Directors have moved the 2020 Fredericksburg Convention to May 10-13, 2021.
NO AYA CONVENTION IN 2020, full text is here.
AYA Europe convention has been postponed to 2021, dates will be published when available.
by: Bob Reed, Safety Director
Upcoming Events, see- Information, Upcoming Events for complete list.
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Here you will learn about the organization, it's mission, along with viewing some photos and videos of a few of the exciting events that have occurred. The AYA organizes events for its members, which are conveniently located in varying areas around the regions. These events include fly-in brunches, overnight flying destinations, annual fly-in conventions, or exciting cross country adventures .
The AYA exists to serve its members.
As an active worldwide organization the American Yankee Association provides a unified avenue for those who own, operate, or just have an interest in the American Aviation, Grumman American, and Gulfstream Aerospace, AGAC and Tiger Aircraft. The AYA is open to everyone regardless of aircraft ownership or flying experience. The only criteria to join us is the desire to share the passion of flight.
The American Yankee Association (AYA) is the official owners group for all models of American Aviation, Grumman American, and Gulfstream Aerospace, AGAC and Tiger Aircraft. AYA was initially formed in June, 1976. The original concept focused on the model AA1 "American Yankee," with owners of subsequent two- and four-place models accepted as "associate members." This was changed almost immediately to include as full members all of the two-place owners, and, in 1978, the bylaws were amended to include all of the other models built by American Aviation, Grumman American, and Gulfstream Aerospace. In 1989, these aircraft were returned to production by the American General Aircraft Company (AGAC), and remained in production until 1994. Tiger Aircraft revived the line between 2001 and 2006. In honor of the original aircraft, the Yankee, designed by Jim Bede, the name of the organization has remained "American Yankee Association." The name has a long history that is well-known by numerous publications and organizations which have dealt with us over the years.
Join The AYA!
Membership is open to all owners, pilots, and enthusiasts of the entire aircraft product line, ranging from the AA1 through the GA7. All memberships include the spouse or significant other of the primary member. Our policy on partnership-owned airplanes is that all partners not of the same household should join as individual members.
The Benefits Of MembershipBesides the personally rewarding camaraderie with other members, AYA events, and a myriad of other benefits, inside our website you will find:
AYA Membership Directory (Members)
Personal Membership File and Settings (Members)
Current and Archived AYA American Star Newsletters- click here for a sample
New Owners, Pilot Proficiency Program
Member Discount Program
Grumman Savvy Shops (Members)
Technical Library Access (Members)
Ask The Experts
Lauren Larsen and Dicey Miller Awards