ACONE is Camaraderie, Fun, Safety, and Tradition
hen you become a member of the Aero Club of New England you gain access to a community of pilots and a range of activities and resources that will enrich your aviation experiences. From beach side casual to ballroom formal, there are a range of small and large social events that will suit anyone's tastes and pocketbook.
As a member, you'll receive advanced notice of all upcoming ACONE events; a printed copy of our proprietary membership directory; secure access to our member-only Web resources which allow you to manage your ACONE communications preferences as well as allow you to register for events; and periodic copies of the ACONE Logbook magazine which chronicles our recent events and club-related news.
Several types of ACONE memberships are available, including Student (for matriculating college students), Individual (available as regular, contributing, sustaining, benefactor, or lifetime), Family, and Corporate.
Become a member today by using our online New Member Application.
Being a member of ACONE is all about partaking of the special camaraderie that pilots enjoy. At our many social events, you'll meet fellow aviators who share your love of flying and who understand the special advantages and unique challenges of aviating in New England. You'll meet pilots with similar backgrounds and interests to yours, as well as others with very different expertise and perspectives. Your interactions with fellow members might lead to some good-old-fashioned hangar flying, or you may seek some specific advice and guidance from a world-class expert. As they have been throughout our history, your fellow ACONE members will be a source of friendship and aviation knowledge.
ACONE is about flying and having fun. Throughout each year we sponsor numerous social and educational events, including:
Katama Outing on Martha's Vineyard
Basin Harbor Wings, Wheel, and Keels Outing on the shores of Vermont's Lake Champlain
The Godfrey L. Cabot Award Luncheon
ACONE Evening at the Boston Pops
Our annual Scholarship Fundraising Auction and Dinner Dance
The awarding of over a dozen career scholarships to aviation students
ACONE is about safety. We conduct a variety of safety education programs including the renowned “Crash Course” series in conjunction with the AOPA Air Safety Foundation and the FAA. You can increase your safety quotient by participating in our range of programs.
And ACONE is about tradition. We are the longest-established aeronautical club in the Americas. In fact, our founding in 1902 even predates the Wright Brothers' first successful powered flight. Our membership rolls include some of the true legends of aviation. It's a great source of pride that you too can share and enjoy.
All of these benefits, and more, come simply by joining ACONE for as little as $45 per year for an individual membership. But the most valuable benefit comes from the combined energy and input of people like you. You'll have opportunities to make your own mark on aviation in New England and give back to an activity that has been so rewarding in your own life.
So whether you are a newcomer to aviation or a veteran pilot, or new to New England or a lifelong area resident, ACONE is here for you.
Safe flying, and we hope to see you as a new member at one of our events soon!