Join or renew for one of the best values for your aircraft and flying experience. For only $50 a year you get a host of benefits including technical information, discounts and most importantly the support of your fellow members and owners. See the Membership Benefits Page for a more complete list of benefits.
Setting up a subscription will require having a PayPal account. You will have an opportunity to setup an account during the payment process. If you don’t have a PayPal account and don’t wish to set one up please select our Single Payment option at BAC Membership Single Payment Option where you can make a single payment through PayPal without an account as well as have an option to pay by check.
Site Access and Activation
For payment via PayPal or Stripe member access will be activated (or extended) immediately in most cases. A very small number of payments (usually e-check payments for infrequent PayPal users), may be delayed by PayPal for a few short days to confirm clearance of payment.
Note that due to limitations in the way the forum integration works, updated access to the forums as a full member may lag by up to an hour after payment is applied.
You subscription will renew automatically every year. PayPal or Stripe will normally process the auto-renewal 5 to 10 days before your expiration date. You can manage your automatic renewal at the PayPal or Stripe websites as appropriate.
If you have an existing membership that is not auto-renewal and pay here your annual payment date will be approximately this date (up to 5 to 10 days earlier). However, your membership benefits will be extended a year at a time from your current expiration so you will not lose any value. In this case your single payment membership can expire normally.
Additional Details on Online Payments
Online payments via PayPal will generally post immediately if funded by a credit card or an available PayPal balance. Due to the new consumer banking regulations payments funded via a bank transfer may be delayed until the transfer is completed – typically 2-5 business days. If you have an established PayPal account that has been used recently PayPal will usually not delay processing the payment. This delay is entirely at the discretion of PayPal and outside our control. We can only post the payment when we receive notification from PayPal. We thank you for your patience. If you have urgent need for access please use one of the options on the contact page Contact Us Page to contact us and we can provide temporary access pending payment.