5 Online Communities About the Aviation Industry You Should Join

5 Online Communities About the Aviation Industry You Should Join | AIM

Aviation online communities are filled with groups of people engaging with each other about industry-related topics. They come together to share, interact and gain industry-specific knowledge.

Think of them as forums and social networks designed specifically for people interest in the aviation industry. Here are six online communities related to the aviation industry you should join:


The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is the world’s most influential association dedicated to general aviation. Its aviation industry community currently has a number of members well into the hundreds of thousands. This aviation service organization helps its members in various ways, including technical assistance, advice and legal services.

AOPA’s Member Forums is a place where its members can gather together online. They have the ability to ask questions among members, some of whom are actual aviation professionals. These questions are answered online, giving forum members access to valuable aviation industry information.

2) ATP

ATP provides its community members with compliance and safety information for and about the aviation market. ATP solutions combines 35+ years of innovative industry technology and expertise, along with data reporting and information access.

Their comprehensive software applications and content services helps to deliver worldwide supportive knowledge to:

  • Aircraft carriers
  • Governmental agencies
  • Aviation mechanics
  • Airline operators
  • Industry-related schools
  • Aviation manufacturers

ATP Aviation Hub is their innovative web portal which provides its members with aviation industry apps. All of these apps, both old and new, are designed to help you improve safety and compliance, as well as increase productivity.

  1. ICAP Safety and Compliance App
  2. Profile and Compliance App
  3. Parts Exchange App
  4. Reference Library App

3) AskBob

4) The AskBob Community is a premier online gateway for the aviation maintenance industry. They provide their community members with:

  • Industry news
  • Tips and tricks
  • Supplier directory
  • Discussion forums
  • Events calendar
  • Aviation training tools
  • Aviation industry jobs board

The AskBob Aircraft Maintenance Forums is broken down into five sections:

  1. Members area
  2. Maintenance
  3. Where to find it
  4. Regulatory
  5. ATP Announcements

Members of the AskBob aviation industry community benefit from communicating and collaborating with industry experts and others within the aviation market. You’ll have the advantage of tapping into the vast experience, wisdom and knowledge of community members. This will enable you to improve safety, quality, productivity, and your overall job within the industry.

4) HangarChat

HangarChat is the leading aviation social network. This social media site was designed to bring the aviation community together.

Members connect through the HangarChat social network, sharing aviation industry-related experiences, opportunities, videos, knowledge, events, photos and so much more. And now, as a member, you can quickly and easily invite your Facebook friends to join you within this aviation social network community.

Here are just some of the industry niches currently interacting within this social network:

  • Pilots
  • Engineers
  • Mechanics
  • Student pilots
  • Prospective students
  • Flight instructors
  • Examiners
  • FBOs
  • Service providers
  • Flight schools
  • Equipment manufacturers
  • Flight instructors
  • Air traffic controllers

5) Aviation Week

Aviation Week is an online aviation community currently serving more than 1.2 million industry leaders in 185 different countries. They are the largest services and information provider of its kind.

The various types of aviation communities they serve include:

  • Business
  • Defense
  • Space
  • Global commercial
  • MRO – maintenance, repair and overhaul

This community acts as an online aviation community for industry leaders, as well as those aspiring to be someday. Aviation Week plays a crucial role in helping professionals within the aviation industry connect worldwide.

They’re able to accomplish this using the following:

  • Industry news blog
  • Featured articles
  • Aviation whitepapers
  • Airliner information
  • Business intelligence services
  • Information on data products
  • Industry events
  • Aviation industry job board

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