Preserving Your Right to Fly. Working closely with Airport Managers, Local Sponsors, WSDOT, State Legislators, and the FAA.
Aviation Benefits Everyone. Coordinating Airport Open Houses and presenting the benefits of GA to Media and Civic Groups
Learn More About Aviation. Organizing Hands On Safety and Maintenance Seminars for pilots and also sponsoring Aviation Scholarships.
Connect with Friends. Supporting and coordinating hangar picnics, parties, fly-ins, spot landing contests, and monthly meetings.
The Washington Pilot’s Association started in 1960 and has grown to over 1500 members statewide and includes 20 chapters. Since it’s inception the WPA has built upon the 4 pillars of why we exist. Whether you’re a veteran pilot or just discovered a passion for aviation, we are proud to welcome new members who share the wonders of flight in the Pacific Northwest! You are the voice of all pilots flying in our state and we know that strength in numbers works.
Each chapter in our association is just as unique as the members. From the urban cities of Seattle and Spokane to the mountains and valleys in between, we have a chapter near you! And if not, we can create a new chapter to continue our mission of ensuring facilities and policies are in place to enable the spirit of adventure to continue to take flight today and in the future of General Aviation!
George Steed has been an active WPA member for many years and has taken on the role of State President for 2017. George believes that in order to keep General Aviation alive and well we must act together to preserve our right to fly. We do this through the use of the 4 Pillars: advocacy, outreach, education, and social activities. The more we work together to promote General Aviation and show the public the reasons why GA is so important in our communities the better positioned we are to back up state and federal laws regarding aviation.