About Us

Our Mission:

To Advance and Protect the Interests of General Aviation in Washington State through Advocacy, Outreach, Education, and Social Activities.

We represent the pilots and aviation enthusiasts of Paine Field and its surrounding communities.

Advocacy

Working closely with Airport Managers, Local Sponsors, WSDOT, State Legislators, and the FAA.

    Outreach

    Coordinating Airport Open Houses and presenting the benefits of GA to Media and Civic Groups.

      Education

      Organizing Hands On Safety and Maintenance Seminars for pilots and also sponsoring Aviation Scholarships.

        Social Activities

        Supporting and coordinating hangar picnics, parties, fly-ins, spot landing contests, and monthly meetings.

          Washington Pilots Association

          Consider the exhilaration and freedom you feel each time you take to the skies of Washington. Think about the vicarious thrill you feel each time you look up and see a small plane or helicopter making its way overhead.

          Those who share a passion for aviation and those who understand its economic and societal importance have defined the spirit of General Aviation. That was true 50 years ago. It is true today, and it will be true tomorrow.

          The Washington Pilots Association (WPA) helps keep the passion for General Aviation alive in Washington State and plays a leading role in ensuring that facilities and policies are in place to enable this spirit of adventure to continue to take flight today and in the future.

          The WPA is the only Washington based non-profit organization of pilots and others interested in aviation focused on the need of serving pilots and promoting General Aviation in the State of Washington.

          The Paine Field Chapter of the WPA is our local arm of this organization that allows local members work more closely on local issues thereby binging needed focus locally while supporting the larger statewide organization.

          Chapter Board of Directors

          Richard Jones

          Richard Jones

          President

          Dan Diessner

          Dan Diessner

          Vice President

          Richard Beckert

          Richard Beckert

          Secretary

          George Futas

          George Futas

          Treasurer

          Jerry Barkley

          Jerry Barkley

          2017 Director

          Will Tilse

          Will Tilse

          2018 Director

          Ned Bingham

          Ned Bingham

          2019 Director, Newsletter Editor, & Webmaster