The Washington Pilot’s Association is excited to announce the WPA Member Benefits Program, to be rolled out in 2020. This Program connects quality general aviation vendors to the WPA organization and our serious and committed pilots. Through the Program, GA vendors provide discounts on their products and services to WPA members, and WPA members purchase the discounted GA goods and services from Program vendors. Program vendors and WPA members become personally connected, and Program vendors also become connected the WPA’s organizational activities.

Maybe you have not joined the WPA or renewed your membership because you’re thinking “What’s in it for me?”. Since its founding, the WPA has provided broad benefits to general aviation in Washington state through its Four Pillars: Advocacy, Outreach, Education, and Social Activities. You don’t see these broad benefits directly, but they keep GA strong and pilots better able to fly.

With the Member Benefits Program, the WPA will provide DIRECT benefits to individual members. With the Program, your membership will pay for itself in no time, and you will have more money for fuel! With an additional incentive for membership, the WPA will grow and expand its leading role ensuring that facilities and policies are in place to allow the spirit of GA adventure to continue to take flight, today and in the future.

GA vendors who join the Program will benefit from connections to the WPA and its members, attract business and goodwill from WPA members, and also have input to the support, promotion, and lobbying activities of the WPA.

We, the WPA, are you—GA pilots, airline pilots, GA vendors, mechanics, volunteer neighbors—anyone and everyone who benefits personally or financially from our aviation transportation system.

We have begun contacting vendors about the WPA Member Benefits Program, and several have already agreed to join. Come check out the WPA booth at the Aviation Conference in February, and hear how it’s all going!