It’s that time of year again when we open up WPA registration for 2019

We have approximately 210 members, as of this writing, with most being renewals, and a dozen or more being new members. Any new member signing up, starting September 1st, will also be counted as a 2018 member for free.

This year we will be stepping up our membership drive with mailings to existing pilots in north King County, and Snohomish County. In addition we will be printing Paine Field WPA business cards to hand out to existing members at our monthly meetings, and will be encouraging everyone to solicit new members from all of your pilot friends.

Will Tilse

Will Tilse

2018 Director & Membership Committee Chair

Our Paine Field chapter already has the largest number of members in the state, and we are looking to make it even bigger.

Keep in mind as you recruit new members the benefits afforded to them, such as our monthly social, and educational dinner meetings, fly outs to fun and exiting events, and especially the 10 cents a gallon fuel discount at Castle and Cook gas pumps, at both Paine Field and Arlington Airport.

Lastly and probably most important Benefit of growing WPA membership is our lobbying power. Civilian aviation is continually being targeted for cutbacks and stricter regulations, so by increasing our membership base we can speak with a louder voice, and have more power in helping guide legislators in making law to help protect aviation interests.

It’s been a great year for me as the new membership director, and I look forward to meeting more of you in the new year.