President’s Message – February 2021

Hopefully, 2021 is getting off to a good start for WPA members. There is much hope that 2021 will be better than 2020 as people get vaccinated and we get the virus under control; thus, allowing us to return to some sense of normalcy. As conditions allow your board...

So Long 2020, Hello 2021!

I would like to start by wishing everyone a safe and healthy holiday season. The holiday season, which is typically a time for socializing, Christmas parties, and getting together with family and friends, is different this year in many ways from past years. The...

Summer Adventures Amid COVID-19

Now that we have some good flying weather, I hope that folks have been getting some flying in and keeping their skills sharp.  Simulation Flight is now open if you need to regain instrument currency.  Though, masks are required as Simulation Flight is an...

President’s Message – May/June 2020

I hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy considering the new Coronavirus that is circulating. Like many of you, in addition to being concerned about the virus itself, I am also concerned about the economic impact affecting people’s lives. Due to how contagious...

President’s Message – About Me

I am honored to serve as your president for 2020.  I love flying to backcountry airstrips with my wife, Kolette, and our dog, Dork, in our Skylane RG.  I started flying in 1979 while I was a junior in high school.  I soloed just before my 17th birthday...

Time to improve your flying skills?

Winter is often a time when many pilots, including me, don’t get to do as much flying as we would like. We have lots of rain and at times low land snow. Freezing levels are usually below IFR minimum altitudes resulting in icing conditions for those in clouds or...