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...
Christmas Party 2019

Christmas Party 2019

For the second year in a row we had a wonderful Christmas Party at the Flying Heritage and Combat Armor Museum.  Shawn O’Donnell and his team provided us with great food for the event. We awarded four awards during the event: Pilot of the Year – Rich...

Aviation Explorer Post

The WPA (Paine Chapter) has a unique opportunity to host an Aviation Explorer Post and help youth (age 14-21) explore careers in aviation.  Aviation exploring combines some classroom training with introductory flight lessons.  Explorers get to experience...

Ramp Service Fees at Castle & Cooke

One of our Paine Field Chapter members was surprised by a $25 ramp fee for dropping a passenger at Castle & Cooke is so that they could board an airliner. If you want to avoid this fee you can drop off (or pick up) your passengers at Northway Aviation instead....