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...
Northwest Aviation Conference

Northwest Aviation Conference

The Sate WPA put together an exciting new booth design for the Northwest Aviation Conference. Jerry Barkley was put in charge of the WPA booth and he had some great ideas for improving our presence there. Jerry enlisted a number of Paine Field Chapter members to...

Our Chapter President Needed Some Help

Rick Beckert is helping with his parents’ health issues back in Ohio. My thoughts are with him and his family as he deals with all the difficulties associated with taking care of aging parents. Your past president is filling in for him during this time.

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...