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...

Past President’s Message

Changing of the Guard I have great confidence in Rick Beckert’s leadership skills and I hope that our whole organization both welcomes and supports him in his new role as President of the Paine Field WPA Chapter.  Rick has already been at work on ideas for...

Membership Corner – January 2020

How did it get to be Christmas again, so soon? Personally I think it has something to do with global space-time warping. At any rate it seems the nice summer flying days were just a little too few this year, so when it was nice I hope y’all got a chance to take...