The Paine Flyer

A Newsletter of the Paine Field WPA Chapter

The Paine Flyer - October 2019


Loss of Bruce Fisher – Deputy Director – Operations

I recently learned that Bruce Fisher who served as Deputy Director – Operations is no longer employed at Paine Field.  The reasons for his departure are currently unknown and will likely remain so.  There are a number of positions at Paine Field that are “At-Will” positions which include the airport director, the two deputy directors... Read More

Self Service Fuel at Paine Field

Earlier this month a construction crew arrived at Paine Field to begin installing a Self-Service fuel system for Castle & Cooke at the site of the old Self-Service fuel system.  This is a welcome sign for those of us who have had difficulty in getting fuel at Paine Field in a timely manner.  At least... Read More

The Sudden Death of One of My Formation Flying Friends

Stephanie and I attended a celebration of life event at the Pitt Meadows airport in British Columbia last week for Rick Johnson.  I lead Rick out on his very first formation flight some years ago.  The first time out was a humbling experience for Rick as it is for most people but his steady efforts... Read More

Call For Nominations of 2020 Officers

Send e-mail nominations to secretary@wpapainefield.org. Elections and an open call for nominations will be held at the November General Meeting. President The President shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the Chapter and shall preside at all meetings of the Chapter. He shall, with the assistance of the outgoing President, submit a report of the... Read More

Building Highways in the Sky

Members and guests are welcome to join us for our General Membership meeting and Dinner. This month’s program is a presentation on “Building Highways in the Sky” by Steve Fulton. Doors open at 6:30 and the menu varies each month. This month, we’re starting to allow attendees the option of pre-purchasing their tickets or reserving a... Read More

2019 VMC/IMC Forums Return

After the summer hiatus and September’s CFI VMC/IMC Forum (N.B. Sorry for the incorrect information on the website), our chapter’s VMC/IMC Forums are be returning in October! For those who are not aware, our WPA Paine Chapter and Simulation Flight will be continuing to sponsor and hold monthly safety and education forum’s on both IFR... Read More

2019 Kurt Mason Aviation Education Scholarship Recipients

The Kurt Mason Aviation Education Scholarship was started to aid students of aviation-related fields and activities in the pursuit of their dreams by provided financial assistance for education in any aviation-related classes, such as pilot training, maintenance training, or aerospace studies. Each scholarship award is currently $1,000 per recipient per year (no limit on the... Read More

Call for Nominations for 2019 Awards

Send e-mail nominations to president@wpapainefield.org. Awards will be presented during the Christmas Party. Criteria for Indicated Awards: Pilot of the Year This is the highest award the Chapter may give. The nominations shall be a licensed pilot judged to have made outstanding contribution(s) to the advancement of general aviation throughout the past year. Recipient of... Read More

Introducing the WPA Member Benefits Program

The Washington Pilots Association is organizing the WPA Member Benefits Program (WMBP). This program connects quality general aviation vendors to the WPA organization, and it’s serious and committed pilots. WMBP vendors provide discounts on their products and services to WPA members. In return, WPA members become personally connected to WMBP vendors and purchase GA goods... Read More