The Paine Flyer

A Newsletter of the Paine Field WPA Chapter

The Paine Flyer - February 2020


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 precipitation unless you are in an... Read More

Meeting with Ryan Zulauf, deputy airport director at Paine Field

On January 21, 2020, Richard Beckert, Jerry Barkley, Rich Jones, and Stephanie Allen met with Ryan Zulauf at his office at Paine field. Ryan’s manager Arif Ghouse also dropped by for part of the discussion. The purpose of the meeting was to follow up on issues raised with the Snohomish County Council in early December... Read More

Husky Aviation Club Advancing Aviation in Bothell

In fall of 2018, one of WPA’s members, Norman Montes De Oca, founded the Husky Aviation Club at the University of Washington Bothell Campus. As an Advanced Ground Instructor, Monty sought to spread the joy of flying to students who might otherwise not get the opportunity. One of the main points of the club is... Read More

Coming Soon! WPA Member Benefits Program

The Washington Pilot’s Association is excited to announce the WPA Member Benefits Program, to be rolled out in 2020. This Program connects quality general aviation vendors to the WPA organization and our serious and committed pilots. Through the Program, GA vendors provide discounts on their products and services to WPA members, and WPA members purchase... Read More

VMC/IMC Forums Return

After the summer hiatus and September’s CFI VMC/IMC Forum, our chapter’s VMC/IMC Forums are be returning in January! 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 and VFR subjects. These forums are at no cost... Read More

Calling All WPA Members!

We Need Your Help At the Northwest Aviation Conference If you plan to attend the Northwest Aviation Conference this year please consider volunteering an hour or two to staff the WPA booth. If you are interested, go to the web link below and select a one or two hour time period that works for you: ... Read More