The Paine Flyer

A Newsletter of the Paine Field WPA Chapter

The Paine Flyer - February 2019

January Meeting in the new Commercial Air Terminal

We had a record 125 people attending our January WPA Paine Field Chapter monthly meeting in the new Commercial Air Terminal at Paine Field! For the few of you who did not book a reservation before we filled up, I am sorry about that. We were given a hard limit (more…)

Paine Field Airport Annual Update

Both Paine Field Deputy Directors (Bruce Fisher and Ryan Zulauf) gave us our annual airport update as our January dinner meeting program. (Arif Ghouse, our Airport Director stopped by to see us on his way to an event with his sonand apologized for not being with us but I think we all agree that family comes before friends!) (more…)

Washington Pilots Association Annual State Membership Meeting at Puyallup, WA

Make sure to put the annual State WPA membership meeting on your calendar: Saturday, February 23, 2019. The meeting starts at 11:45 and a light lunch will be served. The location is Room E | North Foyer. There are of course lots of other things to do and see there. For more information check (more…)

Tragic Death of a Paine Field WPA Chapter Member

I was very sad to hear of an aircraft accident near Whidbey Air Park near Langley, Washington. The RV-8 was being flown by one of our Paine Field WPA Chapter members, Marc Drake. Sadly Marc perished in the crash. Donna Depaoli, Marc’s passenger was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. (more…)

Notable Retirements

January 12th Fly-Out

Weekly Saturday Fly-Out This Week’s Destination: Forks Airport – S18 Lunch Pick: Blakeslee’s Bar & Grill Want to Join us Next Time? (more…)

VMC/IMC Forums for 2019

Our WPA Paine Chapter and Simulation Flight are continuing to sponsor and hold monthly safety and education forum’s on both IFR and VFR subjects. These forums are at no cost to pilots and most forums qualify for FAA Wings credits. Bob Collins, owner, is a Paine Chapter member. These are not a dull lectures. (more…)

Newsletter Submissions Needed

Do You Think You Have What It Takes? Is there an Aviation topic or event that you’re familiar with that you think other members would be interested in? Do you want to share that awesome photo you took on your last flight? Did you just visit a new on/near airport restaurant and want (more…)

The Vashon Ranger

Introductory Flight Auctioned off to Benefit YASF Jim Grant, owner of Northway Aviation, donated an introductory flight in the Vashon Aircraft Ranger. This is an exciting new aircraft designed and build in the Pacific Northwest. The Ranger is equipped with (more…)

New Hangar at Historic Felts Field

Historic Flight Foundation Expands to Spokane The Spokane Airports Board decided to replace an existing hangar at historic Felts Field. A nationally recognized airport architecture firm, JRMA, designed a new 20,644 SF pre-engineered hangar with an art deco look reminiscent of the era when airline travel began (more…)

Northwest Aviation Conference

Bringing Aviation Together in the Northwest The Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade show returns to the region for its 36th year in 2019. The two day expo brings our aviation community together every year and gives us all a chance to see the newest products as well as reconnect with (more…)