The Paine Flyer

A Newsletter of the Paine Field WPA Chapter

The Paine Flyer - June 2019

Skykomish WPA Work Party – Saturday, June 15

I think that many of you are aware that our annual Paine WPA Chapter work party at the Skykomish Airport is on Saturday, June 15 beginning at 9:00 am but how many of you really know about the larger picture? There are 15 airports that are operated by the Washington State Department of Transportation Aviation division. Below is a map of the... Read More

Hangar Spring Cleanup and the WPA Storage Locker

Those of you who are tenants at Paine Field are aware of the hangar cleanup effort that Paine Field helps us with by providing large capacity dumpsters each spring. These dumpsters are to be used to help the hangar tenants clean out their hangars each spring. They are not to be used by the tenants for off-airport garbage... Read More

June 7th Chapter Meeting – Last Meeting Until September

It has been our tradition at the Paine Field Chapter to take the summer off from our regular monthly meetings until September and focus on flying (and group fly-outs) instead. In a single week, Stephanie and I completed annual inspections on both of our airplanes and renewed both our FAA 3rd class medicals for another two years.... Read More

Memorial and Final Flight – A tribute to a fellow pilot

Craig Hogan was a remarkable man with many friends. I first flew with Craig in his plane on a weekend fly-out to Seaside OR. In 2015 he flew with me to Oshkosh. On that >2-week trip I gained such respect for Craig as a pilot and person, with good judgment, attitude, and skills, that I considered him... Read More

VMC/IMC Forums on Pause 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…)

Weekly Saturday Fly-Outs – June 2019

Membership Roundup

As of February 14 we have a total of 186 members, 18 of which are brand new members to our chapter. I would like to personally welcome each of our new members to our chapter, and am looking forward to meeting you, and enjoying our wonderful hobby together. And as a (more…)

Save the Date – Cessnas2Oshkosh 2019

The Pacific Northwest Cessnas2Oshkosh Formation Mass Arrival Training Clinic will be held SAT 1 JUN in Olympia, WA.  (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…)