Web Site for WPA
Our switchover to a new service provider is now
completed, and your new WPA website is up and running…finally! We hope
you like the fresh, re-designed site. We are also taking a new approach
to insure the site is always updated and exciting. We have a complete
team working on the site, with not only two webmasters, but web managers
The Arlington Fly-In is
coming up July 6-10. They have been supportive of WPA, so we would like
to support them. Make sure you visit the WPA booth while you are
there. Additionally, WPA will be have an evening Board Meeting on
Saturday, July 9th in the Arlington area.
Begins Flying Activities
With the spring weather comes several flying events
sponsored by local WPA chapters. Congratulations to the Paine Field
chapter on their very successful General Aviation Days. This is a great
way to get the community involved in aviation and your local airport.
Helps Eliminate $15 Pilot Registration Fee!
Your State Organization
has been an integral player in eliminating the $15 pilot registration
fee that you have been paying. Not only did it seem unfair, but it was
an efficiency nightmare for the WSDOT to collect it. A substantial part
of the fee spent for collections…not airport improvements, education or
search and rescue. See, we are saving you money already!
Every Chapter Can Have Their Own Web Page!
Now there isn’t any excuse for your local chapter
to have a web site. The WPA will provide each chapter a site (attached
to the State site). The only requirement is that it must be updated
regularly. And that will be easy to do working with our new web
managers Mitch and Kelly.
Mailing to the State
Please address all postal correspondence to our
mailing address in Bellevue. We are trying to standardize our systems
and to make it easier to transition throughout the years. Your emails
are also welcome anytime. We are improving communications every day.
Please feel free to share your suggestions with us.
Please Fly Safe!
We are all hurt by aircraft that go down. Not only
is it a tragedy and a loss for the families of those people, but we all
get the wrath of anti-aviation people. Flying is still safer than
driving, yet most accidents are easily preventable. Make it a point to
not only take more education to improve your flying skills, but get a
friend to engage in some type of flight safety education.
Again, come back often to your WPA site to see the
new layout. Most of you will like it…six of you won’t.
Washington Pilots Association