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The WPA is the ONLY non-profit organization of pilots and others interested in aviation focused on serving pilots and promoting general aviation specifically in the State of Washington.


Here is what the WPA does for YOU:

  • WPA membership benefits include significant discounts on aviation related products and services!

  • WPA works locally & statewide to preserve your right to fly

  • WPA works to maintain sufficient state and local funding for your GA airports

  • WPA membership includes a subscription to our bi-monthly Wings newsletter

  • WPA Chapters offer networking & social activities

  • WPA training & educational programs help keep us all up to date

  • WPA connects you with other pilots in your area & across the state

  • WPA membership gives you access to a discounted subscription of General Aviation News

  • WPA membership gives you free use of the rustic cabin on Stuart Island

WPA Aims to Advance and Protect
the Interests of General Aviation in Washington State


The WPA works closely with Airport Managers, Local Sponsors, WSDOT, State Legislators, AOPA, and the FAA to represent General Aviation interests in Washington State.

Youth Aviation Scholarships

The WPA Youth Aviation Scholarship Fund (YASF) as established by the Washington Pilots Association is a 501(C) (3) foundation dedicated to the future of aviation.  In addition, several chapters around the state provide scholarships for training.

Political Action

Washington Pilots Association Political Action Committee (WPA-PAC) is your advocate for general aviation interests in Washington State.  


Jerry Barkley, WPA President

About Us

The Washington Pilots Association started in 1960 and has grown to 28 chapters and over 1500 members statewide. Since its inception the WPA has centered itself around Advocacy, Education, Outreach and Social interests of GA pilots. These four pillars drive our efforts to promote and protect general aviation throughout Washington State. Whether you're a veteran pilot or have just discovered a passion for aviation, we are proud to welcome you to the wonders of flight in the Pacific Northwest! You are the voice of all pilots flying in our state, and we know that strength in numbers works.


Wings Newsletter

Download our latest issue here.

And, check out past issues on the Wings Newsletter page.

Links & Resources


Fly on over to the EVAC (Emergency Volunteer Air Corps) page to find out more and how you can participate.


Also, check out the Fly Washington Passport Program. Pick up a Passport booklet, collect stamps at well over 100 participating airports, and earn your regional patches, seaplane base pin, and ultimately a flight jacket!

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