President Message

29 years ago when we moved from the Midwest to the Pacific Northwest, I bemoaned missing the seasons.  “All we have here is Wet and Dry!” I said. Now, with the perspective that comes with age, I realize that what we have is IFR and VFR and lately, with a week of blue...

April President Message

When the weather gets bad, the clouds come down, there is ice in them, but we still need to get past the Cascades, our options are limited.  There are the routes through Snoqualmie Pass, Stampede Pass, and Stevens Pass, but really the main thoroughfare is The Gorge. ...

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Presidents Message

Presidents Message

When the weather gets bad, the clouds come down, there is ice in them, but we still need to get past the Cascades, our options are limited.  There are the routes through Snoqualmie Pass, Stampede Pass, and Stevens Pass, but really the main thoroughfare is The Gorge. Almost sea level, straight east/west from Portland to Walla Walla and Pendleton, and easy to find, it gives VFR flyers without anti-ice a reasonable chance to travel on otherwise marginal days.