Presidents Message – April 2019

Having suffered through two feet of snow in Puget Sound, the summer-like weather in late March is especially nice.  The skies are blue, the hangar isn’t cold, and there is a lot of activity at the airport.  I know the east side still has a ways to go until the first...

Presidents Message – January 2019

There are some things we would like to have happen, some we really hope will happen, and some that we can help make happen.  When we talk of legislative efforts some roll their eyes but there are bills which lead to programs which lead to real improvements at our...

President Message – November 2018

Veterans Day is not long past.  This time of year, having spent 24 years in the Navy, I occasionally hear, “Thank you for your service!”  I was honored to serve and enjoyed my time in Naval Aviation (A-6 Bombardier), but it makes me realize that, for the most part,...

President Message – April 2018

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...

President Message – April 2018

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. ...