Washington State Aviation Alliance

A collective voice for aviation and airport related organizations

OLYMPIA – Aviation enthusiasts in Washington state have reason to celebrate: for the fourth year in a row, Gov. Jay Inslee has named June as General Aviation Appreciation Month. (more…)

June 2nd, 2016

During the first WSAA membership meeting the following changes and alterations occurred at the executive and board levels:

David Ketchum, chairman of the Washington State Community Airports Association, elected president.

Kandace Harvey, president of the Washington Airport Management Association, elected treasurer.

John Dobson will serve as vice-president.

Dave Ryan, airport director, City of Arlington to serve on newly formed membership board position.

Mike Wren. manager of the Port of Ephrata, to serve on the new legislative board position.

April 27th, 2016

Washington State Aviation Alliance Meeting Summary
First Annual Membership Meeting
Bellevue, WA
March 14, 2016
Hyatt Regency Bellevue


April 27th, 2016

Two new committees have been created within WSAA, one to oversee membership issues and one to track legislation at the state and federal level that may impact general aviation airports in Washington state.

Membership Committee – Dave Ryan

The Membership Committee is responsible for recruiting both voting and non-voting members of the Washington State Aviation Alliance (WSAA). Potential member organizations are considered with respect to the probability of a mutually beneficial relationship and approached about membership after careful consideration of mutual interests. Potential member organizations and those newly incorporated into the WSAA shall be fully briefed about the goals and methods of operation of the WSAA. Regular briefings are provided to the WSAA board about potential and new members. New members’ names, addresses and phone numbers are provided to the WSAA Secretary and WSAA Treasurer for incorporation into the WSAA accounting system and website.   

Legislative Committee – Mike Wren

The Legislative Committee tracks legislation at the state and federal levels that may impact general aviation and/or airports in Washington State. Brief summaries about pertinent legislation shall be provided during board meetings or at the request of the President or Secretary. Recommendations as to why WSAA should or should not support proposed legislation are provided. Legislation progress reports are provided to the Secretary for addition to the WSAA website and for preparation of reports to the legislative caucus.   

April 27th, 2016

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Aviation Alliance hosted the fourth annual Airport Awareness Day at the John A Cherberg Building on the Capitol campus on January 19. That evening a reception was held in downtown Olympia. Several legislators, legislative staff members and committee staff attended both events. Airport Awareness Day has proven to be an effective event at which to educate attendees about the important contributions our state’s airports make to our quality of life and economy.

February 15th, 2016

Press Release

Successful CLEEN Environmental Program Begins New Phase
WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced that it has awarded $100 million in contracts to eight companies to develop and demonstrate technologies that reduce fuel consumption, emissions, and noise under the second phase of its Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions, and Noise (CLEEN II) program. (more…)

September 8th, 2015

Gov. Jay Inslee recently signed the Transportation Appropriations Bill (Senate Bill 5988), which includes language to reallocate 100 percent of the existing annual state excise tax fees for aircraft to fund airport projects. (more…)

August 4th, 2015

OLYMPIA – For a third year in a row, Gov. Jay Inslee has named June as General Aviation Appreciation Month in Washington state. (more…)

June 19th, 2015

Snohomish County celebrated a victory for aviation on May 6, when the County Council adopted Amended Ordinance No. 15-025, establishing new regulations for airports and land use compatibility.  (more…)

June 9th, 2015

The newly formed Washington State Aviation Alliance has launched a website (http://www.wsaa.aero/) featuring information and resources aimed at promoting and protecting aviation and aviation-related interests throughout the state.  (more…)

May 28th, 2015

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