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  • June 30, 2020 3:00 PM | admin (Administrator)

    The latest newsletter is available here.

  • May 22, 2020 6:01 AM | admin (Administrator)

    Warren Hendrickson has compiled an informal list of Washington State/PNW Airport Restaurant List (updated 2020) which now includes additional pages for nearby Oregon airports (both east and west of the Cascades) and nearby Idaho airports. This list is not complete and we ask that if you have suggestions or recommendations for restaurants at or serving your airport, please feel free to provide Warren with your additional information.  You may send your suggestions/ recommendations to Warren Hendrickson, at: wbhendrickson@comcast.net .  He will continue to update the list. The list is primarily intended for use by pilots as they fly around the area. Perhaps providing everyone with an additional reason to visit your airport!

  • February 10, 2020 12:47 PM | admin (Administrator)

    WSDOT Aviation is accepting applications for the 2020/2021 Airport Aid Program grants.  Applications are due no later than 5:00 PM on March 31, 2020.  For details on the process, click here.
    Below are links to the application and forms that might be helpful.

    Aviation Revitalization Loan Program Application

    Your Airport Project Schedule

  • October 09, 2019 9:33 AM | admin (Administrator)

    Three pilots, Dan Wood based in Shelton and Andy Pomeroy and Scott Hunziker both from Auburn, are the first to have flown into all participating airports in the Fly Washington Passport Program.  Each will be awarded a flight jacket for this achievement.  To view pictures of the winners and find out more about the program, go to www.flywa.org.

  • July 17, 2019 12:06 PM | admin (Administrator)

    In 2018, Washington Airport Management Association (WAMA) conducted a survey to collect data pertaining to airport landing rates and charges. This survey was distributed to Washington State airports through google forms, of which 15 responded. The documents are linked below in PDF format.  These documents are available to Members Only, so please log in to view.

    Rates and Charges Report for 2018
    Rates and Charges Data Chart

    If you have any questions regarding the information, please contact:

    Adam Phelps, A.A.E.,
    WAMA Vice President

    Airport Operations Manager

    Spokane International Airport & Felts Field
    (509) 455-6425 – Office

    (509) 724-8306 – Mobile

  • July 08, 2019 3:16 PM | admin (Administrator)

    Transportation Research Board ‘s (TRB) Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) now has the Guidebook for Managing Small Airports—2nd Edition.

    The first edition has been edited and reformatted for currency, relevance, and usability and updated with additional information and new subject areas (e.g., unmanned aircraft systems, geographic information systems, digital Notices to Airmen, social media, and federal and state obligations.

    There is no charge for this publication.

    Here is the link: http://www.trb.org/Main/Public/Blurbs/162145.aspx 

     You can also find it at the bottom of the WSDOT/Aviation page.

     https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/aviation/Planning

  • November 01, 2018 11:00 PM | admin (Administrator)

    The Washington State Department of Transportation Aviation Division initiated an update to the Washington Aviation Economic Impact Study (AEIS) starting in October.

    This study, last updated in 2012, provides critical information on the value of our state's aviation system.  It will calculate and document the economic contributions airports make to local communities, regions, and the state.  Analyses will identify off-airport businesses and industries who use and depend on the airports.  It is widely used throughout the state to communicate aviation's benefits for citizens of Washington state.

    Each public-use airport in the state will receive the results to share with their stakeholders about the airport's value and contributions to the community.

    The consultant team consists of Kimley-Horn, Economic Development Research (EDR) Group, WSP USA, and PRR.  All have reached out to airports to request information to facilitate the economic impact analyses.

    The work involved to complete the study finalizes in February 2020.  The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funded this study with a grant, with some supporting funds from WSDOT.

    http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/aviation/WAEconomicStudy.htm

  • March 29, 2018 6:34 PM | admin (Administrator)

    As of April 1st, the new phone number for the FAA 24/7 accident hotline will be 206-231-2099.  The number for the media and public to call will be 206-231-2089. The numbers are changing because they are moving to the new FAA building. The previous number of 425-227-1999 will remain active with a message instructing callers to call the new number.

  • June 29, 2017 4:45 PM | admin (Administrator)

    In 2005 Congress passed a new law, known as the REAL ID Act. This law established new requirements for state issued identification to be used for certain purposes. Among those purposes is presenting identification in order to board a commercial flight. Currently, the requirement to present a REAL ID Act compliant identification card for the purpose of air travel is set to take effect January 22, 2018.

    Washington State’s REAL ID bill passed the Legislature this session and was signed into law by the Governor on May 16. The Federal REAL ID law requires state driver’s licenses to have security enhancements and to be issued to people who can prove they are legally in the United States. The law affects airports with commercial passenger service. It was passed after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks to strengthen rules for identification needed at airports and federal facilities. The law creates a two-tiered system for driver’s licenses in Washington State. As of July 2018, standard driver’s licenses will be marked as non-compliant and will require a secondary form of ID to board domestic commercial flights. Driver’s may also elect to pay for an enhanced driver’s license that meets Federal requirements. Click here for information regarding how to obtain a WSDOT Enhanced Driver's License (EDL) or an Enhanced ID Card (EID).

    Sara Young
    WAMA Legislative Committee
    board3@wama.us

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