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  • October 25, 2023 8:00 AM | RG (Administrator)

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  • September 29, 2023 5:00 PM | RG (Administrator)


    The Fly Washington Passport Program is sponsoring a food drive to support your local community. Airports and airport users are encouraged to contribute donations in a friendly contest. Winners are based on poundage taken in. Last year's winner was Bremerton National Airport, and in 2021, Auburn Airport was the big winner. All contributions stay in your local community.  The contest begins on October 2nd and runs until November 17th.  If you would like to participate, contact Marjy Leggett at Director@wama.us by September 29, 2023.

  • September 09, 2023 9:00 AM | RG (Administrator)

    A family-friendly day to explore the Tacoma Narrows Airport and get up close to the operations and activities of the airport. Free admission.
    Learn more at www.piercecountywa.gov/AirportDay.

    Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023
    9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Opening ceremony at 10 a.m.

    Participating organizations and activities (subject to change):

    • Pierce County
    • Gig Harbor Fire & Rescue
    • Aircraft static displays
    • Aviation careers; meet pilots and mechanics
    • Military aircraft and military recruiters
    • Law enforcement aircraft
    • Medevac aircraft
    • Peninsula School District’s STEM activities for youth
    • Young Eagles program at Rainier Flight Service
    • Free entrance to the Gig Harbor Vintage Aero Museum
    • Food for sale by The HUB Gig Harbor restaurant
  • September 01, 2023 12:00 PM | RG (Administrator)

    The next First Friday presentation is this Friday, September 1, 2023, at noon.  The speaker will be Warren Ferrell from the FAA, speaking first on the state of the ADO then taking questions from listeners.

    Zoom Meeting



    Meeting ID: 921 3139 7225

    Passcode: 764822


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    Meeting ID: 921 3139 7225

    Passcode: 764822


    Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/abxcpuArcF

  • August 18, 2023 12:00 PM | RG (Administrator)

    Camping, historic aircraft rides, evening airshow & balloon glow, nighttime drone spectacular, food trucks, military displays, Family Fun activities and more!


  • August 01, 2023 8:00 AM | RG (Administrator)

    The Community Aviation Revitalization Board (CARB) has been appropriated another $5 million for the 2023-2025 biennium and is accepting applications to award funding in September.

    The Board recently increased the maximum loan amount to $1,200,000 while still retaining a low 2% fixed interest rate. Loans can have a maximum 20-year loan period and recipients can opt to have up to a 3-year loan repayment grace period.  Loan recipients must commit to provide public access to the airport for a period of time equivalent to one and one-half times the term of the loan.

    The primary purpose of the revolving loan program is to fund revenue-producing or cost-cutting capital projects that assist public-use, general aviation airports to become more self-sustainable. Eligible projects can include hangars, fueling facilities, business parks on airport property, paid parking facilities, passenger amenities, green energy enhancements, and other revenue-generating or cost-cutting developments. The initial deadline for applications is August 1, 2023.

    For an application or more information, contact Dave Chenaur, Aviation Loan Program Manager at chenaud@wsdot.wa.gov or 360-628-1767 (cell).  The loan application and other loan program information is also posted on WSDOT Aviation's website.

  • July 07, 2023 12:00 PM | RG (Administrator)

    There seems to be a shortage of hangars available for the GA pilot. Almost all airports have a waiting list. The question was raised as to how many people have listed with multiple airports. Leah Whitfield and Justin Heid of APG have stepped forward to create a website helping to minimize the wait list problem. Hear what they have done so far and what you can do to help. Click here to read more about this project.

    WAMA is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting at noon on Friday, July 7, 2023.

    Join Zoom Meeting



    Meeting ID: 950 4895 6254

    Passcode: 159094


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    Meeting ID: 950 4895 6254

    Passcode: 159094


    Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/aocB0SkK6

  • June 17, 2023 10:00 AM | RG (Administrator)

    Air Show, General Aviation Fly In, Performers, Ground Displays, and more!

    Details and tickets at: https://moseslakeairshow.com/

  • June 17, 2023 9:00 AM | RG (Administrator)

    Olympic Airshow June 17 & 18, 9am-5pm both days

    For more info & tickets, visit: https://olympicairshow.com/

  • June 02, 2023 12:00 PM | RG (Administrator)

    Join us online the first Friday of each month at lunchtime for an airport management presentation.

    June's event features Dave Fleet and Mike Meigs from Faith Group LLC, with an overview of the FAA's new Safety Management System requirements.

    An amendment to FAR Part 139 which requires the implementation of Safety Management Systems (SMS) at certain airports holding FAR Part 139 certificates took effect in April 2023. The implementation of the new rule means that airports meeting the requirement have a deadline for submitting an SMS implementation plan for FAA approval. Airports affected include large, medium, and small hub, those with an average of over 100,000 total annual operations over the previous three years, and those airports classified as a port of entry, designated international landing rights, or have user fees. Read more here.

    Zoom meeting: Jun 2, 2023 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)



    Meeting ID: 972 3298 6415

    Passcode: 547679

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    Meeting ID: 972 3298 6415

    Passcode: 547679

    Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/aeF0Sa0ZKA

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