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The WNCPA supports General Aviation by promoting aviation safety, providing aviation education, and furthering interest in flying. We hold monthly meetings, plan flying events, host social activities, and fund an aviation education scholarship program.

Meetings. We meet the third Tuesday of each month at the Lacy Griffin Aviation Center adjacent to Asheville Regional Airport (AVL). The street address is: 21 Aviation Way, Fletcher, NC 28732. Our meetings start with a light dinner at 6:15 pm. A general meeting begins at 7:00 pm followed by a feature program on various aviation topics. For upcoming feature programs, see the WNCPA Program Schedule below.

Fly-outs. We also plan monthly luncheon fly-outs, typically the third Saturday of each month. All flights are weather-permitting, of course. See the WNCPA Fly-out Schedule below for upcoming fly-outs. For more about our fly-outs, please email us.

Educational Foundation. The Western North Carolina Pilots Association Educational Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt, charitable organization that provides scholarship grants to pilots in training. For more about the Foundation, how to contribute, or how to apply for a grant, click (here).

All flying enthusiasts are welcomed! You do not have to live in North Carolina, own a plane, or be a pilot. For more information about us, our activities, meeting location, and membership or renewal, please email us!

Contact: Dave Bolser, President

Email: board@flywncpa.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/WesternNorthCarolinaPilotsAssociation

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaHVZyk2z4ldhIpVjY2sw-w



Michael Doornbos will most likely be our presenter for the next general meeting on Tuesday, February 19th. If so, the topic will be changes to recent regulations that permit logging simulator time without the presence of an instructor. It will be a “show and tell” since he will be bringing a fully functioning Redbird simulator to the meeting, giving some lucky audience members the opportunity to embarrass themselves with a missed approach in front of a large audience! 🙂

There is a possibility that Michael will be unavailable, since he may be “required” to fly his new company Barron twin back from California that week–poor man! If so, another topic will be presented, TBA.


Our next fly-out lunch will be to Hickory Regional airport (HKY is 59 NM ENE of Asheville Regional). Join us for food and fellowship at noon on February 19th, weather permitting.

“Pilot-in-Command” Reminder and Fly-out Weather Policy