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To join WNCPA, or renew your membership online, click HERE
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
WNCPA PROGRAM SCHEDULE
On Tuesday, October 15th we will meet in the Magnolia Hospitality Education Center on the AB Tech campus (30 Tech Drive, Asheville NC 28801) to participate in the AOPA / ASI In-Person Safety Seminar. The topic will be DIFFICULT DECISIONS: What would you do? These seminars are always well-organized and interesting, and light refreshments are usually provided.
We will put off our regular November meeting until October 22nd, when we will hold our formal elections for the Board next year, as well as hosting a Bratwurst cookout! Bring a photo of your airplane to share as a conversation starter.
Our Christmas party planning is underway already, likely at Bay Breeze on Tuesday, December 10. Details later.
WNCPA FLY-OUT SCHEDULE
Our next fly-out will be on Saturday, November 26th to GMU (Greenville Downtown Airport). Plan to arrive at noon for fellowship with fellow aviators and great burgers!