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Western North Carolina Pilots Association

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 Asheville Regional Airport (AVL). 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, click (here).

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, click (here).
 

Contact: Tim Anderson, President

Email: timanderson@flywncpa.org 
 

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WNCPA Program Schedule

May 16: Tom Freeman, NCDOT

June 20: Educational Foundation Awards

July 18: WNCPA Annual Cookout

August 15: "Compliance Philosophy," Eddie Shields, Charlotte FSDO 

WNCPA Fly-out Schedule

April 22: Wings and Wheels, Pickents, SC (KLQK)

May 6: North Carolina Aviation Museum & Hall of Fame, Asheboro, NC (KHBI)

June 17: Doc's BBQ, Columbia, SC (KCUB)

"Pilot-in-Command" Reminder and Fly-out Weather Policy 

 

WNCPA Faces

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Planes or Lunch? Or both! WNCPA folk lunch at the Tennessee Museum of Aviation in Pigeon Forge.
Two Men and a Plane Henry Johnson and Donald Short out to lunch at the Runway Cafe in Greenville.
New Flight School Susan Van Fleet opens Van Fleet Aviation in Hickory.
Made in the Shade Nancy and Jerry rating landings at the annual Triple Tree Fly-in.
Lunch Bunch A well-attended fly-out to the Runway Cafe at the Greenville Downtown Airport.
Cool Plane Garry, Joyce, Don, and John at the Air Force Museum in Dayton.

WNCPA Places

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Morning Over Asheville The Asheville skyline bathed in morning sunlight. A pilots view.
Smoky Mountains Now you know why they're named Smoky Mountains! The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has the distinction of being America's most visited national park. But few see it from here!
Cloud Color Never understood how so many folks hate cloudy days. Clouds above, clouds below. Color evrywhere. A pilot's perspective, enough said!
Smoky Mountain Rain Remember the saying, "if you don't like the weather, wait a minute, it'll change"? Summer rain storms in the mountains are often hard and furious and just as often over in a flash!
Biltmore Park Arrival Turning inbound inside of Biltmore Park. What a severe clear day! Often in the wintertime, you can see for miles and miles. Looks chilly outside though!
VFR on Top Don't the clouds look so soft and puffy? Careful, there are rocks in those clouds!
Biltmore House Ask for a Biltmore departure and enjoy a bird's eye view of the Biltmore Estate. Biltmore in Asheville, NC, is a National Historic Landmark with America's largest home, gardens, winery, and world-class luxury inn.
Leaf Flying Leaf flying in the Blue Ridge mountains is always a "must-do" when visiting Western North Carolina. The pilots of the Western North Carolina Pilots Association offer scenic "leaf flights" to the public each year, usually in October.

Fly-out to Pickens, SC, Sat. Apr. 22

This Saturday, April 22, we fly to Pickens, SC (KLQK) for the airport's 8th Annual Wings and Wheels event that benefits Meals on Wheels! While the event is billed from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, we'll follow our usual m-o and plan to eat together around 12:00 noon. For more info, follow the link below to the Facebook event post.

Hope to see you there!


 

Airport Manager Position Available at Transylvania Community Airport

The Transylvania Community Airport is seeking a full-time (5 days per week) airport manager. Must be a pilot. Weekend duties handled by the assistant manager. For details, please call Dave Parlier, Assist. Mgr., at 828-877-5801 or stop by the airport.

   

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