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  • September 17, 2018 10:58 AM | admin (Administrator)


     Dear Members:

     The WAMA Nominating Committee respectfully requests your input in the selection of WAMA Board Members for the coming year. Four terms will end at the end of 2018. Three of the incumbents have indicated they will run again. The coming terms are as follows:

    • President –Tim Mensonides will move to Immediate Past President, creating an open seat for President
    • Vice President – Adam Phelps will run for Vice-President as a current Board Member (from Board Position #3)
    • Secretary – Open
    • Board Position 1 – John Haakenson, current Board Position 1, will stand for reelection to Board
    • Board Position 2 – Jen Skoglund, current Board Position 2, will stand for reelection to Board
    • Board Position 3 –Rob Peterson, current VP, will stand for reelection to the Board as Board Position 3

    Positions are open for nominations, with the Officer positions of President and Secretary becoming open seats. Officer positions are only open to Management members, with the exception of Secretary, which is open to all similar to the non-officer Board positions. Please give some consideration to nominating yourself or a colleague. The WAMA Board is a great place to connect with other professionals, stay on top of current issues, and contribute to the success of our organization. The engagement of our airport professionals helps to strengthen and improve both WAMA and the airport communities we serve. Thank you for your consideration.

    Please send nominations to President@wama.us and secretary@wama.us  by October 5th.

     Laura J. Holthus | Director


  • July 01, 2018 1:14 PM | admin (Administrator)

    The latest newsletter is available here.

  • July 01, 2018 10:34 AM | admin (Administrator)
  • 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.

  • January 01, 2018 6:01 AM | admin (Administrator)

    Warren Hendrickson has compiled an informal list of Washington State Airport Restaurants List (updated 1/1/2018) 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!

  • 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

  • April 03, 2017 4:11 PM | admin (Administrator)

    WAMA's brochure has been updated and is available here.

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