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  • September 16, 2019 3:14 PM | admin (Administrator)


    As we enter into the last days of summer and are approaching fall, the Nominating Committee is beginning to focus on WAMA board nominations and elections. Board terms are for 2-years beginning January 2020. Please consider this opportunity to become more involved in the leadership of this great organization. If interested, please submit your Statement of Interest letter and a professional resume to Nominating Committee Chair Jennifer Skoglund  by September 30, 2019. If you have any questions or comments please do not hesitate to contact Jennifer.

  • July 17, 2019 12:06 PM | admin (Administrator)

    In 2018, Washington Airport Management Association (WAMA) conducted a survey to collect data pertaining to airport landing rates and charges. This survey was distributed to Washington State airports through google forms, of which 15 responded. The documents are linked below in PDF format.  These documents are available to Members Only, so please log in to view.

    Rates and Charges Report for 2018
    Rates and Charges Data Chart

    If you have any questions regarding the information, please contact:

    Adam Phelps, A.A.E.,
    WAMA Vice President

    Airport Operations Manager

    Spokane International Airport & Felts Field
    (509) 455-6425 – Office

    (509) 724-8306 – Mobile

  • July 08, 2019 3:16 PM | admin (Administrator)

    Transportation Research Board ‘s (TRB) Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) now has the Guidebook for Managing Small Airports—2nd Edition.

    The first edition has been edited and reformatted for currency, relevance, and usability and updated with additional information and new subject areas (e.g., unmanned aircraft systems, geographic information systems, digital Notices to Airmen, social media, and federal and state obligations.

    There is no charge for this publication.

    Here is the link: http://www.trb.org/Main/Public/Blurbs/162145.aspx 

     You can also find it at the bottom of the WSDOT/Aviation page.


  • July 01, 2019 9:14 AM | admin (Administrator)

    The latest newsletter is available here.

  • May 06, 2019 5:57 PM | admin (Administrator)

    As Chairman of the WAMA Legislative Committee, I want to take a moment and thank everyone for their hard work during the 2019 legislative session.  Although many of our priority bills did not make it out of their respective committees, it’s important to note a few were listed as “Necessary To Implement the Budget (NTIB)”.  On April 28, 2019, the legislature adopted the 2019-20 budget, forwarded to the Governor for signature, that included the proviso language with relation to our bills.  

    Below, please find a memorandum (PDF) as well as the list of bills (immediately below) that were successful and are on Governor Inslee’s desk for signature.

    Wa. Airport Management Association Detail Report

     Bill Details
       Status  Sponsor  Priority  Position

    SHB 1102
    (SSB 5134)
    Concerning the capital budget

    Capital budget

     Del to Gov
    SHB 1917
    Concerning the use of certain animal
    traps by airport operators

     Animal traps/airports   Del to Gov  Peterson  High  Support

    SSB 5370
    (SHB 1683)

    Creating a state commercial aviation coordinating commission.

    Aviation coordinating comm'n   Del to Gov  Keiser  Monitoring  Neutral

    MEMORANDUM TO WAMA MEMBERS: Re: 2019 Legislative Bill Summary


    Robert Peterson, CM

    Airport Director
    Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field
    2406 W. Washington Avenue, Suite B
    Yakima, WA 98903

    (509) 575-6149 (Office)
    (509) 575-6185 (Fax)
    (509) 833-0898 (Cell)


  • March 11, 2019 3:44 PM | admin (Administrator)


    Bruce Brown is part of a consulting team that is assessing the economic impacts of aviation in Washington state for the Washington State Department of Transportation Aviation Division. The study is designed to quantify aviation’s economic impact in the state and understand the unique and diverse ways airports support communities throughout Washington.

    They need to have most of the surveys completed by the end of March 2019, so please set aside  a minute to fill out the survey within the next week or so. 

    Bruce Brown thanks you in advance for your assistance with this important study. Please do not hesitate to contact him  bbrown@prrbiz.com if you have any questions or concerns. You may also contact Rob Hodgman, WSDOT Aviation Division Project Manager, at (360) 596-8910 hodgmar@wsdot.wa.gov.   For survey details click here.






  • January 01, 2019 6:01 AM | admin (Administrator)

    Warren Hendrickson has compiled an informal list of Washington State/PNW Airport Restaurant List (updated 2019) 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!

  • November 01, 2018 11:00 PM | admin (Administrator)

    The Washington State Department of Transportation Aviation Division initiated an update to the Washington Aviation Economic Impact Study (AEIS) starting in October.

    This study, last updated in 2012, provides critical information on the value of our state's aviation system.  It will calculate and document the economic contributions airports make to local communities, regions, and the state.  Analyses will identify off-airport businesses and industries who use and depend on the airports.  It is widely used throughout the state to communicate aviation's benefits for citizens of Washington state.

    Each public-use airport in the state will receive the results to share with their stakeholders about the airport's value and contributions to the community.

    The consultant team consists of Kimley-Horn, Economic Development Research (EDR) Group, WSP USA, and PRR.  All have reached out to airports to request information to facilitate the economic impact analyses.

    The work involved to complete the study finalizes in February 2020.  The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funded this study with a grant, with some supporting funds from WSDOT.


  • 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.

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