Lou Coleman Fund


Last week, our islands’ aviation family suffered a heartbreaking loss. SJPA Treasurer David King and Vice President Lou Coleman were aboard David’s Mooney when it suffered a fatal accident at Lopez Island Airport (for yet to be determined reasons).

We are all shocked and saddened by this news. They were our friends and colleagues and our prayers are with their families at this time. A fund has been established to assist the Coleman family.


Please click here to contribute to the Go Fund Me campaign.

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SJI Pilots Flyout August 11 and 12

Click here for the PDF.



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Lopez Island Airport Day

Airport Day 2018 Flyer

Oh! Look! It would be a short hop even if you had to pedal your aircraft into the sky.

August 19, noon to 4pm.

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American Airlines Recruiting Pilots

American Airlines announced today a first-of-its-kind program designed to help future aviators receive the training, financing and mentoring opportunities they need to fly for the world’s largest airline.The American Airlines Cadet Academy will provide an opportunity for future pilots to become first officers at one of American’s three wholly owned regional carriers and eventually fly larger aircraft at American. Once selected, cadets will choose to train at one of American’s partner flight schools in several locations nationwide while having the option to work with Discover Student Loans to apply for a loan up to the total cost of the program, including room and board.

Full details in the pdf.

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Workers and Equipment at Roche Harbor

Dear Pilots,

 Roche Harbor Airport is scheduled to have some workers on the runway and around the Airfield beginning Tuesday May 29th through Thursday the 31st.

The turn-a-round pavement area at the West end is being enlarged & taxiway Bravo (near the west displaced threshold) will have its edges widened between the runway & access to the parking area. Also there is a small damage area on the runway that will get a patch around mid field.

As always, the PIC has final responsibility for safe operations. Please be very cognizant of personnel and vehicles in hazardous locations as you move about at the Airfield, and always announce your intentions.


Chris Blaine, SJPA

For further information, contact:


Anita Blaine, Office Mgr, Roche Harbor Airport  360.378.3500

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Roche Harbor Landing Fees

This seems pretty important, over on “Roche Harbor Airport News,” they announced a new landing fee structure.

Second, in more down-to-earth news (via David King, Roche Harbor Neighborhood Association Treasurer and pilot) there’s a new Roche Harbor Airport landing fee structure, replacing the old landing fee system and no longer based on aircraft type but on “certified maximum allowed takeoff weight (MTOW).” Fees for all landings, “even a quick turnaround,” range from $10 for up to 3,600 lbs MTOW to $25 for those of 8,400 lbs MTOW and over. There’s also an annual “frequent lander” rate of $207 for the lightest category and $245 for the heaviest two categories of MTOW.  If an aircraft stays overnight, there’s an additional $5 fee per night.

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Fantastic LSA for Sale

I’ve giving up my mid-life crises.  You can check out the ad in Barnstormers.
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Hangar Space Needed

She’s not very big, but my LSA has been hangared all her life and wouldn’t know how to fend for herself in the weather.  Do you have room in your hangar for a low-wing, lightweight LSA?  Give Marc a call at 360.317.5377.  I listed her for sale today so hopefully she’ll only be around for 1-3 months.
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The NBAA Charities Scholarship Program

The NBAA Charities scholarship program, generously supported by NBAA member donors, offers nearly $100,000 annually in cash awards as tuition reimbursement for enrolled students and nearly the same amount in monetary and training awards for working professionals in business aviation, including pilots, maintenance professionals, schedulers, dispatchers, flight attendants and flight technicians.

Click here for more information.

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Flying The Puget Sound

Topic: Understanding The Area And Traffic To Improve Aviation Safety.
On Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 10:00 Pacific Daylight Time
Port of Skagit Hearing Room
15400 Airport Drive, Burlington, WA 98233


We will cover the Airspace around Puget Sound, Terrain, Communications, Weather, Traffic Patterns and details about some of the airports around the Sound.

To view further details and registration information for this seminar, click here.

The sponsor for this seminar is: FAASTeam

The FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) is committed to providing equal access to this meeting/event for all participants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, please communicate your request as soon as possible with the person in the ‘Contact Information’ area of the meeting/event notice. Note that two weeks is usually required to arrange services.

The following credit(s) are available for the WINGS/AMT Programs:

Basic Knowledge 3 – 1 Credit

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