Time to Sign Up / Renew SJPA for 2017


If your initials are NOT shown above please pay your 2017 SJPA dues at your earliest convenience.  If you have a question contact Craig at: yachtlover@rockisland.com

Send $25 to PO Box 874, Friday Harbor WA 98250

Thanks everyone.  And especially to all who were able to attend the Holiday Dinner.  It was a blast.

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Drone Delivery to the Islands?

Maybe one day.

First-ever  customer delivery is in the books. 13 min—click to delivery. Check out the video: http://amzn.to/primeair

Jeff Bezos

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SJPA December 2016 Newsletter

Click on the link for our December 2016 newsletter.



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Reminder! Register now for the SJPA Holiday Dinner — December 10, 2016 at the San Juan Island Yacht Club.

If you haven’t already done so, please send us a check for $47.50 per person payable to The San Juan Pilots Association. Specify Salmon, Prime Rib, or Veggie.

Mail your check to
San Juan Pilots Association
PO Box 874
Friday Harbor WA 98250

Doors open at 5:00 PM. Dinner is at 6:00 PM. BYOB.

Our featured speaker will be Mike Schoonover. He and his 13-year-old grandson accomplished the amazing feat of touching down in all 48 contiguous U.S. states – flying his 2006 Maule M4 – 180V. They did this in six days with a total 59 hours of flight time – burning over 600 gallons of fuel.

Choice of preferred beverage, including BYOB, is at the sole discretion and the responsibility of each person. San Juan Pilots Association is neither endorsing or promoting the consumption of alcohol at association events. Fly enthusiastically; drink responsibly.

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Specialty GA License Plates


The Washington State Aviation License Plate, sponsored by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Aviation Division, is a collaborative effort by several aviation organizations represented by the Washington State Aviation Alliance. The goal of this specialty plate is to highlight the importance of the state’s aviation system, and to raise funds to support aviation and public-use airports in Washington State.

T0 learn more and sign the petition. which needs 3500 signatures and is half way there.

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Parachute Activity near KFHR


I would like to inform everyone that I have just received an approved application from the FAA for a skydiving event to take place Friday November 4th or Saturday November 5th  from 9am to 3pm local time. Jump for Joy will parachute from 7000 feet to land at the Friday Harbor Elementary school and also at the Friday Harbor High School, these are very tricky areas as one is directly underneath the downwind pattern for runway 34 and the other is underneath short final for runway 16. Jump for Joy will be responsible for a NOTAM which we should see around this Wednesday and I have been told they are going to make calls on 128.25 when they release the jumpers. If you plan to fly to KFHR any of these days please keep your eyes and ears open.

Thank you,

Stuart Hansen

Friday Harbor Airport (KFHR)

Operations Manager



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SJPA Brown Bag Lunch – Friday, Oct 28th, Noon, Mullis Fire Station

Come to the Mullis Street Fire Station — 12:00 noon on Friday, October 28th, for an important talk from Dean Riley, A&P Mechanic at Friday Harbor Airport. Mechanical failure on an airplane is especially unwelcome for San Juan Islands pilots. The surrounding waters are chilly and surviving a water ditching would be tough.

Dean will show us some photos and talk about recent findings on local aircraft. Because our aircraft are susceptible to failure, it’s good to suspect and prevent risks. Dean will help us identify and prevent risks. He will facilitate a discussion among our group about aircraft maintenance and safety. This has the makings of being a lively talk.


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Your SJPA October Newsletter


Hello SJPA members and friends. Click on the link. This is our October Newsletter — a good source for the local happenings in the San Juan Island pilot community.

The newsletter includes a couple of upcoming dates. Be sure to look for info on our “End of the Month Friday Lunches.” Also, save the date for our annual holiday dinner, December 10th, at the San Juan Island Yacht Club in Friday Harbor.

Among other things, there is a list of all paid up members on the back page. If your name is not on the list, then you’re not a member. You can join by sending in $25 payable to “SJPA.” Mail it to PO Box 874, Friday Harbor WA 98250.

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Brown Bag Lunch, Friday 12:00 Noon @ Mullis Fire Station.


Just a quick reminder about our Friday lunch tomorrow — Friday, September 30th. It will be at 12:00 noon at the Mullis Street Fire Station in Friday Harbor. Mike Schoonover will show the group how he and his grandson flew his Maule Airplane and touched down in all states in the Lower 48. Bring your own lunch.

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Check out our September newsletter.


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