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Western North Carolina Pilots Association

The purpose of the WNCPA is to support General Aviation by promoting aviation safety, supporting 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 of interest.

Fly-outs. We also plan monthly luncheon fly-outs, typically the third Saturday of each month. All flights are weather-permitting, of course. For details about our next fly-out, click (here).

For more information about us, our activities, meeting location and directions, and membership or renewal, click (here)

All flying enthusiasts are welcomed! You do not have to own a plane or be a pilot.

Contact: Nancy Marstall, President



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Cool Plane Garry, Joyce, Don, and John at the Air Force Museum in Dayton.
BBQ Our WNCPA folks out for BBQ in Morganton.
Nice Ride Craig, and friends, Don and John, bringing Craig's Mooney home from Asheboro following autopilot work.
More BBQ Here we are again chowing-down on some BBQ, this time at the Flying Pig in Shelby.

WNCPA Places

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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 Flight Leaf flying in the Blue Ridge mountains is always a "must do" when visiting Western North Carolina.  Leaf Flight is sponsored by the Western North Carolina Pilots Association and is held every October.
Winter Flying Experience spectacular views while winter flying in Western North Carolina.
Smoky Mountain Sunset A pilot's sunset...ridge upon ridge of forest straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, this is America’s most visited national park.

WNCPA Program Schedule

August 19 - Public Benefit Flying with Darwin Jones
Sept. 16 - Darwin Jones, Stabilized Approaches (WINGS)

WNCPA Fly-out Schedule

August 16 - Charlotte, NC (KCLT)
September 20 - Spruce Pine, NC (0A8) (tentative)
October 18 - Shelby, NC (KEHO)
"Pilot-in-Command" Reminder and Fly-out Weather Policy

2014 AOPA Flight Training Scholarships

Another great opportunity. This year AOPA will be awarding 11 scholarships totaling $60,000! Any student pilot who has not completed their initial Private Pilot rating is eligible to apply. The application deadline is August 22. For all the details, go to


Cindy Says...... "Take This Poll!"

AOPA is conducting a poll to help identify exemplary flight schools and instructors. Do your part and give a few minutes to support those who served you well in your flight training! The deadline for completing the poll is August 23. Go to to take the poll.


Cindy Recommends.........

arts aviation

Check out Art's Aviation Website for all sorts of useful aviation information and dozens of links to other flying websites. Art Flior is a CFI and a FOC (friend of Cindy), so you know he's a good guy. What a perfect place to go to wake up with the morning coffee and you might learn something useful too!


WNC Aviation has the New Atlanta Sectionals

WNC Aviation's David Shields has the new Atlanta sectionals. These expire August 21. He also has current Charlotte and Cincinnati sectionals too. David tries to stock the sectionals most used by our members. Cost per sectional is $9.85. So if you like paper and you need current sectionals, contact David at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Join Our WNCPilot Yahoo Group!

To all WNCPA members who have already signed up, thank you! If you are a WNCPA member and you haven't signed up, please consider doing it. The WNCPilot email group is a great way for members to communicate quickly and efficiently about WNCPA activities. Click (here) to learn more and for sign-up directions.


You Just Might Be An Aviator

Click (here) for a good read on some of the "right stuff" it takes to be an aviator by Jim Lauerman, Past Avemco President and Retired CFI. Submitted by Ruffin Benton.


Hangar Space Available

Transylvania Community Airport (3NR3) has hangars available for rent at $300 per month. Sign a 12-month lease and get one month free! For more information, contact Randy Bagby at 828-877-5801.


Asheville Weather

Asheville, NC, US

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Wind: 5 mph S
Humidity: 82%
Visibility: 0 mi
pressure: 30.03 in falling
Sunrise: 6:31 am
Sunset: 8:38 pm
Scattered Thunderstorms
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Mostly Sunny
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Isolated Thunderstorms
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