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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

October 21 - Chief Kevan Smith (AVL DPS) & David Nantz (AVL Operations)
November 18 - AVL Airport Director Lew Bleiweis on Project Soar Runway Replacement

WNCPA Fly-out Schedule

November 15 - TBD
"Pilot-in-Command" Reminder and Fly-out Weather Policy


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DETAILS. Scenic flights will be conducted Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm at the Asheville Regional Airport. Flights will cost $40 for adults and $20 for children under twelve. To participate, just come out to the airport and follow the neon yellow "Plane Rides" signs. For more detailed information and an event poster, click (here)For a birdseye view of some of the sights from our typical scenic flight routing, check out the YouTube video below.


Landmark Offers Fuel Discount

From Chuck Buckland, General Manager of AVL Landmark Aviation…

“I want to pass on a promotional fuel program for Saturdays and Sundays only of October, November and December 2014 for all of our 100LL fuel buyers. Each weekend in October, November and December 2014, I will be offering my “weekend special.” Any GA 100LL fuel buyer will receive a discount of $0.75/gal off our retail price.”  


WNCPA Logo Shirts Available--ORDER NOW!

Polo shirts are available in all ladies' and men's sizes and in a variety of styles and colors! Click (here) to download and print an order form.


Like Us on Facebook!

That's right, we are now on Facebook! View photos and videos of our recent activities as well as promos for upcoming events. Click the Facebook badge to check it out!


Mark Your Calendars, AOPA's Southern Region Fly-in, November 8

A little advance notice here, AOPA's Southern Region Fly-in will be held in St. Simons, GA (KSSI) on November 8. And yes, Mark Baker will be there. Follow the link below for more details. It'd be really great for WNCPA to be there......


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.


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