Ready for takeoff – pilots preparing for Fly Washington Passport Program kickoff April 1

By Christina Carmen Crea

After months of coaching and collaboration with airports round the state, the Fly Washington Passport Program launches on April 1! So pilots, be certain to have your Fly Washington Passport so that you will be able to jump collecting issues for prizes whereas exploring our state starting this spring.

Wait, the what? Let us explain.

One of the aims of our aviation branch is encouraging pilots to make use of our many native airports and in doing so, supporting help enviornment industry and tourism. As edge of that goal, we partnered with the Washington Pilots Association, Washington Airport Management Association, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association alongside with the City of Auburn and Auburn Municipal Airport at the Fly Washington Passport Program. The application encourages pilots and aviation enthusiasts to discover Washington's public-use airports and the native groups and in so doing helps standard aviation airports, enviornment businesses, tourism, safety, and academic opportunities.

Participants utilizing a Fly Washington Passport Program e-book can gather "passport stamps" at partaking public-use airports. The application is open to any licensed pilot from any state, as nicely as their passengers. By getting stamps, they also can additionally just earn ranges of recognition and prizes as they discover the airports.

More than a hundred airports are participating, and we are hoping so as to feature even more.

How it works

When arriving at a partaking airport, discover the stamp box - remember, every one airport would possibly have their stamp places and packing containers in other places. You'll discover a stamp ready so mark your passport after which jump exploring the community! When you head to the subsequent airport, just repeat!

The extra airports you visit, the extra swag you earn! For example, by visiting all the airports in a certain part you will be able to earn a regional patch. By visiting all the partaking seaplane bases, you also can additionally just get a Fly Washington Passport Program pin. Once you have got visited 90 percentage of the partaking airports, you earn a flight jacket and in the event you go to every one partaking airport, you also can additionally just get your gold pin! Each time you whole a certain goal, merely document it to the Fly Washington Passport Program by the web page to turn out to be eligible for the rewards.

WSDOT is involved in aviation?
Yes! Our aviation division has common supervision over aeronautics inside the state to encourage, foster and help inside the trend of air journey and inspire the establishment of airports. We work to hold and adapt airport infrastructure and help lead rising technology and training corresponding to drones and electrical aircraft. We also help and lead in aviation emergency companies by means of partnerships, outreach, research and training.

Where can I get one?

We passed out many passports on the annual Northwest Aviation Tradeshow in overdue February in Puyallup. If you were not capable to seize a passport then, you nonetheless have lots of options.

They could be picked up at our aviation workplace at 7702 Terminal Street in Tumwater or at Auburn Municipal Airport, Spokane Felts Field, Southwest Washington Regional Airport in Kelso, or Richland Airport.


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