Fly Washington

EAA 818 members: sending this out to notify all of a new program several aviation groups have put together to get us out in our airplanes and explore our Washington airports. The fly washington “passport” program (flywashington.org). patterned after similar programs in a few other states, invites pilots to take their special passport booklets as they visit participating public use airports (105 out of 135, to date) and get their passports “stamped”. Strictly just for fun, as one collects all the stamps in a region or the entire state, you’ll qualify for awards such a patch or flight jacket; such awards to be publicly recognized at next year’s Northwest Aviation Conference and Trade Show. One can start right outside our Saturday meeting room, on the airside of the Port of Skagit building, just east of the double glass doors, where the rather cool “instrumented” metal cabinet in the second picture below, contains the stamp for BVS-Skagit Regional Airport. Also shown below is the passport booklet. And finally, I was able to snag the VERY FIRST stamp issued down at Sea-Tac, as annotated in my passport.  Many passport booklets were handed out at the February Northwest Aviation Conference, Cascade Aviation has some, and I gave President Bob several copies to bring to Saturday’s meeting. Enjoy!
Doug Seward