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Washington Aviation Association

Who we are:

The Washington Aviation Association is a group of businesses with an interest in aviation and who value the rights of pilots and the aviation industry. Organized in 1938 as an informal coalition of aviation businesses, the Washington Aviation Association was formalized into a non-profit corporation in 1948 to confront problems of the industry and build a stable and prosperous future.

Membership is open to everyone including non-Washington residents. Exhibitors at the NW Aviation Conference receive free annual membership in the Association.

The Association also manages an Anti-Drug & Alcohol Consortium for businesses to be compliant with FAA and DOT drug and alcohol testing compliance. Small businesses have the advantage of being part of a larger pool when routine random drug tests are required.

For more information on the WAA contact Jamelle Garcia , executive director, at 888-329-1114 or by email.

Our objectives:

Encourage a united industry and strengthen legislative representation

Nurture needs of the industry and promote cooperation between the aviation and related industries

Establish programs to improve awareness, reduce regulatory impact and encourage respect for all segments of our industry

Promote and sponsor educational projects and create scholarships for aviation students.

WAA members

  • Participate in influencing the legislative process at the Federal and State regulatory level to jointly solve the problems of the aviation industry.

  • Organize & host the annual conference and trade show that presents over 75 hours of safety and keynote speakers as well as welcomes over 10,000 attendees and exhibitors.

    Conference & Trade Show - Now in it's 32nd year!
  • Establish programs and procedures for the benefit of members and industry to help each other to attain more prosperous aviation business.

  • Exchange ideas and experiences and foster industry contacts and friendships.