About WPA

OUR MISSION

Founded in 1987, the Watsonville Pilot’s Association (WPA) serves to protect and promote general aviation at the Watsonville Airport and across Santa Cruz County. Our activities include:

  • Representing the Watsonville aviation community with a unified voice

  • Protecting the airport land and surrounding safety zones

  • Hosting training and seminars promoting pilot safety and proficiency

  • Fostering positive relationships within the Watsonville community

  • Educating on the utility and positive impacts aviation has on the city

  • Organizing community and social events

  • Sharing the magic of flight with the greater community!

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LEADERSHIP TEAM

WPA Officers

President - Ryan Ramirez
Vice President - Barry Porter
Secretary - Brad Smith
Treasurer - Jeremy Lezin

WPA Board Members

Theresa Byers

Ed Bogner

Jack Bernard

Marjorie Bachman

Sarah Chauvet

Raphael Hebert

Said Karssli​

Orry Korb

WPA Committee Heads

AOPA ASN Rep. - Glynn Falcon
Aviation Education - Open Position
Editorial - Open Position
FAASTeam Rep. - Open Position
WAAC Representative - Jeremy Lezin

PVAA Representative - Theresa Byers
Website Editor - Ryan Ramirez

Legal Affairs Committee

Secretary for Legal Affairs - Orry Korb
Treasurer for Legal Affairs - Brad Smith

CONTACT INFO

Postal Address

Watsonville Pilots Association

PO Box 77, Freedom, CA 95019

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The Watsonville Pilots Association is a Chapter of the California Pilots Association
A 501(c)(3) organization.

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