About WPA


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!



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 - Orry Korb

PVAA Representative - Marjorie Bachman
Website Editor - Ryan Ramirez

Legal Affairs Committee

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


Postal Address

Watsonville Pilots Association

PO Box 77, Freedom, CA 95019