Chapter Leadership

Gary Klingele, President

Dennis Klingele, Vice-President

Mike Bull, Secretary-Treasurer

Les Flue, Past President/Board Member

The Yakima WPA chapter provides a connection for General Aviation in Central Washington in support of the Washington Pilots Association (Website).  The mission of the WPA is:

  • Advocacy – Working closely with the Yakima Airport, sponsors, WSDOT, and legislators to advocate for General Aviation in Central Washington.
  • Outreach – Coordinating and communicating the benefits of General Aviation to media, civic groups, and the public
  • Education – Organizing safety and maintenance seminars for pilots and educating youth.
  • Social – Supporting and coordinating hanger activities, picnics, parties, fly-ins/fly-outs, and chapter social activities.

Supporting General Aviation

We encourage and support general aviation activities in Yakima by joining up with EAA 206 during their monthly meetings, social activities, and educational activities – Website.

Members of the Yakima Valley chapter meet every Saturday morning at 8:30 at Yakima Airport. For chapter information, contact Gary Klingele at


Join Us!

Join the Yakima WPA and you are automatically a member of the State WPA; lending your voice in support of General Aviation here in  Washington State.