Past Events

2017’s Past Events

FAAST Seminar –  Tuesday, April 4, 2017 – 7pm – Heritage Flight Museum

  • Title: Nontowered Case Studies – What Went Wrong?
  • Date and Time: Tuesday, April 4, 2017, starting at 19:00 Pacific Daylight Time Download Calendar File
  • Speaker(s): AOPA ASI Presenter

Brief Description: Flying at nontowered fields is a balancing act. Especially on busy days, it demands concentration, communication, sharp eyes, solid stick-and-rudder skills, and the ability to improvise at a moment’s notice. Sometimes the margin for error can be very slim.

With that in mind, ASI’s new seminar turns a spotlight on real-life accidents in the nontowered environment. Together with our expert presenters, you’ll play the role of accident investigator—starting at the crash scene and working backwards through physical evidence, eyewitness testimony, and other leads to figure out what went wrong, and why.

Select Number: NR0374034
Location of Seminar: Heritage Flight Museum, 15053 Crosswind Drive, Burlington, WA 98233



WHERE: HERITAGE FLIGHT MUSEUM, 15053 Crosswinds Dr, Burlington, WA

  • Program – A Lauren Rice (one of our members) will be presented with the FAA prestigious WRIGHT BROTHERS MASTER PILOT AWARD (50 years, no incidents or accidents)
  • Program – B Sara Young -Airport Manager, and Kevin Ware – Port Commissioner, will present the KBVS master plan

Time: Social 5:30; FREE Meal 6:30; Program 7:00 Beer – Flyers

Election of new or returning board members: Nominations will be accepted from the floor


Program – Sara Young – Airport Manager and Kevin Ware – Port Commissioner will present the KBVS master plan.

Beer-  (Porter) Flyers
Time:  Social 5:30
Meal 6:30
Program 7:00

2016’s Past Events

FaasTeam ”Everything you need to know to be a private pilot Part II” –  (Part I NOT a prerequisite)

  • Title: “Everything you need to know to be a private pilot”
  • Topic: What you need to know to be a top quality private pilot
  • Date and Time: November 12, 2016 starting at 1030
  • Speaker: Rick Luke – Master Pilot and Examiner
  • Event registration here.  Complete course and event list at here.
  • This events printable flyer in .PDF

Description: Join Master Pilot and Examiner Rick Luke and learn what you need to know to become a quality private pilot! A lecture designed to introduce you to, or refresh your memory to the ground school knowledge essential to all pilots. Have a  Flight Review” coming up? This is a chance to listen to a well accredited pilot and examiner educate us on aviation safety and standards.

  • Location: Heritage Flight Museum (HFM), 15053 – Crosswind Drive, Burlington, WA 98233
  • Directions: From I-5, go west on Hwy 20 four miles, then north on Airport/Higgins Road, then left on Crosswind Drive for ½ mile to the HFM on the right.
  • Fly-In? – Yes
  • Seating: 60 plus
  • Sponsoring Division: FASST Team
  • Contact information: John Garrett Phone: 360, 770-3917

Additional Information: This event is sponsored locally by the Skagit Airport Support Association (SASA). Coffee and Muffins will be provided.  Volunteers requested to setup before the event, and afterwards.  Thank you.

The Skagit Valley Herald published an article about the Sept 17th event “Community Aviation Day” on the front page! Here it is online:

HFM’s Prop’s and Ponies Spans Two Days This Year – Friday August 19th, and Saturday the 20th,  2016.

Heritage Flight Museum’s “Props and Ponies” coming up on August 20th – it’s always the 3rd Saturday. See full details on the webpage here – towards the bottom of the page.

From the website: “… this event just gets better and better! The event is held at HFM’s facility, on the airport, at Skagit Regional Airport. Props & Ponies is quickly becoming the most unique Mustang-owner show in the region to attend, you’re not going to want to miss out!”

FAASTeam – How NTSB investigators do their job – – Burlington, WA
Saturday, June 18, 2016, starting at 10:00 Pacific

Topic: How NTSB investigators do their job.
Brief Description: Tom Little will describe how NTSB investigators research an aircraft accident scene.
Location of Seminar: Bay Ridge Fire Station, 16220 – Peterson Road, Burlington, WA 98233. (Map)
Directions to Venue: From I-5, go west on Highway 20 four miles, then right or north on Higgin’s Airport Way to Peterson Road, then right 1/2 mile to the Bay Ridge Fire Station.
Fly Ins: Corporate Air Center will provide a Crew Car to pool over and back.  Expect to leave at 0955 for the 3/4 mile drive.
Speaker(s): Tom Little NTSB
Hospitality: Coffee and donuts will be provided.
Registration Information: To register online now and to learn more details and registration information for this seminar, click here!
Contact Information: John Garrett  Phone: (360) 770-3917  Email:

John Hubner’s Memorial Celebration is at Heritage Flight Museum, Saturday April 30th at 10am

John – a distinguished Marine aviator and fighter airplane squadron commander in the Vietnam War, died peacefully at his home in Bellingham, WA, on January 4, following a courageous struggle with cancer. Julie, his wife of 30 years, was at his side.

John’s obituary is here:

Everyone is welcome to attend.  He will be sorely missed.

FAAST Seminar at Flyer’s Restaurant KBVS. 11am Feb 6th.

THIS FAAST SEMINAR IS CANCELED (to be rescheduled) AS OF 2/4/2016 AT 11:00AM

  • Official Webpage to PREREGISTER: Click here.
  • Topic: How NTSB Investigators do their job.
  • Brief Description: Tom Little will describe how NTSB investigators research an aircraft accident scene.
  • Date/Time: Saturday, February 6, 2016, starting at 11:00 Pacific Standard Time
  • Speaker(s): Tom Little/NTSB
  • Official Event Flyer: NM1366468F.pdf
  • Additional Event Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s): The FAASTeam expresses our sincere thanks to the Skagit Airport Support Association for hosting this seminar and for their continuous support of the FAA Safety Programs.

Safety Meeting Sponsored by Cascade Aviation Flight Training. 10am Feb 6th. Breakfast Optional.
Still Happening!

  • Event: Safety Meeting
  • Title: This Did Not have To Happen
  • Brief Description: Accident Synopsis & Analysis of Aircraft Mishap Involving WX & Icing
  • Discussion Moderator: Mike Watkins
  • Sponsor: Cascade Aviation Flight Training
  • Audience: Open – all pilots and students encouraged to attend
  • When: 10am, Feb 6. Before NTSB Event at 11
  • Where: Loft at Flyers Restaurant, KBVS
  • Format: No host breakfast, interactive discussion
  • Cost: Seminar Free
  • RSVP NOT required: However Flyers requested a count, so please click here.
  • Contact Info: 360 707-2838 Flyer’s Restaurant is an awesome place to meet. Please do us a favor come have breakfast with us and enjoy the seminar. Thanks.

SASA Annual Meeting – January 14, 2016!  Flyers Restaurant & Brewery  6:00 pm…Save the Date!

Program:  Peregrine Falcon Research Project – Skydiving

2015’s Past Events:

Announcing the “Rusty Pilot’s Seminar” Sponsored by Cascade Aviation – here is the event FLYER in .pdf.

  • Date Saturday October 24, 2015 | 10:00 AM – 01:00 PM
  • Contact Person AOPA Rusty Pilots Program
  • Contact Email Address
  • Location Cascade Aviation, 15426 Airport Dr, Burlington, Washington, 98233, Skagit Regional Airport
  • Room: Either Flyers Restaurant if open, and if not, then the Port Boardroom in the terminal.
  • Cascade Aviation’s website:
  • Cost FREE

Announcing our “Skagit Community Aviation  Day” on Saturday, Aug 22, 2015 – 10am to 4pm:

  • The Commemorative Air Force will be at Skagit arriving Thursday, August 20 with arrival of the B-17 “Sentimental Journey” and departing Sunday the 23rd!  Rides will be available for for a fee.  Just watching it fly is pretty cool!

The Boeing B-17 “Sentimental Journey” To Arrive Skagit Valley Thursday August 20th 2015

  • The Heritage Flight Museum will participate in the activities on August 22cd, with planes on the 11-29 ramp.  Other war-birds will be in attendance too.  Please note that HFM has an additional new entrance at the east end of their hangar complex that is handicap accessible.  Here is their monthly/weekend schedule. Please support them as much as possible.

Heritage Flight Museum Props and Ponies scheduled for August 15th. Here is the signup.

Skagit EAA Chapter 818 Holiday Party – Saturday December 12th – Tickets $20 in advance. Here is the event flyer.

Cascade Aviation and Whidbey Island Flying Club Christmas Party – Tuesday December 15th at Flyers, 6 pm, Contact Cascade Aviation for Reservations and Tickets at (360) 707-2838