States Pilots Association is a true grassroots organization. It takes a
personal interest in each pilot, as well as an interest in known aviation
problems. USPA is not made up of a large corporate structure—all officers are
volunteers. Every member has the same opportunity to become as involved as
he/she desires, from the local airport level to the top leadership of USPA. In
fact, every member is stongly encouraged to become involved at any level, at
any time. The only criteria—other than being a member—is the desire to become
an active and involved member.
It supports keeping local
airports open and active. Any airport in the US whose life becomes endangered
can contact USPA for help, and USPA will respond.
It lets you select your own
leaders on the local, state, and national level. The leadership at the top
level of USPA comes from these individuals who have joined USPA.
All USPA members have full
voting rights. Your voice is important to USPA, and we listen and we will
USPA actively sponsors Aviation
Safety Programs, such as Safety Seminars and WINGS Programs. USPA Individual
Members promote and present FAA Aviation Safety Programs all over the US.
It has one of aviation’s best
magazines, Fly-Low, which comes to each Individual Member monthly.
There is good communication
with the membership through USPA News Bulletins and Fly-Low. Those
members having email have an instantaneous method of communication within USPA—both
to its headquarters and with Individual Members.
As an Individual Member in USPA
you belong to an organization which in turn belongs to you. What USPA does or
becomes is directed by its Individual Members through their elected directors
and in person at the quarterly meetings.
Its members come from many
diverse occupations and varying interests.
USPA has four fly-in meetings a
year in different parts of the United States, which is a great way to meet new
flying friends. USPA may also have mini meetings (non-business) at various
other aviation meetings or gatherings around the country.