North Valley Aviation Association

North Valley Aviation Association Objectives

The North Valley Pilots Association was formed by Lee Wood in 1995. Membership includes 100 pilots and aviation enthusiasts from Northern California. In 1997 it became a non-profit 501 (c) (3), membership controlled organization, which was incorporated under the laws of the State of California. The NVPA is an official Chapter of the California Pilots Association. In 2007, the NVPA changed its name to "North Valley Aviation Association" (NVAA) to better reflect our goal of encouraging everyone interested in aviation to become involved.

The mission of NVAA is to promote and protect general aviation and aviation related endeavors in the North Valley of California

It is dedicated to the following aims and objectives:

Promote Flying Safety by:

Advancing the cause of safety in all general aviation activities

Promoting member attendance at AOPA and FAA flight safety seminars.

Disseminating seasonal reminders such as waterfowl migration hazards, taxiway/runway closures, bird and wasp nesting.

Promote the Enjoyment of General Aviation by:

Organizing Fly-Outs, BBQ's, training seminars and banquets for the membership

Promote and Educate the Public to the Advantages of General Aviation by:

Organizing events that expose the non-flying public to the "Magic of Flight"

Organizing an annual Summer Flight Academy for local high school students

Protect General Aviation by:

Serving as a watchdog over airport decision makers and incompatible development.

Attending local airport and planning commission meetings to alert membership to issues being discussed

Creating an awareness and sensitivity on the part of government and industry to the needs of General Aviation

North Valley Aviation Association 2010 Officers

There were originally four officers of the NVAA; President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. In 2006 the board was expanded to include five more positions. These new positions and their duties are described below:

Office Incumbent E-Mail Address/link
President Linda Patrick redbarnbabe@aol.com
Past President Gene Kemper N2190H@aol.com
Vice-President Dick Perkins dickperkins@sbcglobal.net
Secretary Laura Decker l.decker90@yahoo.com
Treasurer Ed Holihan eholohan@yahoo.com
Flying Safety Officer Gene Kemper N2190h@aol.com
Event Director Jody Murphy jodymurgia@hotmail.com candy@shocking.com
Marketing Director Amy Hasle honeyrunwine@gmail.com
Flight Academy Director Floyd Sanderson floydsanderson@sbcglobal.net
Government Affairs Al Thomas
Membership Chair Gene Kemper N2190h@aol.com
Newsletter Chair Amy Orr amy@orrganizedevents.com

Click here to read the NVPA/NVAA Bylaws

Flying Safety Officer

Promote flying safety by the following activities:

1. Advance the cause of safety in all general aviation activities

2. Promote member attendance at AOPA and FAA flight safety seminars

3. Disseminate seasonal reminders such as waterfowl migration, unexpected activities such as taxiway/runway closures at nearby airports, bird and wasp nesting, temporary restricted airspace caused by US Presidential activities or other related activities.

Event Operations Officer

Promote the enjoyment of membership in the NVPA and in general aviation by the following activities:

1. Organize Fly-outs, BBQs, training seminars, and banquets for the membership

2. Provide interesting speakers on aviation related subjects for NVPA events.

Marketing Officer

Promote the NVPA by the following activities:

1. Solicit local organizations for funds and acquiring tax deductible donations for the organization's activities such as the Summer Flight Academy.

2. Organize events to expose the public to the NVPA and general aviation.

3. Sell NVPA products, such as T shirts, hats, jackets, and aviation related products at public events, such as airshows, for the purpose of raising money for the organization.

Academy Director

Promote and direct the activities necessary to run an annual Summer Flight Academy.

Government Affairs

Protect General Aviation by the following activities:

1. Serve as a watchdog over airport decision makers and incompatible development.

2. Attend local airport and planning commission meetings to alert membership to issues being discussed

3. Create an awareness and sensitivity on the part of government and industry to the needs of general aviation.


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