Pilot Groups &/or Associations

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Pilot Groups are invited to list the information about their associations here.  You can also send your group's calendar of events.  SCAUWG.ORG desires to support beneficial pilot and safety activities, however a listing here should not be considered a specific endorsement by SCAUWG.ORG or SCAUWG.  Site users should always consult their chosen professionals for pertinent advice. Send your group's info to scauwg@earthlink.net

Pilot Groups:

ALPA - Air Line Pilots Association International

ALPA represents and advocates for more than 60,000 pilots at 34 U.S. and Canadian airlines, making it the world’s largest airline pilot union. ALPA provides three critical services to its members: airline safety, security, and pilot assistance; representation; and advocacy. Through unbiased, fact-based evaluation of airline safety and security issues, ALPA works to ensure that the airline industry remains safe. ALPA represents pilots’ views to decision-makers, including Congress and federal agencies, and ALPA pilot groups have negotiated hundreds of contracts with airlines. Read More Here.


"We take to the skies for many reasons, and are driven by motivations as varied as we are; while some of us fly to further business goals and stimulate the economy, others relish the exhilaration and the beauty that come with experiencing the world from a different perspective. While our community is remarkably diverse, there is one common idea that is shared by all AOPA pilots—a love of flight." https://www.aopa.org/


A really well motivated group championed by the Arizona FAASTeam Program Management.  Their website features upcoming events, training scenarios, airspace safety notifications designed to alert you to, and protect you from, intensive flight activity, and acquaint you with arrival and departure ATC procedures as well as the local practice area data.  In fact, they now offer the AFTW practice area reporting points as ForeFlight and Garmin Pilot GPS overlays! But, that is not all,

Each month, the Federal Aviation Administration, in coordination with the General Aviation Joint Steering Committee, provides information designed to reduce GA fatal accidents and enhance overall flight safety.

The materials they provide, can be found on the AFTW website.  Organized by month, they include PowerPoint presentations and lesson plans that flight schools and instructors — as well as other aviation organizations — may use as educational material to inform pilots on a personal basis, or in a seminar format.

So, should you desire to study great training material, or if your airplane's compass will soon be pointing the way to Arizona, before it does so, Click on this LINK to visit the AFTW website, and take advantage of the fruits of their labor.  You'll be happy you did!


A well organized pilot organization with lots of professional quality volunteer support.  They publish a wonderful newsletter monthly.  Click here for an example from 7/2020 https://azpilots.org/images/newsletters/2020/apanewsletter2020-07july.pdf.  Please visit their website for the latest information: www.azpilots.org.  A great resource for APA’s work in the state, archived newsletters, current events, APA’s continuous work with legislators, a calendar of activities, and more.  APA is a volunteer run organization. It survives on membership dues and sponsor revenue. Stefanie Spencer manages the website on a continuous basis. Email Stefanie at: Webmaster@AZPilots.org.  There newsletter publishes several flyaway trip plans, some of which include flights to airports in the So Cal area.  Arizona is a vital part of the FAA's Western Region that includes Southern California.

ATAC/SCAG - Aviation Technical Advisory Committee/Southern California Association of Governments

The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) Aviation Technical Advisory Committee (ATAC) is a group of aviation professionals who meet regularly in an effort to provide SCAG with technical and professional expertise on regional aviation issues. ATAC also serves as an information-sharing forum for airport representatives, aviation professionals, and interested parties. ATAC provides recommendations to SCAG staff on industry standards. Read More Here.

BAA - Brackett Airman Association

The Brackett Airmen Association has been active since 1978 as an organization whose elected volunteer board, and members, assist the airport community with current and future issues at Brackett while encouraging the sustainment and growth of general aviation. BAA produces monthly safety seminars, publishes "Tailwinds," a monthly newsletter, and hosts a series of scheduled social events as well. Read More Here

CalPilots Association

"Advocates for California's General Aviation Community and Airports - CALIFORNIA PILOTS ASSOCIATION MISSION: The California Pilots Association is a non-profit public benefit California Corporation formed in 1949. The mission of our statewide volunteer organization is to preserve, protect and promote the state’s general aviation airports, as well as pilot’s rights." https://calpilots.org/#

Caltrans Division of Aeronautics

"Caltrans' mission is to provide a safe, sustainable, integrated and efficient transportation system to enhance California's economy and livability. The Division of Aeronautics focuses on California's aviation transportation system. Please let us know how we can assist you!" Read More Here.

Civil Air Patrol

Civil Air Patrol has one of the largest single-engine piston aircraft fleets in the world, operating 560 powered planes that fly about 100,000 hours annually in support of search and rescue, disaster relief, air defense, cadet orientation flights and Air Force-assigned missions. Many local chapters are spread throughout the southland at various airports.  You can Learn More About CAP Here 

Del Amo Flyers

Del Amo Flyers is a socially active group of people who come together for monthly fly-ins and dinner meetings, annual hangar and Christmas parties and other ad-hoc events. Always looking for new members, you need not be a pilot or own an aircraft to join - join us if you are interested in a fun social crowd, flying, aircraft or aviation. Our membership includes a broad age range of approximately 100 active, student and retired pilots, non-pilots and fun loving others along with spouses or significant others. Membership details available on the website.   You can find out more by visiting their website by clicking HERE


"The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is a growing and diverse organization of members with a wide range of aviation interests and backgrounds.  Founded in 1953 by a group of individuals in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, who were interested in building their own airplanes, EAA expanded its mission of growing participation in aviation to include antiques, classics, warbirds, aerobatic aircraft, ultralights, helicopters, and contemporary manufactured aircraft. Membership in EAA enables you to share the spirit of aviation with the most passionate community of recreational pilots, builders, and restorers." EAA also inspires youth to become active aviators via their "Young Eagles Program." Aerobatic Flight Safety and events are sponsored by the IAC, a subsidiary of EAA.  https://www.eaa.org/en/eaa

HAI - Helicopter Association International

For more than 60 years, HAI has provided support and services to its members and to the international helicopter community. Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, HAI members safely fly more than 5,000 helicopters some 2.3 million hours each year. Governed by a Board of Directors elected from the membership, with daily operations conducted by a dedicated professional staff. Read More Here

LGB propeller aircraft pilots and users

"LGB Prop" is an organized subcommittee of the Long Beach Airport Association (LBAA). Formed in 1947, the LBAA represents the many diverse users of the Long Beach Airport (LGB). LGB Prop plays a vital role by representing LGB aircraft owners, pilots, business operators, and other individuals to collectively promote and support the value of light general aviation. LGB Prop is the voice that will assure that propeller aircraft and related businesses maintain a viable presence a he Long Beach Airport.  Long Beach Props hold quarterly meetings, catered for the first 40 in attendance, and is a FAASTeam WINGS Program participate.  More information is available from Don Thompson, Airport Ops, LGB ATCT.  Email: dsdt22@verizon.net

NAFI - National Association of Flight Instructors

The National Association of Flight Instructors provides valuable resources to flight educators around the world to further its 50+ year commitment to raise and maintain the professional standing of flight instructors in the aviation community. With programs and benefits such as the NAFI Master Instructor Program, Professional Development Program and Center, monthly live broadcasts, Mentor Magazine, eMentor eNews, participation in field events, special product and service discounts from the top companies in the industry, national and regional advocacy and more, NAFI members have the resources they need for success. Read More Here

NATA - National Air Transportation Association

The Voice of Business Aviation - NATA is pleased to offer the “Statement Regarding Ethical Conduct” for general aviation businesses – outlining the Association’s ongoing commitment to promoting the highest ethical standards and integrity throughout the industry.  NATA’s Board of Directors recognizes the vital need for all aviation businesses to adopt and adhere to a code of ethics that enforces company values, promotes fair business practices and deters wrongdoing. The heart of NATA’s mission is to empower general aviation businesses to act safely and with integrity. These attributes have historically been a key part of the success of the general aviation industry. Read More Here.

NATCA - National Air Traffic Controllers Association

We guide you home  NATCA represents the U.S. FAA air traffic controller workforce of dedicated and well-trained men and women. Air traffic control specialists (ATCS) work in airport control towers, terminal radar approach control facilities, and in air route traffic control centers. These employees coordinate the safe, orderly, and expeditious movement of over 140 million operations and nearly one billion aviation passengers within the National Airspace System (NAS) each year. Airports Division (ARP)   Read More Here.

NBAA - National Business Aviation Association

Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The association represents more than 11,000 companies and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, the world's largest civil aviation trade show. NBAA has also contributed recognized standards for airport Noise abatement standards Read More Here    For much more information about all of what NBAA does click: Read More Here For a list of NBAA Calendared Events Click HERE

PHPA - Professional Helicopter Pilots Association

The Professional Helicopter Pilots Association (PHPA) was formed in the mid-1960’s and has a long history of volunteers who recognized the need for an organization that would help guarantee the strength of our industry for years to come. PHPA's MISSION STATEMENT:
Promote safety and understanding among helicopter pilots
Coordinate efforts towards improving communications, methods of operation within the airspace system, or any other area that will contribute to the safety and education of all pilots
Provide a forum for identifying and seeking resolution to local problems of interest to the membership
Promote community relations between the public and the helicopter industry     You can read MORE about PHPA HERE.

RAA - Regional Airline Association

The Regional Airline Association (RAA) serves as a unified voice of advocacy and support for North American regional airlines aimed at promoting a safe, reliable, and healthy regional airline industry. The RAA serves as an important network connecting regional airlines, industry business partners, and policymakers in strengthening the industry as well as promoting regional airline interests in a changing business and policy environment. In the United States, RAA member airlines employ 59,000 individuals, operate 42 percent of the flights, and provide the only source of scheduled, passenger air service to two-thirds of the nation’s airports.  Read More Here.

SAFE - Society of Aviation and Flight Educators

SAFE is a member-oriented organization of aviation educators fostering professionalism and excellence in aviation through continuing education, professional standards, and accreditation. Together with our industry partners and the Federal Aviation Administration, SAFE provides the aviation community with resources to advance the profession and to assist aviation educators in developing skilled, knowledgeable, and safe members of the aviation community. We invite you to get to know us. Explore the SAFE website. Read More Here

SoCal Pilots Association

"The SoCal Pilots is a recognized voice of general aviation in Southern CA. SoCal Pilots is an educational and Social organization. We provide an opportunity for our members to fly to unique destinations and spend quality time with like minded pilots & airplane enthusiasts. Please review some of our Prior SoCal Pilots Events to see some of the exciting places we have visited or events we have hosted." Fore more information click on:  https://www.socalpilots.org/Web/SCPilots/default.asp

SCAUWG - Southern California Airspace Users Working Group

Dedicated aviation professionals and enthusiasts who share the a common goal: Insure that Southern California Airspace is as efficient and safe as possible. SCAUWG has been a proactive leader that has a proven record of successful suggestions that have resulted in significant Southern Californian airspace and charting improvements. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month. You are invited to participate.  To Learn More visit www.scauwg.org.

SSA - Soaring Society of America

The SSA acts as the ‘umbrella’ organization for soaring in the United States by representing the collective interests of its members – individuals, clubs, chapters, and businesses. The SSA does not conduct flight operations or operate aircraft – these flying activities are left to its members. The organization does provide many services to members including supplying the electronic publication e-News and the monthly printed Soaring magazine.  Read More Here.

The Ninety-Nines

The Ninety-Nines is the international organization of women pilots that promotes advancement of aviation through education, scholarships, and mutual support while honoring our unique history and sharing our passion for flight.  Established in 1929 by 99 women pilots, the members of The Ninety-Nines, Inc., International Organization of Women Pilots, are represented in all areas of aviation today. And, to quote Amelia, the organization's first President, fly “for the fun of it!”  Chapters of the 99's are spread across a variety of airports coast to coast.  155 Chapters strong, locally you will find activity in Los Angeles, Long Beach, San Fernando Valley and Ventura.  You can Read More Here

Torrance Airport Association

TAA's Mission Statement: As area homeowners, residents, business people, and airport users, we work to achieve the responsible and safe operation of the Torrance Airport -- an irreplaceable regional transportation, recreation, education and emergency response asset for the entire South Bay.   Torrance Airport Association is non-profit, public service California corporation and a member of the California Pilots Association. Torrance Airport Association is the largest organization supporting the interests of the aviation community at the Torrance Airport. Our members annually elect directors and officers to actively represent them on issues of safety and proper management of the airport. TAA sends e-mail ALERTS regarding issues involving Torrance Airport and aviation. Read More Here

Young Professionals in Business Aviation (YoPro)

NBAA’s Young Professionals in Business Aviation (YoPro) is a group dedicated to building relationships between emerging leaders across the business aviation industry. With expertise in areas such as marketing, professional development and community outreach, YoPro members work to connect young professionals while also increasing public awareness of new initiatives in this vibrant and growing industry.
YoPro is creating links between generations of business aviation professionals. Learn how you can get involved to help our industry soar to new heights. Learn more about this NBAA outreach effort HERE

Whiteman Airport Association

The Whiteman Airport Association is an alliance between Whiteman tenants, American Airports Corporation management, Los Angeles County, the Whiteman Control Tower and the Pacoima area community. The goal is to keep the airport open and operating efficiently and safely. It will enable all parties concerned with the airport to work together toward that goal. The association holds monthly meetings and regularly schedules social events like bbqs! Read More Here