Adopt an Airport program

The Adopt-an-Airport Program of WSDOT Aviation uses volunteer groups to help maintain the 15 state-operated airports in Washington.

Any individual, group or organization can sign up for the “Adopt-An-Airport program, which offers pilots, civic clubs and other groups an opportunity to contribute to the airport and community while helping to preserve and enhance the state-manage airports. Volunteers don’t need an aviation background to become involved in the program, but by helping out, they can learn what is involved in the operation, preservation, and maintenance of an airport and the importance of its economic value to the local community and the states airport’s system at large. The State-Managed Airports are supported by chapter members of the Washington Pilots Association (WPA), Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF), Local Pilots, and other interest groups. All aviation related sponsors support is welcome.

Adopt-an-Airport volunteer forms

Individual Forms

2024 State-managed airports: Adopt-an-Airport program updates

WSDOT Aviation has updated the Spring and Summer 2024 Volunteer Work Party schedule and sponsors list. Please contact Paul Wolf, State Airport Manager, to renew sponsorships and to schedule spring and summer 2024 work parties if your group or individuals would like to participate.

2024 scheduled state/airport work parties.

  • Bandera State Airport – Fall City Pilots/Civil Air Patrol – Scheduled Saturday June 1, 2024. 9 A.M. start
  • Ranger Creek State-Managed Airport – WPA Green River Chapter – Scheduled Saturday, May 11, 2024. 9 A.M. start.
  • Lower Granite State-Managed Airport – WPA Spokane Chapter – Scheduled Saturday May 18, 2024. 9 A.M. start.
  • Little Goose State-Managed Airport – WPA/EAA Tri-Cities Chapters – Scheduled Sunday May 19, 2024. 9 A.M. start.
  • Skykomish State Airport – Scheduled Saturday, June 15, 2024, 9 A.M. start.
  • Stehekin State-Managed Airport – Interested Pilots – Scheduled Saturday June 8, 2024, 9 A.M. start.
  • Sullivan lake State-Managed Airport – WPA Deer Park Chapter – Scheduled Saturday May 4, 2024, 9 A.M. start
  • Sullivan Lake State-Managed Airport – RAF Sponsored Fly-In – Work Party – Scheduled Saturday, July 13, 2024, 9 A.M. start.
  • Teleford Rest Area Helipad – Sponsor to be determined – Windsock install. Scheduled May 19 or 20, 2024, 9 A.M. start.
  • Easton State Airport – Boeing Employes Flying Association (BEFA) – Scheduled Saturday June 22, 2024, 9 A.M. start.

For additional information, contact Paul Wolf at 360-618-2477 or email

2024 status - Adopt-an-Airport chapters.

  • Bandera (4W0)– Fall City Pilots- update pending Adopt-an-Airport Program Sponsorship for 2024
  • Copalis – (S16) Need Sponsor under Adopt-an-Airport Program 2024
  • Easton – (ESW) BEFA Sponsor updated Adopt-an-Airport Program 2023
  • Lake Wenatchee, Leavenworth (27W) Lake Wenatchee Recreational Club – Pending lease update 2024. Possible Pilot Sponsor under Adopt-an-Airport Program follow up 2024
  • Little Goose, Starbuck (16W) –Tri-cities, WPA, EAA Chapters. Adopt-an-Airport Agreement Renewal Due 2024
  • Lower Granite, Colfax (00W) - WPA Spokane Chapter – Adopt-an-Airport Agreement Renewal Due 2024
  • Lower Monumental, Kahlotas (W09) – Need Sponsor under Adopt-an-Airport Program 2024
  • Methow, Winthrop (S52) – Need Sponsor under Adopt-an-Airport Program 2024 - Methow Valley, Okanogan and Ferry Counties Chapters WPA or Local Tenants?
  • Ranger Creek, Green Water (21W) – WPA Green River Chapter – Adopt-an-Airport Agreement Renewal Due 2024
  • Skykomish (S88)– WPA Paine Field Chapter –Adopt-an-Airport Agreement Renewal due 2024
  • Stehekin (6S9)–Methow Chapter WPA update pending Adopt-an-Airport Program 2024
  • Sullivan Lake, Metaline Falls (09S)– WPA Deer Park Chapter - Adopt-an-Airport Agreement Renewal Due 2024
  • Tieton, Rimrock (4S6)– Washington State Snowmobile Association (WSSA) and WPA Green River Chapter - Adopt-an-Airport Agreement Renewal Due 2024
  • Teleford Rest Area Helipad – Need sponsor under Adopt-an-Airport Program 2024
  • Woodland (W27)– Need Sponsor under Adopt-an-Airport Program 2024. Possible Local Pilots?
  • Easton – (ESW) – Boeing Employees Flying Association Adopted 2023

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