Pilots & aircraft

WSDOT Aviation aims to provide information and service to all pilots in Washington state to fly safely.

WSDOT Aviation developed the Washington State Airport Guide as a quick guide to help pilots find out information about all of the state's airports to help with flight planning.

The Aviation License Plate is available through the Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL) online, or by visiting your local vehicle licensing office

There are three steps to register your aircraft with the Federal government and the State of Washington.

Learn about Senate Bill 5414, which eliminates pilot and mechanic registration in Washington state. 

Programs and information that may benefit pilots in Washington state.

All aircraft in Washington state must register with WSDOT Aviation and is required by Washington State law.

Find out how to register your commercial drone, information about the State UAS Coordinator, and learn more about WSDOT's drone program.

Traction tires are a special type of tire

manufactured with at least 1/8 of an inch tread. Traction tires are usually marked with a mountain/snowflake symbol, the letters M+S or “All Season.”

Carry chains, practice before leaving

Requiring chains keeps traffic moving during storms rather than closing a pass or roadway.

Prep your car. Fill up your gas tank,

pack jumper cables, ice scraper, warm clothing, snacks and water.