Programs and resources for pilots

Programs and information that may benefit pilots in Washington state.

Resources for pilots

  • Airport Guide
  • Fly WA Passport Program
  • Need to report a wildlife strike? Pilots can at the FAA Wildlife Strike Database. The database contains records of reported wildlife strikes since 1990. Strike reporting is voluntary. Therefore, this database only represents the information received from airlines, airports, pilots, Mandatory Occurrence Reports (MOR), incident/accident information, and other sources.
  • Looking to fly and get something to eat? Check out the Airport restaurant list 2023.
  • Did you know June is General Aviation Appreciation Month?
    Aviation enthusiasts in Washington state have reason to celebrate as Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a proclamation (PDF 644 KB).

Safety tips for pilots

We hope no plane ever goes missing, but if the worst happens, we recommend all pilots file a flight plan. A flight plan will tell searchers where you were heading and your intended route. This information can be critical during a search. Here are some links to help you plan:

Young pilot programs

Disclaimer: These resources and links are for information only. WSDOT does not endorse any particular website.

Slow down – lives are on the line. 

In 2023, speeding continued to be a top reason for work zone crashes.

Even one life lost is too many.

Fatal work zone crashes doubled in 2023 - Washington had 10 fatal work zone crashes on state roads.

It's in EVERYONE’S best interest.

95% of people hurt in work zones are drivers, their passengers or passing pedestrians, not just our road crews.