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Committees & Liaisons

These are the committees defined within Colorado Pilots Association. Click the view members link or the committee name to see a list of committee members. If visible for a committee, click the More info to view additional information about the committee. If there are subcommittees, a list of subcommittees will be displayed. Click on the name of the subcommittee to view the members.
The Board of Directors for the Colorado Pilots Association consists of four elected officers (President, Vice President, Recorder, and Treasurer) and the 10-12 appointed committee heads. The officers are chosen through a nomination and election process conducted yearly and reported at the annual meeting in November. Officers serve for one year terms. The Board meets once a month on the first Monday to conduct the business of the organization. There is an open invitation to the membership to attend and participate in these meetings. Membership participation on the various committees is eagerly sought. Through the years the CPA has been fortunate to attract highly knowledgeable and capable board members that have kept the organization strong and resilient.
Committee - Airspace
The Airspace Committee advocates for General Aviation concerning airspace issues. We interact with FAA, military, Colorado Aero Board and airport managers. We are generally reactive to situations; however we do make suggestions to these organizations for improvements which will benefit General Aviation.
Committee - Education
Coordinates with other organizations on aviation education related matters and develops programs for CPA participation. Duties include: - Act as the point of contact for aviation education related matters and responds to queries related to CPA involvement. - Monitors the aviation education related activities performed by other organizations, shares this type of information with the CPA board, and makes recommendations on programs for CPA involvement. - Develops and maintains a database of members willing to act as guest speakers at aviation related events. Develop a similar list of those willing to participate in classroom programs with aviation themes to stimulate an interest in math and science. - Arrange CPA participation in support of av-ed programs conducted by other groups. - Prepares articles, as appropriate, for posting on the CPA website or inclusion in the CPA FLIGHT LINES. - Administers the CPA Annual Scholarship Program.
Mission Statement: To promote aviation safety through education, utilizing information gathered from the FAA, NTSB, AOPA and other General Aviation organizations. Host Safety Seminars and Speakers.
This committee is chaired by Bill Marvel. It consists of the fly-in hosts for each year who volunteer to run our fly-in events. The committee is charged with organizing each flying season’s slate of destinations via a January meeting of interested members. At this meeting, we gather to review fly-in possibilities and develop a calendar of events based on members who volunteer to host a fly-in to destinations throughout the western U.S. We constantly strive to provide activities for renter pilots, those with slow and those with fast aircraft. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing getaway or want to experience a strenuous hike in the mountains, we have it all. We’re always looking for destination ideas and folks who are willing to host.
Committee - Legislative Affairs
Monitors Colorado and federal legislation to keep CPA members informed. The committee works on behalf of Colorado general aviation, pilots, and students interested in aviation and related pursuits. When a bill, statue, or regulation requires CPA advocacy, this committee informs the CPA Board of Directors and assists in supporting or opposing the legislative or administrative action.
Committee - Member Services
Maintain membership records Prepare and mail new member information packets. Track renewal data. Interact with club Treasurer for accurate accounting. Purchase lapel pins, decals, and name badges for new member distribution.
The CPA mountain flying program is recognized as one of the best courses available to pilots who want to learn how to fly safely in the Colorado mountains. We have had almost 2000 pilots from around the country attend the course since we began offering it in 1991. The chairman of the program is Bill Standerfer who learned to fly in Colorado and has been flying there for almost 50 years. Bill is assisted by Bill Dunn, another long time Colorado pilot and mountain flight instructor. The course is taught at least twice a year in the Denver area, with occasional additional special presentations when requested by type groups and other organizations.
Publish CPA Flight Lines on a monthly basis. Members receive their edition via electronic distribution. Submission deadline is the last day of the month for next month's edition.
Committee - Social Media
Interested in getting the word out to more people about the CPA and the activities with the organization? We're always open to people interested in helping. Just let us know!
Committee - Backcountry/Recreational Airstrips
Monitors non-towered airports
Committee - Website
The purpose of this committee is to provide an interface between the CPA activities and communication to the members of CPA.
Liaison - AOPA
AOPA Mission: Protect your freedom to fly by… Advocating on behalf of our members, educating pilots, nonpilots, and policy makers alike, supporting activities that ensure the long-term health of General Aviation, fighting to keep General Aviation accessible to all, and securing sufficient resources to ensure our success. Read more at:
Liaison - Angel Flight West
Angel Flight West is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization that arranges free, non-emergency air travel for children and adults with serious medical conditions and other compelling needs. It is a network of 1,400+ pilots throughout the 13 western states that donate their aircraft, piloting skills, and all flying costs to help families in need, enabling them to receive vital treatment that might otherwise be inaccessible because of financial, medical, or geographic limitations. Read more at
Liaison - CABA (Colorado Aviation Business Association)
The Colorado Aviation Business Association (CABA) is a grass-roots membership organization focused on the support and promotion of Business and General Aviation across the State of Colorado. Read more at:
Liaison - Colorado Aeronautical Board (CAB)
The seven-member Colorado Aeronautical Board (CAB) was created by statute in 1988 and is responsible for aviation development in Colorado. Members of the Board represent specific statewide aviation interests.
Liaison - Colorado Airport Operators Association (CAOA)
The Colorado Airport Operators Association (CAOA) serves the common interests of the owners, operators and users of the 74 public use airports located throughout the State of Colorado. Read more at:
Liaison - Colorado Aviation Historical Society (CAHS)
Founded in 1966, the Colorado Aviation Historical Society is: "To acquire, restore, preserve and provide for public display, aircraft and other objects, documents, items and things of present or historical interest or value in connection with the development and history or aviation in the State of Colorado and elsewhere". The Society began its operations in 1967 and the first aviators inducted into the Colorado Aviation Hall of Fame in 1969. The Society is 501c3 non-profit organization.
Liaison - Colorado Aviation Photographers
We represent a community of Pilots, Event Planners, Airport Management, Spectators and Photographers who have an elevated interest in all things aviation in the state of Colorado.
Liaison - Colorado CAF
Liaison - Colorado 99s
The organization's purpose is to engage in strictly educational, charitable and/or scientific activities and purposes, and particularly to promote aeronautical science and safety. We provide many educational and safety activities. Read more at:
Liaison - Colorado Wing CAP
Liaison - Seaplane Pilots Association
Liaison - Women in Aviation
The Mile High Chapter is an organization that promotes the many aspects of aviation and aerospace through community outreach and education, while providing networking opportunities in a respectful and enjoyable environment.
Colorado Division of Aeronautics
Committee - Community Relations
Community relations sustain positive relationships with community members, organizations, and fellow pilots to cultivate favorable operating climates for the Colorado Pilot’s Association. Our role is to develop strategies designed to make positive contributions to the local Denver Metro area while simultaneously raising awareness for the services offered by the aviation community. We serve as a critical point of contact for individual residents, business leaders, or government entities in the local area.