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EAA Chapter 1111 Meetings

Civil Air Patrol Meetings

Free Aviation Safety Seminar being held this month in Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington.
After the crash:  Surviving an aircraft accident.  More Information:

33rd National Night Out event on August 2nd, 2016 at Tam O’Shanter Park
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Chamber After Hours Event at the SWRA
Southwest Washington Regional Airport partnered with the Chamber of Commerce for their business After Hours Event held on August 11, 2015. It was well attended by the community. Support from our Experimental Aircraft Association and Civil Air Patrol contributed to the overall success of the event.

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nnoNational Night Out (NNO): Southwest Washington Regional Airport supported NNO Community Event on August 4, 2015.

It was the 32nd National Night Out Police - Community Event.

The event was well attended and showed solidarity in Community!

Tenant Appreciation Day:

Southwest Washington Regional Airport (SWRA) staff hosted BBQ was a success! This event, Tenant Appreciation Day, was held to show our appreciation of the Airport’s tenants. Staff would like to thank the FBO’s, Civil Air Patrol, Experimental Aircraft Association, Economic Development Council, tenants, pilots, and visiting pilots for joining in the fun on July 10, 2015.








Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue (C2FR) conducted Fire Extinguisher Training for the City of Kelso Employees at the Southwest

Washington Regional Airport on April 15, 2015.  C2FR provided a quick training overview of fire extinguishers

and the practical application of fighting a fire. 

February 21-22 - 32nd Annual Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show

Southwest Washington Regional Airport (SWRA) Kelso, WA: 

Kelso Airport was represented at the 32nd Annual Northwest Aviation Conference and Tradeshow (2015). 

Airport staff was there to promote the Kelso Airport at this year's Aviation Tradeshow

at the Washington State Fair Expo Center in Puyallup, WA. 

Many of our Kelso Airport pilots and tenants drove and/or flew to the tradeshow. 

It was a great event that was very well-attended! 

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On October 1, and October 8, 2014, the Southwest Washington Regional Airport, Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue, Experimental Aircraft Association, Life Flight Services and Pilots met for Emergency Aviation training designed to provide emergency personnel hand’s on training, to improve emergency response times, and to learn firsthand information from veteran pilots.


On Tuesday August 5, 2014, Civil Air Patrol Cadets painted Southwest Washington Regional Airport’s Segmented Circle!


Southwest Washington Regional Airport supports National Night Out Community Event on August 5, 2014!


Senator Maria Cantwell visited the Southwest Washington Regional Airport on June 30, 2014. During the visit, she was briefed on the Capital Improvement Program, by Sharon Zimmerman (interim manager), and the business activities which are generated from use of the airport. George Ford, US Cellular/Navigate Wireless, gave Senator Cantwell a brief tour of his airplane, which he uses to service his network of US Cellular Stores. Warren Longden, Long Air Custom Helicopter Services, Inc., gave the Senator a briefing on the other business-related uses for corporate jets. Representatives from the Port of Longview, Cowlitz County, Cities of Kelso and Longview, and the Cowlitz EDC also attended the briefing, which was held at the EAA Chapter 1111 clubhouse.



On August 13, 2014, Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue and Life Flight Services conducted Emergency Response training at the Southwest Washington Regional Airport. Firefighters and Life Flight Network crews trained together to perform a 911 drill on the proper loading techniques of patients from gurneys into a helicopter, learn more about the potential hazards that can be involved during emergency scenarios, and to improve the overall Community Response time related to a 911 call.