Protecting, Promoting and Preserving General Aviation in RI

The Rhode Island Pilots Association represents the GA community based at seven airports in the State of Rhode Island. Our mission is to Protect, Promote and Preserve general aviation in our state.

Join RIPA Today!

All are welcome!
You do not have to own a plane or be a pilot

Students & Seasoned Pilots
Come join our aviation community

RIPA is all about
Fun Events, News, Advocacy, Camaraderie

2024 Yearly Membership Dues:
$40 Per Year for Single Membership
$20 Per Year for Student Membership

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Upcoming Event!

May Monthly Meeting - All are Welcome!

DATE: Tuesday, May 14, 2024

TIME & Schedule:
Cocktails at 6:00 p.m.
Introductions & Dinner at 6:30 p.m.
Meeting & Raffle at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Chello's 2225 Post Road, Warwick, RI

Special Guest: David Cardullo, FAA Principal Maintenance Inspector/ Flight Standard Service/General Aviation.

Find out what you can and can’t do as an aircraft owner. This is an FAA Wings Credit event.

Plus two Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award Presentations

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Safety Seminars
We are a principal sponsor of FAA Safety Seminars in Rhode Island. Safety Seminars are designed to promote and foster aviation safety and to refresh pilots’ aeronautical knowledge and skills.

RIPA hosts many events and activities throughout the year including breakfast / cookout fly-ins, beach parties, camping trips, hangar parties, and the Annual Holiday Gala. Sometimes impromptu get-togethers are organized at the Facebook Group, so be sure to check in!

Monthly Meetings
RIPA holds a dinner meeting on the second Tuesday of each month, with the exception of July and August. These meeting are highlighted by noted guest speakers from the aviation community. Dinner is $30 per person for members (reserved in advanced), $35 for non-members or non-reservation, or $5 for just coffee and dessert. Cocktails are at 6:00, Dinner is at 6:30, and the Meeting/Presentation is at 7:00 PM. See the listings on our Meetings & Events page for more details.

Positive Connections
RIPA has developed good working relationships with major aviation entities such as RIAC (Rhode Island Airport Corporation — which controls state airports including TF Green State Airport at Providence), the FAA, Providence and Quonset Towers, Flight Level Aviation, and others. Our goal is to keep open the lines of communication between aviation users and the authorities.

RIPA has an active Facebook page, swing by and check out whats going on.

Questions or Suggestions? Reach out to us!

RIPA is always looking for new members to join or to connect with people or groups that have interest or concerns about aviation in RI.

Email and we will get right back!