South Dakota Pilots Association

South Dakota Pilots Association (SPDA)

SPDA was established in 1993 to promote general aviation in South Dakota.

(Pictured: Missouri River)




What's New

Apr. 28, 2021

Join page: Added six Lifetime Members.

GA Promotion page: Added 14 items to the section on Letters, Alerts, Calls, Meetings, etc.

Scholarships page: Added new scholarship for the LATC Aviation Maintenance Technology Program (Steven J. & Pamela J. Hamilton Scholarship).

Act Contest page: Added paragraph about the 2021 SD Aviation Art contest and art contest winners page.

Airports Awarded page: Added the list of airports winning the Best Maintained awards for Basic Service, Small General Aviation, Medium General Aviation, and Large General Aviation categories and photos of award presentations.



What's New

Dec. 09, 2020

We updated our new website on December 9. Here are the updates:

Officer page: Add photo and information about our new District 7 Director Jerry Densmore of Rapid City.

Join page: Added three Lifetime Members. Added revised SDPA membership application.

GA Promotion page: Added thee items to the section on Letters, Alerts, Calls, Meetings, etc.

FLY SD Airports! page: Added “Update November 19, 2020.”

Scholarships page: Added new application for the Becker-Hansen Memorial Scholarship.

Other SD Av Orgs page: Updated list of AOPA Airport Support Network volunteers in SD.

Links page: Added links for Belle Fourche Flight Center.

** If you notice a problem with the website, please let us know so we can get it fixed right away. We are gathering information for the next website update. If you become aware of missing information, erroneous, or outdated information on the SDPA website, contact Steve Hamilton at 605-665-8448 or skyhawk43v@gmail.com


What's New

Oct. 26, 2020

Officer page: Added photo and information about our new District 1 Director Bob Burke of Pierre. District 7 Director position is vacant for northwestern SD. If interested in serving in this position, contact John Barney or Steve Hamilton.

GA Promotion page: Added six items to the section on Letters, Alerts, Calls, Meetings, etc.

FLY SD Airports Passport page: Added Michael Haubrich of Racine, WI, to the list of Bronze, Silver, and Gold Level Awards recipients.

Art Contest page: Added information about the 2021 SD Aviation Art Contest and pdf of 2021 Aviation Art Contest brochure.

Other SD Av Orgs page: Added new section on the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA).

Scholarship page: Added Trey Jenson of Langford, SD as the 2020 recipient of the Vern (Luverne) Kraemer Aviation Maintenance Scholarship.

Links page: Added links for Black Hills Flyers, Chan Gurney Municipal Airport, YRAA – EAA 1029, KCUT Custer County Airport, Sioux Falls Ballooning Association, Brookings Aerosport Unlimited Flying Club, Nebraska Pilots, and Wyoming Pilots Association.

** If you notice a problem with the website, please let us know so we can get it fixed right away. We are gathering information for the next website update. If you become aware of missing information, erroneous, or outdated information on the SDPA website, contact Steve Hamilton at 605-665-8448 or skyhawk43v@gmail.com


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