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

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 If you become aware of missing information, erroneous, or outdated information on the SDPA website, contact Steve Hamilton at 605-665-8448 or skyhawk43v@gmail.com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 If you become aware of missing information, erroneous, or outdated information on the SDPA website, contact Steve Hamilton at 605-665-8448 or skyhawk43v@gmail.com


What's New

Sep. 05, 2020

September 3:
SDPA added a secure SSL certificate to the website, so the web address now includes an “s”: https://www.sdpilots.com

NOTE: SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer, a global standard security technology that enables encrypted communication between a web browser and a web server.]

September 4:
Added the “Events” calendar feature using Goggle Calendar.

Added 2019 and 2020 ACE Camp scholarship winners.

Added 2019 and 2020 Becker-Hansen Memorial Scholarship winners.

Added Dale Knuth (Hartford) to the Gold Level Award recipient list and his photo with his plane on the FLY SD Airports! Passport page.

** 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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