Monthly Newsletter

December 2023 Newsletter


The Professional Pilots Association’s next meeting will be held Wednesday, December 6th 2023 at the main Lane Aviation hangar in the middle of the John Glenn Columbus International Airport, Columbus, Ohio. Click here for a map


Major General. Edward J. Mechenbier USAF (ret) will speak about his 6 years as a POW and how the experience enhanced his views on leadership.


The annual PPA business meeting will be held January 3, 2024.

PPA Name Badge. If you ordered a PPA member name badge you can pick it up at this meeting from Treasurer Bob Brown.

Request: Please contact me or any of the Trustees with suggested speakers and topics for future meetings.  You can call one of us or send a message: CLICK HERE


Each PPA member is encouraged to make reservations as early as practicable to help us obtain an accurate estimate of attendance. Please make your reservation not later than noon, Monday, December 4th. This meeting is not sponsored. There will be a $20 registration fee collected at the door to cover the meal and PPA expenses. The meal is ordered based on the number of reservations so we ask that members reimburse the Association for a non-cancellation. Cancel not later than Tuesday at noon or you will be charged for the meal.

Make your reservations in one of these two ways:
Click here to make your reservations
Send an email to:


6:00 p.m. Social
6:30 p.m. Dinner
7:00 p.m. Presentation

See you on December 6th, 2023

Mike Ponzani

President, Professional Pilots Association
View PPA Business Meeting Minutes
PPA Welcomes our newest members!!!! Click here to view the list
Gone West.
PPA members who have recently passed. Sanford Vaughn (PPA #197), Carl STOWELL  (PPA #225)