Monthly Newsletter

February Newsletter


William A. (Bill) Freeman, PPA # 452 and past President, passed away Saturday evening, January 13, 2018. Funeral arrangements are pending.


The Professional Pilots Association’s next meeting will be February 7th, 2018 at the main Lane Aviation hangar in the middle of the John Glenn Columbus International Airport, Columbus, Ohio. Click here for a map


The evening presentation will made by Don DeHoff, Chief Drone Pilot at American Electric Power. Don will bring a drone, share the experiences of using drones in his work with AEP and will discuss challenges associated with working with drones. We encourage members to bring guests with an interest in this topic.


A new slate of officers was elected and installed at the January PPA meeting. They include (me) Mike Ponzani, President. Brad Willette, Vice President. Remaining in their current positions are Bob Brown, Treasurer and Christine Mortine, Secretary.


Each PPA member is encouraged to make reservations as early as is practical to help us obtain an accurate estimate of attendance. Please make your reservation not later than noon, Monday, February 5th. This meeting is not sponsored. There will be a $20 registration fee collected at the door to cover the meal and PPA expenses.

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


6:30 p.m. Social Hour
7:15 p.m. Dinner
8:15 p.m. Business Meeting

See you on February 7th, 2018. Happy New Year!

Mike Ponzani

President, Professional Pilots Association
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PPA Welcomes our newest members!!!! Click here to view the list
Gone West.
PPA members who have recently passed. William A. (Bill) Freeman PPA (#452) Lloyd E. Young (PPA #392) John E. Tremaine (PPA #061)