NGPA's strength comes from the incredible people who make up the organization. As pilots and aviation enthusiasts helping each other, volunteering exemplifies the spirit of NGPA more than anything else. We can always use a hand, and volunteering is a great way to meet people and make new friends.
Co-Chair (Seattle, WA)
A Montana native, Kit Warfield grew up watching airplanes with her rancher father, a private pilot himself. Kit graduated from Carroll College in Helena, Montana, and then left for the bluest skies of Seattle. She worked for a variety of software companies in the Seattle area as a technical writer and instructional designer. During her software career, she also earned her Private Pilot certificate, and she capped off her software career at Microsoft working on Microsoft Flight Simulator. She has worked closely developing instructional materials with aviation legends Rod Machado and John and Martha King, and she is the DPE voice in Microsoft Flight Simulator.
Realizing she wanted to fly real airplanes rather than virtual ones, Kit left the software industry and earned her Commercial and CFI/MEI certificates at Boeing Field in Seattle. She also earned a seaplane rating, and has been happily flying seaplanes almost exclusively ever since. She flies scenic and charter flights (parts 91 and 135), as well as flight instruction, out of Lake Union in the heart of Seattle.
Kit joined NGPA in 2012, and became involved at the insistence of former Executive Director Steven Moore. Kit also serves on the Vestry of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, in the shadows of the Space Needle in Seattle. Kit and her wife Nancy love to ski, travel, and pay homage to their very spoiled cat.