The North Dakota Pilots Association (NDPA) was founded to protect and promote general aviation in the state of North Dakota. Through education and advocacy the NDPA works to be the voice of its members. The members of NDPA are pilots at all levels, from student to ATP, as well as non-pilot aviation enthusiasts from all parts of the state.
The North Dakota Pilots Association is one of eight state aviation organizations that make up the North Dakota Aviation Council (NDAC). Through membership in the council, the NDPA brings the interests and concerns of pilots to the larger aviation community. The council organizes the annual Upper Midwest Aviation Symposium and publishes the “North Dakota Aviation Quarterly” which is distributed to all NDPA members.
The North Dakota Pilots Association holds its annual meeting at the Upper Midwest Aviation Symposium each March. In addition to conducting normal business and electing new officers, NDPA sponsors three days of speakers and discussion groups to keep members informed and education about current topics in aviation.
Mark Scheele, President
Mark Scheele is a corporate pilot and flight instructor in Bismarck, ND. He is a member of the Civil Air Patrol, and has been an active member of the North Dakota Aviation Council since 2009. You can contact Mark here.
Julie R. Neidlinger, Vice President
Julie R. Neidlinger is a private pilot and member of the Civil Air Patrol from Bismarck, ND. She has been an active member of the North Dakota Aviation Council since 2011. She currently works as a writer and artist, and is the owner of Lone Prairie Art Works, an online creative company. You can contact Julie here.
Darrel Pittman, Secretary-Treasurer
Darrel Pittman is a private pilot and FAA Safety Officer. He has a background in aviation through his work in air traffic control, the United States Air Force, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the airline industry, universities, the Civil Air Patrol, and other independent contracting companies. He has been an active member of the North Dakota Aviation Council for many years. He is the owner of Pittman Aviation Consulting.