American Pilots' Association
499 South Capitol Street, S.W., Suite 409
Washington, D.C. 20003
Tel: (202) 484-0700: Fax: (202) 484-9320

2014 Biennial Convention - October 19-24
Houston, Texas

Hotel Room Block CLOSES on September 29...don't miss out!!

* Preliminary Agenda
* Description of Social Events

For general information about the Convention, click here.
  - To register as an ATTENDEE, click here.
  - To register as an EXHIBITOR, click here.
  - To register for the golf event only, click here.
  - To make hotel reservations, click here.
  - To make travel arrangements, click here.

 APA receives 2012 Plimsoll Award for Commitment to Navigation Safety!

APA Newsletter Archive
IMPA Newsletter Archive

Links to "Items of Interest":

"The Apprentice - The Associated Branch Pilots" (Video) - September 2014
"Harbor Pilots Guide Container Ship into Port Everglades" Slide Show - September 2014
"Houston Pilots 2014" (Video) - February 2014
"Aransas Corpus Christi Pilots" (Video) - June 2013

"NOAA and APA Sign Agreement to Advance Safe Navigation", - NOAA Press Release - October 2012
"Working on the River: What it takes to become a pilot",- CoastWeekend.com - August 2012
"IMPA Officials Speak Out on ISPO" - IMPA Press Release - February 2012

"Florida Harbor Pilots - Who We Are" (Video) - March 2011

"Pilotage" - U.S.C.G. Proceedings - Spring 2011
"Teamwork Halts Aleutian Ship Disaster", AlaskaNewsPapers.com - December 2010
"Puget Sound Pilots Steer Big Ships With Bravery", Peninsula Daily News - July 2010
"More Harbor Pilots Carrying Laptops", Professional Mariner - May 2010
"INTERTANKO Signs Accord With Pilot Associations", Marine Log - May 2010
"In Houston Ship Channel, Pilots Exhibit Shiphandling Agility", Professional Mariner - February 2010
"Profile of Boston Harbor Pilots Association", WCVB Boston (Video) - December 2009
"Only Woman to Navigate Risky Columbia Bar", KGW Astoria (Video) - August 2009
"Columbia River: Riding the High Water", Professional Mariner - February 2009
"Harbor Pilots in Tampa Bay" (Video), Tampa Bay On-Line - January 2009

"Quick Action By Harbor Pilot Kept Tanker Off Rocks", San Francisco Chronicle - January 2009
"Each Trip into Port is Unique (Virginia Pilots)", The Daily Press - October 2008
"A Career as a Ship Pilot", U.S.C.G. Proceedings - Fall 2008

OVERVIEW.  The American Pilots’ Association is the national association of the piloting profession. Its membership is made up of approximately 60 groups of state-licensed pilots, representing virtually all the state pilots in the country, as well as the three groups of United States-registered pilots operating in the Great Lakes. Pilots from APA-member groups pilot over 95 percent of all ocean-going vessels moving in United States waters. The national office for the American Pilots’ Association is located at the foot of Capitol Hill in the Fairchild Building, 499 South Capitol Street, SW, Suite 409, Washington, DC 20003. The President and APA staff work at the national headquarters.


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