I, Christopher Cook, President and CFII, feel like we Raider Pilots need to fly more often. From December 15 through January 15, I will be waiving my instructor fee for Texas Tech students who are also PAID RPA members. Therefore, you will only have to pay for the airplane rental fee ($100 hour wet).
Time to start flying folks!
P.S. A couple of people have asked: you don’t have to fly for an hour, you can bring $25 and just try a couple of landings if you’d like! Come fly with me!
You can check our CALENDAR here in the menu bar to see when we’re flying, or click here.
Raider Pilots showed up from all over West Texas to participate in the Silent Wings Museum Veterans Day event.
Many RPA members had never seen the museum before, but they plan on coming back in the future.
The museum tells the tale on how many glider pilots that were eventually sent to WW2 were initially trained here in Lubbock, and sometimes at Texas Tech University.
Our flying club may not have roots that long, but the flying spirit at Texas Tech continues on today with the Raider Pilot Association!
Raider Pilot Association Rental Aircraft: Cessna 172 N7722G
Rate: $100/hr wet.
1) Requires RPA Membership to Rent
2) Does not require rental insurance until solo. If flown with Christopher Cook, CFII, no insurance required. If flown solo, renters insurance for $30,000 of hull coverage required. Equates to around $300 a year depending on insurance company.
Recommended Insurance Companies:
Mark Drake 806-745-7475
Roy Neal Agency 806-762-0080
*** Insurance Rates should be around $300 ***
Instructor: Christopher Barron Cook, CFII
Hey everyone! We got rained out of our last meeting due to thunderstorms and 90+mph winds.
Let’s meet up at the airport at 5pm on Sunday and get our officers officially elected and get a game plan for the rest of the semester. We might even take a few people flying who have never been up before!
Other topics will include discussing an agreement with Hub City Aviation for a reduced rental price for RPA members, and other items such as a community service project that will help us get our name out around town.
Food and tall-tales about expert aviation skills to follow the meeting at a restaurant of the groups choosing! Remember to bring your $35 dues. OR I’ll swipe your debit card with my iphone.
Here are the directions from Texas Tech University. Pay special attention to where we are going to meet up. I will have my White Durango out front that has a Raider Pilots Association sticker on the back!
DIRECTIONS TO THE AIRPORT/HANGAR
Questions? Shoot me an email!
Austin T. Walden
P.S. Special thanks to Morris Baker for allowing us to use his Hangar for our RPA meeting. Much appreciated!
Hey everybody! Hope you had a great summer.
We have our first meeting on September 12th 5:30pm in Holden Hall 154.
Bring anybody you know that is interested in aviation at all. We’ll have our shirts for sale (with membership dues of $35) and we’ll have real life pilots and flight instructors ready to answer your questions.
RAIDER PILOTS ASSOCIATION
Fall 2012 Schedule
Membership Dues: $35 Fall 2012
($70 for Fall 2012 & Spring 2013)
June 4th @ 0900am
South Plains Air Show @ Slaton Municipal Airport (KSNK)
September: More info later
GA Fly-In Breakfast @ Hub City Aviation (KLBB)
RPA, help us take 1st Prize again this year for the largest turn-out
September: More info later
2nd Annual RPA FLY-IN Town & Country Airpark, Lubbock (F82)
October 13th & 14th
Commemorative Air Force (CAF) AIRSHO in Midland, TX (KMAF)
Adults (12 and up):
$15 Adv/$20 Gate ONE DAY PASS
$25 TWO DAY PASS
$5 ONE DAY PASS
$10 TWO DAY PASS
Under 5yrs: FREE
Lubbock Heart Walk for American Heart Association (AHA)
Raider Pilots Association Team: more info later
Hey everybody! The Raider Pilots are hosting a a fly-in at F82, Town and Country airport on November 5th from 7:30am – 2:00pm.
See the flyer for details!
Welcome to the brand new homepage of the Raider Pilots Association! Currently, the site is being updated every other day as time permits to bring you the latest information. Check out our facebook page, and also our twitter page where we upload pictures and tweet about aviation throughout the week!
Please enjoy some airplane photos of Raider Pilot Members and events!
Tara with Guns Up!
Well, I’m proud to say we came home with 3 trophies from the Hub City Aviation fly-in in Lubbock, Texas.
Oldest Pilot that flew in
Youngest Pilot that flew in
Most actual people flown into the fly in.
It really helps when you have two fully loaded Saratogas, and a Cherokee 140 loaded with 3 people.
Have a couple of pictures. Remember, first meeting is on Wednesday September 12th @ 5:30 – followed by a beer/drink social at a restaurant of our choosing.