April Meeting

Our April meeting is coming up! We’re meeting at Lubbock Executive Airport on Wednesday, April 16th. We’ll discuss details of the Young Eagles event happening on Saturday, April 19th, and accept any volunteers who would like to help out!

Officer elections will also happen on Wednesday, so make sure come to the meeting if you want to be nominated!

There might be a chance for a little flying afterwards so come out and join us!

March Meeting

Our March meeting is this Thursday, March 13 at 7pm in Holden Hall room 127 on the TTU campus.  We will have a guest speaker, John Boatright, from the FAA giving a safety talk.  All eligible pilots will receive WINGS credit!  Refreshments and snacks will be provided.  Please join us for this exciting event!

February Meeting

Next meeting is, Thursday, February 20th at 7:00 PM in Holden Hall Room 127 on the TTU campus. Captain Ryan T. Strehl and Sgt. Ricardo R. Rodriguez will be speaking about recruiting military pilots.

Come for the chance to talk with pilots and other people who share a love of aviation! Food from Freebirds will also be provided!

Informal January Meeting

FAA Safety Team | Safer Skies Through Education
Topic: Fourth Annual NWS Lubbock Aviation Weather Safety Workshop

On Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 6:30 PM
Science Spectrum Science Stage
2579 S. Loop 289
South Entrance off 74th
Lubbock, TX 79423

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The NWS is thrilled to announce our fourth annual aviation weather workshop for pilots and other aviation specialists.  This year’s series of talks will focus on techniques and tips for the boundary layer…the part of the atmosphere closest to the surface and thus most critical to flight operations.  In addition, we will offer a virtual tour of the WSR-88D radar.  So, if you ever wondered what was up in that golf ball at KLBB airport, here’s where to find out!  Tours of the Lubbock NWS office will be available after the presentations to US citizens.  Foreign nationals are also welcome to attend the tour, but will need to arrange for proper clearance by January 10th.

To view further details and registration information for this seminar, click here.

The sponsor for this seminar is: FAASTeam

The FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) is committed to providing equal access to this meeting/event for all participants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, please communicate your request as soon as possible with the person in the ‘Contact Information’ area of the meeting/event notice. Note that two weeks is usually required to arrange services.

The following credit(s) are available for the WINGS/AMT Programs:

Basic Knowledge 3 – 1 Credit

November 14th Meeting

Hello everyone!

Please join us for our next meeting Thursday, November 14th at 7:30pm at Lubbock Executive Airpark!  We will be announcing some officer changes, updates on the scholarship program, future events, and most importantly Austin Walden will be teaching a mini ground school lesson on *better* ATC Radio skills!

Lubbock Executive is located at 12201 County Road 2500, Lubbock, TX 79404, formerly Town and Country Airport. https://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF-8&q=Town+and+Country+Airpark&fb=1&gl=us&hq=town+and+country+airport+lubbock&cid=0,0,2913583468766346248&ei=2bN9Us3IKJDKsQTjkIGwAg&ved=0CKUBEPwSMAs

Hope to see you all there!
Pataya Scott
RPA President

Lubbock Executive Kickoff!

Lubbock Executive Kickoff
Raider Pilots Association Fundraiser, Warbirds, Fly-In, Car Show, and more!
!!!Calling All Raider Pilots!!!
Directions To the Airport!

Exciting Weekend! The Raider Pilots Association is integral to the Lubbock Executive Airpark Kickoff this Saturday, October 19th, @ 8am

Raider Pilots are hosting the Flour Bombing competition, as well as selling hamburgers and hotdogs at lunch as a fundraiser! We need all members that can make it out, and our faculty advisor and instructor has promised to reward helpful students with a little free flight time. RPA members can help by directing traffic, helping the Young Eagles to airplanes, helping with registration, and a variety of other ‘as needed’ items.

Schedule of Events:

Start of Event/Breakfast: 8-10AM – Provided by Carpet Tech
Young Eagles Rally: 9-12PM – (Free Flights for Ages 8-17)

If you can make it out anytime on Friday to help with the general setup, we could definitely use the help! Ask Austin ( 432-788-0216 ) how you can help!

PS. Pay your dues on www.raiderpilots.org/dues/ You can also buy your Hoodie there as well! You’re going to want them on Saturday!

Membership Meeting October 10th @ 7:30pm

Hello Raider Pilots!

Quick Announcement:
We are having a general membership meeting (everybody) this Thursday, October 10th at 7:30pm at Morris Baker’s hangar at Lubbock Executive Airpark. Here are the directions.
We will be discussing our final set up plans for the Raider Pilots Association potential Flour Bombing Contest and Spot Landing Contest at the Lubbock Executive Airparks ‘Grand Re-Opening’ on October 19th. We’re in charge of this portion of the event so we need to make sure we do it right!
Just about every pilot in the West Texas area has made plans to show up, so we’ll need plenty of pilot and non-pilot volunteers. Texas Tech football is out of town that weekend, so we should have a blast at the airport.
Also – at the meeting you will be able to pick up your RPA T-Shirts! If you haven’t paid your dues yet, you can do so on our website
See you there!

September 5th, First Fall Meeting of 2013!

Hey All!


We have a lot of new interest in RPA this year. Come see us at Lubbock Executive Airport (formerly known as Town and Country Airpark) and meet your fellow student, private, and commercial pilots! We have two CFI’s, and we’re about ready to buy our first airplane for the flying club.

We can’t wait to see you September 5th, @ 7:30PM at Lubbock Executive Airport FBO!

Give us an email or a  phone call if you have any problems, and don’t forget to like us on Facebook!

Christmas Special!

Raider Pilots,

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.

Veterans Day at the Silent Wings Museum


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!