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!
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!
Hello Raider Pilots!
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!
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!
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.