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NMPA Backcountry Committee Meeting (NMPA Event)
Copperstate Fly In
October 27 thru  28, 2017

Falcon Field
Mesa, AZ

A good NM contingent typically participates in this fun fly-in. This marks the second year at Falcon Field (rather than Casa Grande).
Author:Joyce Woods

EAA 538 "All In" Poker Run
October 27 thru  28, 2017

Cottonwood Sedona Winslow Payson FalconFieldMesa, AZ

This from Carlos Hernandez, President for Chapter 538 in sunny Phoenix, Arizona. The Copperstate Fly-in is one of the largest SW fly-ins and is returning to Falcon Field (KFFZ) in Mesa, Arizona. EAA Chapter 538 would like to offer some more flying fun to your agenda if you are planning to visit Copperstate this year. I would like to invite you to take part in our EAA Chapter 538's "All In" Poker Run!

This poker run is a two day event, in which you will have 5 airports to stop at which are Cottonwood (P52) - Sedona (KSEZ) - Winslow (KINW) - Payson (KPAN) - Falcon Field (KFFZ). You may complete the run in any order, but must end at Falcon Field. Fun flying, photo opportunities along the entire route, and the last stop is a fly-in to boot! Come out and join us in this fantastic fall weather in Arizona!

This poker run is open to all members, non-members, families and friends! Your first hand is $20 and each additional hand is $5 (no limit). In addition to the poker run, there will be a 50/50 raffle. Two days of ticket sales, one winner, that means big money! 10% of EAA 538's winning of the 50/50 raffle will be donated to EAA's Air Academy Scholarship to help sponsor two or more future aviators to attend the Air Academy in Oshkosh, WI during Airventure.

For complete details and registration information, visit our webpage! We can also be found on Facebook. Please Like and Share to spread the word of the Poker Run.

I thank you for your time and do hope to see and meet more fellow aviators at the Poker Run!

Best regards,

Carlos Hernandez
President, Chapter 538

Info: 623.810.5675
Event Email:
Author: NMPA

RAF Weekend
November 3 thru  5, 2017

Amigos del Cielo
Rodeo, New Mexico

Fun Fly-in weekend
Info: Rkeller@theraf.org 505-681-5982
Author:Ron Keller

Angel Flight - Brews and Props Fundraiser
November 4, 2017

Duel Brewing

Albuquerque, NM

4-7pm Angel Flight Fundraiser
MUSIC and FOOD! Over 50 custom painted propellers on silent auction, along with a live auction and BREWS, of course!
$20 per person

Note Location Change!!!!

Duel Brewing which is at 606 Central SW. Between 6th and 7th. Directly across the street from the large parking lot on Central.

Tickets on sale NOW at angelflightwest.org
Info: Patti Farley 505 604 9674
Author:Joyce Woods

EAA 179 Young Eagles Rally
November 4, 2017

Double Eagle II Airport
Albuquerque, NM

Young Eagle Rally from 0830 - 1130, weather permitting. Check EAA179's Facebook page for last minute updates.

Free Flights provided by volunteer pilots for ages 8 - 17, signed parental permission required onsite, weather permitting and subject to volunteer pilot availability. Best to come out early!

All EAA member pilot volunteers welcome and appreciated, you need not be a Chapter 179 member to participate. Contact Todd Blue for pilot requirements(phone and email link below).
Info: Todd Blue (505) 263-6657
Event Email:
Author:Joyce Woods

Customer Appreciation Day - Ruidoso
November 11, 2017

Sierra Blanca Regional Airport
Ruidoso, NM

JUST PLANE THANKS!! Breakfast 0730 - 0930; Flour Bomb Contest 0930 - 1100; Lunch 1100 - 1400
See link for details
Author: NMPA

Museum Aerial Tour - "Secrets of New Mexico"
November 15, 2017

NM Museum of Naturla History and Science

Albuquerque, NM

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Jeff Gilkey returns with an ALL NEW aerial tour of the "Secrets of New Mexico." From the unrestricted open cockpit of Jeff's ultralight trike, we will gaze down on many of the lesser known and secret scenic treasures of our state. This will include dozens of obscure ruins of the ancient civilizations of southwest. Jeff's photos and high definition video projected on the five-story Dynatheater screen will give you a first-person, "bird's eye-view" unlike anything you have experienced before.

If you have attended Jeff’s previous talks, you know that it is always standing-room only. Buy your ticket early and prepare for an exhilarating evening. Tickets are $7 General, $6 Members, $4 Students.

Jeff Gilkey flew hanggliders for 10 years in the '80s and '90s and has been flying trikes since 2004. He has logged over 1600 hours in his Aerotrike Cobra on cross country adventures into nearly every corner of New Mexico with many extending into Colorado, Arizona, Utah and Texas.

For more information and tickets, use website link below.

You might enjoy Jeff's website: http://www.jeffsflightlog.com and PHOTO ALBUM on our NMPA website. Jeff often posts reviews of unique NM sights to visit by air on the NMPA Forum.
Author: NMPA

Route 66 Air Tour
February 16 thru  19, 2018

SAVE the DATES: Fly Historic Route 66 across New Mexico.

Observe transportation history from the air -- airplane, automobile, train, wagon. Stay at historic hotels/motels, visit museums, hear historical presentations. Watch for details and registration to be posted soon. Sponsored by EAA 179 Chapter.
Info: DIck Perry (505) 263-0763
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Author:Richard Perry

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