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Future Events

December, 2020

Wednesday
9
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6:30 PM Zoom help and informal chat; 7 PM Fly NM Chat program starts.
Meet NMPA members statewide via this informal monthly online chat session on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.

Our topic for December will be "Abandoned and Little Known Airfields of NM".

This month, we will have a special guest speaker, Paul Freeman, curator of the "Abandoned and Little Known Airfields" webpage. http://airfields-freeman.com. Paul‘s page is filled with a tremendous amount of history and lore of the early days of New Mexico Flying. Paul will start things with a presentation of some interesting abandoned airfields in New Mexico, and then we will have a Q & A session about airfields you may be aware of. Have your pictures ready to share, or if you don’t want to deal with putting them on Zoom, email them to me at zoomchat@nmpilots.org and I’ll take care of it for you.

Please join us on December 9th at 7 PM for our next NMPA – Fly New Mexico – zoom chat. We will be sending out an email to our members about a week before the chat with instructions and a link to the meeting. Since only our members will have the link, our Zoom meeting will be more secure and shielded from spam. You might find it easier to run Zoom from a laptop, tablet, or phone because the camera and microphone set up and ready to go. -- Jeff Gilkey
Saturday
12
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9:30 AM Zoom help and informal chat; 10 AM Fly NM Chat program starts.

Best selling author Kerry McCauley will discuss his flying career and his book "Ferry Pilot: Nine Lives over the North Atlantic".

Kerry McCauley’s life of adventure started out in the Minnesota National Guard as a UH-1H “Huey” crew chief and winter survival instructor. He then moved on to becoming an international ferry pilot, professional skydiver and corporate jet pilot. His career as a ferry pilot has taken him to 60 countries, over three oceans and six continents. Kerry is frequently invited to speak about his adventures as a ferry pilot and his starring role in two seasons of the Discovery Channel’s series Dangerous Flights. He’s flown almost 50 different types of aircraft, has 9000 hours of flight time and 20,000 skydives. Kerry currently lives in Wisconsin with his wife Cathy. They own and operate a skydiving school along with their children, Claire and Connor. Check out his webpage: https://kerrymccauley.com/

Please join us on December 12th at 10 AM for this special NMPA Zoomchat. We will be sending out an email to our members about a week before the chat with instructions and a link to the meeting. Since only our members will have the link, our Zoom meeting will be more secure and shielded from spam. You might find it easier to run Zoom from a laptop, tablet, or phone because the camera and microphone ready to go.

January, 2021

Thursday
7
Zoom Link to be sent via email to members and anyone who RSVPs to attend.
7:00 PM
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Cliff Chetwin will share his experience with the National Park Service aviation unit.

March, 2021

Saturday
13
ZOOM Link to be sent via email to those who RSVP with YES. To receive it, email to nmpa@nmpilots.or
9:00 AM
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NMPA‘s Board meets quarterly. Any members are welcome to join.

April, 2021

Friday
30
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Fly in or drive in and join us in a spring work party.
Location TBD, but possibly Me-Own.

June, 2021

Saturday
12
ZOOM online meeting. Watch email for link or call-in info.
 
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2PM Social; 3PM ONLINE meeting. Plan to join us for our annual business meeting and enjoy some social time with fellow members. ZOOM link was sent via email to members a couple days prior.

July, 2021

Saturday
17
Grant Besley Airstrip - NM03
8:00 AM
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Save the date for this breakfast fly-in.
Monday
26
Wittman Regional Airport, KOSH
8:00 AM
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Join NMPA at the World‘s Greatest Aviation Celebration from July 26 - August 1, 2021. Expect NMPA as a Forum presenter, promoting FLYING in NEW MEXICO!

September, 2021

Friday
10
Reserve Airport - T16
8:00 AM
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Save the date for NMPA‘s premier backcountry fly-in.
Plans are to resume the fly-in at Reserve Airport(T16)in the Gila National Forest, with fly-outs to 6 Gila area airstrips.
Saturday
18
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The ninth annual "Southwest Aviation Weather Safety Workshop" (SAWS) returns to Albuquerque! For Aviators and Controllers - free admission. Brought to you by the Albuquerque Air Route Traffic Control Center Weather
Service Unit, as well as the National Weather Service Forecast Offices in Albuquerque, Phoenix, and El
Paso.

Friday evening social dinner and all day Saturday workshop.

Please monitor SAWS website for details:
https://www.weather.gov/psr/saws9 If questions, email SR.SAWS.Workshop@NOAA.gov
Saturday
25
Double Eagle II - KAEG
8:00 AM
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Details TBA Date tentative.
NMPA typically participates with a booth in the Exhibit Hall and Backcountry Flying WINGS Seminar

October, 2021

Saturday
2
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Join us October 2-10, 2021, for the 49th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta presented by Canon in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The 2021 theme is "Time Flies!" Start your planning for the festivities which all start on Saturday, October 2, and include the awe-inspiring Mass Ascension!
Saturday
2
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Park
6:00 AM
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October 2 - 10, 2021 Time Flies! For 9 days in October, Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta creates an enchanted world of special shape rodeos, twilight balloon glows and vibrant balloon-filled skies. 2021 marks the 49th annual fiesta.