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April 20, 2012:

  • The Special Olympics are back!

North America has 544,581 athletes participating in all 30 sports offered by Special Olympics. It is home to athletes from Canada, the Caribbean and the United States. Special Olympics is dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition.

To loearn more about the Special Olympics in Texas, visit: http://www.specialolympics.org/Regions/north-america/Locations/Special-Olympics-NA-Texas.aspx

Here are some of the upcoming events:

Date

Event

Location

Sep 26, 2015

Miracle League

http://www.mldfw.org/

http://www.mldfw.org/upcoming-events/

1901 W Randol Mill Rd, Arlington, TX 76012
Sep 25, 2015

Happy Warriors

Our friends, the Happy Warriors meet at the Frontiers of Flight Museum at Love Field every 4th Friday at 11am. Everyone is invited to bring a sack lunch. Veterans speak and give an account of their service to our country. There are usually over 100 in attendance. There is no charge to get in so if you have the opportunity to attend, we encourage you to do so..

 6911 Lemmon Avenue - Dallas, Texas phone 214.350.3600

 

6911 Lemmon Avenue - Dallas, Texas

Phone:  214.350.3600

May 18 - 20 2012

2012 Chapter Equestrian Competition

May 18: 9:30am ? 9:00pm; May 19: 6:00am ? 9:00pm; ... May 20: 6:30am ? 3:00pm The 2012 Chapter Equestrian Competition will offer events in Drill Team, English Equitation, Western Equitation, Working Trails, Team Relays/Unified Sports Relays, Dressage, Showmanship, Western Riding, Pole Bending, Barrel Racing, Figure 8 Stake Race and Prix Caprilli.
For more information
http://www.sotx.org/news-events/calendar/state/2012-summer-games-1.html
Sue Galkantas
Email:sgalkantas@sotx.org
Phone:512-491-2943
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Brazos County Expo Complex
5827 Leonard Rd

Bryan, Texas
UNITED STATES
May 24 - 27 2012

2012 Summer Games

The 2012 Summer Games will offer competition in athletics, ... basketball, cycling, gymnastics, soccer and tennis. The three-day event will also offer special events including Opening Ceremonies, Victory Dance and Athlete Village. Athletics - UTA Maverick Stadium, 1307 W. Mitchell, Arlington, TX 76011 (May 25: 8:00am ? 5:00pm; May 26: 8:00am ? 5:00pm; May 27: 8:00am ? 3:00pm); Basketball - UTA ? MAC, W. Nedderman Dr, Arlington, TX 76011; UTA ? PE Building, W. Nedderman Dr, Arlington, TX 76011; Lamar High School, 1400 W. Lamar Blvd, Arlington, TX 76011; Shackleford Junior High, 2000 N. Fielder, Arlington, TX 76012 (May 24: 1:00pm ? 6:00pm; May 25: 8:00am ? 6:00pm; May 26: 8:00am ? 6:00pm; May 27: 8:00am ? 12:00pm; Cycling - UTA ? Parking Lot #49, Corner of Cooper St & S. Nedderman, Arlington, TX 76011 (May 26: 8:00am ? 5:00pm); Gymnastics - Webb Elementary, 1200 N. Cooper Street, Arlington, TX 76011 (May 26: 8:30am ? 4:30pm); Soccer - UTA ? Soccer Fields, W. Mitchell, Arlington, TX 76011 (May 25: 8:00am ? 5:00pm; May 26: 9:00am ? 4:00pm); Tennis - UTA ? Tennis Center, Greek Row Dr, Arlington, TX 76011 (May 24: 3:30pm ? 5:00pm; May 25: 8:00am ? 4:00pm; May 26: 8:00am ? 4:00pm)
For more information
http://www.sotx.org/news-events/calendar/state/2012-summer-games.html
Sue Galkantas
Email:sgalkantas@sotx.org
Phone:512-491-2943
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University of Texas at Arlington
702 South Nedderman Drive

Arlington, Texas
UNITED STATES
Oct 25 - 27 2012

2012 Fall Classic

The 2012 Fall Classic will include aquatics, bocce, ... golf and softball. The three-day event will also offer special events including Opening Ceremonies, Victory Dance and Athlete Village. Aquatics - Texas A&M Natatorium; 202 Student Recreation Center; College Station, TX 77843 (Oct 26: 8:00am ? 5:00pm; Oct 27: 8:00am ? 5:00pm); Bocce - Veterans Park, 3101 Harvey Rd, College Station, TX 77845 (Oct 25: 2:00pm ? 5:00pm; Oct 26: 8:00am ? 5:00pm; Oct 27: 8:00am ? 5:00pm); Golf - Briarcrest CC, 1929 Country Club Dr, Bryan, TX 77802 ( Oct 26: 7:45am ? 4:00pm; Oct 27: 7:45am ? 4:00pm; Softball - Veterans Park, 3101 Harvey Rd, College Station, TX 77845 (Oct 25: 1:00pm ? 6:00pm; Oct 26: 8:00am ? 5:00pm; Oct 27: 8:00am ? 5:00pm)
For more information
http://www.sotx.org/news-events/calendar/state/2012-fall-classic.html
Sue Galkantas
Email:sgalkantas@sotx.org
Phone:512-491-2943
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Texas A&M University
202 Student Recreation Center

College Station, TX 77843
UNITED STATES

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January 21, 2012:

  • The Tuskegee Airmen movie "Red Tails", and Texas...

Trivia... Did you know that:

Before the development of the Tuskegee airmen unit, no U.S. Army flight surgeons were black. Training of African American men as aviation medical examiners was conducted through correspondence courses until 1943, when two black physicians were admitted to the U.S. Army School of Aviation Medicine at Randolph Field, Texas. This was one of the earliest racially integrated courses in the U.S. Army. Seventeen flight surgeons served with Tuskegee Airmen from 1941 through 1949

Also, did you know that their Bombers-navigators learned their trades at Hondo Army Air Field and Midland Field, Texas? Yes, there you go, a couple of historical facts for you to learn!

The film is directed by Anthony Hemingway, who has directed for television series including ?Treme,? ?True Blood? and ?CSI: NY,? and its ensemble cast features Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard and Bryan Cranston, as well as Tristan Wilds (of ?The Wire? and ?90210?), Cliff Smith (better known as the rapper Method Man), Ne-Yo and Elijah Kelley.

Mr. Lucas, the executive producer of ?Red Tails,? said in a statement: ?I?ve wanted to do this film for a great many years. So it is especially gratifying to see it all come together.? He added: ?The Tuskegee Airmen were such superb pilots that it was essential for us to create visual effects that would live up to their heroism and put audiences in the cockpit with them. They were only in their early 20s when they performed these amazing feats. They became the best of the best ? the top guns.?

For the PBS documentary, The Tuskegee Airmen, visit the PBS store here: http://www.shoppbs.org/product/index.jsp?productId=1402874

The movie's official website site can be found at : http://www.redtails2012.com/


January 20, 2012:

  • The 2012 Texas Aviation Conference will be held March 28, 29 and 30 at Moody Gardens Hotel in Galveston.

Additional information on the conference, including how to register, is available through the Texas Transportation Institute.

A tentative conference schedule and additional information on reservations, registration and special events is available in the current conference brochure.

 

  • We hope that you did not miss the deadlines for the 2012 Aviation Art Contest: "Silent Flight" (reposted from December 7, 2011)

DEADLINES

FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2012
All artwork for the state competition must be postmarked by this date.


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2012
All first, second and third-place state winners? artwork from each age category must be
received by C.O.B. at the NASAO Center office.


WEEK OF FEBRUARY 6, 2012
United States national judging

 

Download brochure:  Application PDF

Virtually silent in the sky, kites dip and dive in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes; gliders, wings spread, compete for altitude, time and distance records; and hot air balloons float in the peace and quiet of the space above our heads. These methods of flight and many more are representations of this year's "Silent Flight" art competition theme.

* International Aviation Art Contest

Designed to motivate and encourage children to study aeronautics, engineering and science, The International Aviation Art Contest is an ideal opportunity to let your imagination take flight and produce award-winning depictions of Silent Flight.

For inspiration, think about the first time you saw a kite soaring above your head, dancing and darting with wind beneath its wings. Consider a glider after it is released from a tow plane; it is free to zip and speed, breeze rushing by. Reflect on the power of a hot air balloon and its ability to carry multiple passengers as it combines the forces of heat and wind. Imagine how a paraglider feels at the moment his or her feet leave ground, depending only on wind currents to stay aloft. Visualize a parachutist, falling fast with only a billowing canopy of nylon and the power of the wind to soften a landing.

* Forms of Aviation

The F??ation A?onautique Internationale (FAI) is interested in all forms of aviation for sports and recreation including the following:

 

- Ballooning, gliding and parachuting

- Aerobatics

- Hang-gliding and paragliding
- Microlight/ultralight flying
- Model aircraft
- Light aircraft and helicopter flying
- Space world records

* About the Contest

Download brochure:  Application PDF

* Contact Information

Contact us with questions about the contest.

* Need more inspiration? View the award-winning artwork from the 2011 competition themed "50 Years of Human Space Flight".

 


January 19, 2012:

  • It's been quiet...!

Yep! It has been a bit quieter than usual here at The TPA, and for a good reason! We are in a quiescent stage as we inspect, reorganize and regroup in preparation for throttling-up for the 2012 take-off of the organization. During this short period, all your communications and interactions will remain welcomed and reciprocated. Please recognize that because you do not see too much TPA "news" shared here on this page for a few weeks, does not mean that we are not cooking up a storm in the background! We actually are! Meanwhile, we look forward to your continuing participation as usual, and more of it!


January 1, 2012:

  • Happy New Year!

We would like to wish you a Happy New Year from your friends and family at The Texas Pilots Association! (click on snowflake)


December 22, 2011:

  • Oldest airport in Texas celebrating

Celebration in the works for oldest airport in Texas (which is Alpine's Casparis Airport)
 

2011 is the 100th birthday for the Casparis Airport. That could possibly make it the oldest airport in the state of Texas. Officials at the Commemorative Air Force offices in Midland stated the oldest they knew of was Lackland, which began operations in 1916. Documents at the Archives of the Big Bend at Sul Ross State University indicate that Casparis began use in 1911.

This calls for a birthday celebration. Both the city of Alpine and the Airport Board have approved a celebration for Oct. 15, 2011.

Members of the Commemorative Air Force have indicated that they would like to participate in the event. The timing will enable many of their members, who will be in Midland the week before, to come over for our event.

B-24 and smaller World War II aircraft are possible planes that could be on display for the public. Also, rides in some of these historic planes are expected to be available.

Many of the pilots in service during World War II were trained in this area. Historically, this event is a landmark event for Alpine and the area.

There will not only be planes on display and for rides at the airport. A birthday party will be scheduled for the public and visiting pilots at a location in Alpine for the evening of Oct. 15. History and personal experiences related to the 100-year history will be recanted and regaled at the party. A commemorative program of the day?s events and other items will be available throughout the day. It will be a ?once in a lifetime? event for Alpine and the area.

Plans for the event kicked off Tuesday night at the Alpine Chamber of Commerce. The committee for the event will involve the City of Alpine, Brewster County and Alpine historical groups, as well as Sul Ross.

Src: Alpine Daily Planet


December 7, 2011:

  • GA Flight Honors Pearl Harbor Day

By Mary Grady, Contributing editor -AVweb
 


We don't normally associate general aviation aircraft with the events of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, 70 years ago this week, but a flight instructor and student out flying that day nearly collided with a Japanese Zero -- an event that was re-enacted Wednesday morning in Las Vegas. Cornelia Fort and her student were flying early on Dec. 7, 1941, above Honolulu in an Interstate Cadet, when the Zero sped straight at her, and she took over the controls to evade it. She immediately returned to the airport to land, and later wrote that "another plane machine-gunned the ground in front of me as I taxied back to the hangar." In commemoration of the day, the current owner of the Cadet, airshow pilot Kent Pietsch, flew a reenactment flight on Wednesday morning, with his brother Warren flying the world's only active Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero fighter.

Kent Pietsch flew the Cadet from the front seat with Cornelia's nephew, Dudley Fort, in the back seat where his aunt would have been, Warren Pietsch told AVweb on Wednesday. "We flew once at 7:48 a.m. and again at 9:48, which was the exact time of the attack 70 years ago," Pietsch said. "We did it all -- the same near-miss, then the landing back at the field. The Zero 'strafed' the field, and we shot lots of video and pictures." Cornelia Fort later became the first American woman to die in the line of duty in the U.S. military, when the bomber she was ferrying over Texas collided with another airplane, in 1943. The January issue of Air & Space magazine, now online, features an in-depth story about Pietsch, the Cadet, and Fort.

  • 2012 Aviation Art Contest: "Silent Flight"

DEADLINES

FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2012
All artwork for the state competition must be postmarked by this date.


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2012
All first, second and third-place state winners? artwork from each age category must be
received by C.O.B. at the NASAO Center office.


WEEK OF FEBRUARY 6, 2012
United States national judging

 

Download brochure:  Application PDF

Virtually silent in the sky, kites dip and dive in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes; gliders, wings spread, compete for altitude, time and distance records; and hot air balloons float in the peace and quiet of the space above our heads. These methods of flight and many more are representations of this year's "Silent Flight" art competition theme.

* International Aviation Art Contest

Designed to motivate and encourage children to study aeronautics, engineering and science, The International Aviation Art Contest is an ideal opportunity to let your imagination take flight and produce award-winning depictions of Silent Flight.

For inspiration, think about the first time you saw a kite soaring above your head, dancing and darting with wind beneath its wings. Consider a glider after it is released from a tow plane; it is free to zip and speed, breeze rushing by. Reflect on the power of a hot air balloon and its ability to carry multiple passengers as it combines the forces of heat and wind. Imagine how a paraglider feels at the moment his or her feet leave ground, depending only on wind currents to stay aloft. Visualize a parachutist, falling fast with only a billowing canopy of nylon and the power of the wind to soften a landing.

* Forms of Aviation

The F??ation A?onautique Internationale (FAI) is interested in all forms of aviation for sports and recreation including the following:

 

- Ballooning, gliding and parachuting

- Aerobatics

- Hang-gliding and paragliding
- Microlight/ultralight flying
- Model aircraft
- Light aircraft and helicopter flying
- Space world records

* About the Contest

Download brochure:  Application PDF

* Contact Information

Contact us with questions about the contest.

* Need more inspiration? View the award-winning artwork from the 2011 competition themed "50 Years of Human Space Flight".

 


November 13, 2011:

  • Texas governor declares ?Aviation Appreciation Month?

Calling the aviation industry in Texas ?a critical component of our economy and our way of life,? Texas Governor Rick Perry has issued a proclamation declaring November as ?Aviation Appreciation Month? in the State of Texas.

?Today, there are nearly 400 general aviation (GA) airports in the Lone Star State and more than 31,000 GA aircraft are registered here,? said Perry. ?From pilots to mechanics to service industry workers in our airports, thousands of Texans rely on the aviation industry for employment.? A recent study counted 61,000 Texas aviation jobs with a payroll of $2.5 billion.

According to Perry?s proclamation, GA in Texas generates a total of $14.6 billion in direct, indirect and induced economic activity, or about $580 for every man, woman and child in the state.

In his proclamation, Perry noted that general aviation performs a variety of missions for the state?s citizens, including transportation of essential cargo and controlling agricultural pests. Modern agricultural aviation was born in Texas in 1951, when Galveston native Leland Snow constructed the first airplane made for the purpose. Descendants of his original product, now called Air Tractor airplanes, were instrumental last year in minimizing damage from the undersea oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico.

Among Texas aviation luminaries are astronauts Alan Bean and Gene Cernan, Bessie Coleman, Howard Hughes and Herb Kelleher. Also long-remembered is Galveston native Douglas Corrigan, aka ?Wrong Way? Corrigan, who tried for years to get government permission to fly from New York to Dublin, Ireland. Finally, in 1938, Corrigan took off from New York with an announced destination of California, but arrived 28 hours later in Dublin, citing ?navigational errors.? The stunt made him a national folk hero

-Source: GA News


 

November 7, 2011:

 

  • Coming soon...

2nd Annual Rocky Mountain Light Sport Aircraft Expo

 

Date: May 19 & 20, 2012

Location: Front Range Airport (KFTG) near Denver, CO

Website: www.rmlsaexpo.com/Rocky_Mountain_Light_Sport_Expo/Home_Page.html

 


NOVEMBER

is

AVIATION MONTH IN TEXAS

Southwest Airlines' "Lone Star"


  October 31, 2011:

A letter to The TPA, and our membership, from the Alliance for Aviation Across America...

Dear Mr. Ayyad,

With the Thanksgiving deadline for the Bi-Partisan Joint Committee of Congress (Super Committee) quickly approaching, we here at the Alliance are reaching out aviation organizations in Texas to voice their concerns regarding a proposed ?user fee? for general aviation and reach out to Rep. Jeb Hensarling.

General aviation is a literal lifeline that provides access to business tools, medical care, law enforcement, disaster relief, and a host of important services.  Any new ?user fee? tax proposal would place a huge and unfair tax burden on the businesses, farms, flight schools, and other groups around the country that depend on general aviation at a time when they are already struggling.  It is important that members of the ?Super Committee? hear from those within the general aviation community of the devastating impact introducing a ?user fee? would have on those who rely upon these aircraft. 

The Alliance hopes that you and the Texas Pilots Association will reach out to the Congressman's office and voice your concerns.  For your convenience I have included the contact information of the Legislative Assistant in charge of Transportation issues as well as a  a template of a letter to Congressman Hensarling regarding the detrimental impact a ?user fee? would have on local communities across the country. Please feel free to include your own thoughts and views in the letter. Let him know that such a tax will threaten millions of jobs and businesses at a time when Americans are already struggling and is not the answer.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us here at the Alliance at 202-223-9523.

Best Regards,

Aren Ghazarians -Alliance for Aviation Across America 

 

  • Letter to Congressman Hensarling:

  

The Honorable Congressman Jeb Hensarling

129 Cannon HOB

Washington, DC 20515

October 27, 2011

 

Dear Congressman Hensarling,

I am writing to express serious concern regarding discussion of implementing a ?user-fee? tax as part of a discussion about a solution to our country's mounting deficit crisis.

General aviation represents a vital part of both our local and national economic infrastructure, and we are deeply concerned that introducing a ?user fee? will have a detrimental effect on an industry many Americans rely upon on a daily basis. Any new ?user fee? tax proposal would place a huge and unfair tax burden on the businesses, farms, flight schools, and other groups around the country that depend on general aviation at a time when they are already struggling.

Across the country, general aviation supports 1.2 million jobs, generating over $150 billion in economic impact annually.  General aviation aircraft and community airports represent a vital lifeline for thousands of communities across our country, providing access to business growth, law enforcement, disaster relief, medical care and other services. As you debate measures on reducing the national debt, we urge you not to impose a ?user fee? on general aviation. 

This harmful and unproven tax would threaten millions of jobs and businesses at an already difficult time.  I am writing to urge you to reject these unfair taxes, and protect businesses and communities around the country that depend on general aviation.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

XXX

 


 

October 17, 2011:

 

We hope you can join Challenge Air for their next Fly Day on October 29th at Dallas Executive Airport. Check out their web-site for event details, or call 1(877) FLY-KIDS.


September 25, 2011:

We are pleased to spread the word about the fourth Southwest Aviation Weather Safety (SAWS IV) Workshop.

"The event will be held at the Marriott Hotel in Albuquerque on October 25th and 26th, 2011. The purpose of this free, regional workshop is to promote aviation safety and productivity through improved weather awareness and forecasting services. The National Weather Service Forecast Offices in Phoenix and Albuquerque are organizing the event with the ZAB Air Route Traffic Control Center Weather Service Unit.

Aviator & Controller Weather Workshop - October 25th will feature aviation weather hazards presentations and an optional tour of the FAA's Albuquerque Air Route Traffic Control Center. We are working with the FAA Safety Team to make this safety-of-flight event highly relevant for GA, commercial, and military pilots, as well as Air Route Traffic Control Center and Air Traffic Control Tower Controllers. Presenters from multiple National Weather Service (NWS) Forecast Offices will be joined by guests from the FAA Safety Team, Aviation Weather Center, HQ NWS, Arizona Pilots Association, Sunshine Aviation Safety Studies, US Air Force, and Lockheed Martin's Prescott Flight Service Hub. Up to three FAA WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program credits will be granted for interested pilots who participate on this day.

Aviation Weather Forecasting Workshop - October 26th will feature activities designed to help weather forecasters better meet the needs of their National Aerospace System customers and partners. If possible, pilots and controllers are encouraged to participate in discussions on this day to help us understand how weather impacts their operations, as well as how we can improve our services and the delivery of our products.

In addition, this workshop will provide a great opportunity to make contacts and build relationships within the Southwest US aviation and weather forecasting communities. Optional hot lunch buffets in the workshop venue and a casual social dinner across the street will create ample opportunities to make new acquaintances and further develop old ones.

The workshop agenda is now available at: www.wrh.noaa.gov/psr/SAWS4/index.php . Participants will need to register via this website by Oct 21st. A very special rate of only $81 per night (single occupancy) has been arranged with the Albuquerque Marriott, which is accessible by shuttle bus or taxi from the Albuquerque International Sunport (KABQ) and Double Eagle II Airport (KAEG). The Marriott's deadline for reserving a room at this rate is Oct 10th."

You are also welcome to contact us at The TPA with any questions you may have, and need answers for, about this event.

Click on coin to download the event PDF brochure


September 23, 2011:

The State Fair Of Texas is coming! SEP 30-OCT 23!


... The greatest State Fair in the world! For more than 100 years, the State Fair of Texas has been a major source of entertainment for millions, as well as a powerful factor in the growth of Dallas. Fly in and enjoy a real Texas tradition!

To learn more about the history of the fair, and any other information, please visit: http://www.bigtex.com/sft/index.asp. If you plan to fly in, and you need any information about near airports, visit the "Resources" page, email us, or give us a ring!


September 11, 2011:

A new page has been added to our ever expanding website! The page is called: "Why Do We Fly?" & Our Stories.  The page shares the dreams, efforts, and experiences of ordinary people and celebrities that led them to pursue their passions in aviation and succeed at achieving them, even when the odds were seemingly against them.

On this occasion, we also would like to invite our members and visitors to share with us their stories and videos too. Please contact us with any questions you may have about this, or contributions, for we would love to hear from you!


September 4, 2011:

We would like to extend a warm Texas welcome to another new member, Mr. Mark Powell. Mr. Powell has the distinct honor of being The TPA's first pilot to volunteer and join the ranks of our VIP Wing! We will be sharing more about Mark, who hails from Houston, Texas, and his involvement within The TPA family soon!


September 1, 2011:

Checkout the TPA calendar page... there are several aviation related events taking place this month! The same page can always be reached via clicking on the image of the calendar which is located at the right of this column.

We also would like to encourage you to set the TPA's website (www.TheTPA.org) as one of your browser's "home pages" for easy access, or add it to your "Favorites" if you use a favorites bar on top of your browser window; if you are not sure how to do so, contact us and we will gladly help you!


July 27, 2011:

We would like to welcome Ms. Irene Chan to our organization's leadership team! Ms. Chan has accepted the responsibilities of joining our Board of Directors and representing our interests in Gulf Coast Region as the Regional President. Ms. Chan is based out of Houston, Texas.

More to come about Ms. Chan! Visit it us here to learn more soon!


June 25, 2011:

The Great Texas Balloon Race, Longview, Texas : Jul 29 ? 31, 2011.

The Great Texas Balloon Race Story: The genesis of the Great Texas Balloon Race was the grand opening of the Longview Mall in 1978. Local dentist and hot air balloon pilot, Dr. Bill Bussey, D.D.S., agreed to advertise the mall's opening by draping a sign for the Longview Mall from his hot air balloon as he flew over the City of Longview. From this initial event, Dr. Bussey, with the cooperation of Frankie Parson Riggins and Mary LeTourneau, Longview Mall managers. The Longview Mall managers agreed and allowed Dr. Bussey to create the first Great Texas Balloon Race which happened on the first anniversary of Longview Mall.

In 1985, the Great Texas Balloon was moved to the Stroh Brewery complex in south west Longview.

The Great Texas Balloon race was in hiatus during 1987-1989. In 1990, the race was revived and moved to the East Texas Regional Airport (then called the Gregg County Airport) south of Longview. The airport is still the home of the race today.

TPA EVENT CALENDAR


June 10, 2011:

We are glad to share that the Denton Airshow, out of DTO, will be taking place on Saturday, June 18, 2011, starting at 0900 with breakfast with the pilots! More can be learned about the event by visiting the event's website at: http://denton.schultzairshows.com/index.html or calling the event information line at (940) 484-1603. Admission's cost is $10 for all ages, except under six (6) enter for free. We hope to see you there!

-As unfortunate as it usually is, the news about this GA event in Texas was very slowly forthcoming to people's attention due to the lack of interest/"advertisement" via the different mass-media sources in the area among other reasons... we need to continue to work on this issue.


May 27, 2011:

An independent new page has been added to this site that addresses and promotes the Business Aviation arena of GA in Texas, which will be further expanded in the immediate future.

Many people do not realize the impact of GA on our economy; per TxDOT, Texas aviation provides over 61,000 jobs, with 2.5 billion in payroll and 8.7 billion in total economic output"... nothing to sneeze at! To learn more, visit the new page here. If you have any ideas or questions you would like us to add to the content, please contact us with your thoughts!


May 7, 2011:

New material has been posted on the Young Aviator's page! If you have any ideas or questions you would like us to add to the Young Aviator's page content, please contact us with your thoughts!


May 06, 2011:

VOTERS GUIDE -Arlington, Texas Area -Election Day: May 14, 2011, and Early Voting: May 2- May 10:

Click here to open/download the Voters Guide PDF file

[Courtesy of League of Women Voters -Arlington Area]

 

 

 

Sources of more information (links will open in new windows):

 

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization, with its national office in Washington, DC, and local and state Leagues in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the Virgin Islands.


March 20, 2011:

The Texas Pilots Association has approached representatives in the leadership of the Boy and Girl Scouts of the USA organization to establish a partnership -as part of our efforts to engage our youth in aviation and promote early education in related fields. More about the near future dialog between our organizations, and about this exciting development will be published soon!


March 19, 2011:

NOTICE: The "Aviation News" feed has been removed from this page due to Google "stuffing advertisements down our throats", via their delivery interface, dominating a significant real-estate e-plot on this page where news links used to be displayed, without returning measurable benefits to the organization, not even on the relevance rankings of Google's search engine results, in contrast to Bing -as an example, which is much more neutral and true in its regular returns.

We will find a more neutral and cost effective tool to bring in the news RSS's without bombarding our dear readers with irrelevant ads and sales propaganda. If you have any suggestions, please contact us, for we would love to hear from you!


March 5, 2011:

 

We are on:

 

 

 


February 14, 2011:

  • A TPA BLOG page is being added to our website; it can be found by clicking here.


  • The Texas Pilots Association site has been certified as an Eco-Friendly Website! We LOVE being ECO-Friendly!


January 31, 2011:

FAA TO ESTABLISH TFR OVER COWBOYS STADIUM, ARLINGTON, TX ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2011 A notam has been issued that will restrict flight in the Dallas, TX area during the Super Bowl.

  • 30 nm radius TFR

= Location:
On the MAVERICK VOR/DME (TTT) 197 degree radial at 6.8 nautical miles Surface to 17,999-ft-MSL

= Times:
3:30 PM local until 11:59 PM local Sunday, February 6, 2011
 

  • 10 nm radius no-fly zone
     

= Location:
On the MAVERICK VOR/DME (TTT) 197 degree radial at 6.8 nautical miles Surface to 17,999-ft-MSL

= Times:
3:30 PM local until 11:59 PM local Sunday, February 6, 2011
 

  • Affected Airports:


XS54 Arlington Marriott Hotel
TX08 The Ballpark In Arlington
0TX2 Heliport-Facility 5a
56TA Dallas/Fort Worth Medical Center
6TA8 Bell Helicopters Auxiliary
85TS Aerospatiale Helicopter Corp
TA88 Premier Aviation Inc
01TA Thirty Thirty Matlock Office Center
TE80 Medical Center of Arlington
KGPM Grand Prairie Muni
0TX4 Aerospatiale Helicopter Corp
0TE2 Bell Helicopter Hurst
TX30 H E B Hospital
TS00 Fuller
17TA Heli-Dyne Systems Inc
TX90 Flight Safety Texas
TS28 Northeast Community Hospital
KGKY Arlington Muni
TX18 Redmond Taylor Ahp
TE31 Mc David Pontiac Company
TA99 Bell Helicopter Plant-3
00TE Tcjc-Northeast Campus
24TS North Hills Hospital
94TS Mc David Honda
TS56 Ktvt Channel 11
19XA Baylor Medical Center Irving
KDFW Dallas/Fort Worth Intl
6TX1 Action 5
TE65 Nrh Fire Department
4TX4 Birk
78TX Baylor University Medical Center Grapevine 04XS Napiers
XA21 Las Colinas Medical Center
TS70 Jack Miller
TX58 Southwest Custom Aircraft
0XA9 Methodist Mansfield Medical Center
9F5 Tcjc-South Campus
4XA7 Baylor Health Center At Irving Coppell 00TA Sw Region FAA
0TX7 Lazy K Acres
00TS Alpine Range
9TS8 Dallas Rehabilitation Institute
XS97 Charlton Methodist Hospital
TX85 City of Fort Worth
KRBD Dallas Executive
1XS3 John Peter Smith Health Network
93TX John Peter Smith Ems Building
TX53 Police H Port-Redbird
TE30 Harris Hospital
9TA5 Charlton-Careflite
TX77 Mallick Tower
XA36 Cook Children's Medical Center
XS02 Tarrant County Water Control
TX83 Water Department
XA37 Plaza Medical Center
TE43 Parkland Health & Hospital System
0XA0 Parkland Hospital NR 2
KDAL Dallas Love Field
XA18 Baylor All Saints Medical Center
XA62 Methodist Dallas Medical Center
6TX7 Flying L Airpark
9TS9 Toyota of Dallas Inc
6TX8 Hess
9TX8 Infomart
TE22 Texas Scottish Rite Hospital For Children
TA83 Short Field
26XA Solana North
KFTW Fort Worth Meacham Intl
TA10 Flying W
TA37 Belo Broadcasting
4TX2 Stage Coach Hills
49T Dallas Cbd Vertiport
TX55 Southland Center
80TE Opela
9TA4 Placid
TA40 Dallas City Hall
8TS1 Retta
5TX6 Hilliard Landing Area
9F9 Sycamore Strip
TA21 Windmill Hill
7TX4 Hillcrest
TS71 Flying B Ranch
XA61 Baylor University Medical Center Dallas
0TX5 Shiloh
KFWS Fort Worth Spinks
TE79 Hig
5TX4 Black Mark Strip
0TS2 Ultralight Intl
TX71 Jmk Intl Inc
7TS1 Cowden
2TS6 Eagle's Nest Estates
3TX9 Rafter J
XS96 Hillwood
XA59 Medical Center of Lewisville
51TA Harris Methodist Southwest Helistop KNFW Fort Worth Nas Jrb/Carswell Field KADS Addison KAFW Fort Worth Alliance 73TS Fire Department Training Center 37TA Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas 32XS Cedar Circle
TS06 Medical City Dallas Hospital
6TA3 Culp
TX65 Beechwood
52F Northwest Rgnl
4XS4 Baylor Medical Center At Carrollton
TX06 Carrington
T67 Hicks Airfield
TX60 T I Company
24XS Furst Ranch
07XS Allen Ponderosa
KJWY Mid-Way Rgnl
TS73 Stubbs Strip
3XS7 Bell Training Facility
F69 Air Park-Dallas
25XS O'Brien Airpark
75TS Venus
94TE Barbaro North
TE56 11 Tv Dallas
TX22 Leroux
35TA Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano 99TA Peacock Willow Creek
XA79 Baylor Rgnl Medical Center At Plano KLNC Lancaster Rgnl
T57 Garland/Dfw Heloplex
TA48 Hawk Nest
0TS1 Dooley
8TS5 Stol Field
30F Lakeview
6TS9 Mcp
TA11 Tsa
12T Ferris Red Oak Muni
2TE2 Flying Oaks
TS60 Superturf
9TS6 Goodlett Field
3TX2 Flying S Farm
6TS5 Eds Administration NR 1
49TS E D S
1TS4 Eds Hangar
16X Propwash
TX76 Bmcg
2TS0 Myska Field
76TX Spanish Oaks
15TS Owens Country Sausage
4T2 Kenneth Copeland
9XA4 Leger
25TE Taylor's Air Park
3TX3 Sitton Field
02TE Baylor Medical Center
01TX Mims Farm
2TA2 The Medical Center of Mesquite
3T6 Clark
5TX0 Hidden Valley Airpark
3TX4 Willow Run
TS58 Denton Rgnl Medical Ctr - Flow Campus
XA00 Prose Field
TA77 Cottonpatch Aerodrome
6XS2 Luscombe Acres
2TX7 Jw
3TX8 Drop Field
73TE Moore Pvt
TE45 Buffalo Chips Airpark
TX46 Blackwood Airpark
TA69 Lupton Farms
59TX Benjamin Franklin
XA75 Double A
05TS Dew Drop
TX67 Embry Ranch
TA01 Phillips Farm
23TE Texas Rgnl Medical Center
7TS0 Fairview
TX91 Madeira Airpark
TX16 Log Cabin
T13 Dallas South Port
TX15 Beggs Ranch/Aledo
7TX3 Big Town
TX78 Block Ranch
TX89 Ganze Ranch Airstrip
7TS4 Roma
TA60 Hurn
TX98 Hawkins Private
TS64 Kimi
60TA Air Ranch Estates
3TX7 Flying P
TX80 Eds Superdrome
KDTO Denton Muni
TA94 Creech
8TX6 Harper
50F Bourland Field
3XA0 Drennan
19XS Draggintail Acres
XS06 Flying B Ranch
TA26 Coyote Crossing
TX50 Denton Community Hospital
TA02 Howard Field
95TE Star
11TE Flying M Ranch
TA54 Clear Fork Ranch
KHQZ Mesquite Metro
90TA Faulkner Point
0XS4 Eds
45TE Deussen Field
TE52 Chigger Field
57TA Trinity Meadows Race Track
TE70 Palmer Field
TE72 Haven Field
30XA Emergency Room At Magnolia
TE02 Aresti Aerodrome
3XA8 Chicken Strip
54TA George P Shanks
77TA Blue Skies
5TA9 Seagoville
KCPT Cleburne Muni
KWEA Parker County
XA53 Presbyterian Hospital of Allen
0T7 Kittyhawk
61TE Kezer Air Ranch
4TX8 Addington Field
 


December 18, 2010:

A new page has been added for the new magazine of The Texas Pilots Association: Fly Texas?. Please visit the page and share more of your thoughts!


December 16, 2010:

A new page has been added, and is in the process of being integrated into the website: Volunteer Individuals & Pilots Wing (VIP Wing); please visit it and share your thoughts!


December 03, 2010:

We would like your thoughts and suggestions for prospect names to title the brand new e-magazine which The Texas Pilots Association will be issuing by February 2011; what do you suggest? The proposer of the selected name will receive horary mention in the first issue of the publication and on the TPA?s website!


 

 

November 26, 2010:

  • The "What's news" page has been modified, to include new video content, and renamed to "The press room."


 

November 25, 2010:

  • Happy Thanksgiving [USA] from the leadership and membership of The Texas Pilots Association, to you and yours!


 

November 23, 2010:

  • Please read the letter from the Chairman, at the Chairman's page, and provide any feedback you have on the content and message.


 

November 22, 2010:


 

November 18, 2010:

  • Board Director Mr. Paul Sleeper will be heading the operation to design and issue a biweekly e-magazine for The TPA. Mr. Sleeper has also volunteered to serve as the Editor of the publication. More about this to come soon! ...


 

October 31, 2010:

  • Photos from the Fort Worth Alliance Air Show have been posted on the Album page... Enjoy! If you have photos you would like to post on the site, please let us know!


 

October 30-31, 2010:


 

October 28, 2010:

  • More Additions have been made to the content and format of the website to include, but not limited to, a new Album page.

  • Get ready for the Fort Worth Alliance Air Show!


 

October 24, 2010:

  • Additions have been made to the content and format of the About Us page to include a "What is GA?" segment, and updates to the "Aviation in Texas" history.


 

October 19, 2010:

  • A new segment, TPA Downloads, added to the website!

  • We are currently actively communicating with prospect sponsors of the TPA... more news to come soon!

  • The Young Aviators segment renamed The Peter Pan Club.

  • Minor performance and interface modifications completed.


 

October 16, 2010:

  • About Us page updated.

  • Index page modified to better display on different sized screens, and it has also been given an extra touch of Texas Pride!

  • A mobile version of The TPA site, for Smartphone, PHC and HHC users, is under development.


 

October 13, 2010:

 

We now have a new phone number! We can be reached at: +1(512)591-TXPA [8972] ... more exciting information to come soon! Continue to visit the site and keep up with our news!


 

October 9, 2010:

  • New segments have been added to The TPA website:

  • Young Aviators

  • Site Map

  • The TPA is now on Twitter: TheTexasPilots


 

October 7, 2010:

  • A new segment has been added to The TPA website: Q&A.

  • Additions have been made to the Contact Us page.

  • Information has been added to the Resources page.

  • An event calendar has been added to the "What's New" page.

  • Minor modifications were made to the Index page.


 

September 30, 2010:

  • The TPA is seeking a member to be assigned the rank and duties of Communications Officer. If you would like to throw your hat in the ring, please send us an email with your contact information and a clarification to what qualifies you -from your perspective- to serve is this capacity.


 

September 6, 2010:

  • Happy Labor Day! (USA).


 

August 6, 2010:

  • Let us welcome the fourth BoD member to officially join the organization! Mr. Glyn Thrash. Mr. Thrash leads along in being confirmed as a Board of Directors member with Mr. Morgan Barrieau and Mr. Paul S. Sleeper, in addition to our Chairman and Executive Director, Mr. Ra? M.Alexander Ayyad. More information to come soon! (visit the Leadership page for more information).


 

August 3, 2010:

  • Three members of the BoD have been confirmed (visit the Leadership page for more information).

  • The leadership page has been added


 

July 29, 2010:

 

Further modifications, and functionalities added to the website, including but not limited to:

  • Page layouts for externally connecting resources were modified to be more user-friendly and uniform with the rest of the site... e.g. The Aviation Jobs Online (preconfigured to jobs in Texas, but can be modified) and the Aviation Weather Center pages, among others.

  • More information was added to the Resources and Fly Texas pages.

  • Reprogramming code that was causing a "glitch" on the Index  page -specifically for Firefox and Google Chrome web-browsers; the glitch discovered was repaired.


 

July 28, 2010:

Follow up on the news of July 19, 2010: The Texas Pilots Association is glad to announce that it continues its process of resurrection as it completes the selection of its Board of Directors. We are still seeking two more Board Directors, with earned backgrounds in finance/accounting and law, who would like to join the organization and support its mission.

If you would like to throw your hat in the ring, please send us an email with your contact information and a clarification to what qualifies you -from your perspective- to serve on the board.


July 23, 2010:

  • Added the [AV JOBS] button on [CNTRL PNL 2], which leads the user to the Indeed.com jobs search engine, preset for querying aviation jobs in Texas.


July 20, 2010:

  • Located vendor and manager for the Pilot Shop

  • Located vendor for legal services to be offered


July 19, 2010:

  • Initiated search for prospect members of the BoD

If you would like to throw your hat in the ring, please send me an email with your contact information, and a clarification to what qualifies you -from your perspective- to serve on the board.

Most basic qualifications sought after: a prospect candidate must:

- have a deep passion for everything aviation including but not limited to the support, protection, and advancement of general aviation interests -especially in Texas, but with a global viewpoint and understanding;
- be totally committed to supporting the organization and its causes;
- be just as willing to roll up their sleeves and work "hands-on" to ensure the success of the organization;
- reside in Texas, and have community ties.

  • Building the TPA e-store, "The Promenade", and defining services to be offered


July 18, 2010:

  • The purchase of the domain name

  • The creation and design of The TPA website

 

 


 

 

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