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"Pioneers of the Air"

Mark your calendars for Sunday, December 2, 8:30 p.m. to watch "Pioneers of the Air" on Idaho Public Television.  It looks to be an informative video about early commercial aviati...

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Volunteers Needed!

Excerpt from President Andrew George's September Flyline Article:  (We need) The guy or gal who understands what we have here in Idaho and is willing to help preserve...

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Idaho Aviation Magazine Article

Sun Valley Magazine has created a great article about Idaho aviation; with excerpts from an interview with IAA President, Andrew George.  Enjoy!

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Open Letter from President Andrew George to IAA Members 02/15/18

Click on the PDF below to read about the exciting news President Andrew George has to announce.

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McCall Chapter Teams Up With the City of McCall to Sponsor Aviation Pocket Park

Work was begun on the Pocket Park at the McCall Chapter Work Party held on September 8th.  Those helping put up fence and did other prep work.  The Park will increase the pos...

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Airport Bicycle Program Expanding

Back in 2015 the Treasure Valley Chapter installed bike sheds in McCall and Joseph, OR.  This year they'll add one in Salmon, Stanley, and Garden Valley.  The program is su...

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Stuck 'N Stay Program is a Hit

The IAA has developed a program designed to reduceaccidents often associated with "get-home-itis" or "get-there-itis," the tendency for pilots to continue a flight to the destinati...

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"Pioneers of the Air"

Mark your calendars for Sunday, December 2, 8:30 p.m. to watch "Pioneers of the Air" on Idaho Public Television.  It looks to be an informative video about early commercial aviation in Idaho.  Here's a LINK to the intro video. 


Our own Greg Cobia, District Five Director, was instrumental in saving and refurbishing the DuBois air mail beacon, arrow, and building.  He's working on saving other beacons in Idaho and Montana.   To help with the project, or for more information contact Greg at 208-785-5006 or cobiaphotos@hotmail.com.

Volunteers Needed!

Excerpt from President Andrew George's September Flyline Article: 


(We need) The guy or gal who understands what we have here in Idaho and is willing to help preserve it. Understand you do not need to even live here. If you have traveled to Idaho and enjoyed it, you can help.  Many of the projects ahead can be done remotely and within the confines and comfort of your own home.  Aviation is a small community, so a lot of burden goes to a few. Here are a few current projects that can use some help:

-Design a promotional poster that projects our image, message and benefits 
-Scholarship Committee Member(s)
-Website updates
-Contact current and search out new Corporate Sponsors/Discount Providers


I understand that people are busy, so even if you know you can’t make a long-term commitment, that’s ok. If you think you can shave a little time off your plate to help as smaller projects are needed, we would love to know that. For those who may have a bit more time on their hands, many of the local chapters as well as the State Board would greet you with open arms to join us and participate on many levels. Every bit helps, no matter what you can do. Even if you live in Florida and maintain a membership: that is so greatly appreciated! As we grow and gain new members from around the country, we love to receive the input of fresh ideas. The IAA appreciates all that each member can donate, be it time or money, and with your help, every effort will continue to promote, preserve, and protect aviation in Idaho.


If you can help in any way, shape, or form contact IAA Secretary, Nadine Burak at info@idahoaviation.com or 208-861-9056.


 


 

Idaho Aviation Magazine Article

Sun Valley Magazine has created a great article about Idaho aviation; with excerpts from an interview with IAA President, Andrew George.  Enjoy!


https://sunvalleymag.com/articles/birds-eye-view/


 

Open Letter from President Andrew George to IAA Members 02/15/18

Click on the PDF below to read about the exciting news President Andrew George has to announce.

pdf file Open Letter to Members

McCall Chapter Teams Up With the City of McCall to Sponsor Aviation Pocket Park

Work was begun on the Pocket Park at the McCall Chapter Work Party held on September 8th.  Those helping put up fence and did other prep work.  The Park will increase the positive visibility of aviation in McCall to the thousands of people who traverse the walking and cycling path each year. There will be an elevated traffic pattern observational area, a kiosk with a CTAF/AWOS scanner, and MYL historical information. Plans are under discussion to expand the park once the basics are set up. Thanks go to Jay Sherer, McCall Airport Manager, for getting the dream off the ground.


See the article at https://mccallcitysource.com/2017/09/20/new-aviation-themed-pocket-park/.


For more information contact McCall Chapter President Rob Tucker at rob@InterEd.com or 208-841-7145. 

Airport Bicycle Program Expanding

Back in 2015 the Treasure Valley Chapter installed bike sheds in McCall and Joseph, OR.  This year they'll add one in Salmon, Stanley, and Garden Valley.  The program is such a huge asset to the aviation community that the Chapter is expanding the program and could use your donations to offset the cost of putting the sheds together.

To donate, mail a check to IAA, c/o Cindy Fritz, 4400 W. Pasadena Dr., Apt. 45, Boise, ID  83705.  To use a credit card call Cindy at 208-342-5465.

For more information contact TV Chapter President Joe Grubiak at 208-514-9258 or joe@43re.com. GET OUT AND RIDE!

Stuck 'N Stay Program is a Hit

The IAA has developed a program designed to reduce
accidents often associated with "get-home-itis" or "get-there-itis," the tendency for pilots to continue a flight to the destination, even if the weather is deteriorating or the aircraft has a problem. The IAA website now has a directory of generous IAA members who have offered to provide last-minute overnight stays to stuck pilots (who are IAA members) and their passengers at no charge. We are also looking to expand this directory to include more IAA members willing to host last-minute overnighters! Carry your IAA membership card with you so your host can validate your membership, and log on to www.IdahoAviation.com/stuck-n-stay.php for the host list.

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