July 2022 Chapter Gathering

Hello EAA Chapter 179 Members and Friends – Join us!

The July Chapter Gathering is scheduled for
Tuesday, July 19th
At the Maintenance Facility, Double Eagle II

Join us – in person!

5:30 PM — Doors Open
5:45 PM — Pizza & drinks provided (no Potluck)
6:30 PM — Program: Developing NM Aviation Tourism
Joyce woods, New Mexico Airstrip Network

New Mexico has so much to offer the recreational aviation visitor.  Besides great flying weather, there is a multitude of historical and cultural destinations, backcountry flying, dark skies, and beautiful landscapes to explore.

Joyce Woods leads a Tourism work group in support of the New Mexico Airstrip Network (NMAN).  NMAN is a coalition of state and federal agencies and aviation organizations with a shared goal to increase public aviation access to promote NM tourism and economic development. EAA, AOPA, and the New Mexico Pilots Association (NMPA) are all members.

She will review available aviation resources and show how you can support the effort. NMPA has created an information hub at flynewmexico.org, tied to the state’s “New Mexico True” community websites.  In addition, efforts are underway to improve the info found in a Google Search. Anyone can contribute to help improve the visitor experience to NM airports and promote aviation tourism which especially supports statewide rural airports and communities.

Each month, these “Chapter Gatherings” offer time to network with programs centered on exchanging experiences and ideas about aviation – airplanes, flying, and flying activities – rather than the chapter business which is addressed in bimonthly Board meetings.

Where: City Maintenance Facility at Double Eagle II Airport

Directions: The City of Albuquerque maintenance facility at Double Eagle II Airport is next to the Control Tower. At the last stop sign before turning left to the main airport parking lot, proceed straight through the gate towards the Control Tower. Look for EAA signs. Park in front of the city building.

Driving to Double Eagle II: Take I-40 or Paseo del Norte west to Atrisco Vista Blvd and follow airport signs. (7401 Atrisco Vista Blvd).