DATELINE: July 12, 2014 – – – BREAKING NEWS!
New Board member – – – and 2nd VP elected:
Colonel Ira Cline, (left) USAF, Commander of AFROTC Detachment 505 at NMSU, in Las Cruces, NM, has been elected to the FASF Board of Trustees. In a special election, he was chosen to replace just retired Trustee, Cathy Myers, current President of the New Mexico Pilots Association (NMPA). We will miss Cathy and wish her Godspeed with her NMPA responsibilities. See more here about Colonel Cline’s background to see why he’s such a valuable new asset on our Board. Dr. Kathleen Martín was elected to replace Cathy as 2nd VP.
FAS Airfield Real Estate “Buy an Acre Campaign” Contract Signed:
At a Special Meeting of the FASF Board of Trustees on Saturday, July 12, 2014, the long awaited 1916 Airfield real estate contract was finally signed by the sellers of the 160 acre parcel and the Trustees of the FASF, bringing a close to over nine months of intense negotiations. This parcel will bring the total acreage owned by the FASF to approximately 220 acres in all, enough property to enclose the old 1916 Aerodrome’s Flight Line, landing area, Memorial Monument, and the planned vintage (pre WWII) aircraft museum. President Lambart observed, “Now we can begin to draft our plans for the 2016 Centennial Celebration, the Replicate 1916 Flight Line, the Monument – and the FASF Museum. We have much to celebrate – – – and a huge, but exciting task before us!”
DATELINE: June 25, 2014 – – – Columbus Annexes FASF!
The Village of Columbus New Mexico’s Board of Trustees has just voted – unanimously – to accept the petition by the FASF and the sellers of the new 160 acre parcel to be annexed to the city.
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