This past weekend, the RGAC (Rio Grande Aviation Council) held its Fall quarterly meeting at the WEAM (War Eagles Air Museum) at the Doña Ana County International Jetport in Santa Teresa, New Mexico.
In the words of one of the RGAC’s original two founders, Bob Dockendorf, “This newly formed organization is designed and purposed to improve and enhance communication between the many diverse groups that are involved in the regional aviation community.”
Thirteen (13) representatives of the some twenty odd member aviation industry concerned organizations attended. The two group photos below show those representatives who were able to attend this past Saturday.
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The RGAC’s governing member organizations include the following:
- Amigo Air Sho
- Cielo Dorado HO Association
- Civil Air Patrol – Squadron 215 – El Paso
- Civil Air Patrol – Squadron 24 – Las Cruces
- Dust Devil Flying Club
- EAA Chapter 1570 – Santa Teresa, NM
- EAA Chapter 555 – Las Cruces, NM
- El Paso Aviation Association
- El Paso Remote Control Association
- First Aero Squadron Foundation
- Horizon City Remote Control Flyers
- Las Cruces Aviators Flying Club
- Mesilla Valley Model Airplane Club
- Ninety-Nines – El Paso Chapter
- Order of Daedalians – Flight 24 – El Paso
- Quiet Birdmen
- USAF Academy Association
- USAF JROTC, Las Cruces HS, NM
- USAF ROTC Det. 505, UTEP
- USAF ROTC Detachment 505 NMSU
- War Eagles Air Museum (WEAM)
Other profit-oriented or governmental organizations involved in local area aviation such as the Airfield Managers of KDNA (Dona Ana Jetport); LRU (Las Cruces International Airport); El Paso International Airport; Fabens Airport (Texas); The Commanders of Army Aviation’s Biggs Field and Holloman Air Force Base; Director of the UTEP Aero Apace Department; Managers of the Tenants at the New Mexico International Space Port and the Director of NMSU’s Physical Sciences Lab, along with the Elephant Butte Irrigation District . . . are engaged as members of the non-voting class of associate membership in the Council.
The actual governing of the Council is primarily determined by the non-profit educational aviation consumer oriented groups active in the region.
Below, the group of representatives also gathered by the “Women in Aviation“ Display inside the WEAM main hangar (see below photo).