Hollister Airmen Association

May June Cal Pilots Newsletter

by Ruth Erickson, President

Hollister?s Airmen?s Association (HAA) had its ups and downs last year, but in the face of adversity they came through even stronger. In November a fire decimated one of the airport?s historic WWII buildings (#25), and HAA lost its supplies, and its meeting room of 20 years. Fortunately, they came through it, and are looking forward to the future. Year in Review –Last year HAA awarded four scholarships and a grant to five students to assist them with their tuition to attend Gavilan College?s Aviation Maintenance Program at Hollister Airport –Hollister?s Air Fair in October of 2002 was another big success too –HAA?s book, ?From Grass Strip to Airport?A History of Hollister Airport? continues to be a popular addition to the libraries of history buffs, and aviation enthusiasts Some great speakers, including the well-known WWII Ace and Lockheed Test Pilot Chuck Tucker, dinners, hangar BBQ?s and fly-outs, rounded out a successful year 2003 will be very important for Hollister Municipal Airport. HAA members will be part of the decision-making Survey and Master Plan committees, overseeing the airport?s future, just as they have been for 57 years. A new Airport Manager should be in place soon, replacing long time manager Allen Ritter, who has retired. HAA meets the third Thursday of every month, at the San Benito Land Title?s Community Room, 200 Tres Pinos Road, in Hollister. All are welcome. Call or write HAA President Ruth Erickson for further details. 831-637-0987 195? Astro Drive Box E, Hollister, CA. 95023