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Chapter 691 of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA)  is one of thousands of chapters spread around the world. The EAA organization represents the 'Spirit of Aviation' and was founded in 1953 (http://www.eaa.org/about/chronology.asp).

Our chapter is spread across Northern New Mexico; including Santa Fe, Espanola, Los Alamos and more.  We have a passion for aviation and whether you build, own, rent, buy or just dream aircraft we welcome you to come and see what we're all about.

Our members represent & fly the spectrum of general aviation; including vintage aircraft, homebuilt aircraft, general aviation aircraft, LSA's and ultralights.

You'll find us working away at building our dreams, in garages, sheds, hangers and carports across Northern New Mexico.

To become an official memeber you must belong to the Experimental Aircraft Association. Once you've joined or if you are already a member, then fill out the form & send in the dollars to become a member of Chapter 691 Membership Form.

And for those of you that say,'you're doing what in your garage????' Here's an interesting article on Homebuilt aircraft 'An Introduction to Homebuilt Kitplanes' or this.



News & Upcoming Events


Chapter Meeting - Thursday February 15th 

The next meeting will be hosted by our VP, George Stephenson, at his house at 83 Moyer Road, Santa Fe 87508 (El Dorado). If you get lost, George can be reached at 505-466-4693. With the original host for February being out of town, I am very thankful that George agreed on short notice to have us at his place. We also have hosts for April (Amy Ross), May (Bob Hassel), June (Skip Egdorf/Roger Smith at LAM) and July (Will). I am moving into a bigger place in a few months and can host a meeting in fall, but we still need a host for March.







Joyce Woods

Chair, 2015 Flying Companion Seminar

Rio Grande Norte Chapter of the Ninety-Nines


505 974 5305 cell


Dear NMPA and NMPA RAC members!The Recreational Aviation Foundation is very pleased to announce a major milestone in our efforts.  The final rule for implementation of the United States Forest Service Planning Rule includes strong support for airstrips and recreational aviation as a key component!  As noted below it is because of the participation of RAF volunteers and partners at national meetings and all over the country, including right here in Albuquerque.My sincere thanks to the leaders and volunteers of NMPA who assisted in this effort!Some of you will get this right from the RAF, but I wanted to make sure ALL NMPA members see this important news.Read on below, and in addition to pasting the news release information below I have also attached a PDF copy.  Please forward this on to others who may be interested, including your aviation groups and media contactsCheers,

Rol Murrow, Member of the Board
Recreational Aviation Foundation
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c/o Wolf Aviation Fund
2060 State Highway 595
Lindrith, New Mexico 87029
Cell:    505-362-8232

"Keeping the legacy of recreational aviation strong
by preserving, maintaining, and creating public use
recreational and backcountry airstrips nationwide" 


Good morning everyone,

Before the below (and attached) press release goes out to the rest of the country we wanted to share this great news with all of you.  Many years in the making and lots of hard work from all of you.  But especially our good friend Bob Kay who spent many hours and miles making sure this got done.  A special thank you also to Ron Normandeau and Mark Spencer who stepped up to the plate and took this project on.  They put in countless hours, traveled to several meetings and saw this through to the end result.  It takes all of us working together to get things done and a big thank you to all for the effort put forth.  This is a big one for the RAF and aviation.

Thank you,




Recreational Aviation Foundation

1711 College Street, Bozeman, MT 59715    .   TheRAF.org

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February 6, 2015


The Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF), through participation in US Forest Service (USFS) public comment sessions and attending meetings of the Federal Advisory Committee as observers, has secured the documenting of aviation within the Final Planning Directive (FSH 1909.12). The document acknowledges recreational aviation in multiple places. These aviation references clarify and solidify aviation as a legitimate mode of access, and one of the three legs of the National Forest Transportation System.Aircraft access on National Forest lands is critical to the RAF mission of ".preserving, maintaining and creating public use recreational and backcountry airstrips nationwide." The RAF was founded in 2003 after the closures of some stunningly scenic USFS airstrips in the west. In examining the problem, it was apparent that our public lands planners included travel plans for off-road vehicles, pack animals, bicycles, hikers and boaters, but airplanes were conspicuously missing. The RAF began by building relationships with the USFS, beginning with District Rangers and later with RAF leadership traveling to our nation's Capital and building trust with policy-makers.For years, the RAF has persevered. Volunteers attended specific Forest Plan meetings, wrote letters and continued to meet face-to-face from the backcountry of Arizona to marble-walled offices of Washington D.C..  On February 3, their hard work resulted in the formal inclusion of aviation, airstrips and aircraft in the USFS Final Planning Directive.What does this mean to pilots? With responsible use of the backcountry airstrips on National Forest lands, we can be sure of continued access and enjoyment.
 The Recreational Aviation Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization headquartered at 1711 W. College Street, Bozeman, MT 59715; 406-582-1723; www.TheRAF.org




This may be newsworthy as the FAA will once again implement a Sleep Apnea screening into the physicals.


However, there will be new guidelines other than BMI and neck size.https://www.faa.gov/news/fact_sheets/news_story.cfm?newsId=18156




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