Airmen’s Association celebrates 70 years at airport

A private jet taxi’s in to the airport for the Super Bowl. File photo by Nick Lovejoy

Hollister Airmen’s Association is proudly celebrating its 70th anniversary of serving the Hollister Municipal Airport and local community since 1946. The organization has worked with many groups on special projects, events and educational endeavors, and volunteered thousands of hours over those years.

Members have served on the Hollister City Council, Airport Advisory Commission, Gavilan College airport advisory committee, the Airport Land Use Commission and the Airport Master Plan Advisory Committee. The airmen published a history of the Hollister airport entitled “From Grass Strip to Airport” and have presented scholarships to Gavilan College students pursuing careers in aviation. They have been a sponsor for various fairs and airshows and served on the planning committees. The Association’s members have advocated and celebrated aviation for seven decades and look forward to the exciting future of aviation.

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