Friends Board of Directors

Pres. George Chase

George served in Viet Nam in the U.S. Army as Sgt. in charge of a 22 man airframe repair shop. Experience on AH-1 “Cobra”, UH-1 “Huey” both “Hogs & Slicks”, CH- 47 “Chinook” and OH-6 “Loach” helicopters. George has hangared his Experimental Light Sport plane at X06 for many years. He also served on the Airport Advisory Committee. George is also the AOPA Airport Support Network rep for Arcadia Municipal.

Vice Pres.  Rickey Hilton

Rickey has been in the aviation industry for over 30 years, owned and operated flight schools (part 61 & 141) charter service (part 135) & maintenance shops. He is experienced in import & export procedures, I.C.A.O. & I.T.A.R. rules and regulations. He holds a commercial, flight instructor & mechanic certificates, with a single engine, multi engine, instrument, airframe & powerplant ratings with Inspectors Authorization.

Rickey currently owns and operates Wingman Aviation, an aircraft inspections, repair & consulting service located at Arcadia Municipal Airport.

Treasurer:  Ross Clark

Ross served in Viet Nam in 1968 and flew 2nd seat in a Grumman OV1 Mohawk as navigator and sensor operator. He served with the 244th SAC in CanTho, Viet Nam. He is currently learning to fly a light sport aircraft.

Secretary. Dave Hutchinson

Dave has been a pilot since 1998 and flies a Cessna Skyhawk which he hangars at X06. Dave is also the founding member of the Aviation City Flying Club.

All board members volunteer their services to the corporation. The corporation has no paid staff and all funds raised go to support general aviation promotional events, aviation education and related projects at Arcadia Airport.