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September 27, 2023

Hollister airmen celebrate 70 years

The Hollister Airmen’s Association is proudly celebrating its 70th anniversary of serving the Hollister Municipal Airport and local community since 1946, according to Ruth Erickson, president of the local organization.

According to Erickson in a statement:

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.