| Texas State Representative Ron Wilson (left) receives award from AOPA President Phil Boyer (center) and AOPA Southwest Regional Representative Jerry Hooper. |
AOPA President Phil Boyer last night presented an award to Texas State Representative Ron Wilson (D-Dist 46, Houston) for his support of general aviation in Texas during 1999. (The award was presented during an AOPA Pilot Town Meeting in Houston.) Wilson worked tirelessly to help AOPA and Austin-area pilots fight to preserve downtown Mueller Field airport. Although the airport was ultimately closed, Wilson has pledged to ensure GA has adequate facilities at Bergstrom Field (a former military airport now serving the Austin area) and to encourage the building of a new GA airport at Pflugerville, north of Austin. AOPA Southwest Regional Representative Jerry Hooper continues to work closely with Wilson on improving GA facilities in the Austin region.
September 19, 2000