RC&A got some small town publicity when the local newspaper decided to write an article on aerial surveying. Click here to view article.
In an attempt stop the temporary Washington Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) from becoming permanent, Richard Crouse participated in a public meeting that consisted of Government representatives from the FAA, TSA, Homeland Security, Defense Department, Customs and Border Protection, and the Secret Service.
In his presentation, Richard agreed that the security of our Nation's Capital was of the utmost importance, but the ADIZ was not achieving this purpose. It hinders commerce and our ability to do work, thus creating disadvantageous inefficiencies. Flight delays in this restricted area cost RC&A over $40,000 last year alone and have cost our customers countless dollars as well. It not only hinders our business, but the businesses that support us.
One of the main points Richard conveyed to the Government officials was the importance of aerial imagery to the everyday lives of all people. He went on to say that the services we provide are critical to the creation and maintenance of our Nation's infrastructure.
Click here for further information and text of the presentation. (DOC)
Click here for the PowerPoint presentation. (PPT)
In August 2003 RC A hosted a hospitality area on the flight line for both days of the annual airshow.
Click here for event photos.
Left: Mount Rushmore, South Dakota
Right: Strategic Air & Space Museum -- Ashland, Nebraska