OFP Challenge Coin
The coin is two-inches in diameter, finished in antique silver with a wave cut edge. A survey was taken on the old fighter pilots Facebook group to find the most common phrases that are used by the "fighter pilot" community. Some great phrases had to be cut, as there was only so much real estate to work with. Same goes for the aircraft. There are so many great fighters that we just could not get them all on the coin. Think of the aircraft on the coin as representing "the spirit" of the fighter pilot over time. All proceeds over the cost of the coin are going to the Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Association, or River Rats.
Not a River Rat? If you like the camaraderie of this facebook group, then you will love being a part of the Rats. For more information on the River Rats and to see how you can join, click the River Rats logo below or visit their website at River-Rats.org. As a "one time good deal, G.I.", anyone who joins the River Rats will receive a free River Rats challenge coin. Just let them know that you are joining from the OFP site. See the River Rat challenge coin here, River Rat Challenge Coin.
The website that you are on is hosted by the Billy Sparks Kentuckiana Pack website (billysparkspack.com). Feel free to look at the different sections as there are TINS, photos, newsletter updates and even other challenge coins that can be purchased. If you are interested in getting on the Kentuckiana Pack newsletter email list, there are links for that on the site. Of special note, check out the "River Rat Museum" link to learn more about the upcoming Museum. The River Rats have just started the initial steps to start the museum project by teaming up with the Aviation Heritage Parkin Bowling Green, KY, (https://www.aviationheritagepark.com) as they start the construction of their new museum.
Front of the coin
The center section has the "OLD FIGHTER PILOTS" Facebook logo surrounded by phrases that are a part of every fighter pilot's vernacular. Top half is Air-to-Air and the bottom half is Air-to-Ground.
Back of the coin
There are 20 aircraft that represent the heritage and spirit of the "OLD FIGHTER PILOTS", from the SPAD of WW I to the F-35 of today. The aircraft are incircled in the "Gun Site" of the F-4 with radar ranging. This is surrounded by dual rings of phrases that are the life blood of the "OLD FIGHTER PILOTS" vocabulary.
Obtaining Your Coin
The cost of one coin is $15 (US Mail). Your cost covers shipping and handling.
Additional coins can be purchased for $10.00 per coin in the same order. The initial ordering form shows a cost of $10.00. At checkout, you will select the quantity and the $5.00 s&h will be added. If you are outside the U.S., please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, before you order, and let us know how many coins you want to order, your exact overseas address and we will find out postage on a case by case basis. All proceeds from the sale of the coin will go to the River Rats Museum funding campaign. If you have any questions or comments on the coin or the ordering of it, please send us an email at email@example.com.
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If you have any questions, contact:
Craig “Pontiff” Pope