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 used by the "fighter pilot" community. Some great phrases had to be cut, as there was only so much real estate to work with. The 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 are going to the Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Association or the RIVER RATS.
Not a River Rat? If you like the camaraderie of this Facebook group, 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 above 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 on the museum project by teaming up with the Aviation Heritage Park in Bowling Green, KY, (https://www.aviationheritagepark.com) as construction begins on the 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.
Obtain Your Coin By Making A Donation To The River Rats
Make your donation to the River Rats today and get an OFP challenge coin as our way of saying thanks.
For your $10 donation to the RRFPVA, you will receive an Old Fighter Pilots challenge coin. If you want more than one coin, for each additional donation of $10.00, you will receive an extra coin in the same order. There will be $5.00 added for shipping and handling, no matter how many coins you order.
The initial ordering form shows a donation cost of $10.00. At checkout, you will select the quantity and the $5.00 s&h will be added at that time. 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. If you want to pay by check, email us at email@example.com we will give you the address to mail them to. All proceeds from the sale of the coin will go to the River Rats. If you have any questions or comments on the coin or the ordering of it, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online Donation via Paypal
If you have any questions, contact:
Craig “Pontiff” Pope
(Note: The River Rats are a 501c3 Non-Profit organization and donations are tax-deductible. If you are interested in making an additional donation to the Rats, please visit their website as there are multiple options to choose from.