This coin is available only to members of the "Old  Fighter Pilots " Facebook group. A code word will be needed in order to place any orders for the coin.


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 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 ( 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, ( 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, 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 

 Purchase online via Paypal


If you have any questions, contact:

       Craig “Pontiff” Pope



Challenge Coin




The Billy Sparks pack is based out of the Louisville area and covers all surrounding areas of the Kentuckiana area. Our mission is to promote the commraderaie and traditions of the Red River Valley Fighter Pilot Association,"the River Rats,” for those who have come before us and to current members and those wanting to become a River Rat. While flying fighters is not a requirement to be a River Rat, we are united by a shared "Aviation Warrior Spirt.”



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