View Full Version : PRA Southwest Region Rep!
10-24-2010, 08:41 AM
I haven't seen it posted anywhere so I'm gonna do it!
An agreement was reached at the Chapter 20 gathering on 10/15-17 that PRA Chapter 62's Steve Weir would be the Southwest regional representative. I assume all parties that need to know this have either been notified or are taking note of this fact.
Thanks for stepping up Steve!
10-24-2010, 12:10 PM
Four regions down, four to go. Thank you, Steve!
10-24-2010, 01:31 PM
I know the average person resists taking on another responsibility like it is the plague, but the truth is, you will get back much more than you put in so it really is a great opportunity. I look forward to getting to know you better and working with you to build the world of Recreational Rotorcraft.
10-24-2010, 02:24 PM
I believe the South West Regional Rep is supposed to be Jeff Jones? I don't have a Regional Section Map in front of me but I suspect that Steve is the new Rep. for a "South East" or some such region. Anyway I wanted to clarify that, so Jeff Jones doesn't start to think he has been replaced as the Regional Rep for the "South West" region. Again, welcome aboard Steve!
10-24-2010, 02:58 PM
OK, My bad. I found a copy of the map and Louisiana is in the "South West" Region. I am sorry Louisiana just doesn't seem like it should be called the "South West" to people who live in the western half of the US. Anyway, all is good and Jeff realizes he isn't being replaced. And I now understand that you don't have to really be in the western half of the US to be considered in the West, by people who live in the Eastern part of the country. It's all becoming clear now to me.
10-24-2010, 07:31 PM
Welcome onboard Steve, shoot me an email so we can keep in touch. firstname.lastname@example.org
10-24-2010, 08:53 PM
...And I now understand that you don't have to really be in the western half of the US to be considered in the West, by people who live in the Eastern part of the country...
This map was obviously labeled by someone who works in Washington, DC. There's no "Southeast." That's just "Southern." So, what's smack in the middle under "Central" and should be called just "Southern" had to become "Southwest." We're lucky they didn't call the Western Pacific region "Almost Japan."
Having lived on both coasts, I noticed that there are people in their offices in Portland, OR at 5:30am to be available for clients on the east coast, but I never saw anyone stay till 8:30pm back east to be available for clients on the west coast. Satellite TV channels routinely promote times of upcoming programming in Eastern Time, without even feeling the need to mention the time zone.
Doug, I could recommend you spend some time living on the east coast, so you could see this for yourself...
...but it's not worth everything you'd have to give up. ;)
10-25-2010, 06:24 AM
The map was taken from the FAA regions. So blame the FAA for it. The PRA just copied it.
10-25-2010, 11:11 AM
Chuck, I know, not blaming PRA. I credited Washington in my first sentence. I'm amused by the assumptions in the naming of the regions only because it parallels things I see elsewhere in life.
It makes sense for PRA to align with federal definitions, but I still think they're funny.
10-27-2010, 06:32 AM
Thanks guys for the welcome and sorry for the late response, after the fly-in in Louisianna I was in a sailboat race and just returned yesterday evening, so I am trying to catch up! I look forward to working with everyone. Please feel free to contact me anytime 832-457-1785.
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