Race City Flight Operations “Pilot” Challenge Coin

Category:

Description

These beautifully crafted Race City Flight Operations “Pilot” Challenge Coins are a symbol of the education, training and pride we at Race City Flight Operations take in our students for safety. Improving Education Through Safety – it is not a saying we take lightly! These challenge coins are not purchased, but earned!

 

The story of the challenge coin tradition(from Wikipedia):

There are several stories detailing the origins of the challenge coin. Many originate in popular culture based on current events.

The Roman Empire rewarded soldiers by presenting them with coins to recognize their achievements. In Rome, if soldiers excelled in battle one day, they would receive their typical day’s wages along with a separate bonus coin each. According to some accounts, these bonus coins were specially minted, featuring the marks of the legions from which they came. As a result, some soldiers apparently kept their coins as mementos, instead of spending them.