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Fly-In & Airshow No.16
OcT 6-8, 2023
Pilots/Pax: No attendance fee
Saturday Drive-ins: Adults $10, kids 17 and under free
Gate opens 9 a.m.
Friday October 6
Friday evening pizza and drinks
6:30 p.m. 30 minute evening airshow (airfield CLOSED 6:30 - 7:00)
Saturday October 7
Flying all day
Lunch: Hamburgers for pilots/passengers
1:00 p.m. Short airshow (airfield CLOSED 1:00 - 2:00)
Dinner: Catered BBQ $25 (text 254-433-1267 by noon Thursday for your ticket)
Fire pit & drinks
Sunday October 8
Showers available for campers
Pilots, we appreciate RSVP for planning purposes: Send RSVP
It has been asked when is the best time to arrive on Friday. Anytime! Those around for lunch are encouraged to make the three-block walk to Shooters Café (we can get you a ride if unable to walk). Keep in mind pilots should arrive before 6:30 as the field will be CLOSED 6:30p-7:00p Friday evening for a short airshow. Sunset is 7:12 so there will be a window to arrive or depart after the show. Drinks will be enjoyed by friends around the fire pit - if we have not met all you need to do is introduce yourself and you will be welcome to partake. The fire will be burning until the last person calls it a night.
If you plan to camp, showers are on site. If you are staying at a hotel, call us before the event so we can discuss transportation.
There will be a number of items available for breakfast Saturday & Sunday morning.
The field will be CLOSED Saturday 1:00p-2:00p (will open immediately after the show if before 2:00). The airshow is less than an hour, typically three/four aerobatic acts.
Traffic is SEE and AVOID. You might hear someone offering guidance over the radio but do not plan for that. Any guidance given is only offered as support. It is each pilots responsibility to maintain distance from other aircraft. Plan to use SEE and AVOID.
Go arounds (flybys) are not discouraged so long as the pattern is flown and the pass is not downwind. Runway 1 and 19 are standard (left) pattern. Pattern altitude is 1000 AGL.
Main things to remember:
Field closed Friday 6:30-7:00p
Field closed Saturday 1:00-2:00p
Field elevation 1470 ft.
Runway 1-19 3400 x 75 ft.
CTAF 122.9 - If you have a radio announce briefly. "Ranger traffic, Travel Air 4000 November One Two Three Four November downwind runway one-nine. Ranger traffic." over and over can really clog up a frequency. Preferred example: "Yellow biplane, downwind one-nine" or "white cessna, downwind behind yellow biplane."
Be looking for NORDO aircraft.
See and Avoid!
If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask. Email or 254-433-1267
2022 Performers were:
Ron Cain - de Havilland Chipmunk
Jason Newburg - Pitts S2C
Randy Henderson - Stearman
Jason Newburg - T28
Where to Stay
Eastland - 8 miles west
La Quinta - Eastland