©2019 Ranger Airfield Foundation 

 Old school

Fly-In & Airshow No.14

 

October 3, 2020

Pilots/Pax: No attendance fee

Sat Drive-ins: Adults $10, kids 17 and under free

Gate opens 9 a.m.

Schedule

Friday October 2

  • Biplane Rides

  • 5:00 p.m. Hamburgers ($5 donation)

  • 6:30 p.m.  30 minute airshow (airfield CLOSED 6:30 - 7:00)

  • Fire pit & drinks

Saturday October 3

  • Breakfast

  • 11:30 a.m. Choice, slow-smoked brisket ($10 donation, while it lasts)

  • 1:00 p.m.  Short airshow (airfield CLOSED 1:00 - 2:00)

  • Flying

  • Biplane Rides after airshow until sunset

  • Fire pit & drinks

Sunday October 4

  • Breakfast

  • Flying

  • Biplane Rides

Pilot Information

Showers available for campers

Rides to hotels

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). Burgers will be served on the field starting at 5:00 that evening, 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 will be available at the softball field (right next to the airfield). If you are staying at a hotel, no problem, we'll get you set up with transportation to and from your hotel.

There will be a number of items available for breakfast Saturday & Sunday morning.

Saturday's lunch will be served around 11:30 - choice brisket slow-smoked with pecan.

 

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 to five 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 6:30-7:00 

Field closed Saturday 1:00-2:00

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

2019 Performers were:

Ron Cain - de Havilland Chipmunk

David Martin - Bücker Jungmeister

Jason Newburg - Pitts S2C

 

Where to Stay

 

Closest:

Rodeway Inn

6750 I-20 at Exit 349

Ranger, TX 76470

254.647.1176

 

Down the road:

Holiday Inn Express

1460 East Main St at Exit 343

Eastland, TX 76448

Call Holiday Inn direct: 254.629.8071

La Quinta Inn & Suites
10150 I-20 at Exit 343
Eastland, TX 76448
Call La Quinta direct: 254.629.1414 

Super 8

3900 I-20 East at Exit 343

Eastland, TX 76448

254.629.3336