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      2015 Fall Fly-In - 10/24/2015

Kent Ingrams Beautiful CUB              Rotax 912 Trike from North Georgia
       Eddie's Photos                                         Randy's Photos & Videos

      Our airpark hosted an EAA Chapter 1467 Fall Fly-in on October 24th, 2015. The weather was absolutely perfect at the airpark with few clouds, temperatures in the mid-70s, and light winds almost directly down runway 9. However, one pilot reported a ceiling below 500' only 18 miles to our east. Several other aviators reported low ceilings and/or IFR conditions at CAE, CUB, and other airports across the state as well, which we believe affected our attendance. Still, we had a great relaxed fly-in, a good crowd of perhaps 70-80 attendees, around 12-15 aircraft at various times, and a great meal. Amazingly, one pilot flew his Rotax 912 powered trike approximately 110 nautical miles from Jackson County Airport (19A) north of Atlanta, GA to be with us. Ron Angerman cooked up two giant pans of spaghetti sauce and noodles with some help from the ladies at GIA, who also assisted attendees with their needs. We also enjoyed BBQ, hamburgers, hotdogs, tossed salad, various other salads and casseroles, baked beans, vegetables, iced tea, soft drinks, and many delicious desserts. Aviation photos were shown on a screen in the background. Our thanks to Ron Angerman for the use of his great hangar, Gilbert Airpark members who participated, TTF members, all the attendees, and everyone who helped out. For photos and videos from Eddie Price (left) and Randy Berry (right), click the thumbnails above. Note especially the photos of our new GIA windsock and pole in Randy's photos. It's a welcome and much needed addition to our airpark. Thanks Dave!

2014 Fall Fly-in - 10/18/2014

Gilbert Airpark Sign

     We had a great time, good food, and wonderful camaraderie at our Fall Fly-in held at Gilbert Airpark (SC45) on Saturday, October 18, 2014. Approximately 30 planes flew in and about 100 people were fed. The weather was excellent, except for a rather stiff westerly wind, but it was right down runway 27, so that worked out OK too. The comments overheard were all very positive. Best of all, the fly-in was a safe one. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, you can see much of it for yourself by clicking on the thumbnail above to view photos of the event taken by neighbor, Eddie Price.

2013 Spring/Summer Fly-in - 6/15/2013

Above Gilbert Airpark 6-15-2013  Line of Planes on South Side 6-15-13  Jack & New Owner with RV-4

     Tropical storm Andrea dropped lots of rain on the eastern seaboard the week prior to Saturday, June 8th, the date we had originally planned to hold our "Spring/Summer Fly-in" at Gilbert Airpark, so we elected to postpone it until the following Saturday, June 15th. It's a good thing we did because the runway was soggy on the 8th after so much rain, and the weather was gorgeous on the 15th. We estimate that about 100 people came with 29 planes visiting plus a number of others belonging to GIA members still in their hangars. In addition to local fliers, we had a couple of F-18 pilots who came from Meridian, Mississippi to buy an RV-4 and others from as far away as Rocky Mount, NC and Vidalia, GA. Many people commented on how great the food was featuring BBQ, chicken, hotdogs, baked beans, Brunswick stew, a variety of salads, fruit, tea, soft drinks, and many delicious desserts. We held a 50/50 drawing during lunch. After lunch, attendees just relaxed, mixed and mingled, chatted, examined the planes, and watched them take off and land. All in all, we had many positive comments that it was a great and relaxing day enjoyed by all. Click either thumbnail above for photos courtesy of Eddie Price.

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