2015 Fall Fly-In - 10/24/2015
2014 Fall Fly-in - 10/18/2014
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
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.