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Friday, October 23, 2015

Fall Fly In...... Gilbert Airpark Saturday 10-24-2015





EAA Chapter 1467 Fall Fly-in
Saturday, October 24th, 2015
(Alternate "Bad Weather" Date: Saturday, October 31st, 2015)
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2014 Fall Fly-in Photos
(click above to see photos)
 
FLY-IN STATUS
Last Update: 10/22/15

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The final decision is "GO' for Saturday, October 24th.
The forecast is for partly cloudy skies with only a very slight chance of rain and temps in the mid-70s around mid-day. Light winds are expected to be out of the EAST (favoring runway 9) around 5 mph. Come join us for some good fellowship and a great meal.

     Our 2015 "EAA Chapter 1467 Fall Fly-in" is planned for Saturday, October 24th, 2015 from 10:00am until 4:00pm at Gilbert International Airport (SC45). In case of bad weather, we'll postpone the event until Saturday, October 31st (same hours). We'll update the above "Fly-in Status" periodically to let you know how plans are progressing, especially within the final 2-3 days before the event, so that we'll have a very good indication what the weather will actually be on that date.
     Although no one will be turned away who is genuinely interested in aviation, the public is not generally being invited. This event will be mostly for EAA members, members of GIA and other local airparks, visiting aviators, and their guests. We plan to have a very nice lunch beginning about 1:00pm on a "donation" basis.  Most pilots like to fly to an event, relax, eat, check out the aircraft, meet old friends, make new friends, and fly out at their leisure, so we have no seminars or special activities planned other than lunch. However, we do plan to have a "50/50 drawing" sometime during or soon after lunch. So, come join us for a relaxed event and some good fellowship.

     CTAF at Gilbert Airpark is 122.9. We plan to have someone monitoring 122.9 on an advisory basis to assist your arrivals, as well as marshallers to assist with parking. The event will be held in Ron Angerman's hangar on Downwind Leg Road; it's the largest hangar at the airpark located about mid-field on the south side of the runway. Aircraft parking will generally be on the south side of the runway because it's shaded, it's nearer Ron's hangar, and also to avoid participants having to cross the runway as much as possible. Our runways are 27 and 9; standard left hand pattern on both runways at 1500' MSL. If radio equipped, please announce "Gilbert traffic" at least 5 miles out. If NOT radio equipped (NORDO), be very careful and vigilant for other aircraft in the local area. Click the icons below and consult your aviation maps for further information about Gilbert International Airpark (SC45).
Be sure to check the runway write-up on the GIA website (see link below), especially with regards to local towers in our area (one of which is listed at 1063' MSL to the NW and another at 838' MSL located only about 600' north of final approach to runway 27.

     If you need fuel, 100LL fuel is available via automated fuel pump with your credit card at "Lexington County at Pelion Airport (6J0)" located about 9 NM to the southeast of GIA; last reported price was $4.50 per gallon. CTAF there is 123.0 with paved runways 36/18. Fuel is also available at the following airports: Columbia Metro (KCAE-13.5nm-east),
Hamilton-Owens (KCUB-20nm-east), Aiken (KAIK-21nm-southwest),  Fairfield County (KFDW-29nm-northeast), and Barnwell County (KBNL-37.5nm-south). KBNL also has 93 octane non-ethanol auto gas.

     You may also wish to click the thumbnail at top for some photos taken at our last fall fly-in held at GIA on October 18th, 2014.
Garmin GPSMAP 396
For airport info about Gilbert Airpark (SC45) at AIRNAV.COM, click the GPS icon above.
To see the announcement for this event on SocialFlight.org, click the icon above.
To see the announcement for this event on the EAA calendar, click the EAA icon above.
For runway and other information on the Gilbert Airpark website, click the icon above.
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