EAA Chapter 1467 Fall Fly-in
Saturday, November 4th, 2017
(Alternate "Bad Weather" Date: Saturday, November 11th, 2017)

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2014 Fall Fly-in Photos
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FLY-IN STATUS
Lastest Update: 10/5/2016
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We'll post periodic updates here and a final GO/NO-GO decision a few days before the event.

     Our 2017 "EAA Chapter 1467 Fall Fly-in" is scheduled for Saturday, November 4th, 2016 from 10:00am until 4:00pm at Gilbert International Airport (SC45). In case of bad weather, we'll postpone the event until Saturday, November 11th (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 of what the weather will actually be on that date.

    This event will be mostly for EAA members, members of GIA and other local airparks, visiting aviators, and their guests.  Although no one will be turned away who is genuinely interested in aviation, the public is not generally being invited. We plan to have a very nice lunch beginning about 1:00pm on a "donation" basis. 

     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 332 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 to 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  located about where the left downwind to base turn is located for runway 9 and another at 838' MSL located only about 600' north of final approach to runway 27). If you are driving in, you may park on either side of Downwind Leg Road, but please park off the paved portion so that local traffic can pass.

    Fuel is also available at the following airports: Saluda County (6J4-about 20nm miles west), 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. (NOTE: "Lexington County at Pelion Airport (6J0)" has 100LL and is located about 9 NM to the southeast of GIA. Unfortunately, their only runway 18/36 is currently CLOSED to all aircraft until December 5th, 2017, so the only way to get fuel there is to DRIVE there.)

     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.

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