EAA Chapter 1467 Fall Fly-in
Saturday, November 6th, 2021
10:00am - 3:00pm

   Autumn Leaves

Click each of the images above to see photos from our very successful 2019 Fall Fly-in.

Our Fly-in on 11/6/21 Was A Success!
11/6/21 Update - In spite of high winds, cool termperatures, and the possibility of rain showers, we had a great fly-in (actually more of a "drive-in") today, but the weather did not dampen our enthusiasm. We counted 119 who came, socialized, talked aviation, and had lunch. Thank all of you who helped plan, coordinate, implement, and bring food, and thank all of you who attended.

Covid-19 Notice
COVID-19 is still lurking out there, so if you are sick or have any underlying health condition(s), we highly recommend that you not attend the fly-in. Also, we request that you follow applicable CDC, SCDHEC, and any other local guidance concerning the disease, which includes social distancing and the wearing of masks. While we want to have fun, we also want to be as safe as possible during these trying times. Thank you for your understanding.

     Our 2021 "EAA Chapter 1467 Fall Fly-in" is scheduled for Saturday, November 6th, 2021 from 10:00am until 3:00pm at Gilbert International Airpark (SC45), aka GIA. In case of bad weather, we'll postpone the event until Saturday, November 13th (same hours). We'll update the above "Fly-in Status" periodically to let you know how plans are progressing, especially within the final week before the event, so that we'll have a very good indication of what the weather will actually be on that date.

    This event is intended primarily for members of our chapter, GIA, members of EAA and local airparks/airports, 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 provide a very nice LUNCH MEAL between the hours of 12:00noon - 1:00pm on a "donation" basis. We also plan to have a 50/50 drawing to help fund the meal.

     The runways at SC45 are 27 and 9. The runway is grass and in good condition. The runway length is 3,000' with about a 500' downhill overrun on the west end. Both runways have a standard LEFT pattern at 1500' MSL. CTAF at Gilbert International Airpark is 122.9. We plan to have someone monitoring the radio to assist you. If radio equipped, please announce "Gilbert traffic" at least 5 miles out. If NORDO (i.e. NOT radio equipped), be very vigilant for other aircraft near the airpark. Click the icons below and consult your aviation maps and websites for further information about Gilbert International Airpark (SC45). Be sure to check the "Runway 9/27" write-up on the GIA website (see link below).

     The event will be held at the largest hangar located about mid-field on the south side of the airpark runway. There is tall, thin, hard to see tower listed at 1,063' MSL about 2 miles to the NW about where the left downwind to base turn is located for runway 9, so we highly recommend that if the wind favors that runway, you maintain at least 1,500' MSL until you see it. There is also a cell tower located about 600' NORTH of runway 27 on FINAL approach, just past I-20. It shouldn't be a problem for you, but do exercise caution not to drift into it, especially if the winds are from a southerly direction. If landing on runway 27, we also recommend that you land well above the trees at and beyond the second gray colored hangar.

     Please park aircraft ONLY on the SOUTH side of the runway and to the WEST of the hangar for these reasons: (1) to avoid participants having to cross the runway, (2) it's the shaded side, and (3) the NORTH taxiway is reserved for departing aircraft as they leave in order not to have aircraft taxiing on the active runway. Also, the runway has a hump in the middle which makes it impossible to see from one end to the other end. We plan to have ground marshallers there to assist you with aircraft parking upon your arrival. Please do NOT park in front of nor to the east of the large hangar. We may possibly have rotary wing aircraft coming in and parking on the east side.

For those of you who may wish to drive in, the address is 332 Downwind Leg Road, Gilbert, SC 29054. You may park on either side of  Downwind Leg Road, but please park off the paved portion so that local traffic may pass.

      If you need fuel, 100LL fuel is available at the following airports: Lexington County Airport (6J0-about 9nm SE of GIA- currently $4.44/gallon); Saluda County (6J4-about 20nm 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.

     To view some of the photos taken at our 2019 Fall Fly-in, click each of the photos at the top of this page.

Garmin GPSMAP 396
For airport info about Gilbert Airpark (SC45) at AIRNAV.COM, click the GPS icon above.

Social Flight Logo

To see the announcement for this event on SocialFlight.org, click the icon above. Search on "SC45".

EAA Logo

To see the announcement for this event on the EAA calendar, click the EAA icon above.

Gilbert Airpark Logo

To visit or return to the Gilbert International Airpark website, click the icon above.
(Check out the "Runway 9/27" page.)

For the weather/winds from a personal weather station located at SC45, click the image above.

Click above for the tentative food menu.

To return to the TTF HOME page now, click above.