EAA Chapter 1467 Fall Fly-in
Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
(Alternate "Bad Weather" Date: Saturday, November 10th, 2018)

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We'll be posting comments here regarding the status of the fly-in near the fly-in date, especially within the preceding 2-3 days before the event concerning the weather.
We ask that you please NOT perform any aerobatics or unusual manuevers over or near the airpark. We have neighbors with horses nearby who get upset, especially if someone flies at low levels over their homes. Also, we request that you NOT park directly in front of the hangar. We'll have marshallers there to assist you.

     Our 2018 "EAA Chapter 1467 Fall Fly-in" is scheduled for Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 from 9:00am until 4:00pm at Gilbert International Airport (SC45), aka GIA. In case of bad weather, we'll postpone the event until Saturday, November 10th (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 primarily be 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 full lunch beginning about 1:00pm on a "donation" basis. We fervently request that you not do aerobatics in the local area or fly over nearby houses. We have neighbors with horses nearby who get upset if we do so.

     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 under some trees, 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 NORDO (i.e. NOT radio equipped), 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 about where the left downwind to base turn is located for runway 9. There's another at 838' MSL located only about 600' north of FINAL approach to runway 27 after crossing I-20). Once you land, there will be someone there to marshall you to an appropriate parking area.  Please, no parking directly in front of the hangar. 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.

    100LL fuel is available at the following airports: Lexington County Airport (6J0-currently $4.15/gallon-about 9nm SE of GIA); Saluda County (6J4-$4.15/gallon-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.

     You may also wish to click the thumbnail at top for some photos taken at one of our past fly-ins.

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