Eclipse Fly-in

LIGHTS OUT AT TRIPLE TREE!

SOLAR ECLIPSE FLY-IN AT TRIPLE TREE

AUGUST 20-22, 2017

Premium Campsites available for rent on site.while they last.

Plenty of airplane parking and regular camping available.

Get your Meal Tickets on the Eclipse Meals page. 

Check bottom of page to let us know if you might be attending. 

We have 1100 Pairs of Eclipse glasses we will be selling for $2

Yes you can drive in and show up as early as Saturday but their is no food onsite till Sunday evening

Yes you can fly in Monday and leave Monday. There are no plans to close the runway except the 2.5 minutes during the total eclipse. We are only expecting to be at half capacity.

Due to the unprecedented number of expected eclipse visitors to the upstate of South Carolina, Triple Tree's volunteer tower advisors will not be available. The published Triple Tree arrival procedures remain in effect as they provide an orderly flow and good noise abatement. Runway 03 is the preferred runway unless strong winds, favoring 21 are present. Like all other uncontrolled airports, please maintain adequate spacing and visual contact with other traffic.  

Ok, you’re tired of doing the same old $100 hamburger run but you’re just itching to fly somewhere new and experience something different. How about a once in a lifetime experience…… at a once in a lifetime place, celebrated with hundreds of your best flying buddies?
Here’s the deal, on August 21, 2017, in the early afternoon, there’s going to be a total eclipse of the sun and Triple Tree will be almost directly under the path of the moon’s shadow! That means that it’s going to be “lights out” for about two and a half minutes during mid-day! Triple Tree will be one of the very best places in the world to experience this incredible event. Ideally, the experts tell us,  to best view the eclipse, you need a clear view of the sky. Well, at Triple Tree, everywhere you look is SKY!
We’re going to open the field on Sunday, August 20 at 9:00 a.m. for fly-in arrivals. Our world-class facilities will be open and non- premium camping spots will be available on a  first come-first served basis. Please come prepared with food and drinks. We will have bottled water available. Sunday evening will be a great time to visit and socialize with all of your old and new flying buddies.  We’ll have a bar open at the hangar and it’ll be a great social event! Monday evening, after the eclipse, there will be a barbeque dinner at the main hangar and adult beverages will be available. We may just bring out Tempus Fugit, our fabulous TF-51, for a celebratory fly-by! Departures should be planned before noon on Tuesday, August 22.  RC night flyers are welcome but with all the general aviation during the day you will have to wait till dark to fly.
So, how much is this going to cost you? We’ve decided that the normal admission and camping fees will be waived. In place of those fees, we’ll be asking for a donation.  The only fixed prices will be for meals and our premium campsites.  Meals  are as follows:

Sunday evening -Steak Night, Filet with sides and salad.
Monday morning -Full breakfast catered by local favorite “A Taste of Home”
Monday lunch -Meat and 3
Monday evening -Barbeque dinner with entertainment by Kate and Corey
Tuesday morning -Full breakfast catered by local favorite “A Taste of Home”

Please see the Eclipse Meal page for advance purchase and price.


The only camping sites that may be reserved are our premium sites (60 amp electrical and water) and we will ask for a minimum donation of $150 for these. On-line reservations will be available soon for these sites at www.tripletreeaerodrome.com. Please note that there is a limited number of premium sites available. Other camping site availability is virtually unlimited.
Remember, Tripe Tree is a 501(c)3 non-profit so your donation may be tax deductible. Every cent donated to Triple Tree ultimately goes directly towards our efforts to “Ignite and Expand the Passion for Aviation” with local schools, scout groups, CAP cadets and others.
We truly hope you will join us at Triple tree for this incredible fly-in experience. We promise, it will “eclipse” any $100 hamburger you’ve ever had!

We do not plan on closing the field at anytime during the event. But I think it goes without saying there will be no takeoffs or landings when it is dark since TTA has no lights or reflectors.  Saftey First.

We still have plenty of dry camping sites, just fill out below and show up.

 

There will be space 1000 aircraft parking and camping non reserved.  Also 1000 non reserved dry camping sites for tents and RV's and 1000 parking spaces for other visitors. For those that usually fly in you can also drive in and camp.

Click here for article from EAA about Triple Tree and the Solar Eclipse.

 

Triple Tree Aerodrome

The Home of Fun, Fellowship and Hospitality

 Mark Davidson  davidsonmark@charter.net

 

Please let us know if you might be attending.