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TRIPLE TREE FLYER AUGUST 2015
In this edition:
Triple Tree Fly-In (GA) – Sept. 9-13
AOPA’s Mark Baker to hold Town Hall Meeting at Fly-In
TF-51 Gift to Triple Tree!
Vendor Area Expansion Begun
New Building Steel Has Arrived
TRIPLE TREE FLY-IN IS JUST WEEKS AWAY!
The time is drawing near when hundreds and perhaps over a thousand general aviation aircraft will arrive at Triple Tree! The famously friendly Triple Tree tower advisory controllers will welcome the first aircraft early Wednesday morning and the professional ground ops guys and girls will be ready to expertly and safely guide them to parking. For those that have pre-registered (no commitment or money required), the registration process is going to be fast! Even those that make a last minute decision to come and didn’t pre-register are going to find the Triple Tree “Fun, Fellowship and Hospitality” will be evident with every interface with the Triple Tree volunteers.
To say the grounds are spectacular is an absolute understatement. A ride around the grounds yesterday showed that the recent rains and warm weather, along with the recent improvements, have created yet another “Augusta National of Aviation” landscape. Once again, the 7,000 x 400 ft. runway is glassy (or should we say, grassy) smooth, thick and soft. If you don’t make the best landing of your life on this runway, your CFI needs some dinner money.
The bathhouses are in beautiful condition. The lower men’s bathhouse had a repaint over the winter and all bathhouses are now professionally cleaned many times each day. You just won’t find nicer facilities anywhere.
Take a few minutes and go up the hill and see our new Welcome Center. It is truly awesome. This wonderful new facility has allowed us to expand our volunteer staff in this important area. For those driving into the event or for those picking up rental cars, you’ll find this location to be very efficient also.
Now, for the event itself. This year we expect another record crowd. There’s going to be some really interesting planes arriving. You can expect beautiful personally owned airplanes from one end of our runway to the other! In addition to all of these beautiful warbirds, homebuilts, production aircraft and ultra lights, there’s going to be more interesting vendors attending this year. The Triple Tree Fly-In will never be airshow or product driven but we think a few really, really interesting airplane companies just make things more fun. Like what you ask? How about amphibious AirCams doing water touch and goes in front of you while you socialize and eat great food with your friends? Now you get the idea.
There’s going to be some great seminars in the main hangar both Friday and Saturday. Watch our website (www.tripletreeaerodrome.com) for the list of seminars and dates and times.
Speaking of food, once again this year, Triple Tree is going to offer some pretty spectacular culinary events. The Thursday evening “Cook Your Own Steak Night” is always popular as is the Saturday night “World Famous Triple Tree Barbeque” but the star of the show once again this year is “The Taste of Triple Tree.” This event combines over twenty different food stations each serving a local specialty with a chance to socialize with both old and new friends. It was absolutely the hit of the fly-in last year and we expect it, like all of our meal events, to sell out fast. Be sure and get your meal tickets at registration when you arrive.
The camping areas are better than ever. The fish are biting like crazy and we’ve recently witnessed some really nice crappy and bass being hauled out. Don’t forget the walking trails.
So, get ready to come to SC00 (Woodruff, SC) and join us for one of the most fun, most enjoyable and most calorie filled aviation events of the year. We truly look forward to seeing all of you soon!
AOPA’S PRESIDENT MARK BAKER AND CREW ARE COMING!