Time for a Fly-In

TIME FOR A FLY-IN
Fly-In

Mike Mendenhall

Any pilots in the US Southeastern states:
We are having a fly-in at the Triple Tree Aerodrome to observe the Solar total eclipse on August 20 and 21st. Triple Tree is in the path of totality and should be a great place to watch this once in a lifetime event!
Here is more info on the event:

SOLAR ECLIPSE FLY-IN AT TRIPLE TREE
AUGUST 20-22, 2017
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? 

N601PA Fly-In

N601PA

Fly-In

Triple Tree aerodrome

Here’s the Fly-In 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 ice and 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 barbecue 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.

IT’S FOR A GOOD CAUSE

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 and prices are as follows

  • Sunday evening -$8- bring your own grilling meat. We’ll provide grills, salad, green beans, and drinks.
    * Monday morning -$12- full breakfast catered by local favorite “A Taste of Home”.
    * Monday lunch – $TBD – Hot dogs and hamburger lunch
    * Monday evening -$25 Barbeque dinner
    * Tuesday morning-$12- full breakfast catered by local favorite “A Taste of Home”  
CAMPING UNDER THE STARS

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 $250 for these. Persons reserving these premium sites will be able to bring their recreational vehicles on-site up to two days before the event for setup. 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. Another 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 the Triple Tree for this incredible fly-in experience. We promise it will “eclipse” any $100 hamburger you’ve ever had!

 

Tommy Eldridge – Private Pilot

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First Solo

Joe Sarber, FBO manager at Silver Comet Field, (The Paulding Northwest Atlanta Airport in Dallas, Georgia, KPUJ) is doing his first solo towards his private Pilot Licences.

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Paratrooper Training at Paulding Northwest Atlanta Airport

The Paulding county airport (Silver Comet Field) hosted a paratrooper training exercise for the United States Military. Airport director Blake Swafford talks about the economical benefit for both the airport and for the citizens of Paulding county.

Video by:
Tommy Eldridge

Special thanks to:
Blake Swafford
Joe Sarber
The Paulding county airport
The United States Military

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Commercializing the Paulding NorthWest Atlanta Airport

Commercializing the Paulding NorthWest Atlanta Airport

The Paulding NorthWest Atlanta airport vs. Silver comet field vs. the Paulding county residences.

Disagreement has been a part of life since the beginning of mankind. As far back as you can go in time you will find many types of disputes in an array of topics. People will form an opinion and/or ideas that won’t always attract 100% support among all parties involved.  This is something that we can all see in our current administration and their introduction of the new “Affordable Care Act” aka “Obama Care”. There are certainly a ton of different views points that have surfaced over this matter.

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One such dispute (not quit on the same scale) has begun in my home town with the introduction of transitioning our local airport, the Paulding Northwest Atlanta Airport to the Silver Comet Field. The proposal will transform the airport from a general aviation airport to a commercial airport offering commercial flights to some major designated tourist towns.

This proposal, however, has sparked major debate from both supporters and non-supporters in the area. Some of the local residence have started the Face book page “Stop Paulding County Airport Expansion” and the web page www.protectpaulding.com and www.savepauldingco.com. Likewise, pro-airport petitioners have started a Face book page in support at “Support Silver Comet Field at Paulding Northwest Atlanta Airport”.  1385638_461889487253459_1984920441_n

Personally I can see both pros and cons of this intended venture. Supporters claim that it will bring jobs and will also help to stimulate local economy while non-supporters claim a decrease in home value and a rise in taxes. Because I am close friends with some parties from both sides I am not going to share my personal feelings. I will say, however, that I see holes in the claims of both sides.

If you live or have lived close to a commercial airport I would like to know your thoughts and experiences of that time. Did you see job grow? Did the property value drop or increase? What other changes did you recognize that could be associated with the commercial airport?

Thank you reading. Please give me your feed back

Tommy Eldridge

Private Pilot Inisder

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