The 2021 Fly-in for Fredericksburg is only two weeks away! Arrivals will begin Wednesday, September 22 at Gillespie County Airport (T82). We currently have over 40 members that have stated their intentions to attend! With such a great response, our host hotel–the Hangar Hotel is currently sold out. Since we don’t want to miss seeing anyone who wishes to attend, the Hangar Hotel has recommended the Inn on Barons Creek (www.innonbaronscreek.com) as an alternative location. A few of our members have also booked rooms at the Comfort Inn & Suites Fredericksburg (www.choicehotels.com). Airbnb is also another source for cabins and vacation rentals in the Fredericksburg area. Plan your favorite activities during your stay by visiting: www.visitfredericksburgtx.com. Please note that some museums and parks are currently requiring reservations to limit capacity so, plan accordingly.
Our preliminary schedule will be as follows:
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Arrivals at T82 all day. Ask to park your plane in front of the Hangar Hotel. This parking will be on a first come, first serve basis. The airport has offered us fuel with full service at the self service price. Check in for our members will be in the lobby of the Hangar Hotel. Look for the Meyers Aircraft Owners table.
Thursday, September 23, 2021
One of the local attractions we will be visiting is the National Museum of the Pacific War (www.pacificwarmuseum.org). We are in the process of making group reservations and will need to know in advance how many members are planning to attend. The cost per ticket for our group will be $10/person. Please RSVP to Karen Wade at 337-526-9632 via phone or text if you want to attend. The Enchanted Rock State Natural Area is also another option for those who wish to explore the beautiful scenery, rock formations, and hike, picnic, or stargaze. Reservations are required to visit the park and can be made in advance online at www.tpwd.texas.gov or by calling (512)389-8900.
Friday, September 24, 2021
Fly or drive to The Pioneer Flight Museum located at the Old Kingsbury Aerodrome in Kingsbury, TX (FAA identifier 85TE; runway 14/32, 2599 x 99 ft, well maintained turf ) hosted by Steve and Roger Freeman and Charlotte Parker. Arrivals to the Aerodrome will begin at 10:00 a.m. and a barbecue lunch will be served at noon. To plan your flight, please visit pioneerflightmuseum.org. Please note that there is no fuel on the field in Kingsbury. For those who will be driving, the address is 190 Pershing Ln. Kingsbury, TX. For any questions, please contact Steve Freeman (901)494-7957.
Saturday, September 25, 2021
Maintenance meetings for the 200’s and OTW’s will be held at 10:00 a.m. on the ramp and in the board room of the FBO at T82. Placards for the 200’s will be available for those who need to purchase them. Following the maintenance meetings, we will conduct a MAOA general business meeting to discuss future fly-in plans and our online presence. Please submit any additional business requests to our MAOA president, Ross Warner (269)369-1052.
Our annual banquet will feature a Texas style fajita dinner with a cash bar located in the Cardinal Room of the Lady Bird Golf Course clubhouse. Awards and auction will follow dinner. The time will be from 6:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. Please remember to bring your items for the auction–we will have some rare parts for the 200 available along with Meyers aircraft swag!
Sunday, September 26, 2021
Fond farewells and departures. Safe travels to everyone: here, there, and in the air!