Aeronca Fly in Sky King Airport

  • Monday, May 16, 2022 4:47 PM
    Message # 12782530

    On the way back from a trip to California in my Tripacer a few years back I stopped at a cool little airport called Sky King Airport, just outside of Terre Haute Indiana. The identifier is 3I3 and I have wanted to return to visit ever since.

    Turns out they are having a small fly in on Saturday, July 16.  It's called the, "Aeronca Fly In."  They have two runways but the longest one is only 3557 feet long, barley enough for a 172 from what I've seen so if you are rusty you should start practicing your short field procedures.  If you don't recognize this as a joke start practicing now.

    I have already talked to them and they said we can camp there so I plan on taking the six with my camping outfit.   I'm gonna go on Saturday, secure some defensible high ground and set up a perimeter.  Probably cook some burgers or chicken, drink some Captain, and smoke a fat boy.  I'll spend the night and come home the next morning.  No rain date for me, if it happens, it happens.

    At this point I may have a seat or two if you weigh less than me.  If you plan on coming and have a seat for some other knucklehead call Joe Deaton and let him know if you wanna come so I can warn them before we show up.

    I have spoken.

    P.S.  I am going to try to get Roy D. Mercer to come speak to the group on the importance of airport security and the FAA help line.  Keep your fingers crossed...

    Last modified: Tuesday, June 21, 2022 2:27 PM | William J. David
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