It is Air Race season again!!
It’s been a couple of years, so we probably all need to read the attached information to refresh on things. For new tenants who have not yet experienced Air Races as a tenant, please let me know what questions you have. For us old hands, don’t take for granted you remember everything because I did not…read the info, please.
For neighboring airport and pilots: Stead will be towered beginning Thursday, September 9, 2021. I encourage you to do your flying elsewhere because race traffic will be increasing, along with firefighting if we are still on the Dixie and Caldor fires.
There will be no transient, non-participating aircraft parking from Thursday, September 9 – Monday, September 20, 2021
The airport is closed to transient, non-participating traffic from Sunday, September 12 – Monday, September 20, 2021. Check TFR’s and NOTAM’s.
For tenants, the west ramp NO PROP/NO ENGINE TURN line is in effect from Thursday, September 9 – Monday, September 20. See the letter for contacts to call for towing assistance. There will be no engine turns in the hangar taxilanes once this is in effect.
Tenants will need Air Race credentials to enter the airport from Monday, September 13 – Sunday, September 19. Vehicles and people must have passes or wristbands.
These are just the highlights from what is in the letter. It is important that you all read it, and that you check NOTAM’s and listen to AWOS messages if you need to operate your aircraft here during races.
I plan to update the Cheatsheet if information changes after this message, and I will send you a new cheatsheet with a date/version # on it.
Please share this info with others who you know could benefit from it.
Thanks for your cooperation in making this a fun and safe Air Race year. I will see you on the airfield!