Jack’s List From Texas

Hi Folks!

You can tell that spring is around the corner, our weekend flying activities are increasing!

Check out whats going on below!

1. 2/28/13 – WACO EAA CHAPTER 59 -LUNCH BUNCH EVERY THURSDAY, McGREGOR, TX
Join us at the hangar every Thursday at 11:45 for our famous “Lunch Bunch” gathering. The menu varies from week to week, and good times and good company are guaranteed!
at McGregor Executive Airport, 27474 W. Highway 84 McGregor, TX. — KPWG

we now have self-serve in Waco, at Waco Flying Service.  Our 100LL and Jet-A are both at $4.97 per gallon, (check Airnav) and we offer free overnight hangaring with top-offs.  Folks can learn more about us at http://www.fly254.com or at http://www.airnav.com/airport/KACT/WACO_FLYING_SVC.  We fly light GA airplanes, and so we cater to light GA airplanes!

2.  3/01-3/02 – Casa Grande, AZ (KCGZ)  – 55th annual BiPlane – Cactus Fly in
See  http://www.cactusflyin.org/

3, Mar 2-3, 2013 – Gordonville, TX. Cedar Mills (3T0). Fist Annual North Texas RV Fly-In. Come Join us at Cedar Mills Airport 3T0 on March 2nd and 3rd 2013 for the first annual all RV Fly In. The airport is a grass and is 5,000 feet long. There will be refreshments and food along with airplane judging, and the talk of aviation.Please bring camping gear as we will be camping out for the night. We hope to see everyone there! Contact: Seth Jackson,  Phone: 940-765-3600,  Email: SethJackson06@yahoo.com

4. 3/01 – PONCA CITY, OKLAHOMA FLY IN BREAKFAST – 1ST SATURDAY
Remember Ponca City Aviation Booster’s breakfast this Saturday, always the first Saturday of the month.  7:00 to 10:00

Identifier:                KPNC
Unicom:                   123.0
WX ASOS:                134.075   (580-765-0049)
Runway:                   17/35  (7201 x 150)  (Elevation 1008 ft.)
Traffic Pattern:          West side of airport  (left for Rw35, right for Rw17)
Pattern Altitude:        2001 ft. MSL
Distance:                  About 80 nm from OKC.

Contact:                  Don Nuzum  (580-767-0470)

5. 3/02 – Oklahoma Antique Aircraft Association meeting and lunch the first Saturday of the month.

Donation accepted for meal.

Identifier:         KPVJ
Unicom:           122.8
AWOS fq.         118.675
Runways:         17/35 (5,000 x 100) & 12/30 (3,500 x 150)
Elevation:         970 ft.
Traffic Pattern:  Left all runways
Distance:          About 55 nautical from OKC
Calling before you go:       (405) 331-9560

6. 3/02 – First Saturday Breakfast Fly In, Neosho Hugh Robinson Airport, KEOS, Neosho, MO.

7. 3/02 – Waco EAA Chapter 59 pancake Breakfast – First Saturday
On the first Saturday of each month from 8AM-10AM we have our monthly pancake breakfast and fly-in. Come join us for delicious homemade blueberry pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee. You’ll meet lots of nice folks, see some interesting airplanes, and have the opportunity to participate in educational and fun activities.

Join us  at the hangar every Thursday at 11:45 for our famous “Lunch Bunch” gathering. The menu varies from week to week, and good times and good company are guaranteed!
at McGregor Executive Airport, 27474 W. Highway 84 McGregor, TX.   — KPWG

we now have self-serve in Waco, at Waco Flying Service.  Our 100LL and Jet-A are both at $4.97 per gallon, (Check Airnav) and we offer free overnight hangaring with top-offs.  Folks can learn more about us at http://www.fly254.com or at http://www.airnav.com/airport/KACT/WACO_FLYING_SVC.  We fly light GA airplanes, and so we cater to light GA airplanes!

8. 3/02 –  Fort Worth, TX. Aviation/WWII Auction, Collectibles, Vintage Aircraft Parts, etc (Website). Meacham Airport. (KFTW), Many unique, one-of-a-kind items. A collection of WWII aircraft-inspired art, artifacts and collectibles vintage aircraft parts, and more!!! Proceeds will benefit Greatest Generation Aircraft’s maintenance restoration efforts of vintage military aircraft, to include the B25 Bomber Pacific Prowler and C47 Southern Cross. Auction Items Will Include: Cyclone Radial Engine-1942 factory overhaul, was prepared for installation in PanAm’s China Clipper, B17 Cowling, Vintage Motorcycles…and so much more!!! Bidder pre-registration is encouraged, but not required. To pre-register email greatestgeneration@yahoo.com with buyer name, address and cell phone number. You will be emailed back with your bidder number and you can pick up your bid card at the check in table upon arrival. Auction Items Preview: Fri, March 1, 3-6 pm. Sat, March 2, 7-9 am. Contact: Dana Wood 817 659 9249,

See http://www.gga1.org/charity%20auction

9. 3/02 1st Saturday Coffee and Donuts at KTKI
Let’s get together for some fellowship and fun. We’re having Free coffee and donuts for everyone on the first Saturday of every month at Chuck Roberts Hangar (#2520) in the McKinney Hangars Association area. Let’s gather at 9:00 am. You don’t have to be a member to attend. See you there!

10. 3/02 – Every Saturday – Bailes Field –  Angleton Tx. – 7R9 – coffee and donuts
Great bunch of people and all fliers and friends are invited . Wade Jones wjones@brazoriainet.com

11. 3/04 – 3/10 – Texas hosts 3 Women of Aviation Week events.
Three events held in conjunction with Women of Aviation Week will be held in Texas from March 4 to 10. At Addison Airport, Lone Star Flyers will offer free introductory flights for women and girls, and Big Q Aviation will provide free sessions in its Red Bird Simulator. At the Calhoun Air Center locations in Port Lavaca and Victoria, two “Girl Power!” events will be hosted. Read more here from Women of Aviation Week.

http://www.womenofaviationweek.org/usa/three-events-in-one-state/article-260/

Three Events in One State!

19 February, 2013 in Headlines, Latest News by Victoria -US Team Leader

PortLavaca-300x240Texas is in the lead for the U.S. state with the most Women Of Aviation Week events!

Addison Airport is also ready to get in on the Women Of Aviation Week action, four airport businesses are coordinating to create an inspirational event for future aviatrices!

The individuals at US Sport Aircraft realize the importance of increasing the female pilot population and are looking forward to adding a female flight instructor to their team in the near future.  Perhaps, one of their future instructors will be a participant at their Women Of Aviation Week event in March! They will offer door prizes for discovery flights and host a variety of special guests!

Lone Star Flyers will provide free introductory flights for girls and women who have not flown in small aircraft before. Experienced flight instructors will be on hand to answer questions and guide participants on the road to their own pilot’s license.

Last but not least, Big Q Aviation will have a glider on hand to answer questions about gliding and sailplanes and the Aviation Training and Resource Center (ARTC) will be providing free sessions in their Red Bird Simulator.

In Port Lavaca and Victoria, Texas two events fittingly titled, “Girl Power!” will be at both Calhoun Air Center locations. The event is hosted by the award winning Air Race Classic Team, XXtreme Aviatrixx, and the 2011 “Most Dedicated Female Pilot Worldwide” and “Most Creative Aviation Advocate Worldwide” award winners. All participants will walk away feeling like they had won a trophy themselves because qualified girls and women will receive a free flight in an airplane or helicopter March 9th through 10th.

March 4th-10th is shaping up to be an exciting one in Texas! Too bad there isn’t a ‘Most Female Pilot Friendly State’ award this year!

12. 3/05 – Houston, Texas – First Tuesday Monthly EAA Meeting
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Ellington Airport, Houston, TX, USA
EAA Chapter 12 monthly meeting

http://www.eaa12.org

Contact: Travis Bartoshek
Phone: 9366617467, Send an Email
Houston, TX, USA
ELLINGTON FIELD (EFD)
Lat/Long:    29-36-26.4000N / 095-09-31.5000W
Elevation:    32
Fuel:    100LLA
Unicom:
122.95

Below are some great fly in restaurants!

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GREAT FUEL PRICES AT LAKE TEXOMA JET, NORTH TEXAS REGIONAL AIRPORT – KGYI

Jet A 4.55 p/g
Prist an additional .05

100 LL Full Serve $5.17
100 LL Self Serve $4.67

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Let’s fly somewhere for breakfast or lunch!

Check out these offerings!

A.  Pelicans Landing Waterfront Restaurant – Land on the beautiful Cedar Mills Airfield’s grass strip (3T0) and walk a short distance to the restaurant and marina. It’s located on Lake Texoma near Gordonville, Texas. See http://www.cedarmills.com/pelicansLanding.htm

B. Dallas Executive Airport. KRBD,  Good place for Sunday breakfast. They open at 8:00. Tower is friendly.

C. The Beacon Cafe at Hicks Field (T67) – the new Summer hours for the Hicks Airport TX. (T67) “Beacon Cafe” are 8 AM to 2 PM every day Except Mondays..

D. Ardmore, OK. – Ardmore Municipal Airport – KADM- Just South of Tower-
JAKE’S JOINT –
Open Monday through Friday from 11am to 2 pm (closed 12/24 and 12/25) – see website for details
CLOSED SATURDAY AND SUNDAY (Open by reservations only)
620 General Drive
Ardmore, Oklahoma 73401
Phone (580)389-5040
http://www.jakesjointrestaurant.com/History.html

E. I RECEIVED INFORMATION THAT THIS RESTAURANT HAS CLOSED.

KLNC (Lancaster Airport, Lancaster) – Runway Cafe – Open M – Sat., Sundays 10 to 3 pm. Also has both a CAF museum and a Cold War Air Museum on the field.  I don’t think either charge admission, you just kind of wander around the hangers (I think donations are welcome)

F. KSEP (Clark Field, Stephenville) – Hard 8 BBQ.
1091 Glen Rose Rd. Stephenville, TX 76401
254-968-5552
M-Th 10:30 – 9pm
Fri-Sat 10:30 – 10pm
Sun: 10:30 – 8pm
Hard Eight BBQ is on the right at the intersection of HWY 281S and Hwy 67.

G. KTYR (Tyler-Pounds Regional, Tyler) – Skyline Cafe.
http://www.skylinecafe.org/

Be careful flying in, I’m told that Tyler has enough airline business that TSA is policing it just like DFW. Badges, locked gates etc. if one tells the tower they want to go to the restaurant you can taxi to the locked gate and the restaurant people will escort you in. Or Tyler jet will take you in their golf cart to the restaurant if you taxi to their facility.

H. KSLR (Sulpher Springs Airport, Sulpher Springs) – Red Barn (bring cash). Across the highway from the terminal.
Hours – Mon – Thurs. 7 am – 2 pm
Fri. – Sat. 7 am – 9 am
Sunday – 8 am – 2 pm.

I. KOUN (OU Airport, Norman, OK) – Ozzie’s Diner.

J. The Blue Hangar Cafe at the Northwest Regional Airport in Roanoke, TX  (52F).
Come and enjoy a relaxing meal while watching general aviation aircraft take off and land right in front of you! Breakfast or lunch.
WATCH OUT FOR LOW FLYING PLANES AS YOU MUST CROSS AN ACTIVE RUNWAY.

K. Cameron, TX (T35) – Casa Carrasco Mexican Restaurant, north across street from airport 1/4 mi…  254-697-2621

L. Graham, TX (KRPH) – Clayton Bar B Q across street at north end…  940-549-5090
Dairy Queen    ”          ”      ”              ”        940-549-4977

M. Burnet, TX (KBMQ) – Burnet Feed Store, south along road by airport 1/4 mi.  512-715-9227

N. Brenham, TX (11R) – Southern Flyer Restaurant in terminal …  979-836-5462

O. Lake Murray State Park, OK (1F1) – Restaurant (Lodge) …  580-223-6600 (long walk, or call for van)

P. The Picket House, which is in Woodville Tyler County (09R).  Its about a mile walk from the airport or if you call them, they will send someone over to pick you up.  Its family style all you can eat fried chicken, mashed potatoes, collared greens, peach cobbler.

Q. Lockhart (50R) is the BBQ capital of Texas.  There are 4 BBQ places within a few miles of the airport, and the airport manager keeps 2 Suburbans to transport people.  Call ahead to make sure one is available, its very popular on nice weekends.

R. Fly into Gainesville, Texas, Gainesville Municipal Airport, KGLE, get a courtesy car (they have two) and dine in downtown Gainesville, (The Fried Pie Co undefineds on the square, their fried pies, a huge variety, are AMAZING!).

Drive a half mile west to Lindsay, Texas, to Dieter Brothers Restaurant, 401 East Highway 82,  and the Smokehouse BBQ or a little further to Muenster, both German communities, and enjoy good things to eat and specialty food stuffs at Fischer’s Market,there are  some fantastic food found in both towns. Tell’em Jack sent you!

S. LLano, Texas —  Coopers Bar B Q, 604 W. Young Street, Llano, Texas. I discovered Cooper’s back in my Harley days, great place to eat! Just fly in to LLano Municipal Airport, (KAQO), they have two courtesy cars available and Cooper’s Bar B Q has one there too. You may want to call Larry Cook, airport manager, at 325-247-5635 just to make sure one is available.
See http://www.coopersbbqllano.com

T.  Grand Prairie terminal  –  .KGPM  – Patty Shack Burgers and is open all day until 9:00 PM.

U.   Grand Lake Regional airport ( 3O9 )   (3 oscar 9) in Northeast OK. It’s a little north east of Tulsa.  They have a beautiful airport right on the water on Monkey Island, with a little restaurant in the terminal building.  There is a covered patio to use to eat your lunch.

V. Barnstormers Restaurant, Enid Woodring Municipal Airport, KWDG,
See http://www.flyenid.com/barnstormers.php

W.  Oklahoma, Stillwater Regional Airport (KSWO) have a couple of courtesy cars.  Eskimo Joe’s is in downtown Stillwater.  It has been a popular “FlyAway” destination for OPA.
See http://www.eskimojoes.com/

X. Jones Field (FOO), in Bonham, Texas, has a crew car available for use to enjoy the restaurants in town. If no one is in the FBO, you can use their intercom frequency to get in, then you call the police department and they will give you the combination to the lock box that contains the key. Not as much trouble as it sounds.

Y. The Clouds Deli at San Angelo Regional Airport/Mathis Field –  KSJT. The food and desserts are just awesome I’m told!.

Z. Airport Diner – Located next door to the Hangar Hotel, in Fredericksburg, Texas.
Fly in to Fredericksburg, Texas, Gillespie County Airport, T82.
The Hangar Hotel is a replica of a WWII aircraft hangar. The restaurant resembles a classic 1940’s railroad car.
See http://www.hangarhotel.com/

A1.  Texas Gulf Coast Regional Airport (KLBX) –  Brazoria County, Angleton/ Lake Jackson, TX
Crosswinds Cafe on-field restaurant.  Monday through Saturday 11:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. and 5:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. Sundays 11:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

100LL is $4.96 at the Self Serv – check Airnav for current price.

Fabulous daily specials. Excellent soups, seafood, steaks, burgers.  Park your plane right in front of the restaurant.
Address:7915 Airport Way
Angleton, TX 77515
United States of AmericaTelephone:979-849-5995Fax:979-848-3355Email:imagepro@cmaaccess.com

A2.  Mustang Beach Airport (KRAS)  AKA: Port Aransas, TX
Numerous outstanding restaurants less than 2 miles away.  Trolley/bus service, cab service, or stay overnight at Amelia’s Landing aviation themed hotel and have access to their free courtesy car. Call 888-671-8088 for details.  www.AmeliasLanding.com

A3. Ozzie’s Diner –  Norman, Oklahoma, KOUN – University Of Oklahoma Westheimer Airport.
Located at the south end of the airport parking and comes highly recommended.

A4. Bernards Creole Kitchen, Stinson Airport, KSSF, San Antonio, Texas.
Bernard McGraw brings his authentic Creole Kitchen cuisine and casual dining to Stinson Airport, KSSF, San Antonio, Texas.

That’s it for this week!

NOW GET OUT THERE AND FLY!

Jack Stanton
Pottsboro, Texas
On Lake Texoma