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I posted this over in the Memphis Chat but thought I'd throw it out here too.

 

We’re having an event at our field and just wanted to throw this out there in case there’s anyone in the area that is interested. If it’s anything like last years, you’ll be able to watch some very good flyers and even some "not so good" flyers :whistle:

 Although it’s a fund raiser for the club it costs nothing for spectators so come on out, with or without the family, and meet some good people.

 

Fund Raising Fun Fly

Millington Barnstormers Airfield

 4236 Sykes Rd, Millington, TN 38053

 Airplanes – Control Line – Helicopters – Drone Racing

 May 19th, 2018 8am till fun is over.

 Competition Events, Raffles, Concessions.

 AMA Required for all Flyers!

 Guests Welcome

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Sounds like fun. Do a little of that on a smaller ( cheaper ) scale, LOL. Have 2 small helicopters, one indoor one outdoor. Would prefer the real thing, but there's that expense thing ( millions ).

Have fun sailor......

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Looking at this location on Google earth, it looks like it might have once been one of the Naval Outlying Stations of the old Millington Naval Airbase.  At one time, during the war, there were about 16 of these used for auxiliary training surrounding the old base. Do you know anything about the history of this site?

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 Actually, it was an old landfill. Nothing can be built on it so the owners let us use it.

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 Just bumping this up as a reminder. If you drop by and get there before noon, look for a TGO hat  :cool:

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On 5/1/2018 at 10:13 PM, No_0ne said:

Looking at this location on Google earth, it looks like it might have once been one of the Naval Outlying Stations of the old Millington Naval Airbase.  At one time, during the war, there were about 16 of these used for auxiliary training surrounding the old base. Do you know anything about the history of this site?

Sounds like you might be talking about the "Wagon Wheel) that the Navy Flying Club used to have to report over, when returning back to the base at Millington. Have reported "Over the Wagon Wheel"  many times, as I was a flight instructor for the Navy Memphis Flying Club for years. Would love to hear from some former club members.

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On 5/2/2018 at 11:23 AM, xsubsailor said:

 Actually, it was an old landfill. Nothing can be built on it so the owners let us use it.

There used to be a lot of RC flyers at a location East of the base known as the "Wagon Wheel". I used to be the inbound reporting point for all Navy Flying Club (Tiger Aircraft) returning to the base. I was a flight instructor in the club, when it was a "large" club... in the '70's. Would like to touch base with some club members from back then. Rip Collins was the manager at that time. I don't think the club exists anymore.

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