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« Reply #60 on: February 06, 2011, 11:39:13 AM »

I think Andrews unlikely with proximity to DC etc in spite of the airshow mentioned.  In sorting and throwing out years of accumulation of stuff in my office ran accross an ECTA newsletter from John Beckett dated 3/95.  Was talking about Marine Air station in Edenton,NC. Appears to be active civilian at this time and unlikely. Also did mention AF base "North Field" which is a USAF auxilliary field, 10kft runway.  No services etc and intermittently active for training as far as I can tell. Something about bird observations and no activity during that. I have birding contacts and will ask for info on that. If they close for counts, might close for racing?Huh  This place is just south of Columbia SC. Be worth looking at. Great runway length if could be made available.
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« Reply #61 on: February 06, 2011, 02:40:27 PM »

In New Jersey
Lakehurst NAS in New Jersey has a 12000 foot runway that is primarily used for testing/training catapult launches and arresting gear for carrier aircraft.   Near as I can tell from some web surfing the runway is not used for any other purposes.  They have two other runways for aircraft landings.  At about the 3000 foot mark there is an arresting gear testing area.  From the photos I've seen it appears that the equipment could be easily removed to allow cars/bikes to run through that area on the way to a full mile or as part of shut down (depending on which end you set up the start line.)

In Georgia
Hunter Army Airfield is in metropolitan Savanah, Georgia.  It is on old B52 base with a runway that is 11,375 feet long. 
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« Reply #62 on: February 06, 2011, 03:00:31 PM »

Since 9/11 McGuire/Ft. Dix/Lakehurst NAS (all linked together) have been off limits to outside groups except on Armed Forces Day.
South Jersey#84 SCCA used McGuire for AutoX until 2001-NO MORE!!! Lakehurst is still the primary research,engineering and maintainence facility for all the Navy's catapult business. It's not likely they would open the facility.

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« Reply #63 on: February 06, 2011, 03:39:53 PM »

As for use of Military bases - Since Sept 11 2001 -  Here in Chi. for 28yrs the Chicagoland USMCR Toys for Tots motorcycle run always the first Sunday in Dec. had our final destination at the USMCR Eugene McCarthy reserve training center on Foster Av. terminated 4 yrs ago- Word came to us that Quantico says no more civilian use of military bases because of Homeland Security, and threat of terrorism.  So after 28 yrs we now go to Lane Tech - still with full Honor Guard and plenty of USMC Humvees as part of our parade escort. According to the Corps. Chicagoland Motorcycle Toys for Tots org. is the largest, bar none, toy collector for the USMCR Toys for Tots Program, so they must be serious about further civilian use of military bases now.  If this holds true for Air Force bases it may be the bone of contention ?  Maybe digging up some viable corporate backing ala. Penzoil, Auto Zone, Champion, Autolite, Goodyear, etc. could help, if a private air strip needs some work the finances maybe could be there for runway enhancement if needed.  Just a thought or two I guess.
 
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« Reply #64 on: February 06, 2011, 05:25:32 PM »

lakehurst is in my backyard....for real. my wife also worked there for a few years.  i used to know the master chief there until he retired, i was introduced to the new chief, but lost contact with him. however i have run into him every once in a while at the local bike pubs. not that it can change the rules but i will stop down there and ask. what do we have to lose. and the comute for me is about 12minutes and half of that is waiting at the gate!

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« Reply #65 on: February 06, 2011, 06:22:49 PM »

I would forget the active military bases ... since 9-11 bases have been locked down ... best bet is old inactive bases like Loring ... there must be more around ... tough part is that we need 10000 feet to run a one mile event ...
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« Reply #66 on: February 06, 2011, 06:37:32 PM »

Also did mention AF base "North Field" which is a USAF auxilliary field, 10kft runway.  No services etc and intermittently active for training as far as I can tell. Something about bird observations and no activity during that. I have birding contacts and will ask for info on that. If they close for counts, might close for racing?Huh  This place is just south of Columbia SC. Be worth looking at. Great runway length if could be made available.

When I was the Solo Director for the South Carolina Region SCCA back in the early 80's we conducted SOLO II events at North Air Force Auxiliary Airfield, SC but when the DELTA Forces started to conduct maneuvers there and then they constructed a dirt landing strip for the C-17 we could no longer conduct events there. It is owned by the U.S. Air Force and is used primarily for C-17 Globemaster III training by the 437th Airlift Wing and its Air Force Reserve "Associate" unit, the 315th Airlift Wing, at Charleston Air Force Base. Additional "bare base" operations are also conducted by the 20th Fighter Wing at Shaw Air Force Base and the 169th Fighter Wing at McEntire Air National Guard Station. Other units can utilize North with prior coordination with the 437 AW. The 437th Civil Engineering Squadron (437 CES) of the 437th Airlift Wing at Charleston AFB maintains a detachment to maintain and operate the airfield. The only permanently assigned personnel are 10 USAF firefighters and one civilian grounds keeper. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Auxiliary_Airfield


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I no longer have any contacts for North Air Force Auxiliary Airfield. They have a festival in North, SC every year that we used to coincide the SCCA events with http://www.woodford-sc.com/f_schedule.html


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« Reply #67 on: February 07, 2011, 01:06:13 PM »

I looked at the Eastern West VA airport's web site, WVAIRPORT.org, and it says that the runway is 7,815' long , but they have the land to expand it to 9,000', and they have recieved a grant to do so! They also have a restaurant on site, and all kinds of facilities. It appears that they are cool with holding events there,hopefully Milton can get some info, if so I think this place would be great. 
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« Reply #68 on: February 07, 2011, 03:37:09 PM »

Am pretty sure that Hunter AFB in Savannah is in active use(they come over my house regularly). Is anyone trying Spence Field in Moultrie, Ga.?
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« Reply #69 on: February 07, 2011, 04:27:02 PM »


a friend told me about this base in ny

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Griffiss_Air_Force_Base
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who would have guessed it would take so long to go so fast for such a short time?

2012 Wilmington mile
April meet,
p/pp-1350/4 record, 132.601mph

September meet,
p/pp-1350/4 record 139.915mph [bump]
p/pp-1650/4 record 142.364 mph
p/pp-2000/4 record 140.009 mph
p/pp-3000/4 record 144.511 mph

2013 Wilmington mile
July meet,
m/pg-1650/4 record 137.278
m/pg-2000/4 record 136.695

Sept meet,
p/pp-1350/4 record 141.1986 [bump]

2014  Wilmington mile
May meet
p/pp-1340/4 record 142.5855 [bump]
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« Reply #70 on: February 07, 2011, 07:09:01 PM »

I'm not positive but based on imagery I think the runway is a bit longer than that now with extensions having been added at both ends for turn around and safety.  I will try to contact them though and at least get the scoop on the length though.
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« Reply #71 on: February 07, 2011, 07:14:17 PM »

Will camping and RVs still be welcome at maxton for 2011.
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« Reply #72 on: February 07, 2011, 08:31:19 PM »

Will camping and RVs still be welcome at maxton for 2011.

Your tow rig is also your RV right ?  Seems like that would be ok... Nothing in the notification mentioned anything other than a map to tell us where we can and cannot go.

See you in April

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« Reply #73 on: February 08, 2011, 08:24:41 AM »

I'm not sure if it's been mentioned earlier in this thread, but has anyone thought about moving at least one of the races to Indianapolis? It's a racing mecca, centrally located in the Midwest, and lots of interstates lead to it so it's generally easy to get to. As for runways, the first one that comes to mind is Mount Comfort airport, which is just off I-70 about 15 miles east of Indy. Not sure of the length of their runways, though. Plus, it'd cut my travel time from two days to about a half hour.  grin
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« Reply #74 on: February 08, 2011, 08:39:50 AM »

The Cape is not a option. Since 9/11 Security has been crazy. United Space Allience is trying to make the shuttle "Private".  They want to continue 2 launches a year . There are lots of movements and launches other than the shuttle. It is a great runway. Too much equipt and it is all expensive.. A retired or active military person could get a visitors pass and watch from one of the VIP sections durning a launch. Now they won't even let you on unless you have official business. Or are on a official tour bus
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