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Offline A2WindTunnel

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Re: The Facility Search....
« Reply #75 on: April 13, 2011, 11:28:02 AM »
I didn't say NM is exactly in the middle.  I was figuratively saying that it's in a region of the US where people could travel from east and west.  And John, would that be a history class or geography class? The geographic center of the contiguous (lower) 48 states is about four miles west of Lebanon, Kansas, at 98°35' West 39°50' North. (So yes i was way off, are we really going to spend time to bitch about it?)

The fact is this..This is for the landspeed racing comunity there are only so many possible locations to host and event in the US. Yes, there are a few potential locations in the east, BUT I have not heard of one yet that is a definite yes. So, until then its just ideas fella (why beat someone up?) Aren't we all on here for the same thing? (speed). And trust me slim, I find it more entertaining that offensive..
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Re: The Facility Search....
« Reply #76 on: April 13, 2011, 06:41:42 PM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Auxiliary_Airfield.

 facility has been used for police training and boy scout stuff, so it is not out of the realm to allow outside use.

stricktly a training facility,  I think there are two structures.......and an on site Fire Dept.

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Re: The Facility Search....
« Reply #77 on: April 14, 2011, 07:05:32 PM »
I think California, Texas and the Salt Flats have NM pretty well surrounded with venues.  I just hope we can find something near the central Carolinas so that we get to see all the same folks who can make it to Maxton.  Sure, a nice smooth surface up in Ohio or PA would be nicely located for me to run on but I sure don't want it to happen at the expense of not seeing the folks from down south every meet.

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Re: The Facility Search....
« Reply #78 on: April 14, 2011, 08:05:06 PM »
Everybody would love a venue in their backyard, but it gets expensive for racers like myself to travel 1,000 miles to Maxton.     I would mind seeing several different Venues and a rotating schedule to attract more people to the sport.  Some months it would be a short trip, some months a little longer.
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Re: The Facility Search....
« Reply #79 on: April 15, 2011, 10:56:17 AM »
Has anyone thought about talking to Star Racing,their new facility in Americus GA is just about to break earth.
I know they are only currently putting in a 1/4 mile plus road course, but if you get in early there maybe a buy in option?

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Re: The Facility Search....
« Reply #80 on: April 15, 2011, 07:52:37 PM »
Here is another one to drool over.......asphalt poem

North auxillary airfield.  North, SC


Actually probably not a bad idea,  it is owned by the military, so even if we did get to use it we could be thrown out at any time.     It does not look like it is used as an active airport, just for training.   
Here is a link:   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Auxiliary_Airfield


Here is a previous post of mine about North Air Force Auxiliary Airfield. Since I posted this on the Landracing Forum Home > East Coast Timing Association Discussion > ECTA General Chat (Moderator: Seldom Seen Slim) > Important ECTA notice thread I learned that there have been attempts at using North for SCCA events with negative results.

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


Here is a link to a more current view on Google Maps;

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=North+Auxilary+field,+sc&aq=&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=33.160552,79.013672&ie=UTF8&hq=North+Auxilary+field,&hnear=South+Carolina&ll=33.608508,-81.079016&spn=0.017013,0.038581&t=k&z=15



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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Re: The Facility Search....
« Reply #81 on: April 16, 2011, 08:59:07 PM »
Everybody would love a venue in their backyard, but it gets expensive for racers like myself to travel 1,000 miles to Maxton.     I would mind seeing several different Venues and a rotating schedule to attract more people to the sport.  Some months it would be a short trip, some months a little longer.

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Re: The Facility Search....
« Reply #82 on: April 30, 2011, 05:59:57 AM »
Just to say Hey and check back in.... YES WE ARE STILL LOOKING....  Joe and I are actively pursuing options...

I am totally open to a community with 2 0r 3 miles of great open road with no drainage ditches... ( they just don't exist in most places )

We're even looking at a couple of unusual options.  ( doubt they will pan out but we're looking )...



Y'all keep bringing up options and we'll keep evaluating them for suitability....   ( I check this thread once a week or so )...

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Re: The Facility Search....
« Reply #83 on: May 08, 2011, 09:40:55 AM »
Thanks Keith and Joe for working so diligently to find ECTA a new home. I'm sure my fellow racers share in my appreciation. Even though we have only been involved in racing for the last 3 years, we enjoy the experience at ECTA events. We look forward to continuing the opportunity to be part of the ECTA family well into the future.
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Re: The Facility Search....
« Reply #84 on: June 06, 2011, 08:50:25 PM »
CAPE CANAVERAL FL – 15,000 ft runway – has been for lease in the past. Here are some links from 2005 & 2006 regarding rent the strip. Wouldn’t need the fuel, facilities etc – just the runway. They list a contact person in one of the articles. Now that the shuttle is done for a while – they may be even more eager to do something since for us racers.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11842611/ns/technology_and_science-space/t/rent-one-space-shuttle-runway/

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,187999,00.html
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Re: The Facility Search....
« Reply #85 on: June 06, 2011, 09:17:06 PM »
Cape Canaveral would be great for a Feb, March, April. Oct, Nov  heck anytime but Summer,,


wow  15,000 foot  we could run a mile and or a 1.5 mile course.

I hope this is on ECTA's  list to look into ???

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Re: The Facility Search....
« Reply #86 on: June 06, 2011, 09:30:35 PM »
Found another rental article for 2011 -

http://www.space.com/10690-nasa-renting-kennedy-space-center.html

Also looked at the facility via Google Earth and if they won't rent the runway - they have some nice flat, paved 2 lane straight access roads on the site that run parallel to the runway. Looks like they are 23 -25 ft wide - and over 10,000 ft long. However, perhaps too narrow for our use??
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