Annual Hawkefield Fly-in
16th Annual ! HawkeField Fly-In
Sunday September 11, 2011
Our biggest gathering of Oshawa area pilots and aviation buffs
Orono, Ontario, East of Oshawa
Come on out to the RAA Oshawa District Recreational Aircraft Association organized Fly-in at Hawkefield, N44 00, W 78 39, 620 ASL (private strip) It’s a friendly gathering of pilots and enthusiasts, their families, and their ultra-lights, amateur-builts, war-birds and certified aircraft from all parts of southern Ontario. Land on the best 3,300 foot grass strip around. Overnight camping on field is available, if required. ( No facilities.)
- Keep all circuits to the WEST, avoiding residential areas.
- Traffic advisory frequency is 122.775.
- NORDO aircraft to follow standard arrival procedures.
- Circuit height is 1600 feet ASL.
- Field is 620 ASL
- Please keep safety as a first priority and comply with Transport Canada regulations.
- Note the runway 18 threshold is displaced 300 feet to avoid parked aircraft.
FLY MART buy and sell available on site . Bring your treasures to swap and sell.
Lunch by the Bowmanville Kinnetts
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ENTER THE RAFFLE ! You could win a ride in a classic Tiger Moth biplane !
2008 Barnyard Fly-in
Hi guys first of all I would like to thank those who came out to help at the fly-in, I think we can mark it down in the archives as a great success and a job well done. We had between 37 and 50 planes fly-in, not a large number for us but not small either. The unique thing about this years fly-in was that it all happened in a short time , planes started to arrive a little before 10 and they where all gone about one thirty. Once the dark clouds and a few rain drops showed up, pilots headed for their planes and the departure activities elevated to a new high and I am pleased say the marshaling crew handled it without a hitch. Nice work guys, Thank you for a job well done.
The day continued on for a short while and with a thorough drenching we decided to leave the tent up take it down when it was drier. The dryness came on Wed. so it was out after supper to put things away.
I would also like to extend a thank you to Wayne Ellis for lending his voice for a while and bringing the PA system to life with his extra level of enthusiasm, thanks for the hand Wayne.
Of course to Hanu for the airfield, toilets, and corn all things contributed to the great success. The Cadets and the Kinets for the parking and the food concession, a big thanks to you guys also.
Moving on I would like to mention the fall colors fly-ins happening around the province one up in Bancroft, one in Stanhope, and usually one happens up the Collingwood way so keep your ears to the ground and have get out there to do some visiting.
Garth Wallace will be visiting Oshawa as a guest speaker on Nov. 7 this should be a good fun filled evening courtesy of Copa Flight 70. There is a lot going on this fall and I will try to keep you informed.
2003 Barnyard Fly-in
"BEST FLY-IN YET"
HAWKE FIELD - September 7, 2003: That was the place and the day when Ross Ferguson's magnificent replica Spitfire was publicly unveiled. It was our 8th annual Barn Yard Fly-In, one that many visitors and members of Oshawa District RAA members will remember in the years to come. A "tip of the hat" goes not only to Ross but to Fly-In Chairman Wayne McCarron, the Fly-In team leaders and the hard working group of members, assisted by some wives and several COPA members. They took our annual Barn Yard Fly-In to a new level this year and the weather cooperated.
Our Fly-In log lists 117 aircraft lining the aircraft parking area at Hawke Field, among them two replica Spitfires, two gyrocopters, a helicopter, and at least a dozen show quality homebuilts, war birds and restored aircraft along with the many other homebuilts, certifieds, ultralights and trikes. A powered parachute arrived by car but as the day wound down there were so many airplanes still to leave that the pilot decided not to fly. Seeing so many planes was a great site but to me the most satisfying part of it all were the comments from visiting pilots as they were preparing to leave. Several praised both our hosts, Karen and Hannu Halminen for the beautiful site they provided at Hawke Field, and the daylong dedication and enthusiasm of the chapter's "on field" crew - from our eagle eyed radio staff with their new base radio in their new tower and the marshals with their new fluorescent paddles who guided the planes to their parking area, to the members who had the sometimes difficult job of pushing the planes back into their parking spots.
"It was the best ever," said one pilot. Others asked where we found so much good help and several mentioned the new feature this year - runway markings painted on the grass by Reg Gardner and Rudy Riss which were highly visible from the air. Reg also supplied the radios that kept the ground crew in touch with each other.
HELP KINETTES PROJECTS
Everyone seemed to enjoy the free corn, and food thanks to the Kinettes of Bowmanville. And we can feel good knowing the proceeds will help finance the Kinettes good works. The corn cookers were provided by Eastman Steeves and Hannu.
Security worked unobtrusively but well, which is the way it should work There were only a few problems -- the most worrisome being a couple of children unaccompanied by parents wandering into the aircraft parking area and, in two or three instances, groups of adults talking and walking with their backs to aircraft taxiing out, ignoring the waving and shouting of marshals and security.
The Chadburn Squadron Air Cadets did a great job of keeping automobile and motorcycle traffic from blocking the driveway entrance area around the hangar, sometimes a problem in previous years, and getting drivers to go all the way back to the car park area. And with so many "drive in" visitors this year it was often a long way back.
Fortunately they were not needed but we felt reassured by the presence of professional Fire Fighter Tony McCraw, Paramedic Ed McDiarmid, Danielle Richards who looked after our First Aid Station and Doug Millson who brought a large farm tractor with fork lifts to be used in the rescue if any one should become trapped in an overturned aircraft.
A special thanks to those members who came early to set up tents, chairs and tables for the RAA's seminar held in the hangar and for the RAA booth where we sold hats and magazines. Many where still there at the end of the day to put things away and help clean up. (Pictures)
Winner of the draw for a ride in the Waco was Kyle Vowles of Bailieboro.
2000 Barnyard Fly-in
The weather wasn't great and I'm sure a few things went wrong but Sept. 10,2000, was a day all Oshawa RAA members should recall with pride. I've never been associated with a more dedicated group than all those volunteers from our chapter and several wives who worked together to make our 5th Annual Barnyard Fly-In at Hawkefield such a success.
There is always room for improvement but to put it into perspective we must look back over the steady progress made each year as we strive to create that kind of grass roots recreational aviation event that everyone can enjoy. The turnout despite the low cloud and fog that day proved just how successful we have been. Even though we had only about half the number of planes arriving as in '99, we sold out of food by the end of the day.
Why? With their planes grounded pilots, some from as far away as 80 or 90 miles, were determined not to miss our fly-in and came by car. For the first time many brought along their families. It was something they probably couldnt do previous years because they lacked room in their plane, but as a result we had more people attending then ever before.
For the first time we offered valuable information sessions for recreational aircraft builders and owners in the Hawkefield hanger. Allan Mahon, head of Canada’s amateur aviation inspection program, drove in from London to give a presentation on what builders must do to get their homebuilts into the air, and Transport Canada’s Wayne Juniper had the latest information for us on the new owner maintenance legislation.