Just a few last minute notes before the race.
For those of you who are not familiar with the field:
Thunderbird Field is located in Mustang Park on the south shore of Benbrook Lake. It is on property leased by the club from the US Army Corps of Engineers.
GPS coordinates for the Corps of Engineers gate are 32.592909, -97.479741. Or the address, 4300 Winscott Plover Road, Fort Worth, TX can be entered. This is the entrance to Mustang Park. Drive to the end of the entrance road and turn left at the stop sign.
The Corps provides RV hookups at its facilities in Bear Creek Campground (west of the field) and South Holiday (northwest across the lake). There is NOT direct access to the field from Bear Creek. Bear Creek is not open year round. Contact the Corps at 817-292-244 for information.
The Corps allows free admission to the park to AMA card holders. Show your AMA card at the gate and ask for a "Thunderbird pass" Others are required to pay the normal lake admission fees.
AMA membership is required and pilots are required to post their AMA cards in the frequency board prior to transmitter turn on. The AMA Safety code is posted at the board. Club rules are also posted and both are shown below.
Lunch will be catered BBQ from Riscky's BBQ in Benbrook.
Try to get there early so that I can get the matrix made up. Entry fee is $20 and includes lunch
Expect to have to help out at the pylons when the other event is flying.
See you there.