Mcghee Tyson (Airport Autocrosses)

Discussion of the search for new Solo II pavement.
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Post by thrdeye » Wed May 02, 2007 12:08 pm

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=35.8 ... &z=16&om=1

Don't know what that concrete pas is in the NW corner, but it opens to the road in two places. Paddock on either side.
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Post by scottgib » Wed May 02, 2007 12:20 pm

That lot is huge - 800'x900'. There are some spots on the concrete that I can't identify -- maybe drains or tie-down points?

Anyone know anything about this lot on the southwest corner of the main runway?
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Post by MARKP » Wed May 02, 2007 12:29 pm

Not sure about directions on the map but if you are looking at the place where there are 2 commercial jets parked, that is the Delta maintainence area.

There is a spot on the other end of the field that has lots of nice new concrete in that picture.

Also, there is a smaller area on the military section that appears to be vacant in that picture. That might hold some possibility. I would guess final approval would come from three different people for each area.
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Post by thrdeye » Wed May 02, 2007 12:32 pm

Let's show up with some cones and knock on the door..... :lol:
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Post by Steve-o » Wed May 02, 2007 5:18 pm

The next Sebring! Maybe we can use some bits of the runway have a 3min course!! :D Shades of Grand Theft Auto!
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Post by ChuckM » Wed May 02, 2007 9:17 pm

The area over by the Fed-Ex depot would be a dream come true. With some luck it might be dormant on Sunday. Even a relatively small chunk of that area would be awewome..just playing a hunch, but it looked to me like
there was room for 2 minute course or more..

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Post by MARKP » Tue Dec 04, 2007 4:27 pm

http://www.satellite-sightseer.com/id/9 ... on_Airport

Take a look at this image. It is old but the area at the bottom that is bare dirt is now developed and appears to have a nice chunk of pavement now. It is close to the taxiway but was empty when I was by there earlier today. Hmm...
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Post by disneyd » Tue Dec 04, 2007 4:53 pm

I think the problem with airport concrete now is security. I doubt there is any way they'll let a bunch of cars anywhere near the runway. Wouldn't hurt to ask though...
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Post by Crash477 » Tue Dec 04, 2007 5:04 pm

Would be awesome! I know there are other clubs that use airports. Im not sure if they have a friend that works there, or how they got their "in."
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Post by PushinTheLimit » Tue Dec 04, 2007 5:43 pm

I'd be up for it for sure... thats pretty close to home for me. :D

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Post by MARKP » Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:34 pm

disneyd wrote:I think the problem with airport concrete now is security. I doubt there is any way they'll let a bunch of cars anywhere near the runway. Wouldn't hurt to ask though...
The Toledo Pro Solo held in August this year is on an active airport similar to ours. The proximity to the active portion of the airport is even similar. It is definitely doable if the powers that be at our particular airport are open to it.
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Post by thrdeye » Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:06 pm

Here's a list of airport that have been used for solo. This was in 2003, so, post 9/11

Central Central Illinois Rantoul,IL Rantoul Aviation Ctr
Central Chicago Toledo, OH Toledo Express
Central Columbus SCC Columbus, IN Walesboro
Central Detroit Oscoda, MI Oscoda-Wurtsmith
Central Ft Wayne Converse, IN Converse
Central Ft Wayne Peru, IN Grissom Aeroplex
Central Great River Rock Falls, IL Whiteside County
Central Ohio Valley Columbus, OH OSU Airport
Central Saginaw Valley Midland, MI Barstow Airport
Central Southern Indiana Lawrenceville, IL Mid America Air Park
Central Southern Indiana Owensboro, KY Owensboro Airport
Central Southern WV Greenbriar, WV Laidley Field
Midwest Arkansas Alabama Walnut Ridge
Midwest Arkansas Little Rock, AL North Little Rock
Midwest Kansas Topeka, KS Forbes Field
Midwest Mississippi Columbus, MS Columbus AFB
Midwest Mississippi Grenada, MS Grenada Municipal
Midwest Wichita Winfield, KS Strother Field
Northeast Central PA Philipsburg, PA Midstate Regional
Northern Pacific Reno Reno, NV Reno Stead
Northern Pacific San Francisco Atwater, CA Castle Airport
Northern Pacific San Francisco Marina, CA Marina Municipal
Rocky Mountain Montana Helena, MT Helena Regional
Rocky Mountain Utah Wendover, NV Wendover
Southeast Alabama Wiregrass Enterprise AL Skelly Field
Southeast Blue Ridge Lynchburg, VA Mercer County
Southeast Buccaneer Jacksonville, FL Whitehouse Airfield
Southeast Central Florida Region Deland, FL Deland Airport
Southeast Central Florida Region Pensacola, FL Bronson Field
Southeast Old Dominion Virginia Beach Pungo Airfield
Southeast Southern Florida Ft. Meyers, FL Buckingham
Southern Pacific Arizona Border Tucson, AR Pinal Airpark
Southwest Texas Bedford, TX Pennington Field
Pocatella, ID Pocatella
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Post by TonyBolton » Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:13 pm

I think we're located in Tennessee. Might be better to check that state for a closer driver. ;)
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Post by whenry » Fri Dec 14, 2007 5:03 pm

This post began under "McGheeTyson" and really should be under airport autocross.
We have the FAA closing regs and getting a FBO to close a minor airport for a day is still possible. I am not sure about a major field like McGheeTyson with its military component. We did talk yrs ago with the National Guard about using some of their pavement(partially as an entertainment for the students who were based there during training) prior to 9/11 but even then the base could be declared closed and off- limits to us at any time if the alert code rose above a certain level. In other words it wouldnt take much and in the words of Clint, do you feel lucky?
Almost all of the fields listed fall into the minor airport ranking. Rockwood only has a single long runway with no taxiways; Monroe Co, McMinn Co and Sevier Co are more likely targets. Loudon Co is thinking about building an airport for all the super rich guys who are buying yachts from Christensen and would fly in to watch the build progress and pick out drapes, etc.
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Post by Pewter Sonoma » Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:01 am

Any update on this?
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