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SMITH FIELD AIRPORT NEWS BLAST 

Friday, March 16th, 2012

IN THIS ISSUE

  

  

 

Sweet Aviation Ground School

 

Smith Field Summer Hours of Operation

 

2012 Smith Field Operations Team

 

New Lead Operations Coordinator

 

Smith Field Airport Events 2012

 

 

additional aerial 

 ribbon-cutting

 


 

RibbonCuttingSmith Field T-Hangar Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

 

 

Construction is now complete on a new 12-unit T-hangar facility at SMD, fulfilling the airport's growing demand for more hangar space. A formal ribbon-cutting and open house ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 1 PM inside hangar A-12. All tenants are invited to attend as we celebrate this exciting addition to SMD!

 

Smith Field now has a total of ten hangar units of various sizes and configurations, allowing enough space to store 68 aircraft. The new hangars are located just west of the existing Ivy Tech Aviation Maintenance Technology School off Ludwig Road. A new aircraft parking ramp will also be constructed to support the facility. Most of this work is eligible for funds under the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Improvement Program.

 

The current T-hangar development project is consistent with Smith Field's FAA approved land use plan at the airport. The plan also includes an additional two rows of T-hangars just west of the new facility. Airport officials hope that this future development will be soon but the project will follow a demand-based process.

 

 

 

*The second layer of asphalt and the electronic gate phase of the project

will begin approximately at the end of April.  When we have better dates and times we will provide notice to all tenants in the new hangar. *

SweetAviationSweet Aviation News!

 

 

 

Sweet Aviation Ground School is begins Saturday March 17th 2012. This is a 10 week course that will run from 8:00 a.m. until Noon every Saturday.



Private Pilot Ground School
The private pilot ground school presents the topics necessary to pass the private/sport pilot knowledge test. The knowledge test consists of 60 multiple-choice questions that are designed to validate a candidate's aeronautical knowledge.
Topics Covered
  1. Airplanes, aerodynamics, stability and control
  2. Aircraft systems, engine operation and flight systems
  3. E6B usage, airplane performance and weight and balance
  4. Airspace and navigation charts
  5. Airworthiness requirements and Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs)
  6. Flight physiology, aeronautical decision making
  7. Airport operations, traffic patterns
  8. Aviation weather and weather services
  9. Visual navigation, VFR flight planning, pilotage and dead reckoning
  10. Radio navigation (VOR, NDB, GPS, RNAV, DME)

 

 

Instrument Pilot Ground School
The instrument pilot ground school presents the topics necessary to pass the instrument pilot knowledge test. The knowledge test consists of 60 multiple-choice questions that are designed to validate a candidate's instrument flight related aeronautical knowledge.
Topics Covered
  1. Instrument rating overview, flight instruments and instrument scanning
  2. Aeronautical decision making and physiological factors
  3. Electronic navigation and holding patterns
  4. How the IFR system works and IFR Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs)
  5. IFR aviation weather theory and IFR weather charts
  6. Instrument approach charts
  7. Instrument approach procedures and GPS approach charts
  8. Instrument departure procedures and IFR enroute charts
  9. IFR flight planning: Scenario #1
  10. IFR flight planning: Scenario #2
  11. Review and completion of course
Call 260-267-5505 for information on the next session of instrument ground school.

 

SummerHoursSummer Hours of Operation

 

 

 

Effective March 25th 2012 Smith Field Terminal will resume its summer hours of Operation from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Hangar 2 tenants are reminded that in order to accomplish all close out requirements for our staff Hangar 2 will be closed at 8:45 p.m. every night so please coordinate with staff if your flight plans will be effected due to this restriction.

 

  

NewEmployees 2012 Smith Field Operations Team

 

The Fort Wayne - Allen County Airport Authority is pleased to welcome another new addition to our airport family.

 

Congratulations to Erika Wyss.  Erika has accepted our offer as the new part time SMD Operations Coordinator.  Recently hired as a CSA, Erika expressed her interested in the SMD position and was transferred effective Sunday, March 11.  When you see Erika please make her feel at home! 

  

NewLeadNew Lead Operations Coordinator

 

As everyone at Smith Field is aware I will be on Maternity Leave within the next week or two for 4-12 weeks.  In my absence Heather Rutkowski will be taking over all of my responsibilities as it pertains to Smith Field.  Heather is still fairly new to the Operation but I am confident that she will do an excellent job with everything here.  She is very motivated and a fast learner so please do not hesitate to approach her with any issues or ideas you may have to improve SMD in my absence, she is up for the challenge.  I will miss all of you while I am away but I will be back before you know it.

 

Tamara D. George

Lead Operations Coordinator

Smith Field Airport

 

 

EventsSmith Field Airport 2012 Events!

 

04/14/2012: Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA) Control Tower Tour at 9 AM - Details to come in the April newsletter.
 

05/05/2012: EAA Vintage Chapter 37 Young Eagles Rally at DeKalb County Airport (GWB) in Auburn, IN. Registration from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Flying from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. (*)

 

05/112012: EAA Chapter 2 meeting at 7 PM - Ivy Tech Building at Smith Field - Aeronautical Decision Making seminar by Craig Brown. (#)

  

05/12/2012: Young Eagles Rally at Smith Field Airport (SMD). Registration from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Flying from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. (*)

  

05/19/2012: International Learn to Fly Day Smith Field Airport (SMD) from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Further details coming soon! http://http://www.learntofly.org/

  

06/02/2012: EAA Vintage Chapter 37 Young Eagles Rally at DeKalb County Airport (GWB) in Auburn, IN. Registration from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Flying from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. (*)

  

06/08/2012: EAA Chapter 2 meeting at 7 PM - Ivy Tech Building at Smith Field - Aluminum Wing Rib Building Workshop. (#)

 

06/09/2012: Young Eagles Rally at Smith Field Airport (SMD). Registration from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Flying from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. (*)

 

06/16/2012: Smith Field Airport (SMD) at 5pm - Friends & Family Cookout.

 

07/13/2012: EAA Chapter 2 meeting at 7 PM - Ivy Tech Building at Smith Field - Oshkosh 'AirVenture' Information and Planning discussion by Joel Pierce. (#)

 

07/14/2012: Smith Field Airport (SMD) - Pancake Breakfast Fly-in / Drive-in from 7am - 11am.

 

07/23/2012: 07/29/2012: EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI.

 

08/10/2012: EAA Chapter 2 meeting at 7 PM - Brotherhood Mutual - Movie Night featuring The Horsemen Cometh. View the trailer here!

 

08/11/2012: Young Eagles Rally at Smith Field Airport (SMD). Registration from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Flying from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. (*)

 

08/12/2012: Husted Pancake Breakfast Fly-In at Husted Field. 8 AM to 10 AM.

 

09/01-02/2012: 122nd FW/Fort Wayne ANG Air Show.

3005 Ferguson Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46809-3158. Google Maps

For more information, contact Major Brian Frazier at 260-478-3484
Performers:
 
US Army Parachute Team Golden Knights
Airport: Fort Wayne International (FWA)
Field Elevation: 814 ft
Runway Length: 11,981 ft
Runway Orientation: 5-23
Unicom Frequency: 122.95
Fixed Base Operator: Atlantic Aviation
FBO Contact:
Hangar space available: Yes

 

09/08/2012: Young Eagles Rally at Smith Field Airport (SMD). Registration from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Flying from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. (*)

 

09/14/2012: EAA Chapter 2 meeting at 7 PM - Ivy Tech Building at Smith Field - Homebuilt Inspections Part II by Bill Terhune

 

10/12/2012: EAA Chapter 2 meeting at 7 PM - Ivy Tech Building at Smith Field - Discussion with a Fort Wayne Air National Guard spokesperson.

 

10/13/2012: Smith Field Airport (SMD) - Chili Lunch Fly-in/Drive-in from 11am - 2pm.

 

10/27/2012: Bus trip to the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Details to come!

 

11/09/2012: EAA Chapter 2 meeting at 7 PM - Ivy Tech Building at Smith Field - Elections, Roger Myers - Fort Wayne Aviation History. (#)

 

12/01/2012: EAA Chapter 2 meeting at 6 PM - Ivy Tech Building at Smith Field - 6pm - Annual Chapter 2 Christmas Party Pot-Luck Dinner.

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FORT WAYNE-ALLEN COUNTY AIRPORT AUTHORITY

Fort Wayne International Airport

3801 West Ferguson Road, Suite 209

Fort Wayne, IN 46809-3142

(260) 747-4146

www.FlyFWA.com

Smith Field Airport
426 W. Ludwig Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46825
(260) 489-5518

www.SMDAirport.com


About Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority
The Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority (FWACAA) was created in 1985 and is responsible for managing the Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA) and Smith Field (SMD). In the last few years, FWACAA has undergone an aggressive improvement plan at SMD which included the construction of an aircraft maintenance training facility in partnership with Ivy Tech, the installation of an Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS) in partnership with Parkview Hospital, the installation of a compass swing site in partnership with the 99's, the rehabilitation of both runways 13/31 and 5/23, the lighting of runway 13/31, the installation of a self-serve aviation fuel system, and various facility, electrical, storm water, and pavement improvements. The Authority is governed by a six-member board appointed by both the Mayor of Fort Wayne and the Allen County Commissioners. For more information about the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority, visit
www.FWAirport.com.