Old School Fly-In & Airshow No.11 Campout and Barbecue

October 6-8, 2017
Commemorating 106 years of Ranger Airfield
Showers available for campers
Rides to hotels

*Radial and inline-powered aircraft pilots and passengers eat BBQ lunch free*

Saturday Airshow ~ Fly-ins: No attendance fee. Drivers: Adults $10, kids 17 and under free. BBQ lunch $10 donation – while it lasts. Gate opens 9:00am. Short airshow begins 1:00pm. Free parking. Proceeds support volunteer-maintained Ranger Airfield and this event.

♦ Schedule

♦ Where to Stay

♦ Performers

♦ Flyer

♦ Airfield Information

♦ Fuel

RSVP appreciated: jared@rangerairfield.org



Friday October 6

  • 5:00 p.m. Hamburgers
  • 6:30 p.m. 30 minute airshow (field CLOSED 6:30 – 7:00p)
  • Fire pit & drinks

Saturday October 7

  • Breakfast
  • 11:30 a.m. Choice, slow-smoked brisket served to pilots and passengers
  • 1:00 p.m. 1 hour airshow (field CLOSED 1:00 – 2:00p)
  • Dinner run to Mary’s Café – Strawn, TX – home to Mary’s famous chicken fried steak
  • Fire pit & drinks

Sunday October 8

  • Breakfast

It has been asked when is the best time to arrive Friday. I would make plans to arrive after 3:00. Keep in mind fly-ins should arrive before 6:30 as the field will be CLOSED from 6:30p-7:00p Friday evening for a short airshow. Sunset is 7:16 so there will be a window to arrive or depart after the show. If you missed the burgers at 5:00 the grill will be available after the show. I will have a number of beers and liquor for friends. If we have not met all you need to do is introduce yourself and you will be welcome to partake – the more friends the better. The fire will be burning until the last person calls it a night.

If you plan to camp, showers will be available Saturday morning 7:00-9:00a at Ranger College (right next to the airfield). If you are staying at a hotel, no problem, we’ll get you set up with transportation to and from your hotel.

There will be a number of items available for breakfast Saturday & Sunday morning.

Saturday’s lunch will be served around 11:30 – choice brisket slow-smoked with pecan.

The field will be CLOSED Saturday at 1:00p and will open immediately after the show. The airshow is less than an hour, typically three to five aerobatic acts.

For those planning to stay Saturday night, the showers and transportation will be the same as Friday. Some guests will be going to Mary’s Café in Strawn that evening. If you would like to go talk to me about a ride. The fire pit will be hot Saturday evening for those who have already had enough beef for the weekend and want to stay back. Drinks again around the pit.

Traffic is SEE and AVOID. You might hear someone offering guidance over the radio but do not plan for that. Any guidance given is only offered as support. It is each pilots responsibility to maintain distance from other aircraft. Plan to use SEE and AVOID.

Go arounds (flybys) are not discouraged so long as the pattern is flown and the pass is not downwind. Runway 1 and 19 are standard (left) pattern. Pattern altitude is 1000 ft. agl.

Main things to remember:
Field closed Friday 6:30p-7:00p 
Field closed Saturday 1:00p to approximately 2:00p
Field elevation 1470 ft.
Runway 1-19 3400 x 75 ft.
CTAF 122.9 – If you have a radio announce briefly. Example: “Yellow biplane, downwind 19” Be looking for NORDO aircraft.
See and Avoid!
If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask.  jared@rangerairfield.org  or  254-433-1267

2014 Performers Included:

2016 Performers:

Aaron Taylor – T6

Ron Cain – de Havilland Chipmunk

Stephen Covington – Super Pitts Viper2

Mark Mastren – DR 109 Rhino

Where to Stay:

Where to Stay:

Sunset Inn
6750 I-20 at Exit 349
Ranger, TX 76470

La Quinta Inn & Suites
10150 I-20 at Exit 343
Eastland, TX 76448
$81 King
$91 Double
Call La Quinta direct: 254.629.1414  to receive rate. Code: Ranger Airshow

Holiday Inn Express
1460 East Main St at Exit 343
Eastland, TX 76448
$90 King
$91 Double
Call Holiday Inn direct and request Ranger Airshow rate: 254.629.8071

3900 I-20 East at Exit 343
Eastland, TX 76448


2009 Ranger Airshow

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About Jared

Jared Calvert is a volunteer caretaker of Ranger Airfield. He is a commercial rated pilot and owns several flying and project vintage aircraft.

17 Responses to “Old School Fly-In & Airshow No.11 Campout and Barbecue”

  1. Jared,
    Captain Spencer Hodge will be flying his Newly Rebuild 1943 D17S Beech StaggerWing.
    Fig Newton will be onboard, Current CFI Staggerwing Instructor. We are looking forward to seeing you Saturday at 0900 .

  2. Hi Jared and all the pilots!!

    WOW!!! That was a fantastic show!!!

    My family and I loved it!!! It was a pleasure meeting the pilots and families, seeing all the planes, the stunts were amazing.. OMG!!! And Jared, thank you for the rides in your plane. That was a memory that we will always remember. God Bless Everyone!!!
    Traci and Family

  3. Still have some work to do but Planning on arriving Friday with my 45 Tcraft and camp on field.

  4. My wife and I are looking forward to the fly-in and camp out this year. It is always a great adventure looking at all the planes for ideas to use.

  5. Jared:

    It was great to find your web site and chat with you on the phone today. I’m looking forward to having NC77605 at your event in October!

  6. Hi Jared, I’m attending this year’s flyin.
    I’m bringing the oldest surviving Beech Bonanza
    Serial # 4. It is based at Parker County airport.
    Looking forward to the flyin.
    You’re doing a great job keeping the airport going.
    Ray Johnson

  7. Cant make it Friday. Planning on arriving Saturday and depart Sunday.

  8. Jared,
    The 195 won’t make it this year.
    We plan to bring the Beech 18.


  9. Thx Jared
    Planning on being there with my ol lady Tigermoth

  10. Traci McCarty May 23, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    Great Job!! We are looking forward to seeing the planes fly. Great event for Ranger!!! Traci

  11. Looking forward to flying the Maule M7 to the fly-in this weekend. I’ll be there mid-afternoon Friday and set up the tent:)

  12. Say what!!!

    You have got to be kidding. Put up a temporary tower and that will be the end of this fly-in!


  13. Jared,

    Ellie & I will be arriving on Friday in 72B. We hope that our SWPC chapter will also be in attendance.

    I wonder if the FAA would provide a temp tower for you this year? It gets rather interesting on Saturday in the pattern!


  14. Jared, Looks like I can finally make the airshow. I’m excited to have the chance to visit. See you soon!

  15. Very nice site!

  16. Good to see it’s gonna happen again. Nice work Jared…

  17. Great Show! It was great getting to see the planes up close and for the kids to see some planes. We’ll be at 2013!

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