Field


Flying site: The Indianapolis Executive Airport (formerly Terry Airport) in Zionsville, Northwest of Indianapolis. The flying site is on the West side of the airport property. Go South from state road 32 on county road 1100 East until you see our sign on the East side of the road (looking at the airport property). The gate has a padlock for airport security. Please contact any member for access. Our geotextile runway is 250 feet in length and 35 feet wide. Helicopter and Glider pilots are always welcome. Control line and free flight are not allowed. See map below for directions. For GPS users, our map coordinates are 40° 2’5.71″N, 86°15’35.57″W (this address should put your GPS in the correct place: 445 S 1100 E, Zionsville, IN 46077   GPS  40.034929, -86.260035).  The Field is open from dawn to dusk.

Visitors, please note: Our field is located on a secure section of Indianapolis Executive Airport.  The gates are LOCKED unless a member is present.  Please see the contacts page to have someone meet you at the field.

Field Mowing: 10 credits towards 2018 participating membership dues for each area mowed (takes 50-60 minutes).

  • Mowing is split into two sections:
    1. Field(runway) Area (Every 1-2 weeks). Blade height 3-4 (2-3 near runway)
    2. Shed Area (Every 2-3 weeks). Blade height 4-5
    Each area takes 45-60 minutes.
  • mow areas

Post Rain Reminder(or freeze/thaw):Please park on the gravel until the field dries up and please do NOT walk on the RUNWAY (when possible) if the ground near the flight stations is soft. Walking on a soft runway can leave your footprints underneath the fabric and may cause damage to other planes going over the foot hole you left. If you need to walk on the runway to access a model, please walk the SHORTEST path possible on the runway even if this means walking around the runway perimeter to get to the other side. Please be courteous to your fellow modelers/club members and respect our field.

Click on the this picture for directions:

Indywest Map location

 

Flying Area

Indywest flying area

The flying site amenities:

  • Member maintained field
  • Geotextile runway
  • Protected pilot stations
  • Shelter
  • 12v & 24v solar powered charging stations
  • 6 starting tables / stations
  • Picnic tables
  • Portalet
  • Stainless Propane Grill
  • Audio system
  • Wind sock
  • Wind meter

Wind Forecast:

http://www.windalert.com/map#40.03,-80.076,7,1,!5116,2

 

Entrance Banner:

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GEOTEXTILE RUNWAY Project 2014

New Spring 2014:  Geotextile Runways: Main 250′ x 35′, Crosswind 120′ x 35′ plus geotex covered pilot stations and taxi ways.

Updates:

April 12 installation – main runway complete.

April 20 – taxi ways and flight stations installed.

September 20 – crosswind runway installed.

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in air runway shot

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Crosswind plan:

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Geotextile runway installation photos:

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  • Club consensus approved runway project at March-13-2014 club meeting

  • Runway materials ordered March-19-2014

  • Supplies arrived Mar-20

  • Field prep started Mar-22

Planned similar to Mile High R/C Club

Indywest mockup

IndyWest RC Geotex Field Layout - 4 stations similar to Mile High

Mile High R/C

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  •  Links to other clubs using Geotextile runways