Flight to Loring Air force base

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Flight to Loring Air force base

Postby David » Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:22 pm

We did fly 6 RVs to the former Loring Air Force Base. The gaggle of 6 arrived at ME16 with permission from the authority. It was an incredible day to fly, blue skies with low winds. Looking down that 12800 ft runway was great. Even though I just used the 1st 500 to land on and then back taxi'd with my RV12, it still was a sight.
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Re: Flight to Loring Air force base

Postby Scooper » Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:28 pm

Looks like fun, David!

Several of us bay area locals fly as a group to the Castle Air Museum at the old Castle AFB (KMER] near Merced annually to coincide with the "open cockpit day" where most of the seventy plus restored vintage military aircraft are open to visitors.

It's always a thrill.
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Re: Flight to Loring Air force base

Postby Sling 2 Pilot » Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:15 pm

Dave, what’s with the permission required to land at Loring? No mention on ForeFlight or AirNav. Has it gone private?

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Re: Flight to Loring Air force base

Postby Scooper » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:49 pm

AirNav says "Private use. Permission required prior to landing."

https://www.airnav.com/airport/ME16

Phone: 207-328-7005
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Re: Flight to Loring Air force base

Postby Sling 2 Pilot » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:43 pm

I missed that Stan, thanks.

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Re: Flight to Loring Air force base

Postby David » Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:18 pm

Since it is private you need prior permission from the development authority that controls the base now.
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