April 6, 2012
By Jill W. Tallman
Sugar Valley Airport in Mocksville, N.C., will dedicate a friendship fire circle at its spring fly-in/drive-in on April 21.
One of the first of dozens of fire circles to be created at small airports around the nation, Sugar Valley’s is intended to become a focal point for fellowship and recreational activities for visitors and residents. It was developed in partnership with the Honda Flying Club of Greensboro.
The airport has planned a full slate of activities, including a skydiving event, spot landing and “Bomb the Bismarck” contests, helicopter flights, Young Eagles flights, hay rides, and musical presentations. The event kicks off at 8:30 a.m.; the dedication of the fire circle will be held at 2:30 p.m. For more information on the fly-in or to purchase a brick for the fire circle, see the website.
AOPA Technical Editor Jill W. Tallman is an instrument-rated private pilot who owns a Piper Cherokee 140.
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