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LANDING AT LORING (ME16)
Contact Lisa at lisacub503@yahoo.com
August 13-15, 2021
Here is the information on the Loring Days Fly-In. If you are planning on flying in read the Landing Permit form below.  This permit covers all who are flying in this weekend. All you have to do is please read it, carefully! Also, see airport diagram below for (airplane) camping and parking directions. CAP will be there flying all weekend. The power parachute group will also be flying Friday evening and early Saturday. Look out for everyone! This is an exciting opportunity to be at this former SAC station and land on this 2.3 mile runway, and we thank all of those who have made this possible!! We (Lisa & Steve) will be arriving Saturday morning, and camping out that night.
Landing Permission Form Loring

1. Look over your landing area for animals, people or vehicles
2. Be aware of other traffic (CAP/Power Parachutes)
3. Bring your own tie-downs
4. Food truck for lunch (burgers and such) on Sunday
5. CAP will also be doing breakfast Sunday morning
6. No (aviation repair) services or fuel at the airport. Caribou and Presque Isle have these services.
7. Ignore the “X” on the runway for this weekend only (Friday-Saturday-Sunday)
8. Limited security. There is no fence around this massive facility or the runway (see #1)
9. VFR daylight landings ONLY. No VASI lights. Unicom freq. is 123.00
10. Runways 01/19. Left hand traffic and 01 is the calm wind runway.
11. Bring food and water. Water at Loring is NOT potable.
12. Bathroom facilities (see airport diagram below) 
AUG 14-15
LORING DAYS at the Museum…
Come celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Desert Storm/Shield with the…
Loring Air Museum
Loring International Airport-Limestone, ME
Saturday 8-4 and Sunday 9-2
https://loringmilitaryheritagecenter.com/
The Airport
Loring International Airport (ME16) or (LIZ)
12,101 long by 300 feet wide
Unicom: 123.0
www.airnav.com/airport/ME16
 Loring Days | Facebook

The red area has been mowed and we can push the planes back onto the grass to tie down and camp under the wing. The green area would work well for day visitors airplane parking. The blue area would work well for food vendors. The yellow circle to the southwest has 2 bathrooms and running water.

Additional info
Bunker Inn
The Inn at 17 Virginia Place, Limestone ME 04750; 207-325-6072 has rooms. The rate is about $75 a night. There is a conference/training room that can hold about 25 to 30 individuals. 

** IMPORTANT UPDATES & INFORMATION ON
MAINE’S AIRPORT CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS…

Eastport
Eastport Municipal Airport (KEPM) Runway 33 & 15 will be closed for reconstruction beginning May 3 2021. Construction will be completed sometime late summer. Check NOTAMS for details.
Lincoln
The Lincoln Regional Airport (KLRG) reconstruction is slated to begin on 4/26/21—completion is expected around mid-August. The seaplane base will remain open during the project.
Wiscasset
The Wiscasset Municipal Airport (KIWI) airport project is expected to begin in mid to late July through August. Stay tuned for further details. And, remember always check NOTAMS!

KIWI KOFFEE FLY-IN
Great turn-out on a unseasonably warm April day yesterday (April 10) with 20+ airplanes. Thanks to all who braved the warm weather and clear skies to fly (and drive) to the Wiscasset Airport for the 1st in a series of these Coffee (and donuts) Fly-Ins. If you missed this one we have 6 more of these monthly fly-ins. Next one is at Millinocket in May. Stay tuned for the pop-up date. Thanks again for playing it safe and making this a fun and successful coffee break! These events are from 9-11AM. 

 

MONTHLY COFFEE FLY-INS:
APRIL-Wiscasset (KIWI) (we will aim for the 10 or 11th)
MAY-Millinocket (KMLT)
JUNE-Pittsfield (2B7)
JULY-Tibs Field or Eastern Slopes-Fryeburg (tentative)
AUGUST-Biddeford (B10)
SEPTEMBER-Chase Memorial Airfield Dover-Foxcroft (44B)
OCTOBER-Sugarloaf Regional Airport-Carrabassett Valley (B21) 


Here we are–year two and still dealing with the coronavirus in our personal and aviation worlds. As things start to open up a bit, here at MAA we are hard at work keeping the pilot community educated, informed and entertained during these continued uncertain times. The good news is that fly-ins and safety seminars are starting to appear on the horizon. MAA has created monthly Coffee Fly-In’s at different airport hangars around the state. These “pop-up” events from 9-11AM are a way to reconnect with our aviation community.

FOR MORE 2021 EVENTS GO TO THE CALENDAR PAGE

As a MAA member you receive on-going updates via e-mail of current events–stay tuned for further information on these “pop-up” coffee dates and other events throughout New
England and beyond. What not a MAA member? Go to the membership page and join today!
“I Spy From the Sky”: The second installment of this fun
flying event is upcoming with exciting prizes and interesting new landmarks to discover.
Project Destinations: Looking for a place to fly to on floats or wheels? We will be launching flying destination ideas and compiling a list of places around New England to fly into for lunch, and to hike, bike and explore.

Airport Bikes
Bicycles will be stationed at the following locations from May to October

NEW LOCATION BIKES ARE NOW AT KPQI-Presque Isle International Airport
Thanks to the Northern Maine Flying Club at KPQI there are now 4 bikes at the airport. northernmeflyingclub@gmail.com
CHASE MEMORIAL AIRPORT-DOVER FOXCROFT (44B)
&
BRUNSWICK EXECUTIVE AIRPORT (BXM)
&
THE BETHEL AIRPORT (0B1)
&
SUGARLOAF REGIONAL AIRPORT-CARRABASSET
VALLEY (B21)
&
Presque Isle International Airport (KPQI)
*NEW-USE VFR SQUAWK CODE FOR THE LOCKS
Please lock bikes at all times when not in use and bring your own helmet. Ride on…