Spirit of St. Louis 2 Open Hangar and Young Eagles' day, Oct 22
Come on out and enjoy the great fall weather on Saturday, October 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. when Robert Ragozzino and crew will be opening up their Spirit of St. Louis 2 project hangar for all to see. Come see how modern craftsmen are re-creating a historical aircraft from the original plans, hand-building the machine from traditional materials using traditional techniques and tools. Learn about Lindbergh's original solo, non-stop flight from New York to Paris in 1927, and Robert's plan to recreate this 33 1/2 hour flight on its' 90 anniversary on May 20-21, 2017.
If you're between the ages of 8 and 18 we will be giving free airplane rides right outside the hangar (parental permission required, of course!), and our local Civil Air Patrol squadron will be cooking hamburgers and hot dogs for a donation.
When arriving at the airport (451 Airport Road, Novato), Binford Road will drop you right in the parking lot. The Young Eagles' registration desk will be right there in front of you, and The Spirit of St. Louis 2 hangar is to your right; look for signs and people to help direct you inside.
If you have questions contact us at EAA1232@gmail.com
Welcome to the gfca website
Gnoss Field Community Association (GFCA) was incorporated July 30, 2010 as a non-profit public benefit corporation. GFCA is an IRS 501(c) (3) organization, so donations are tax deductible. Our mission is to promote and protect the interests of Gnoss Field users, tenants, and the community, and to promote the public interest in aviation, aviation safety and service in Marin County.
The pilots that use Gnoss Field banded together because we believe that by combining our voices we can be heard in ways not possible as individuals acting separately. We included the word community in our name because we think that the public should know that our airport is a valuable resource for everyone, not just pilots.
The airport serves all of Marin County; it hosts the Civil Air Patrol, medical helicopters, Angel Flights and the Sheriff's Department. In addition, Gnoss Field provides a base for flights that serve the local business community. Those of us who base our airplanes at Gnoss make a significant financial contribution to Marin County and to Novato schools through personal property and fuel taxes, hangar rental and tie down fees.
We hope that you find this website useful. Your thoughts and suggestions on how we can make it more helpful are most welcome.