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There was a mixup in the calendar listing Don Campbell as the speaker, but he'll be here in October. Brian Brown, his wife and daughter survived a crash in the mountains In winter. He's written a book not only about the ordeal he and his family went through, but about the remarkable and formidable rescue effort that was mounted by multiple agencies.His story is featured in an AOPA Safety Foundation video and course on survival preparation ( 

Crashes are not something any of us like to consider, but given that many of us fly very similar routes and conditions in the Sierras the information Brian presents could truly be some of the best safety information you'll hear in a long time. Join us at 9:00 for our regular breakfast (can't beat eggs, pancakes, fresh fruit, coffee cake, sausage, coffee and tangerine juice for only $8!), and the presentation will start at 9:40. Of course, you don't have to buy breakfast to attend the meeting.

california capital airshow offers perks to g.a. pilots who fly in october 1-2

A general aviation fly-in is an important component of the California Capital Airshow, and the fly in is open to all pilots and aircraft types. Of particular interest to those flying in are the forums and workshops tailored to pilots.  Another area of interest is the General Aviation Chalet.  This large tent is right on the flight line, is restricted to fly-in pilots and passengers, and is free.  A wonderful place to mingle with other pilots while enjoying comfortable seats, shade, respite from the crowd, and watching the airshow right outside.

Drop by early for an excellent pancake breakfast at a great price. There is also avgas available at a discounted price. The GA flight line has been moved this year and will be accessible to the general public so you can show off your pride and joy.  They will have prop cards and folks assigned to make sure the public is reminded to look and not touch.

While everyone is welcome and no RSVP is needed; if you do plan to fly in, feel free to contact them and let them know! For more information please visit our website at or on the phone at (916) 876-7568.

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.