May 14 breakfast meeting: spirit of st. louis Ii
We're pleased to announce that the Spirit of St. Louis II (SOS2) project has landed at Gnoss Field. Our May 14 breakfast meeting will be held in the Spirit's hangar (the big hangar next to TJ's office) at 9:00 a.m., when our speaker for the day will be the SOS2 Project Manager and Chief Pilot, Robert Ragozzino.
Robert's crew will be completing construction of their Spirit of St. Louis replica at Gnoss Field over the next few months; it will be on display during our meeting along with the Stearman that Robert restored and flew around the world in 1994. He has recently signed an agreement with NOVA/PBS to film the project's progress for a documentary, and to provide live coverage of the flight on the web. SOS2 will recreate Charles Lindbergh's flight from New York to Paris on its' 90th anniversary; May 20, 2017.
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.