Airplanes at the movies The Gnoss Field Community Association is beginning a movie night series on Saturday October 8. Come to where the airplanes live. Smell the machines. See classic films. Enjoy great food. Entrance is $2 for adults, .50 for kids under 12, food truck is al la carte. (Seating is limited. Best to bring a camp/lawn chair.) Program: 6:30 doors open, food truck concession 7:00 shorts & intros 7:30-9:00 feature film Schedule of Films (fall): October 8, "Flights of Courage" chronicles American pilots who pioneered the world’s first airmail routes, risking their lives to unite a nation by air (1996) November 5, The Spirit of St Louis The story of Charles Lindbergh's historic transatlantic flight from New York to Paris. Directed by Billy Wilder and starring James Stewart (1957)* *Our cinema-hangar is also home base for The Spirit of St. Louis 2, where a replica of Lindbergh's Ryan monoplane is being built to attempt a recreation of his historic solo flight from New York to Paris on the 90th anniversary, May 27,2017. Follow their progress at Spirit of St. Louis 2- or come to the Marin County Airport and see it for yourself. Left off of Atherton Avenue onto Binford Road (look for the billboard listing the airport businesses), follow Binford to the airport parking lot. The SOS2 hangar is the big one to  your right, follow the signs to the entrance.  

Airplanes at the movies


The Gnoss Field Community Association is beginning a movie night series
on Saturday October 8. Come to where the airplanes live. Smell the
machines. See classic films. Enjoy great food. Entrance is $2 for adults, .50
for kids under 12, food truck is al la carte. (Seating is limited. Best to bring
a camp/lawn chair.)


Program: 6:30 doors open, food truck concession 7:00 shorts & intros
7:30-9:00 feature film


Schedule of Films (fall):


October 8, "Flights of Courage" chronicles American pilots who pioneered
the world’s first airmail routes, risking their lives to unite a nation by air
(1996)


November 5, The Spirit of St Louis The story of Charles Lindbergh's historic transatlantic flight from New York to Paris. Directed by Billy Wilder and starring James Stewart (1957)*


*Our cinema-hangar is also home base for The Spirit of St. Louis 2, where a replica of Lindbergh's Ryan monoplane is being built to attempt a recreation of his historic solo flight from New York to Paris on the 90th anniversary, May 27,2017. Follow their progress at Spirit of St. Louis 2-
or come to the Marin County Airport and see it for yourself.

Left off of Atherton Avenue onto Binford Road (look for the billboard listing the airport businesses), follow Binford to the airport parking lot. The SOS2 hangar is the big one to  your right, follow the signs to the entrance.
 

Don Campbell ("MR. SR-71") returns October 10!

Don Campbell spent his entire Air Force career (and then some) working on the SR-71 and subsequent stealth programs. In his presentation at our October monthly breakfast meeting he'll be talking about many of those other projects, including the F-22, F-35 and their competitor prototypes the F-23 and F-36. 

If you've seen any of Don's previous presentations you know that they're full of captivating anecdotes, amazing unknown (and previously classified) facts, great inside photos and even audio files. This is a presentation you won't want to miss.

Breakfast at 9:00 is completely optional, but $8 will get you fresh fruit, eggs, pancakes, sausages, coffee cake, juice and coffee, and proceeds benefit GFCA's STEM program and summer internship.

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 http://www.californiacapitalairshow.com/ 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.