Airport Fly In Operations

REUNION GENERAL OPS AND PARKING

NOTE: PLEASE REVIEW AIM 4-3-25: STANDARD HAND SIGNALS

These are used to keep the pilot, his aircraft, the parking staff and the spectators safe during our reunion. For all descriptions of Wynkoop Airfield (6G4) runways, aircraft or vehicle parking, spectator areas and other information, refer to the Reunion aircraft parking plan.

aircraft parking plan
The aircraft parking plan for the NWC Reunion at Wynkoop Airfield (6G4).
  • During the Reunion runway 6-24 will be in use and left hand traffic applies for all operations.
  • The Unicom frequency / CTAF is 122.9. This frequency will NOT be monitored during the reunion. If you are using a radio, make your radio calls in the blind.
  • Yellow day markers define the boundary of runway 6-24 and lights are on at night.
  • As in the past, runway 9-27 is marked closed with the east end utilized as a taxiway only.
  • Runway 6-24 can be accessed from a full-length parallel taxiway located on the south side of the runway. The parallel taxiway is accessible from any point along the runway but beware of the edge markers and lights.
  • Run-up areas are on the south side of the runway at the threshold ends.
  • Runway 24 departures are not to taxi across runway 24 and then depart from the north side as a very large tree blocks the final approach view. This will help prevent an aircraft pulling out in front of someone that is on short final.
  • The taxiway boundaries, parking exit/entrances and known hazards are marked with orange and yellow cones.

PARKING LAYOUT

  • Download Reunion aircraft parking plan for layout.
  • The basic layout for the Reunion places all WACO parking on the south side of runway 6-24.
  • There are two parking areas; “east” parking is for Waco’s, rows 1-9, from the main hangar west to the grove and “west” parking is for members non- Waco aircraft, rows A, B and C, west of the grove.
  • The row spacing is set up to accommodate open ships in rows 1-5 and cabin ships in rows 6-9.
  • NWC member’s non-Waco aircraft can park in rows A, B and C. Self parking is used, rows A and C face north and row B faces south. Do not taxi between rows A and B as there is not enough room.
  • The head of each row is marked by a yellow sign displaying the row number or letter in black with the row separated from the taxiway by orange cones.
  • Parking spot numbers in each row begin with #1 at the taxiway end and increase as you move south in the east parking area. Parking is on a first come, first served basis.

NEW ARRIVALS

  • Upon arrival, after clearing the runway and while taxiing, watch for a person in an orange safety vest. This person will direct you to the “Follow Me” golf cart that will lead you to your parking spot. The “Follow Me” cart is marked with a sign and airfield hazard flag.
  • As you taxi in wing-walkers wearing orange vests and carrying orange wands will meet you at the beginning of the parking row to assist with wing tip clearance while taxiing. Wing walkers will use standard hand signals found in Chapter 4 of the AIM.
  • The cart driver will marshal you into your parking spot or have you shut down parallel to your row, depending on the proximity of other airplanes. If stopped parallel to the row you will be assisted in pulling your ship into its spot after shutdown. Marshaller will be using standard hand signals found in Chapter 4 of the AIM.
  • After parking you will be handed a yellow card numbered to match your parking spot.
  • Tiedowns are mandatory. After arriving please put your tiedowns in and have your aircraft tied down anytime that you are not at the airport.

RETURNING ARRIVALS

  • The yellow card that you are given has your parking spot number printed in black on one side and a red “FUEL” printed on the reverse.
    • For example: a yellow card with the number 33 on it indicates that you are parked in row 3, spot number 3.
  • Use this card when returning from flying by showing the black spot number to the dispatcher/wingwalkers. This will tell them that you already have a spot and they can radio ahead to tell the parking staff where you are going so that they can meet you and assist you back to your spot.
  • When available a golf cart will lead you, but if they are busy working new arrivals just head for you row and look for the wingwalkers to assist you to your spot.
  • Plan to stop parallel to your row and be pulled into your parking spot. Display the red “FUEL” side of the card to the dispatcher and in your windshield if you desire fuel service.

DEPARTURE

  • Wingwalkers will be available to assist in moving your airplane out of its parking spot prior to start up. If they are not there just ask anyone in an orange vest for help.
  • Wingwalkers will assist, at your request, in clearing your propeller area prior to start.
  • They will assist with wing tip and spectator clearance until you exit the row onto the taxiway.
  • Please use wingwalkers while taxiing in the parking area.
  • When leaving the reunion for your return trip home, please return the parking card to the registration booth, dispatcher tent or to anyone in an orange vest. If you forget, please return the parking card to the NWC by mail at 5021 Kensington Rd. N.E., Carrollton, Ohio 44615

FUEL

  • Avgas and oil service is available at your parking spot from a fuel truck staffed by National Waco Club volunteers.
  • The hours for this service will be 0800 until 1700 Thursday and Friday and 0800 until 1600 on Saturday. Regular Wynkoop Airport Fuel service will resume on Sunday morning and the NWC staffed fuel truck will be available if there are enough volunteers to safely man the truck.
  • Display the red “FUEL” side of your parking card in your windshield to help the fueler find you.
  • Fueling will not take place without the owner/pilot present.
  • At the completion of fueling you will be asked to sign the receipt and then you will be given a copy of the fueling receipt with the total gallons and airplane registration number noted.
  • Payment for your fuel is accomplished by taking your receipt to Brian Wynkoop at the airport office.
  • Check with Mr. Wynkoop about running a tab of all receipts during your stay if you wish to make just one payment when you are ready to go home.
  • Payment is by cash or check only. Mr. Wynkoop does not offer credit card services in an effort to keep the fuel prices lower. In fact you will find his prices usually well below what you are used to paying.

CROWD CONTROL LINE

There is a white line painted on the ground along the north side of the Waco parking area. At Mr. Wynkoop’s request please do not walk across it to get closer to the runway. Also, if you see anyone across it please let them know that they are to stay behind the line for their safety at the airport owners request.

HANGAR SPACE

  • Hangar space is NOT available at Wynkoop Airport.
  • If you desire hangar space please make your own appropriate arrangements with any of the satellite airports in the area.

FLYBYS

  • Left hand patterns only. Do not pass other aircraft in the pattern.

AEROBATICS

  • No aerobatics over the field.

BUDDY RIDES/RIDE HAULING

  • Use designated ride circles on west side of grove.
  • If you leave your engine running during loading, then you must have a designated helper escorting your passengers to/from your aircraft.
  • No ride hauling for hire.

WALKING ACROSS THE RUNWAY

  • Do not walk across runway 6-24 unless absolutely necessary.
  • If walking across the runway must be done, then only cross at the east end along the road.

Last updated: March 2, 2016