URGENT Announcement:
FLY-IN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!
After communicating with Mac Hodges,it is with great sadness
that we must announce the postponement of the Bad Apples fly-in until further notice.
Anyone who has purchased tickets so far will of course be able to use those tickets for the rescheduled event.
The new date will be determined as soon as possible once the situation becomes clearer.
We will be working on the refund process over the next few weeks and will notify everyone who has signed up
via the email they used in the sign-up process as well as on the FB page and website.


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Whats New

  • 1 April 2020 - Moving the previous top announcemnt due to fly-in postponement
    Our mission for the 2020 fly-in is to support those who risked their lives and impacted their health in support of a greater mission.
    We will be donating the proceeds from the fly-in to Resurgence PPG. Your payments will go towards supporting those who served their country and paid the price. We ask that you consider this when making your purchase decisions and donations; you will be helping to improve and even save the lives of those who risked all.
    To find out more about Resurgence PPG, visit their website at www.resurgenceppg.com
  • 2 February 2020 - Partnering with Resurgence PPG
    In case you missed the memo at the top of the page, all of the proceed from the 2020 fly-in will be donated to Resurgence PPG
  • 2 February 2020 - Let the next one begin!
    We are working on the details for the 2020 fly and looking forward to the day!

Rules for the Bad Apples / Hodges Field PPG Fly In

Requirements; Participants must:
  • sign a waiver before flying
  • attend pilot briefing before flying
  • wear a wristband on at all times
  • keep the runway clear (remove unused equipment from the field promptly after the flight and only set up immediately before launching)
  • familiarize themselves with the airspace and local conditions
  • yield right of way to landing pilots
  • keep all pets on a leash
  • ensure pets use appropriate area for relieving themselves and immediately clean up any "accidents"
  • register as pilot if vendor
  • fly commensurate with skill level.
Limitations; Participants must NOT:
  • harass wildlife or people
  • fly low over people, buildings or animals
  • perform demonstration flights without prior arrangement with staff
  • perform group training or first solo flights
  • keep all equipment, tents, vehicles, and people behind the flight line unless directly involved in flight operations.


 

Terms and Conditions:

Refund Policy:
No refunds

Cancellation policy:
If the event is cancelled due to events beyond our control, the decision to issue full or partial refunds will be made based on the timing of and reason for the cancellation.

Privacy policy:
We don't retain any credit card info.
We store email address, names, pilot names and phone numbers on a locally secured server to confirm the purchases and to provide a communication path to the pilots. We will not sell or otherwise distribute to any third parties except as legally required by law or court order.

Security:
This website is secured by encrypting the data between your browser and the server storing our website, while the credit card data is secured directly by our processing provider. Standard and reasonable precautions are taken to ensure that the limited amount of data we store doesn't end up in the wrong hands but we are not liable for damages caused by hacking or other malicious attempts to obtain data by outside third parties.

Shipping:
We don't ship anything. If you want a T-shirt but can't attend, ask a pilot buddy to bring it back with him or her, or make other arrangements to have it sent.

Attendance:
We reserve the right to refuse entry to the fly-in and property to anyone.

Where is it?

Name: Hodges Field, 4GA0,
Address: 428 Neil Hodges Road
City, St, Zip: Andersonville, Georgia 31711
Coordinates: 32.125288, -84.128981
Coordinates: 32°07'31.0"N 84°07'44.3"W

General Description:
Hodges Field is located about 7 miles north east of Americus, Georgia and about 3½ miles north east of Jimmy Carter Regional Airport. 
Driving it's a little under 2½ hours or 144 miles from the center of Atlanta I75/I20 junction, and just over 3½ hours / 190 miles from downtown Panama City, FL.

What 3 Words

Pricing:

Pilots: $50 pre registration, $60 at the door.
Vendors: Free unless flying, then same as pilot
T-Shirts: $15 short sleeves, $20 long sleeves, +2$ for 2XL and larger sizes, must be purchased in advance
Camping: First come, first served. no reservations possible. Payment will be made directly to Hodges Field or fly-in staff on arrival.
RVs: $20/night (Water and power hookups)
Tents: $10/night Includes use of showers and restroom facilities.

FAQ:

Q. I only have a few flights - can I come?
A. We want to make it clear that every experience level is welcome and we have no desire to make a lot of rules.
However, we expect it to be a very busy flight-line and pilots with less experience may at times find it very challenging and overwhelming.
While we don't have a minimum flight experience requirement, we do expect that, for safety, less experienced pilots limit their flight-line activities during busy times and coordinate all their activities with guidance from other, more experienced pilots. The community in this sport is very helpful and if you need assistance, let those around you know - you'll end up with a lot more friends than when you arrived!

Q. I'm planning on attending and would like a T-shirt but I won't be flying. The registration page is asking for the pilot name. What should I put in there?
A. Create the order including only the T-shirt(s) you want and simply put your name as the pilot. We just wanted to be clear that we would not be shipping any T-shirts.

Q. If I want to sleep in my trailer/car/blimp/etc. do have to pay the $20 camping fee?
A. No. The $20 fee is for connecting to the hookups and parking in the area reserved for campers. If you sleep on the property in a tent or any other transportable item without connecting to power or parking in the hookups area, the $10 fee will cover use of the property and facilities (restrooms and showers).

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The Bad Apples Hoges Field PPG Fly-In