(September 5 – 8, 2013)
“Field of Dreams”, “Heaven on Earth” or “Paradise” are definitely descriptors that many aviation enthusiasts would use to describe Triple Tree Aerodrome. With it’s 7,000 x 400 foot grass runway, that looks and feels like a golf green, to the restored WW II Air Force control tower, 50-acre lake stocked for fishing, 5-acre duck pond, gazebos, private bathhouses with granite counter-tops, unlimited camping, and exceptional hospitality, Triple Tree is something out of a dream.
The dream became a reality in 2000 when Pat Hartness, assisted by a team of associates and volunteers, broke ground in Woodruff, South Carolina and began sculpting a bare field into a first-class mecca for aviation.
Kurtis and I had heard about Triple Tree and the annual general aviation fly-in held in September, so this year we decided to check it out and we were certainly not disappointed.
We even made it onto AOPA’s website! – Triple Tree Fly-In: ‘Where airplanes happen to show up’