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30th Annual B-17 Gathering & BB Weber Memorial Fly-In September 19th-22nd , 2018


30th Annual B-17 Gathering & BB Weber Memorial Fly-In September 19th-22nd , 2018

Once again the skies of Monaville, Texas will be filled with the roar of multi-engine bombers, warbirds, and giant-scale replicas of the finest aircraft in aviation history.

Bomberfield USA is proud to host the 30th Annual B-17 Gathering & BB Weber Memorial Fly-In. This year is a very special 30th Anniversary and we have some
very special things in the works for this 30th Event in honor of the late great BB Weber.

Mark your calendars now for September 19th-22nd , 2018 and don't miss this event!


More event information coming soon here and also at :

or http://www.bomberfieldusa.com

or on our BOMBER FIELD USA Facebook Page
  • Vendors are welcome and we have 10x10 Vendor spaces available for only $40 for the entire event.
  • Electricity available for vendors, please bring your extension cord(s).

The Bomber Field facility is the dream-come-true of the great and late Mr. B. B. Weber, designer of the original facility layout. The organization is a nationally recognized club, mainly because of the annual B-17 Gathering and Scale Big Bird Fly-In. This event attracts modelers from all over the North American continent and Europe. Members of Bomber Field take pride each year in the planning, promotion, and performance of this and other equally important events. The events held at Bomber Field not only generate funds to maintain the property, but provide an opportunity for fellowship and information exchange within the modeling community.Runway: a 50’ x 700 ’ (15 x 214 meter) all-weather paved surface with taxi-ways. Approach is unobstructed from either end. Adjacent to the main runway is an 800’ (250 meter) grass runway. Steel fences are provided for pilot and spectator protection. Each flight station has side barrier fencing.

Waterway: for seaplanes there is a 100’ x 600’ x 3’ (30 x 200 meter pond 1 meter deep) located away from the main landing field.

Pit Area: a covered 30’ x 150’ (10 x 50 meter) pavilion with seven 4’ x 30’ (1.5 x 10m) tables provides convenience for assembly and maintenance of models. Also, 110-volt power outlets are installed and the entire pavilion area is well lighted for night activities.

Snack bar: an enclosed, air conditioned, and fully equipped 25’ x 20’ (6 x 5m) kitchen allows members to provide tasty delights during events. It also enables members to get out of the heat or cold during inclement weather.

Observation Deck: a 6’ x 150’ (2 x 50m) covered area, elevated over the pavilion, provides our visitors with an excellent view of all activities.

Transmitter Impound: an 18’ x 10’ (6 x 3m) air-conditioned room provides secure, climate controlled radio storage. A public address system is utilized during events to announce participants and special events.

Overnight Storage: 50’ x 100’ (18 x 30m) hangar is available for dry storage and charging of models during events and for member storage during weekends.

Directions to the Flying Site

From IH-10: Take exit 732 (Brookshire) to SH 359 north. At old Hwy. 90 take a left and go about 150 yds. and then take a right over the railroad tracks. Continue on SH 359 north until you get to Monaville. Follow the highway signs carefully. At the yellow flashing light turn left onto SH 1887. Go about 1.5 mi. and Bomber Field is on your left. You can't miss the big gorilla in the front!

From SH-290: Exit to SH 359 south and across the railroad tracks. Continue south on SH 359 until you get to Monaville. Turn right at the flashing yellow light onto SH 1887. Go about 1.5 mi. and Bomber Field is on your left. You can't miss the big gorilla in the front!

Latitude / Longitude of the Bomber Field entrance for your GPS is: N 29 56' 33.90", W 96 03' 33.81"
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Dec 26, 2017, 09:39 PM
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Bomber field is hollowed ground. This is from 2015. Loved flying bombers with my bomber buddies. Working on a AE B-17 to be ready for 2018, can't miss it.
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Jan 09, 2018, 12:29 PM
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Bomber field is hollowed ground. This is from 2015. Loved flying bombers with my bomber buddies. Working on a AE B-17 to be ready for 2018, can't miss it.
Edwin
I would LOVE to make this event, hopefully I can have my 1/12th C-130 completed by then.....
Jan 09, 2018, 03:39 PM
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Git r done. We have a club member working to get his Coast Gaurd C-130 done. I've been telling him he will hang his head in shame if he doesn't make it. It's about 120" ws. Need lots of 4 engine planes there. It would make BB proud.
Edwin
Jan 09, 2018, 04:14 PM
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Git r done. We have a club member working to get his Coast Gaurd C-130 done. I've been telling him he will hang his head in shame if he doesn't make it. It's about 120" ws. Need lots of 4 engine planes there. It would make BB proud.
Edwin
Awesome!!!! I believe mine will come in around 132" WS. AirForce version.( complete with payload drop) im gonna try to do it all Electric running the 2 O.B. engines off 1 6S and the other 2 I.B. engines off another 6S......may have to go to 8S per pair or a single 6s per motor........not sure yet......gotta do the math. this cold weather is killing me im close to being ready to glass the plug but the weather isn't allowing me to.....once spring gets here im gonna get on it hot and heavy!!!!
Jan 09, 2018, 05:06 PM
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Time for a heater in that shop. Heating and AC was the smartest thing I ever did for my shop, love it. I'm an instructor and have students over from time to time to help them with their planes. It gets them ready for training season when it gets hot and heavy.

Dustins C-130 is running on four OS .91fs 4-strokes. It was originally bought from a guy in the Houston area. The fuse is all fiberglass. That wouldn't be you would it?

Tomas forgot to mention the big sandbox. They do rc tank battles there. It has a bombed out town scene straight out of WW2 and an LGB rail line around the town. The pond has a navy club that does boat battles. This is a really cool club and flying site.
Edwin
Jan 10, 2018, 08:26 AM
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Time for a heater in that shop. Heating and AC was the smartest thing I ever did for my shop, love it. I'm an instructor and have students over from time to time to help them with their planes. It gets them ready for training season when it gets hot and heavy.

Dustins C-130 is running on four OS .91fs 4-strokes. It was originally bought from a guy in the Houston area. The fuse is all fiberglass. That wouldn't be you would it?

Tomas forgot to mention the big sandbox. They do rc tank battles there. It has a bombed out town scene straight out of WW2 and an LGB rail line around the town. The pond has a navy club that does boat battles. This is a really cool club and flying site.
Edwin
LOL, I have a window unit that only does A/C for summertime, I have a 1800W quartz infrared heater for the winter but all it does is knock the chill off, wont sustain 70+ degrees if the wind is hard out of the north.......woe is me, lol.

no its not me, im still in the plug stage of mine.....mine will be fiberglass also.

man that field sounds like a blast!!!! I talked with my buddy yesterday and told him about the event and hes hyped about it too, I also ran it by the mrs and she seemed interested in it also, I told her we could take some tents and make a "big deal" of it, and the kids would enjoy it also.....
it helps that her dad lives in Madisonville so if she gets bored she can go visit him
Jan 10, 2018, 09:24 AM
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Just an FYI, they have a handful of rv electric spaces. First come first served I think. I'd go to the web site and get more info.
Edwin
Jan 10, 2018, 09:41 AM
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Just an FYI, they have a handful of rv electric spaces. First come first served I think. I'd go to the web site and get more info.
Edwin
thanks, I spend too much money on rc planes,.......so I cant afford an RV....
Jan 19, 2018, 11:05 AM
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