Historic Aircrafts Grounded
Please help them with a donation to this fund which will be used to literally help Bar and Dannie survive. This support will mean that this valuable local resource can continue to operate for the benefit of all the bikers, car clubs, pilots, people who love the rides, dog walkers, photographers and everyone who values this slice of aviation history.
Thank you for donating and come out to visit us. Visit the website - http://vansantairport.com and signup for email notices so you know what is going on weekend to weekend.
Hi all, once again a TFR is in effect for a 30 mile radius of Bedminster NJ so that President Trump can stay and golf at his NJ club. Although it is correct that planes in the 10-30 mile radius can fly with ATC permission and a transponder, Bar and Dannie can't operate their biplane rides or glider rides or offer flight instruction, which seriously impacts their ability to make a living.
Please consider donating something to help out. They can't survive the time this administration has left in office while these restrictions go into effect most summer weekends.
7/2/17 Just did a breakfast motorcycle ride and we stop at Vansants on the way back .No biplanes, no gliders, no planes and no income for Birds of Paradise (Bar and Dannie). What a shame they put alot into Vansant airport park.
To Dave Harmon, Yes you are correct. And that is fine for pilots who want to leave the space. They can file a flight plan and get approval. However, the vintage biplanes and ride planes we have don't follow a strict A-B route but give scenic rides so a flight plan wouldn't work. And this doesn't work for the glider tows and rides either.
VanSant is in the outer ring of the currentTFR you can file VFR flight plan and fly out of the airport not a big deal. If no radio use a portable , however you do need transponder, you should have any way.