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Old 06-21-2009, 10:48 PM
eison eison is offline
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Default Topeka, KS

I am heading back to Topeka, KS to spend some time with my family for the fourth of July. I am trying to decide where to land. I have the obvious options of Billard or Forbes Field.

My Dad lives in Berryton, so Forbes is the easy choice based on location, but my guess is that Billard is the more active GA airport.

My Dad also mentioned that there was a community airport off of 45th street near him. Turf runway and hanger homes is what it sounded like. Does anyone know anything about it?

Thanks In Advance

Eric Ison
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Old 06-22-2009, 06:05 AM
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mburch mburch is offline
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Either Forbes or Billard will work, although I would guess that Billard would be a cheaper place to leave your plane; their FBO is locally owned versus the Million Air jet-set FBO at Forbes. However, Million Air does have good cookies!

good luck,
Matt Burch
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Old 06-22-2009, 06:47 AM
Bob Axsom Bob Axsom is offline
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Default Check current costs for sure

We landed at Forbes last year. Very nice facilities and service but at a price. The following paragraph was copied from my trip writeup:
We flew up to Mitchell, South Dakota from Arkansas on Friday. The plane was near race ready, which meant our fuel was limited to the standard tanks. I had planned to refuel at Omaha but the low ceilings and visibility caused me to change and land at Topeka. Everything went well but the fuel was over $6 per gallon. When I am going to the AirVenture Cup I do what I have to do to get there and participate. The race staff was there and we got our name tags but we could not actually check in until noon on Saturday.
Bob Axsom
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Old 06-22-2009, 07:04 AM
Paul Paul is offline
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The Strip is Sunset Air Park
Identifier is 90KS

Greg Hunsicker lives there with an RV-8, Give him a call
at: 785-231-8502
RV-6A Flying Since 2002
"Taylor Maid"
Kansas City, MO
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Old 06-22-2009, 08:29 AM
iwannarv iwannarv is offline
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Location: Olathe, KS
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I've been into Billard a few times, and currently have the family RV8 there in the paint shop. Nice, small towered airport, currently under some taxiway construction. Kansas Air Center is a nice FBO with really helpfull employees.

Never have flown into forbes...
Brad Brensing
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Old 06-24-2009, 01:57 PM
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Default Buena Terra

Sunset Strip is just south of Topeka, near Forbes, however Buena Terra is near the "other" 45th street North of Topeka. Sunset's runway is a little smoother and wider than BT, but its hard to beat the jocularity at BT. Well, that and you would have to put up with Greg at Sunset (see post #4). Also, on the morning of the 4th we will be having our annual pancake feed.

Here's a couple of pix:

Seriously, Greg has super -8 and either field would be glad to have you.
Give either a call.

Steve's number is
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