The International Biplane Association will hold its 2010 Fly-In at historic Ranger Airfield (F23) in Ranger, Texas.
“The mission of the International Biplane Association is to play a part in maintaining the history of biplanes and to promote those being preserved, flown and built today,” said Jed Keck, IBA’s organizer. “It is only fitting that the 2010 fly-in be held at Ranger, where a great group of volunteers are keeping the old airfield alive.”
The first IBA event will be held in conjunction with Ranger’s Annual Fly-In & Airshow, where 2009 performances varied from a 1930’s Bücker Jungmeister to the new Extra 330SC.
Ranger’s first aerial visitor was a Wright “B” in 1911 and, after the field’s official dedication in 1928, hosted visitors flying across Texas, including Amelia Earhart in 1931. Today, Ranger, which still uses its original 1928 hangar, boasts a 3,300-foot grass strip.