Our Home Base
Hick's Airfield (T67) (non-towered) is our home base, located 16 miles (14 nautical miles) (25.9 KM) north of downtown, Fort Worth, Texas.
Fort Worth, Texas is the 16th-largest city in the United States and the fifth-largest city in the State of Texas. This Great City was established in 1849 as an Army outpost on a bluff overlooking the Trinity River.
Hicks Airfield is located between two major airports, Fort Worth Meacham International Airport and Fort Worth Alliance Airport. A typical flying day at Hicks Airfield yields single and multi-engine aircraft, home-built aircraft and Warbirds. There is a restaurant located in the field called; The Beacon Café http://www.thebeaconcafe.com/, which is flooded every weekend by food and airplane lovers...
Here is short interesting history about hick’s airfield.
The original Hicks Airfield (built in 1916) was one of thirty-two Air Service training camps established after the United States entered into World War I in April 1917 and operated as amilitary training base for united states army during World War Iand World War II. From 1945 the military airfield was converted into civil airfield but it fell into disuse by 1976 and converted into an industrial park.
Hicks Airfield (T67) present day was redeveloped in the early 1990's but not on the same location as the original stood, it was shifted just 1 mile north of its old site, almost in the same way as it was...
Flying from Hicks Airfield!!
Students have full access to instrument flying facilities and controlled airspace training at Meacham Airport, Alliance Airport, and many other local airports. Being based on an uncontrolled airport will give you the luxury of focusing on your flying skills rather than wasting time and money on-standby and waiting for clearances by busy controllers on control airports...In stages of your flight training, you will receive training at local controlled airports.
Landing is one of the most important phases of any flight, so as landing skills of any pilot training. One of the most exciting things about flight training from Hicks Airfield, you will develop the skills and confidence needed for landing on our narrow runway. We guarantee that not all student pilots will have the skill needed training at flight schools located on larger airports and runways. Either they hesitate to land at Hicks or simply Hicks Airfield is not on their list of landing choices for training.
Student pilots generally don’t realize they lack the landing skills until they are on final to land on some narrow runway. We point this out to you because this skill will be needed when you are flying solo, not only at hicks but many other airports with different size runways.
ALL VISITORS PLEASE NOTE : While Driving at the Hicks Airfield, all vehicles must yield to aircraft (Pull off the taxiway). Please observe the 15 MPH speed limit and watch for aircraft on the taxiways.
Remember "aircraft have right-of-way and aircraft cannot back-up".