Our airport is the home of some of the most significant aviation events across the globe. We have a collection of iconic aircraft such as the Boeing Stearman, Spartan Executive, BT-13, and many other unique pieces of aviation history.
However, did you know that our 400-acre property is bordered by the iconic Enoree River and has a replica of Monet’s Garden in Givenchy, France? We also have over 5 miles of walking trails, multiple lakes, and the most beautiful, picturesque, and peaceful scenery you will ever see.
Arrive as early as 2 pm. Starting at 5 pm and ending at 7 pm, we will proudly showcase some of our General Aviation and Radio Controlled aircraft. There will even be a raffle opportunity for a ride in our 1942 Boeing Stearman and 1939 Spartan Executive Airplane. The grounds are also yours to explore and enjoy. In the evening, we will have a fire and can enjoy the scenic majesty of our airport.
The Triple Tree Aerodrome is a registered 501c3 with the IRS, and a portion of your ticket may be tax-deductible.
Airlines have warned about a pilot shortage for several years, during the pandemic the issue was accelerated when airlines encouraged pilots to take early retirement when air travel collapsed in 2020. Since then, tens of thousands of pilots have left the cockpit.
Industry estimates how that airlines in North America will face a shortage of nearly 30,000 pilots by 2032. The supply of new pilots will grow, but not enough to offset a continuing wave of retirements.
There is cause for hope, the Triple Tree Aerodrome and our unique approach to educating the next generation of aviation professionals in our Aviation Centered Education programs or ACE
In the past decade, we have given over $65,000 in scholarship opportunities to young men and women. The skills they learn through ACE provide them with a skill set and a “flight path” towards a high paying sustainable career. Additionally, they are taught life lessons which will develop them into better citizens outside of the cockpit.
||Radio Control- Aerobatics
||Compare styles between a large-scale, “smooth and precise” electric aerobatic RC plane to a “high energy” aircraft with nearly 3-1 thrust-to-weight ratio!
||Radio Control-Speed & Scale
||Watch the “big-air” aerobatics of an electric Hughes helicopter, followed by a real turbine RC jet that’ll go over 150mph. If there’s time, we’ll unleash a high horsepower speed aircraft that flies so fast it’s almost hard to see!
|7:00 PM* Raffle
||1943 Boeing Stearman
||The Boeing Stearman Model 75 was the most prolific American biplane trainer aircraft of the Second World War, over 10,000 were built and they were the first aircraft flown by many of America’s WWII fighter pilot aces. Currently, less than 1,000 of these iconic aircraft remain in operation.
|7:00 PM * Raffle
||1939 Spartan Executive
||1939 Aircraft and currently less than 20 are in operation. This aircraft was favored by Howard Hughes & wealthy industrialist J. Paul Getty
*Flight Schedule is subject to change
Against the backdrop of our majestic Aerodrome, visit multiple “destinations” packed with seafood favorites.
For the “land” lovers, we will also have Chef carved beef tenderloin and other unique dishes along with regional dessert favorites sure to surprise and delight each person’s taste.
Catering provided by Cribbs Catering in Spartanburg, SC.
Station 1-Chef Attended
- Pepper Seared Angus Beef Tenderloin
- Chef Carved, served with horseradish cream, grainy mustard, honey mustard, roasted pepper relish, warm rolls
- Grilled Vegetable Display
- Chefs selection of marinated and grilled vegetables
Station 2-Chef Attended
- Fried Shrimp
- Braised Collard Greens
- Toasted Corn Bread
Station 3-Chef Attended
- Cribbs Tomato Pie
- Pork Potsticker
- sweet soy, wasabi aioli, green onion
- Collard Green Wontons
- Stewed collards, cream cheese, served with sweet chili sauce
- Mini Crab Cakes
- Bite size lump crab cake served with remulade
- Classic Shrimp Cocktail
- Poached jumbo shrimp, cocktail sauce, lemons
Assorted Sweet Bites
- Seasonal assortment of chef selected bite sized and/or shooter desserts
*Menu is subject to change
For insurance regulations, we will have a cash bar available.
Flight Opportunity Raffle(s)
When purchasing your ticket, you are automatically entered into two flight opportunity raffles at 7 pm.
- 1943 Boeing Stearman
- 1939 Spartan Executive
- You must be present to win.
- Winners may be subject to aircraft accessibility restrictions
- Additional raffle opportunity entries can be purchased at check out for $40 or onsite for $50.
Aircraft Familiarization Rides
Aircraft familiarization flights are available in our unique 2019 Lockwood AirCam airplane. *Suggested Donations are appreciated*
What is an AirCam?
The AirCam was designed by legendary engineer Phil Lockwood, the founder of Lockwood Aircraft, it was built for the National Geographic Society for research and photography in the Ndoki Rain Forest in the northern Congo Basin. It was built to fly low and slow and to provide a wide, unobstructed view for the passenger.
These items will be sure to surprise and delight! Auction opens at 4 PM and last bid is accepted at 7:30 PM
- Fighter Pilot for a Day
- Air Cam Airplane Ride
- Hartness Hotel Package
- Chef for a Day at Table 301
- Top Golf
- On the Boarder
- Charleston Getaway
- Dabo Sweeney Autographed Football
- F-22 Patch Flown at Mach-1
Proceeds will help to provide educational opportunities for young men and women in our Region.