Hazel Green Flyers, Inc.

Hazel Green Flyers, Inc.

Hazel Green Airport (M38) is privately owned and maintained by stockholders of the Hazel Green Flyers, Inc. It is located a few miles west of Hazel Green, Alabama, just north of Huntsville, and a few miles south of the Tennessee border. The runway was originally paved as a drag strip. It was first licensed as Chess-King Airpark on April 21, 1966.

We have a stockholders meeting once per year, and the Board of Directors meets more often. A few years ago we met in Sam's hangar, since the executive boardroom in our giant office complex is currently under renovation : )
Officers are:

  • President - Bob Luther
  • Treasurer - Mike Bedard
  • Secretary - Ray Moye
  • Safety Officer - Stan Howard
  • Vice President - Mark Langford

    The Hazel Green Flyers, INC By-Laws are posted at http://www.hazelgreenflyers.com/HGF_bylaws2012.pdf

  • Grass mowing is a voluntary community affair, mostly based on landowners cutting their grass, including that adjacent to the runway. There's a PDF of the grass mowing assignments. Tractor info (including the manual) is located at http://www.hazelgreenflyers.com/tractor

  • The Hazel Green Flyers have a "pot luck" dinner the third Saturday of each month at 5:30 PM, at the airport "clubhouse" on the east end off Opp Reynolds Road.

    Airport Workdays are normally on the fourth Saturday of the month, but only when an announcement is sent out a few days before. Given that attendance on workdays is not overwhelming, the following list is provided for those who'd rather help out on their schedule. Task List for the Airport includes:

  • Restore power to the fuel shed
  • Install new LED light at fuel pump (Mark has it)
  • Pick up asphalt chunks on newly smoothed ditch on northwest side of runway, and spread them in front of the fuel shed as a foundation for a walkway (when it's flooded)
  • Burn brush piles on northwest side of runway
  • Dig trench to help drainage behind red hangar and others nearby
  • Run drain tile below the concrete taxiway to Norm's hangar
  • Spray Roundup around runway lights, a foot all around and then a few feet extra inline with neighboring lights to help with bush-hogging
  • Replace all runway lights with LED lights (Mark has those also)
  • Repaint all runway light cones orange or white
  • Smooth transition between the newest concrete taxiway (midway) to remove sharp edge adjacent to the runway, both east and west sides

    Below are some of the airplanes flying out of Hazel Green Airport.

    Al Berisford with his "new" Luscombe

    Eddie Berisford in Al's "newer" Luscombe, taxiing in from the first flight since a rework after being parked for 22 years.

    Al's Cessna 150.

    Don Adams' Piper 180.

    Don Adams' newly minted RV8A

    Bob Luther's Cessna 210

    Phil Hendrix's 1958 Cessna 172.

    Walter Smiths' Luscombe.

    Ed Berisford's Fisher 404, built by Ray Moye.

    Sam Henderson's Piper PA-22.

    Mike Bedard's Cessna 150

    Ray Moye's Pietenpol.

    Mark Langford's KR2S

    Paul Mays' Thorpe T-18

    Thom Lopez's Monsoon "weight shift" LSA

    Bob Passero's Cessna 172

    Stan Howard's 7AC Champ

    Mark Langford's Swift

    Sam Henderson's Ercoupe

    Miles Glenn's BD4. Other planes to follow later...

    This is the view of "short final" for runway 25. Most of us pilots would rather land from the other direction due to the trees, but I've seen much worse!

    Contact Mark Langford at ML "at" N56ML.com (replace the "at" with @)
    See Mark's aerial sunset photos at www.N56ML.com/sunsets.