Welcome to the AFC-IWLA Sills Air Range

The Air Range is open as of 1 June using the procedures below. Note that no visitors or new athletes are allowed at this time.

Sills Air Range COVID-19 Procedures

(as of 11 June 2020)

NOTE: If you are not comfortable with the procedures below, please do not come to the air range yet.

Temporary Measures (subject to change)

  • Open for the following:
    • Monday/Friday open practices using summer hours
    • No high school practices until further notice
    • Scheduled Sunday adult sessions and scheduled non-high school team practices (Acorns, NVSS)
  • Face masks required indoors unless in the firing position
  • Only every other firing point will be available
  • Only staff and athletes permitted in the firing area
  • No waiting in the lobby – socially-distanced patio seating allowed
  • No new athletes or safety briefings – no coaching provided
  • No use of club equipment or air guns
  • Bathrooms and hand washing station available

Entry and Exit Procedures

  • All athletes must sign in using the WaitList.Me application
    • May sign up on the web up to 2 hours prior to practice start
    • Sign-ups before 2 hours prior will not be honored
  • Patrons must wait outside the range and enter the building only after texted a lane assignment
    • After the second reminder text, you have five minutes to claim your lane
  • Range lobby entrance is one-way to the firing line
  • Athletes have about 70 minutes to practice and must be off their lane when requested by the RSO
  • Exit through the far-left range door when leaving the air range
  • Patrons may return through the lobby to use the bathroom or washing station
  • After clearing the range completely, athletes may then sign up for a second shift

Hygiene

  • Wipes or sprays available for equipment and flat surfaces
  • Air cylinder filling – spray and wipe down air cylinder when it is returned to you
  • Range staff will wipe down lane monitor and table after an athlete departs
  • Range staff will wipe down equipment and hard surfaces during range closing

Welcome to the Sills Air Range. We are a 26 lane airgun range at the Arlington-Fairfax Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America facility in Centreville, Virginia. In 2015, the range went through a large renovation to go from a seven-lane facility to a larger new professional level range facility. In 2017, in partnership with the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries (DGIF),  we added Megalink electronic targets.

The air range is used by chapter members, junior athletes, local high school teams and area club teams to practice and compete in the sports of air rifle and air pistol. Coaching and equipment are provided for those interested in trying the shooting sports. Please take a look around our website to learn more about what we offer.

2020 Rifle Matches @ Sills Air Range 

2020 Air Range Consumables Fee (For any juniors or adult members using the air range)

2020 Junior Chapter Membership (For any juniors using the air range. Juniors must pay both the consumables fee and the junior chapter fee.)

2020 Adult Chapter Membership (Chapter memberships are available — act before they fill up)

 

To purchase raffle tickets, please send money to iwlasillsairrange@gmail.com using this link: buy raffle tickets. Please add $1 to cover the processing fee. 

Ben D. with his raffle prize – the raffle raised over $3900 to support youth shooting sports.

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