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Old 09-10-2013, 10:08 AM
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Default A few more pics

Below are a few pics I took at the fly-in:

Friday evening at Larry Vetterman's hangar:

Everyone enjoying some conversation:

Larry Vetterman giving a speech:

Ok, feel free to add your own caption here:

Not an RV but when a beautiful plane like this shows up it is always welcome:

Parked for the night with a beautiful sunset coloring the sky:

Mary and me with our VAF hat sighting at Mt. Rushmore:

If you get a chance to make it to Mt. Rushmore, don't miss it!
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Old 09-10-2013, 09:56 PM
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A few more pics for your enjoyment, and thanks again Larry for a GREAT time!

Crazy Horse

Devils Tower

Badlands 'T' Shirts!

Andrew (from TruTrak)
Walt Aronow, Dallas, TX (52F) RV7A, IO360, C/S, 1500+hrs

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Old 09-11-2013, 07:54 AM
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Default Great time in Hot Springs SD

Hi, Gloria Emery here, AKA trouble 2, AKA co-pilot.
Just really wanted to say thank you so much to Larry V, his family, his minister and church family for making the fly in in SD such a fun time. Everyone really worked hard to make sure we all had a great time. This was our first fly in and I really only came for my husband, thinking I would be bored to death. So wrong, I might have had more fun than him! Thank you to all the great people who attended. I so enjoyed meeting people from all over the country and everyone was so friendly and fun. I have some new BFF's. We have already made plans for LOE and looking forward to seeing my new BFF's again and making some more. Warning, ya really have to watch out for those ladies from Lubbock and Loveland!

See ya soon,
Gloria Emery

As everyone says, keep pounding those rivets.

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Old 09-11-2013, 08:05 AM
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Default Great times

Carrie and I had such a wonderful time at the Badlands this year! Thanks Larry, Cathy, Clint, and Crystal for doing so much work on this great event. As always I already can't wait for the next one.

I want to thank Walt for a wonderful job on balancing the prop on "Carrie Ann" she's wonderfully smooth now! If you haven't gotten your prop balanced, do it! :-) He was also our fearless leader on the flying tour Saturday...thanks Walt!

So I will be doing a trip writeup on this one, as Carrie took lots and lots of pictures. But I'll post that elsewhere when I get home.

I dropped Carrie off in Portland yesterday afternoon, after a great few days at Johnson Creek...she is now back home in AR. I have a few meetings in this region and then it's off to Reno.

It was great fun seeing everyone again and making new friends too.

See you all at LOE!
Andrew Barker
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Last edited by TruTrakAndrew : 09-11-2013 at 08:11 AM. Reason: Forgot to thank Walt!
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:24 AM
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Default Thanks to Larry & team for a great time

The whole trip was lots of fun. Larry and the crew did a great job.

What's even better is that my wife had a great time. She had her doubts before she committed to going, but now she can't wait to go again next year

As Andrew said, Walt did a great job as the flight lead on our aerial tour - but Andrew's smoke system helped too !
Rick Aronow,
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Highland Village,TX
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Old 09-11-2013, 11:53 AM
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I'll second that, Walt always does a great job of leading, its nice to just sit back and enjoy the sites.
Andrew's smoke did make it easier to see the pack from a distance, the 10 falls way behind going from slow flight back to cruise. Trying to maneuver and run with the 4 and 7's turned out to be more work than I expected.
Thanks, Larry for putting on a great Fly-in looking forward to next year.
Tim Blake
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RV-10 Purchased flying.. Panel upgrade complete.
All new interior complete.
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Old 09-14-2013, 01:44 PM
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Thank you to all that attended the badlands fly in this year. Without your participation there would not be one. This year we had 43 aircraft, down just a little from 49 last year, and fed over100 people at the friday night meal at the hangar. Not bad considering the economy and fuel prices.
Here are some comments that I received from local people: Motel owners commented that the RV is the best group they have all year long. Report from Wall: this RV group were all a great group of people. Report from the Allen ranch: Your group is always fun and we are impressed with how far some of them come for this event. So you all left a very favorable impression here. We have already been asked about next year and would like input from you regarding any special things to do here in the Black Hills, maybe more visits to the mammoth site, wind cave, Mt. Rushmore, Badlands tour etc. We feel this is your fly in and any ideas to make it better will be considered. So thank you again for coming to the Black Hills.

Larry & Cathy Vetterman. Clint & Crystal Busenitz
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