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Old 12-17-2017, 04:49 PM
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Default Flying in Maine Dec 16, 2017

Yesterday a gaggle of 5 RVs headed to breakfast (2 RV7s, RV8, RV9, & RV12). We had some snow in the week that made it a little difficult to get out planes out of the hangers due to the ice since all of the RV hangers but one have full sun during the day . We had about an inch of dusting Friday night with a planned departure of 9 am Sat morning. When I left the house it was 8 degs Flew to Lewiston–Auburn for breakfast and the headed to Fryeburg for a holiday flying.

Taxing out to make fresh tracks.




Kennebec River










Great flying weather - just dress warm
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Old 12-17-2017, 05:16 PM
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It was nice and warm in your native PA


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Old 12-17-2017, 06:04 PM
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Im getting a deep Chill just looking at those Pics. But I applaud the since of adventure. Update us when you land on that frozen lake.
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Old 12-17-2017, 09:01 PM
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The plan is to land on Mooselookmeguntic on February 24, 2018.

Who else is in?

Governor, Russki says that he is coming up! Are you in?

Maybe we can stay at the Bungalow that evening?

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Old 12-18-2017, 05:02 AM
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The plan is to land on Mooselookmeguntic on February 24, 2018.

Who else is in?

Governor, Russki says that he is coming up! Are you in?

Maybe we can stay at the Bungalow that evening?

CJ
See you then have a great holiday

Captain if Alton Bay opens before Feb 24th we can schedule a breakfast or lunch gathering



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Old 12-18-2017, 09:28 AM
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Looks as cold as I remember when I was stationed in Brunswick... still, very beautiful.
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Old 12-18-2017, 04:18 PM
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Sounds good. Alton Bay was a lot of fun last year.


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Old 12-18-2017, 07:04 PM
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Excellent!

Count me in!

Governor, Charlie, Russki... Great to see you all again!

Keep this thread fresh!

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Old 12-19-2017, 07:45 AM
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As a fresh pilot, I could use a decent XC under my belt.
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Old 12-19-2017, 03:26 PM
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I spent three years stationed at Loring AFB which is now closed. Your pictures reminded me of both the beauty and the severe cold. Flying in that environment made me a much better pilot but living up there in the 80’s with my wife an infant sons was tough for an Okie and Texan. Our sons are grown and my wife and I are seniors so memories are important.

Since you live there I don’t need to remind you that icing, super cold temperatures, and runway environment are nothing to play around with. Enjoy the winter and be safe. Maine is truly a beautiful state for being outdoors in all four seasons.
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