UPDATE AS OF 5/19
With the RV-1 safely tucked in (and now flying!) at SnF (now into Canada as of 5/19
), Louise and Paul asked me to post a look ahead at a future portion of the RV-1 tour…specifically the westward part of the tour after it leaves Canada.
On May 28th, the RV-1 will begin the “I-70/I-80 Barnstorming Tour” of the Midwest and Mountain West!
Following the RV Fly-In at Windsor, Ontario, Tom Martin will return the RV-1 to the US, and I’ll meet up with him at the Toledo Executive Airport (KTDZ). After clearing customs and a turnover with Tom and a large reception and BBQ at Toledo Exec, the RV-1 will head west.
The Barnstorming Tour is planned as a 6 day trip, weather permitting. The first 5 days will be 2 legs per day from Toledo to Reno, Nevada, with a reception at each overnight stop (specifics listed below…they are near Chicago, Kansas City, Denver, Salt Lake City, and Reno). On the 6th day, the RV-1 will be pre-positioned to Marysville, California for the Golden West Fly In. We’re allowing several days prior to GW for “itinerary flexibility” for weather and maintenance…just in case.
In this post, I’ll outline the itinerary, including the pre-arranged overnight stops and the host for the reception at each overnight location. The reception host at each location will also post here, and go into greater detail on the reception or other planned events at their location.
In post 2, I’d like to ask for some VAF “audience participation” in selecting a couple of the intermediate fuel stops, so we stop at airports that will provide the greatest opportunity for folks to come out and see the RV-1!
Here is the planned itinerary for the Barnstorming Tour. The plan is to fly in the mornings to avoid convective weather activity. Fuel stops will be mid-morning, and arrival time in each overnight city should be noon to 1400 local time. I’ll update those times each day as necessary.
Leg 1: Windsor, ON to Toledo Exec (KTDZ), Clear Customs, Turnover RV-1 Tom Martin – Bob Mills
Reception at KTDZ, hosted by Paul Jaffray
Leg 2: KTDZ to Mishawaka Pilot’s Club (3C1 – near Elkhart, IN…Chicago Area)
Leg 1: 3C1 to Marshall County, IL (C75), Fuel Stop, Fuel Host Bill Lane
Leg 2: C75 to Moberly, MO (KMBY, Omar Bradley), Fuel Stop
Leg 3: KMBY to Lees Summit, MO (KLXT, Kansas City Area)
Reception at KLXT, hosted by Mike Dooley
Leg 1: KLXT to McPherson, KS area (KMPR), Fuel Stop, Fuel Host Tom Chandler
Leg 2: KMPR to Colby, KS (KCBK) Fuel Stop
Leg 3: KCBK to Rocky Mountain Regional (KBJC, Broomfield/Denver Area)
Reception at KBJC, hosted by Jim Gray
Leg 1: KBJC to Rawlins, WY area (KRWL), Fuel Stop
Leg 2: KRWL to Rock Springs, WY (RKS), Fuel Stop
Leg 3: KRKS to Ogden, UT (KOGD, Salt Lake City Area)
Reception at KOGD, hosted by Bob Ashmore
Leg 1: KOGD to Twin Falls, ID (KTWF), Fuel Stop
Leg 2: KTWF to Winnemucca, NV (KWMC), Fuel Stop
Leg 2: KWMC to Reno-Stead, NV (KRTS)
Reception at KRTS, hosted by Mike Barrow, Greg Arehart and Dan Ross
Reception may slide to a pancake breakfast on 2 June...TBA
Turnover RV-1 Bob Mills – Tim Cone
Leg 1: KRTS to Marysville, CA (KMYV)
Turnover RV-1 Tim Cone - Mike Starkey
In Place for Golden West Fly In and Turnover to Joe Blank and Van’s Aircraft
Here's a table (current as of 5/19
), showing the above:
Look for more details from each reception coordinator here, and on the RV-1 Official Tour site: http://rv-1.org/p/317
I hope to meet many of you out on the road, and look forward to sharing the RV-1 with lots of the gang throughout the Barnstorming Tour!
Please see my next post, and help me select some of the intermediate fuel stops along the way!!