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Old 09-20-2018, 01:35 PM
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Default LOE 2019! ---Doug?

It appears that the last RV LOE was in 2015. It used to be one of the biggest events on the RV calendar. I'm considering a resurrection in 2019. I don't believe any emails I've sent asking for permission to use the name have reached the intended recipient (Doug), so I'm asking here.

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I'm contemplating putting together a New Mexico Fly-In in October 2019. It would include a fly-in opportunity to the New Mexico Spaceport, an opportunity to visit the Trinity Site on one of two days it's open to the public every year and would coincide with the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. More details here:

I'm only doing this because a number of people have asked me about visiting NM Spaceport, and I want to give back to this community. It's not a fundraiser, there will be no raffle, and if people don't show it will likely cost me a boatload of bucks. The best place to express interest or get information is in the linked thread.
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Old 09-20-2018, 05:42 PM
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Take the reins and run with it!!!!

Let me know how I can help. I serve at the pleasure of the Guy.

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Old 09-20-2018, 07:07 PM
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I'd be interested in attending!

I'm thinking about heading that way in the springtime, what's another trip?!
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Old 09-20-2018, 07:13 PM
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The Petit Jean Fly In is a October 19, 20, 21 and there will be over 100 RVs there. Suggest you plan not to use that weekend if you want a large number of RVs.
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Old 09-20-2018, 09:05 PM
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I did some GPS testing at Holloman AFB in the same valley as the Trinity site ... we had unfettered access to the area (up to the fences around the actual site, of course). It was a bit unnerving to be so close to such a significant place in history.

The valley is quite beautiful ... high desert; quite a bit of vegetation, and African Oryx (~ large antelope) introduced as big game for hunters, and now live there happily. Magnificent creatures!

The closest public airport seems to be in Socorro, NM. (tho, there is an AF field right inside the gate in the Trinity site valley -- Stallion AAF. Never seen an A/C there, tho)

That's a tl;dr way of saying -- great idea, great trip. My -7 should be done by then!
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