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Old 07-22-2018, 06:42 AM
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Location: Collierville, TN (KFYE)
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Made it in last night around 6:30. What a zoo. I went back to Ripon at least three maybe four times. Then I was slow flying down the railroad tracks at 65 kts trying to give a Cessna time to pull ahead for spacing. He kept slowing because the conga line was so bunched up. Didnít work so he got sent around by ATC. The poor tower controllers were at red line trying to keep everyone from killing each other. They told me to turn base but never told me which dot because another controller started talking over her....I just put it down on the purple dot and taxied to parking in the rain. On the north side of the homebuilders pavilion. At least Iím close to the coffee!
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Old 07-22-2018, 06:42 AM
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Location: Garden City, Tx
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Looks like the weather is going to break at lunchtime - forecast says 3000' by 1pm, depending on what source you're using. Going to be a free-for-all after that, could be interesting!
Greg Niehues - PPSEL, IFR, Repairman Cert.
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N16GN flying 380hrs and counting! Built an off-plan 9A with too much fuel and too much HP. Should drop dead any minute now.
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Old 07-22-2018, 08:07 AM
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I made it in with Mikey on Thursday afternoon - pushed through a lull in the weather across Iowa and an hour later it had exploded into that mass of tornadoes that hit the center of the state.

Louise arrived yesterday in our big lumbering beast (Tundra) after spending two nights in Yankton.

All safe!
Paul F. Dye
Editor in Chief - KITPLANES Magazine
RV-8 - N188PD - "Valkyrie"
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Old 07-22-2018, 09:17 AM
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Location: Peoria, IL
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Arrived Thursday before the wx. So far no leaks in the tent. Enjoying the camaraderie in HBC.
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Old 07-22-2018, 09:43 AM
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We made it Saturday at about 1700. Was 5 miles from Ripon when the call came from approach that the field went IFR. Scrambled back to Portage to wait and gas up. Took of in the rain a few hours after that and got in line. Ceiling pushed us down several times along along the way but made it ok. Now sitting in our tent having coffee wishing I had brought some warmer clothes! Going from 105 to 65 is a shock!
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Old 07-22-2018, 09:53 AM
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Still IFR, almost 10AM
Dan Horton
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Old 07-22-2018, 11:43 AM
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Location: Comstock Park, MI
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Sitting over here in central Michigan and we are low IFR, well below my minimums and way below my lake crossing minimums! Hopefully get there tomorrow. Save some beer!
Paul K
West Michigan

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Old 07-22-2018, 02:16 PM
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We got in about 10:30 Saturday morning. The RV-10 is parked in the middle of row 318 in HBC.
Bob Leffler
N410BL - RV10 Flying
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Old 07-22-2018, 03:54 PM
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Andi and I made it after a nice lunch stop at sconnie rapids. Arrival was as fun as I told Andi it would be!

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Old 07-22-2018, 10:33 PM
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Sandy and I made it in today. We are in Row 332, N829MS. The HBC beerfest was fun glad to see so many people.
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