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Old 02-13-2018, 12:58 PM
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Default Mo's Fly-In - Ottawa River - 29th Edition

WHERE: Ottawa River - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
WHEN: Saturday, 24 February
WHY: For Mo's terrific chili, of course!

The 29th edition of Mo’s Fly-In is set for Feb. 24 a mile west of the Ottawa VOR on the frozen surface of the Ottawa River. The popular annual event is put on by Maurice Prud’Homme and attracts dozens of aircraft. Ski-equipped aircraft are recommended but if weather permits an ice runway will be plowed.

https://copanational.org/en/2018/01/...ly-mos-fly-in/

Some of us, including a particular Russian who infiltrated our boarders, have had a wonderful time out on the ice at Mo's on the Ottawa River. That's Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The event was cancelled for 2017 as a result of Mo having some health concerns. He's back up and running this year. The ice conditions should be very good. In past years Mo has had a terrific runway plowed on the ice, playing host to aircraft from ultralights through light twins.

Let's keep our fingers crossed for good weather. See you there!

Alfio's posting from a previous year gives a good flavor of what this fly-in is like.
http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...=mo%27s+fly-in
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Old 02-13-2018, 04:41 PM
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It conflicts with Mooselookmeguntic ice flyin in Maine I already committed. Will catch you next year guys. Always good times at Mo's!
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Old 02-13-2018, 05:00 PM
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Default Mo’s Fly-in Ottawa River

Mark, wonder when we’ll know if they are going to be able to plow a runway?


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Old 02-13-2018, 05:52 PM
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Default Landing video at Mo’s in a Rv7a...

Here’s a cockpit video shot couple years ago, landing at Mo’s in my RV7a...

https://youtu.be/bPq-8x4OwHA

And take off...
https://youtu.be/rFISl5WjWzs
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Old 02-13-2018, 08:03 PM
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I've seen twins go in there. The runway was crazy long when I flew in. It all depends on the weather.
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Old 02-14-2018, 08:45 AM
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Mark, wonder when we’ll know if they are going to be able to plow a runway?

Terry
Well, Terry, whether there will be a usable runway or not won't be known until very shortly before the event. We can have freeze/thaw cycles and freezing rain and huge snowfalls between now and the 24th. Or worse, we can have just plain old rain as we've had in years past. Nobody wants to be frozen into the slush that can form under such conditions. Mo has always been very prudent in his runway building.

I'll try to do a flyover a day or two before and provide a PIREP here..

Vlad - you can do the Moose and Mo's in the same day. Then post here with the title, "How many of you have landed on TWO ice runways in one day?"
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Old 02-14-2018, 09:05 AM
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Vlad - you can do the Moose and Mo's in the same day. Then post here with the title, "How many of you have landed on TWO ice runways in one day?"
Brilliant idea Mark! Can I get a sip from that flask of yours eh? (right pocket)

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Old 02-14-2018, 09:28 AM
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Anyone know the address for those of us who would be driving?
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Old 02-14-2018, 01:51 PM
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Brilliant idea Mark! Can I get a sip from that flask of yours eh? (right pocket)
Flask? What flask?
Oooooh, you mean the hot chocolate thermos I keep in that pocket. Sure thing, Vlad - I'll happily share!

I'll enquire as to a street address for those accessing by road and will post back here.
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Old 02-14-2018, 08:36 PM
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Street address in case one has to drive there...

28, chemin McKay, Luskville, Pontiac, Quebec J0X 2G0

I probably shouldn't say this, but some of us will undoubtedly use this address and our favorite on-line mapping application to figure out where we should be looking on the Ottawa River for a runway to magically appear! :-)
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