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Old 08-27-2018, 07:47 PM
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Talking Blueberry Run

John Fleurent told me about the place a year ago. Deblois, Maine 43B has a great paved airstrip right in the middle of blueberry fields. The picking season is over but there are still a lot of ripe berries left. Day off, I go.


Everyone has its own propellant. The balloonists were about to launch from my field winds were calm.




He took off first, I hurried out of his way the air started to drift toward the centerline.





Climbed on top of Class Bravo and headed northeast. Passed Infantry School.




A snack, couple tunes and plenty of sightseeing hours flew fast. These dreadnoughts supposed to be invisible from 2 kilometers.





Here is my patch.





In thirty something minutes three plastic containers and belly were full.








On the way back while refueling at Bethel, Maine I met my old friend Claudio. He has the best RV8A in New England.





Couple more hours and I am home.





I wish I could make your BBQ Mark!


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Old 08-27-2018, 08:50 PM
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Curious as to what is the fueling system you have? Never seen such a thing. Looks like it must be a siphon of some sort. How long does it take to move 5 gallons?
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Old 08-27-2018, 08:59 PM
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Curious as to what is the fueling system you have? Never seen such a thing. Looks like it must be a siphon of some sort. How long does it take to move 5 gallons?
This variety typically lasts me a season. 3-4 minutes to pump a jerry can. There is a fine filter in the funnel.

https://www.amazon.com/Sierra-Tools-...ic+siphon+pump

https://www.homedepot.com/p/DuraHeat...H-20/100125308
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Old 08-27-2018, 10:09 PM
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Russki, see you soon in Belfast! Those look like some very tasty berries!

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Old 08-28-2018, 08:12 PM
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Yea Russ, have you decided about Maine?
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Old 08-29-2018, 06:22 AM
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Yea Russ, have you decided about Maine?
Still on the calendar Dave. Saturday only.
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Old 08-29-2018, 09:47 AM
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Hey Vlad - no fuel truck at N51 or you using auto fuel?
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Old 08-29-2018, 10:02 AM
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Hey Vlad - no fuel truck at N51 or you using auto fuel?
Well, Tom if I take gas at my portapump the free berries would be $300 for a kilo. I saved a hundred using alternate
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Old 08-29-2018, 11:37 AM
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So you flew from NJ to Maine to pick blueberries? You could have just flow to Hammonton NJ, N81, and walked across the street and picked some. Would have only been 4 dollars per pound, vs 40 dollars per pound....LOL Although I'm all for fun flights to far away lands.
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