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Old 04-24-2015, 08:16 PM
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Default What's Been Missing at SnF!

Well the obvious answer is - experimnetal airplanes! I counted the planes in HBP this morning about 10:30, and it was less than 60 - and six of them were the Eagles' Nest/Teen Flight RV-12s (good work guys!!!). Tons more room out there folks....

But what I really notice is the lack of VAF logo T-shirts and Hats. A couple of years ago at OSH or SnF, you were NEVER out of sight of one - but now they are few and far between. I guess we are seeing the lifetime of these items demonstrated - Doug hasn't been producing them for a couple of years, and we can all be hard on T-shirts and hats. But still....too bad - its a great way to identify one another!


[ed. Actually you can order all you want at Paragraph five.... dr]
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Old 04-24-2015, 08:25 PM
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I had my VAF hat on display Paul... even when I was on the clock.

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Old 04-24-2015, 08:48 PM
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I made it! and this is the T-Shirt I was wearing:

I also checked the SW Radar system and saw "Russia Satellite" inboard amd most likely re-entry to Sun-n-fun early morning tomorrow

Fun day! Thunderbirds landed 16:58, they opened the gates at 17:00, airborne by 17:15, landed KAPF 18:00, in the pool drinking a cold beverage by 18:30!

Sure beats 6 hours round trip in a car
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Old 04-24-2015, 09:16 PM
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Vic, Carol, and I were holding down lawn chairs during the evening air show Wednesday and talking about how empty HBC was. It was surprising...maybe 30, 40 airplanes, 50 tops, end of the second official day, with good weather both days. Where the heck was everyone?
Dan Horton
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Old 04-24-2015, 09:30 PM
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Bad weather and work kept me away.

The early part of the week in the Carolinas was BAD and Saturday is supposed to be ugly as well. So, we decided to stay put.

In fact the weather was bad enough that I started on my condition inspection a few weeks early.
Bill R.
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Old 04-24-2015, 09:39 PM
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My flying budget is busted building a hangar. But I did get the Show Special pricing on my HP Door.
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Old 04-24-2015, 09:52 PM
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Not everyone gets to travel to airshows and write off their expenses
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Old 04-24-2015, 10:11 PM
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was there Wed, flew GIB in my buddies 8 and we parked in HB. Bugged out after the airshow. Planning to be back tomorrow (driving) so we can catch the night show. But yeah, HB was pretty empty. Mostly RV's.

BTW, take a look at the Zero. The fit and finish is exceptional, especially when compared to the US planes of the same era. Fairings, etc. are really well done, and looking at the huge ailerons, it's no wonder it can turn! Looks like a real pilots plane, but I don't think I'd want to go to war in one!
Mike W
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Old 04-24-2015, 10:17 PM
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Maybe next year. It is still winter up here! It was 31F when I got up yesterday. Probably a good reason to be at SnF! But, I have BUILDING to do.

Have fun and keep information flowing!

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Old 04-25-2015, 05:03 AM
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got a little created this year. lost my paper HB parking sheet. viola, only one guy was a little peed off.

great hot wx, lots of =VAF= people, thunderbird NOISE, two days to go.
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