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Old 07-14-2017, 11:42 AM
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Prop issue just grounded my -7. I hope to meet you all at some later event.

Robert
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Old 07-14-2017, 07:31 PM
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Sorry to hear, Robert. Next year.

Reminder to everyone: bring a bathing suit and towel if you want to dive in the pool. It's going to be hot and there won't be much other entertainment besides hangar talk.

That said, the WX looks good in VA and to the north. Not sure what our brethren from the Carolinas will have to face.

Arrivals starting 1030, eats at noon. See y'all in the morning

-Stormy
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Old 07-15-2017, 06:48 AM
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Hi Bill, I guess I'm going to be a no-show today. Too much MVFR---and KHSP has got 200 and 1/2 as I type this. Flight service is already routing me to the east of a straight line route, and that still puts me in at maybe 1:30, 2:00. It should all be good later, but well after lunch, and you said lunch was 12 noon.

Give my bed to another guy.
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Old 07-15-2017, 08:15 AM
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Default Sorry to hear, Don

They don't call me Stormy for nothing.

It's a beautiful VFR day here this morning, but gonna be hot & humid.

Rain check for you

We could hold some BBQ for you if you reconsider. I knew it was going to be sketchy down south when I looked at the progs last night...
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Old 07-15-2017, 01:34 PM
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I'm just back from Bill's great event. It was 70% RV's and 100% wonderful people!

A perfect day (capped with a nice 30kts tailwind home).

Thanks to Bill and his whole family for hosting our visit!

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Old 07-15-2017, 04:31 PM
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Glad to have you!

(Glen brought his Raspberry Pi retro Brownie digital camera with voice menu, no viewfinder, smartphone app, 3D printed, painted and polished case... I truly believe he can do anything digital he puts his mind to.)

Ok, Glen. Wish I had followed instructions and opened the housewarming gift while you were here. I'm staring at this stuff like someone from The Gods Must Be Crazy. I see (and somewhat understand) the Baofeng HT. There's a Raz Pi looking device and two different SDR dongles with respective antenna cables, lots of adapters, chargers and a LiIon pack. Not sure how to hook it all up without letting the magic smoke out, nor program it. I think we need to find a good time to call. Meanwhile it appears W4COV is operating an iGate near here from atop the Airport Mountain in Hot Springs, which is helpful.

I'm ready for a nice nap, but it sure was a good time over here today
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Old 07-15-2017, 05:18 PM
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Glen. Wish I had followed instructions and opened the housewarming gift while you were here. I'm staring at this stuff like someone from The Gods Must Be Crazy.
Email sent which will solved all your problems :-)
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Old 07-15-2017, 06:23 PM
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Stormy thank you! It was a nice flyin. I had three reasons not to go based in the core no fly TFR, lifr in the morning and a crushed toe but I couldn't just help myself. Plus I promised to attend still being in Russia. You have a heck of a location there at Hopalong Bill! Was nice meeting everyone sorry I was late. Got permission to land on a private island I was calling the owner for three years.




All attendees are tailwheel aircrafts except mine.



Glen the Genious reinvented a 19th century Polaroid camera and I got a receipt been there ate that.



Jim, Bruce, Major it was a pleasure.




Яшка grew up taller then me already and got his 4-cycle vs 2 strokes dirt bike he had earlier. The young man is a racer and he is wrenching next to Bill's project.








Bill, you guys bailed out too early. Ingalls had a great show on the field.







It was a good day of flying and great food. Chris, Glen, Mugsy those dishes were delicious!
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Old 07-15-2017, 09:28 PM
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Great location, great food, great turnout.

OK, so a little MVFR and IFR, along with 2100 feet of grass may have narrowed the participation. But the hard core always find a way to get there.

Callsign "Stormy" may have to be changed.
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Old 07-15-2017, 10:52 PM
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A big thank you to Bill and Lorie for hosting a great gathering with excellent food and splendid views. 136 NM's each way gave me a great reason to flex my wings even though I wasn't fortunate enough to get that tailwind Glen had.

Vlad, it's always an honor and I'm glad your persistent nature caused our paths to meet again. If you want that toe to feel better, stick it in cider. (Think about it)

As Jim mentioned about the runway; not once did I see anyone needing more than 1000'. And that's being generous!
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