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Old 02-25-2020, 03:32 PM
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I'm about to start a few months working (for my current employer on temporary assignment) in the Montgomery area. Looks like I'll be in the US for periods of a few weeks at a time (then with a week or two back in Oz) between March and September. I'd like to try to make contact with any RV builders / flyers around central Alabama, to help while away the non-working hours. I'm happy to be a second pair of hands for someone so I don't lose those all important drill-deburr-dimple-rivet & repeat skills, or to just be extra ballast when you go flying.

I am an EAA member and I'll make contact with the local chapters when I get over there also.

if anyone is interested please send me a PM.
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Old 02-25-2020, 04:24 PM
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KEET (NW of Montgomery) has a very active EAA and RV community ... great GA airport! Let me know when you get here
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Old 02-25-2020, 05:16 PM
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If I was tasked with the temporary assignment, I would start working on my employer to allow several days in Oshkosh the week of 20 July.
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Old 02-25-2020, 05:38 PM
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I am an EAA member and I'll make contact with the local chapters when I get over there also.
EAA 822, Wetumpka Airport (08A), just north of the river, 2nd Saturday, noon at the Yak Shack. You'll find it.

We have a few RV's. Doesn't everyone?
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Old 02-25-2020, 06:10 PM
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If I was tasked with the temporary assignment, I would start working on my employer to allow several days in Oshkosh the week of 20 July.
It's already been strongly suggested that I try to fit in a few days in Oshkosh by guys I know over here.....
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Old 02-25-2020, 06:11 PM
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EAA 822, Wetumpka Airport (08A), just north of the river, 2nd Saturday, noon at the Yak Shack. You'll find it.

We have a few RV's. Doesn't everyone?
Wetumpka came up when I searched, and was going to be one of the first places I contact when I get to the US.
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Old 02-25-2020, 06:28 PM
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Dan, make sure Geoff is introduced to the fine art of southern BBQ appreciation.
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Old 02-25-2020, 09:30 PM
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Dan, make sure Geoff is introduced to the fine art of southern BBQ appreciation.
Oh yeah.

Geoff, you'll like 08A. Way back when, the FBO rules where I was learning to fly absolutely prohibited students from going to Wetumpka without their instructor. Word was the place was a hangout for ultralights, skydivers, antiques, Pitts drivers, crop dusters, drunks, and fools....and chances are they would all be in the air at the same time. Naturally, I based there as soon as I could afford a flying machine.

Four decades have really tamed the place, but the spirit lives on.

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Old 02-25-2020, 09:34 PM
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Be good to catch up with you at Oshkosh. Plenty of rain up at Mudgee, looking a treat. Catcha soon
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Old 02-26-2020, 01:27 AM
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Be good to catch up with you at Oshkosh. Plenty of rain up at Mudgee, looking a treat. Catcha soon
Cheers Pete, hopefully I do get to see you there!

And thanks to everyone else, I appreciate all the nice warm responses. I'll start making further contact over the next week or so. BBQ sounds great too!
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