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Old 08-08-2018, 07:10 PM
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Default Pine Bluff Formation Clinic date set!

We want to be sure all interested pilots know about the 2018 Pine Bluff Formation Clinic at Pine Bluff, AR scheduled for Oct 5th-7th. Here's the link to the group site.

It's always a fun time!

https://groups.io/g/2018PineBluffClinic

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Old 08-10-2018, 07:42 PM
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Thanks Drone. I've linked the clinic on the FFI website.
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Old 08-10-2018, 09:02 PM
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Just curious - why is no vernier throttles a rquirement?
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Old 08-10-2018, 09:46 PM
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Regular Push-pull throttles are fine.
Push button / Locking mixture-type vernier controls are not allowed on the throttle.

If youíve ever flown formation, you know that the throttle is in constant motion, unless youíre lead.
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Old 08-11-2018, 05:22 AM
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Got ya! Never flown formation, but Iím interested. You are close enough to me for it to actually be a possibility as well.

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Old 10-11-2018, 03:10 PM
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Default Pine Bluff Formation Clinic

It was an awesome clinic at Pine Bluff!
Links to photos and videos below Bulldog's report!

Here's a report from Bulldog:

We just had one of the best clinics I have been to. There were 29 pilots and a few guests. The weather was very good and the food was excellent. Bad weather across the mid west caused a few cancellations and we missed you guys. Safely flying formation is our goal and we did a lot of it.

I want to congratulate Dean Marvin (Gumby), Dave Romuald (Torque), Frank Brewer (Bogie), and Scott Sundstrom for passing their Wingman check rides. Also David Grover deserves recognition for passing his Flight Lead check ride. FFI Cards are not easy to earn. Good job guys.

We had 3 Red Scary new formation pilots (Brian Freeman, Rajiv Chalasani, & Jim Ivey) solo in 2 ship flights. I hope you continue to progress up the FFI ladder to eventually earn a formation card. You will enjoy the journey.

We need to thank all of the people that made this possible. Doug Hale (airport manager) and his staff did a great job taking care of our every need and allowed us to have full use of their facilities.

The EAA Chapter volunteers are just wonderful. Sara Works our chapter president worked continuously all weekend to be sure we were taken care of and she got some good photos & videos that she will share. Bruce Rogers, Richard Swartz and his lovely wife were the main cooks. They did a fantastic job. A week ago we had a hangar clean up day and there were even more volunteers there . Thanks for the support .

I want to thank Cassandra Shaw, head of the Pine Bluff Transit department for furnishing our bus transportation. The drivers were courteous and on time. We appreciate your help.

Greg Reese (Greese) our check pilot and all up flight lead came a long way to help & provide guidance when needed. Thank you to the Flight Leads & Safety Pilots too. You came at your own expense and didn't complain about what ever flight assignment you were given. The FFI family is better off for your effort.

Also thanks to Bob & Linda Connor, our Air Boss & Bossett. They own an RV-7 and Bob has been through a clinic at PBF before. They came down from North Little Rock Friday to helped with registration and then came down again on Saturday to provide Air Boss services for us.

Thanks a lot Bob.

I know I left out someone, so forgive me.

Thanks again,
Bulldog

Randal "Digger" Warren's video he put together.
https://youtu.be/EYQO4WTGmYw

Photos from Sara
https://photos.app.goo.gl/6exAxvvE1qrirELq7

Photos from Dana
https://drive.google.com/drive/folde...il&ts=5bbd0e22

Video from Curt Rausch "Delta 4" with Brian Freeman filming.
https://gopro.com/v/89PrNq565Gmr
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Old 10-13-2018, 06:33 AM
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What amazing video's!

If there was a bowing emoji you'd get 10 of em from me.

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Old 10-13-2018, 03:58 PM
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Looks like fun and learning was had by all. Good Job on the video.
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