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Old 03-16-2017, 07:41 PM
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Default Very good experience

Last year was my first year flying to Sun N Fun. All the descriptions of HBC were spot on. I arrived the Sunday night before the show and was greeted with a dinner of Burger King burgers and fries. No need to register but it does get busy once the show actually starts. The atmosphere is nice and laid back. As already stated donate to the kiddy and get a basic breakfast and dinner each night. Water, soda and some beer included. Lots of great people to meet and great planes to ogle over. HBC is a longer walk to the main show area but the tram runs right by the camping area.
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Old 04-03-2017, 09:12 AM
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Default New guy question about HBC

Several posts mentioned contributions to the kitty. What's that about and who is in charge? I don't want to haul extra stuff if I don't need it.

Also looking forward to meeting the RV attenders so I can steal all your good ideas and finally finish this darn plane.
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Old 04-03-2017, 09:42 AM
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Thumbs up In the tent

There is one family that volunteers and takes care of the HBC area. They park the planes in the area, and can help you to find anything that you need.
There is a big covered area with tables and chairs and power. They bring in the things and have a contribution jar there.
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Old 04-03-2017, 12:47 PM
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Default Landing for HBC

I assume the active runway at SnF will be 9-27(my 1st time). What taxi route is used for HBC?
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Old 04-03-2017, 12:52 PM
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I assume the active runway at SnF will be 9-27(my 1st time). What taxi route is used for HBC?
You will be directed.
Normally, go to the end of runway, turn south, show HB/HBC...
It is well manned. Or womanned.
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Old 04-03-2017, 01:10 PM
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Several posts mentioned contributions to the kitty. What's that about and who is in charge? I don't want to haul extra stuff if I don't need it.

Also looking forward to meeting the RV attenders so I can steal all your good ideas and finally finish this darn plane.
One of the things that make SNF a great experience is that Mary Jane provides breakfast munchies, ice water, cokes, beer and dinner on a few evenings.
She does it on a donation basis. I believe some items are provided by SNF but she does the rest. It is so nice to not have to bring a cooler with water, ice and beer.
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Old 04-04-2017, 11:02 AM
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Thanks for all the info guys. Big help in planning the trip. Weather seems to be fighting me now.
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Old 04-04-2017, 12:01 PM
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Unhappy Made it to Moultrie

Well we got this far but I don't think anyone will be going any further till Thursday. I think I'll be turning around and heading home, in a few hours. :-(
The weather that was there this morning is still there.
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Old 04-04-2017, 12:36 PM
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It seems to me that a quick jaunt out into the gulf, and Bob's your uncle!

The airplane flies just fine over water .
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Old 04-04-2017, 01:00 PM
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Default ADIZ

Weather looks far enough out to pick up some friends. Can you just file through without customs etc?
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