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Old 11-20-2019, 07:35 PM
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Thank you for suggesting Greenville Downtown. A fantastic destination for us as I like to take the kids on little adventures. My youngest (10 yrs) and I checked it out first. It was a little chilly right before sunset this Fall, but we managed to get a great look at the aircraft watching area, playground and restaurant just off of the South Ramp.

This location would be ideal for a fly-in and even better for an RV gathering with kids or Young Eagles event.

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Old 11-20-2019, 09:42 PM
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Thank you for suggesting Greenville Downtown. A fantastic destination for us as I like to take the kids on little adventures. My youngest (10 yrs) and I checked it out first. It was a little chilly right before sunset this Fall, but we managed to get a great look at the aircraft watching area, playground and restaurant just off of the South Ramp.

This location would be ideal for a fly-in and even better for an RV gathering with kids or Young Eagles event.
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The playground is outstanding! I take my son there every so often for lunch (It is just a few miles from home) and every New Years day, weather permitting.

When we do YE flights, we typically leave from the east side of the runway as it is easier to control the YE riders from the general public, which can be a big safety issue.

A couple years back, the LancAir guys had their fly-in there. I just happened to stop in for lunch on the way home and was surprised to see a ramp full of LancAirs. It crushed me a little bit when one of them had an issue and no one brought tools or even knew how to work on their planes.

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Old 11-21-2019, 06:12 AM
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I'm still here but my wife had a stroke so I've been having to take care of her rather than fly. I can't really leave her at home alone yet. She's getting better so I should be back in the air pretty soon. They really saved her up at Mission.
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Old 11-27-2019, 04:46 PM
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I left my wife in the car at the hangar, and flew down to GMU for a quick lunch. The "management" at the Runway Cafe decided to cut costs by laying off a number of waitresses - well, most of them. Now customers have to order and pay first at the front desk and someone brings the food to your table when it's ready. I don't much like the new system but it is what it is. The Matre D' also told me that loss of the B-17 was a big financial hit for them because they would be really crowded when it would fly in. The place was mostly empty when I was there but a lady sitting nearby was admiring my plane. Her 3 y.o. grandson was with her and after we both finished, I escorted them out on the ramp and let the future pilot stand in my seat. She took some photos of him. My RV buddies wimped out on going with me today.
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