2/22/2020 Southeast Peeps, come say goodbye (or hello) to The Grove

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  1. eman1200

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    not my fault that's how they built the parking area!
     
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    I'm out. I'm on 9 year old duty on Saturday and he's not up for 3 hours in the airplane plus hanging out with a bunch of reprobates. ;-)
     
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    @eman1200 can we count on you to be lying on the ground in a red suit . . . like the diagram you drew?

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  4. eman1200

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    I may have misrepresented....I don't think I own any red clothes.
     
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    Man when I was 9 I would have killed for an opportunity like that.
     
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    Nice lookin’ bird!
     
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    and I don’t remember you having one leg significantly shorter than the other. :)
     
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    Don't give him any ideas...
     
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    Looks like I have an open left seat in my 182. Anyone in north Atlanta who can make it to the Alpharetta-Cumming area by 10, you're welcome to join me.
    First person who emails me gets it.
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    Just shot you an email with a couple of questions if you haven't been emailed yet which would render them moot if you have.
     
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    I have about a 5 hour flight from SVH...via CHA. hope to be there by 1 at the latest. I plan to land on 17...that was my first solo once upon a time...kind of a sentimental guy I guess...
     
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    You’re coming through CHA?
     
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    I'm just about to head out. See you guys in a few hours.
     
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    At the airport heating the engine and waiting for @Ryanb
     
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    Already heated, blasting out of here in 10 mins.
     
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    Pre-flight at KGSO. Topping off and leaving soon.[​IMG]

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    Oooof, looks like I’m iced in, fellas....

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    We’re here! Bill set it down like a pro!
     
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    Back at KGSO. Thanks @eman1200 for setting everything up. Good to see a nice turnout. Hope everyone else makes it back safely.

    David

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    Great to see old friends and make some new ones. Thanks, eman!

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    Somebody should tag the peeps in the group photo with their PoA screen names.
     
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    That's eman, far right in black shirt. No one else matters.
     
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    Somehow I made it out of there without drama even with the whole group hoping I'd do something that would make their videos go viral.

    It was a great flight both ways. Got my first clearance into a Bravo. Charlotte is much nicer than Tampa. I don't think I'll ever get into the Bravo in Tampa.

    And that was a very interesting airport. Definitely worth the trip for a last in a lifetime experience.
     
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    Thanks so much to @eman1200 for buying all of us pizza and organizing the event. Much appreciated man...
     
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    I only took one pic, and it didn’t do it justice.

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    That's me (kc4wsd) on the back row, second from the left. My son, Austin, is third from left. He's the licensed pilot. Thanks to everyone at 8A6 today for the hospitality, especially @eman1200 for the food and drinks.

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    I'm the one from Florida, aka the one in the front in blue with 3 layers of shirts and jackets..
     
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    Our pizza was delivered to 8A6. Here’s the pizza delivery man about to touchdown...

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  31. eman1200

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    just got back home. GREAT day. I feel like I'm still floating down the runway for one of my worst landings ever. I floated so long I almost landed at Concord 10 miles north of 8A6. anyways, here's to a great day, lemme settle in then I'll point out who's all in the great pic.

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    Great meeting everyone there today. Thanks, eman, for organizing!

    (From the back row, 3rd from the right)
     
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    Thanks, @eman1200 for putting this together and double thanks for the slices and drinks! Yeah, that runway and airport is very interesting. The tree! No, THE TREE!!! Anyone get a picture of that tree across the street from the runway? It doesn’t look so big on the ground, but it sure filled the windshield on short final!

    And speaking of landing, I ballooned on the landing, and I think everyone except for @TRocket ballooned on the landing. Oh, and then after landing, I applied moderate brakes, and the rear end wanted to pass the front end! Hmm, ok, work the rudder pedals.

    Later when walking the runway a little I understood, the pavement is basically coming apart, and the whole top surface of the runway is covered with marble sized rocks and pebbles. Fun!

    Glad I got to visit this unique place before its gone and it sure was nice to see old friends and meet new ones. @Ryanb was a great co-pilot as always, thanks for riding along, man.

    Edit: and that LLWS Emann talked about? Oh yeah, its there. Knocked around in the pattern and on short final. Unique place.

    Pics to follow!
     
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    ok here it goes:

    front row starting with green jacket on the left, that's Gary. he's been based out of 8A6 for a long time, recently sold this pristine cherokee then hung it up. we go flying now and then, usually to one of the SCBC meet ups. good to keep him flying. then there's Zack who is also based at the grove and flies a mooney so he's gotta be a good guy. middle is @Salty . he looks mad cause he flew up from florida and couldn't have any pizza. the black dude is Chris, he's a local guy and he doesn't know he's black so if you meet him please don't let the cat out of the bag. it'll be our little secret. then the world famous @write-stuff Russ from Gold Seal/PoA.

    middle row left is, dang it, the one name I can't remember, came up with Russ, sorry dude. tall dude #1 is PoA's own @Bill Jennings . no idea what his real name is. tall dude #2 is @snglecoil Chris, who apparently is based out of my home field as well. then there's eman with either the "man I suck at landing" grin or the "I was promised Ho's at this party. WHERE are the Ho's?!?" look on his face.

    back row left is David, he's active on mooneyspace and has been based at the grove for longer than just about anyone there. also a pretty smart fella since he flies a mooney. then there's @kc4wsd David and his son Austin. lookin like a true ladies man is @Ryanb , followed by either a serial killer OR @SkyDog58 (David). last dude in the back row is Trevor, another locally based dude who ended up buying the plane me and several of us trained in. @TRocket showed up a bit late for the photo and for pizza, but better late than nevah.

    it's bugging me that I'm one name short. anyways, thanks to everyone for coming out, let's do it again soon!
     
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    David figured out that I was the one that bought an exhaust from him last month, AFTER we got back home. Small world. I coulda saved half my fuel bill in shipping if only I'd known.
     
  39. Bill Jennings

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    Sorry @eman1200 , you knew it was coming:

     
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    well what y'all don't know is that the first 7/8ths of the runway is pretty rough, so I like to land at the far end where it's much smoother. yup, that was totally on purpose.