7B3 Flour Bomb drop, spot landing, and lobster cookout 10/7

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  1. UngaWunga

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    This weekend. 10/7. Its in NH for those that are too lazy to look
    From their flier....


    Bomb Drop!

    Join us for our Annual
    Spot Landing Competition,
    Bomb Drop, and Cookout!

    Cookout Tickets: $15/ea (in advance at FBO)
    Cookout Tickets: $20/ea (day of)
    Bombs: $10/pair

    October 7, 2017
     
  2. AggieMike88

    AggieMike88 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Now offering reverse discounts.
    What's better than flower bombs? Rubber Chickens! Weight them with some lead shot, number them with a sharpie, then "sell" them to the pilots as a fundraiser. Allow the pilot to purchase as many as he wants, and whoever gets closest to the 10-ring of the target wins the prize.
     
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    mscard88 Ejection Handle Pulled

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    Thank you for the won't look it club. :D
     
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    Hampton, NH. Airport is listed in the National Historic registry. I Used to fly J-3 Cubs there. 40 yrs later I think some of the same tail numbers are still there.
     
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    I’ve been curious how much flour and what kind of bag people use for these contests. So I can practice at home. But now I am curious whether Costco sells rubber chickens in bulk. Thanks for that.
     
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    Sounds like a blast....especially the cookout. We used to do such events in Juneau but its been years since they had one. They used a pound of flour in a brown paper sack with a streamer. Flew at 300 ft and the target was a buoy between the runway and taxiway. I won 1st place and an Apollo Precedus GPS. Didn't do as well on the spot landing competition. Hope you all have fun...:)
     
  7. UngaWunga

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    I think the limit is 300' or 400', and the bomb is about the size of your hand, wrapped in paper. Gives a nice plume when it hits the ground.

    I have only one opening window on my 172. Should the bombardier sit behind me and use the left window, or just open the right side door and drop it out?
     
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    Have the bombardier use the right side window. We made a few bombs like they were going to use, flew out to a small island in the middle of Young's Bay and made a few practice runs. I think it helped, timing is everything....:) The winning shot for us was within 6 feet of the target.
     
  9. UngaWunga

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    Don't have a right side opening window, hence trying to open the door.
    Wonder where I can practice dropping stuff. Seacoast here is a little crowded with houses... Island has a research station and other stuff on it, they probably wouldn't like me dropping things there. Maybe the nuke plant wouldn't mind...
     
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    Ha! No point in even thinking about it in a Cardinal (even if I had the time)... the only opening windows it has are the little triangular ones for tossing cigarette butts... never understood why Cessna ever used those. :dunno:
     
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    Weather is good, bombs are dropping.
     
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    Fog rolled in off the ocean at 3, stopping the bombing runs. Lobster and steak almost cooked... Beers are out.
     
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    Wish I could have gone today. too busy. Go down to Plum Island to practice! there never seems to be any traffic there...
     
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    Jealous. I was planning on swinging by there after the aopa thing. My alternator, however, had other ideas. Hope it was fun...any video?

    Yea, right- that field is always quiet, but on the weekends they have that good food truck which makes for a nice stop.
     
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    For $10 they'd take someone up in a Cub for 2 runs. They were quite busy.
    Dinner was excellent. Clams, lobster, steak, corn....
     
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