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Discussion in 'Cool Places to Fly' started by Diana, Aug 9, 2008.
How would anybody be able to tell the difference from how I look now?
Yeah...right now I have plans to celebrate a birthday with a friend who is turning 50...there are three of us...the other friend turned 50 last year...next year is my turn to turn 50 and we will get together for that too. Would love to come...don't have definite dates yet...always a chance it will be Thursday - Saturday and then I could come...We'll see what happens.
I'm also inviting my Citabria buddies that flew to Gaston's this year. I'll open up the aerobatic box over the farm. We'll invite a lot of local pilots and Tom's students as well. One of the things I plan to do is give rides all weekend again. What better way to celebrate getting older.
Leslie and I are discussing joining you. We'd need to overnight somewhere. Perhaps we could bring Kent (or someone lighter ) too, but not if we need to camp.
I hope you guys come again!
If Kim doesn't want the guest room, you can have it.
This is just down the road:
They still have rooms and suites available.
Anyone else from the northeast want to go? If we get 4 people in the Aztec, it makes the cost pretty reasonable. I'm certainly interested in making the trip.
That would be great!
Got room to park all these planes?
The Aztec is only one plane. If it carries 4 people, that's far more economical than what most people end up doing.
If Leah and I come, we will camp.
Might have to park planes on one runway, fly off the other.
Or if no one else joins us we could always take the Archer to save on gas. You in the plane lets weater be less of a factor... if you would just get your CFII we could make it a lesson!
Will the Aztec make it into the farm?
It will get in, but may not get out.
I have stayed at this Super 8, it is fairly new and pretty nice. It even has a pool!
Good question. But, I think so. We can park airplanes along the taxiway just north of the Twin Oaks, the tie-down area, the yard and even by the hot tub in the driveway...see attached.
That's a very good point. The runway is rough, and there are wires right at the end of Runway 21 and it runs downhill.
It really is a nice one. When we have a lot of family visit us, sometimes several of them stay there and like it.
The corn out by the runways is looking good right now and will likely still be here, but kinda dried out by that weekend. Here is a video I made about taking off and landing in the corn. The hay bales will be gone, though. I really like those hay bales out there.
OH, and the last picture is of a CJ-6 taxiing in through the corn on the taxiway.
Diana, it looks sort of like heaven in those pics...
The CJ looks like it is playing hide and go seek in the corn. Or maybe it is a new movie "CJ's of the Corn"
I doubt I'll have my CFII by then. I'm also not sure I feel like making a trip like that in the Archer, so we'll have to see. I'd rather get 4 people total together and take the Aztec if I make the trip. More fun that way.
How big's the strip? Even if it has issues with the farm, isn't there a paved airport nearby that's easy to get ferries from?
It will only be more fun if you get the second row intercom fixed or if we can plug into the third row. I hated not being able to hear the radio or chat.
And you need to get your music shared over the intercom instead of only in your head.
I think so.
Wow, complain much?
I don't know if I will be there.
Maybe he had it planned that way!
Well, seeing as the avionics shop is taking care of that now while they're doing the GPS and KX155 upgrade, it should be fixed. I figured having a less than ideal intercom was better than walking.
Shh... I was trying to keep that part a secret.
The avionics guy said you were installing multiple isolate switches, one for each seat. What's that all about?
You know, I'd asked him to keep that a secret, too. Did he tell you how I was having him install them in a nice location where nobody would notice me flipping them during flight?
Here you go:
Here is the whole link with the photo:
Lamar (KLLU) is only 6 miles away.
You should be able to make it in and out of that 2140' with any 4 seat piston single* over 150hp. Take off towards the road with the Aztec and you should make it - provided there are no powerlines at the road.
Damn right. We're used to lavish FBO's, towered 10K ft Class B airports, or waivers into military bases, and ultra high landing fees. The creme de la creme.
Took this while taxiing to do my runup. Great vis out of the Tiger's bubble canopy.
Yeah, that's plenty of runway to take off for me. No worries. Now all we need is enough passengers to make the trip worthwhile.
Ted, perhaps we can visit about the runways before you get here. They both have their interesting characteristics including being rough, they both have power lines at one end and they both are on a hill. The preferred runway is the longer one...3/21.
It's not hard to run to town to pick up people, either...we do it all the time.
Sounds good to me, Diana!
Correct me if I'm wrong which I often am and I have a beer in my hand right now so I'm especially dangerous...
Didn't you tell me that all the "right pattern" references for your airfield were in error and that all runways have a standard left pattern?
The FAA listed that as a recommendation d/t the local towers, after we sent in our paperwork.
We normally use left hand traffic for all runways and use 122.9, Lamar's frequency.
I also like to listen to Treetop Flyer when taking off.
I'll TAKE it!!!!
As long as there won't be a snake involved...
And I don't mean a bed snake...I have a bat for that...
Do you have a sign in there... "Henning Slept Here"...??
Wayne. Please come to the party. I want you to fly the bird dog...it was in such demand at Gaston's we didn't get a chance...but I do want you to fly it to see how you like it...
That's SO FUNNY! My wife and I still laugh when we think about the first time we saw one of those in a gift shop in Victoria BC:
Yes, but I actually OWN one!!!
Back to the birthday party...