Gaston's Fly-In 2016 - Thursday Oct 13 - Sunday October 16

Discussion in 'Annual Gaston's Fly-In' started by TangoWhiskey, Oct 13, 2015.

  1. timwinters

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    Kent is finally in the air, e.t.a about 10:45. The big challenge is going to be finding someone sober enough to go pick him up!!!

    They may be walking! :) it's only 12 miles after all.
     
  2. AuntPeggy

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    Hubby and I are planning to come Saturday morning. Is the field hard enough to land on? Or is it soft and muddy?
     
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    We're going to plan on coffee in Cabin 7 tomorrow morning again. I'll make a post when it's brewing.
     
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    It's in pretty good shape. There's a low spot at the SW end that's a bit soft...easily avoided.

    It's the very end of 24...beginning of 06...in front of the parking area.
     
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    Kent and Kelsey made it!
     
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    Get up, you guys! I want to see pics of fog-enshrouded runway, sleepy pilots, dew-covered airplanes!
     
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  7. AuntPeggy

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    We may not get there. Fog isn't scheduled to lift here until 2:00.
     
  8. Lance F

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    Any coffee anywhere? Anyone want to meet for breakfast in restaurant?
     
  9. Lance F

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    Dew covered airplane and blue skys over 3M0.
     

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    There are breakfast burrito fixings for two available in cabin 6 if somebody wants an easy breakfast
     
  11. TangoWhiskey

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    Hot coffee in cabin six Lance.
     
  12. TangoWhiskey

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    There is also fresh brewed black coffee in cabin 6, bring your mug (and milk/sugar if you need it--we drink it black).
     
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    Dates for next year; there's a new thread for that event.


    Gaston's Fly-In 2017 - Thursday Oct 12-Sunday Oct 15, 2017
     
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  15. TangoWhiskey

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    Dinner update: burgers and hot dogs at the flight line around 5 o'clock. We will fire up the grills about 4:30 PM.
     
  17. timwinters

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    The monkey sure has a way with the ladies!

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    This year is a first: a canopy threefer. I'd say the event is a success!

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  20. eman1200

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    now that looks like a party!
     
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    Man, that looks great!

    Someday, we shall make it to one!
     
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    How you keep the flies away from the hamburger meat.

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  23. eman1200

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    Shenanigans update?
     
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    Some of our evening entertainment

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    Looks wonderful -missing y'all this year :(
     
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    Brunch is at 10am tomorrow at the restaurant before departures!! Thanks to Sharon B for making the reservations!!
     
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    That what the special taste was. Wondered why the skeeters were leaving me alone tonight

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    Looks like fun. Great pictures!
     
  29. timwinters

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    Well, Bruce takes top honors for best quote at two consecutive fly-ins.

    Yesterday's quip, while watching the powered parachute guys play with their toys:

    "You know, it's amazing that men ever reach adulthood."
     
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    I think that is why there are more women folk than men and I gives hope to Andrew making his obligation by his 31st birthday

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  31. TerryD

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    Absolutely the BEST drive-in we have ever been to! Thanks all for the wonderful weekend, Kim and I enjoyed meeting everyone and we are already looking forward to next year!

    Here's a crazy idea from a newbie, how about next year we make it a "fly-in"? That would be even MORE fun! ;-)

    Safe travels everyone!
     
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    Terry even cleaned up the flightline and rearranged our stuff on one picnic table for easy pick up this morning before he left. I think that means we have to keep them.
     
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    They are a great couple. I saw this sign and thought to my self, "self, why don't they start the deer around here on a weight watchers program" good lord why does my brain work this way?

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    Weather... check.
    Fuel... check.
    W&B... check.
    Gaston's home brew... check.

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    Sucks to have not been there, with people I love...
     
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    2006 was when we met and I think that was your 2nd year. How the hell is it we have been friends for 10 years and only seen each other for 2 days in June 2006?
     
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    It's usually a race to see if it's Doc or Greg who gets that award. :)

    Ditto.
     
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    Made it back to my place! Had a great time seeing everyone again and meeting some others!

    Hopefully we'll have a fly-in next year!
     
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    Flynn's safely back in Georgia after a smooth flight at 11,000'. We sure had a good time. All the kids there made it especially fun. Thanks to everybody. The group is what made it happen.
     
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