Gaston's Fly-in 2018!

Discussion in 'Annual Gaston's Fly-In' started by JCranford, Jan 17, 2018.

  1. AggieMike88

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    Now offering reverse discounts.
    Anyone have a spare bunk available in their cabin?
     
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    Watch all of CardinalPilot (or whatever the heck his name is) Gaston’s videos. Probably scare you so bad you won’t come!

    Kidding aside, it wouldn’t hurt to fly in the first time with an experienced pilot. It’s intimidating for a low timer the first time. At least it was for me. Looking forward to meeting you and you paying my bar tab of course...

    :D
     
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    https://www.pilotsofamerica.com/community/threads/gastons-dam-approach-to-landing.21953/

    Jesse put this vid together and, like it oft does, once you watch it, YouTube will play others. Lots of Gaston's landing vids on YouTube.

    The only thing I'll add is, if you watch numerous videos, then you'll notice that a lot of the folks cut the corner from base to final because they're skeerd of getting too close to the bluff.

    DO NOT DO THIS!

    Because you'll also notice in the vids that, if you cut the corner, then you can't see the runway until on very short final (unless you're coming in really high). Thus you can't see if someone took the runway for departure and they can't see you.

    Get your ass over on the true extended centerline of the runway so everyone can see each other. There can be quite a bit of NORDO traffic at Gaston's.
     
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    Due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict for a good thing.... I won't be attending.
     
  5. JCranford

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    Don’t keep us in suspense! What could be better than Gaston’s?
     
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    Patience grasshopper... I'll share with you soon... awaiting confirmation.
     
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    I'm kinda mad at myself.
    I waited maybe a little too long and now I am on the wait list for a cancellation.

    I hate to miss Gaston's
    If no cancellations, we may fly to Branson that weekend and pop in for a couple meals / fishing that weekend.
     
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    Crap. I never booked either. I guess I’ll call and get on the wait list too.
     
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    I thought you could sleep in the Grumman
     
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    Only if it's not raining.
     
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    Add me to the "looking for a bed" list...
     
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    As Clark would say "not that there's anything wrong with that!" ;)
     
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    Im waiting for confirmation from a friend of mine if he's coming or not. If not, ill hav some empty space in my cabin
     
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    That made me LOL!
     
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    Oh I totally could.
    but those other 3...
     
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    Do, please!

    Also, PoA-verse, I have a neighbor, a 121 guy and C180 pilot, who may also be interested in attending.
     
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    I'll be up for Saturday Lunch and Dinner. I need to road trip my new ride. I would have booked a cabin but I didn't know if I'd be out of town for training.
     
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    Yeah, I also procrastinated and didn't book. In my defense, I booked no more than a few weeks ahead of time for the last two years and didn't have a problem. I reckon I'm screwed this time.

    Is Ted or Lance coming? They got good sleeping planes. ;)
     
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    Soooo, how many of you forgot to make reservations? Is it just going to be me at Gaston’s? Will I have any company?? If so, should we start talking about food?
     
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    A little hard for me to get there from Guam this year.
     
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    I appreciate the offer, but since I didn’t have a cabin and really shouldn’t be spending the money right now, I offered to cover a coworker’s flight that weekend. My Gaston’s debut will have to wait until next year.