Gaston's West

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  1. Timbeck2

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    So how many people who live in the dry climate without mosquitoes and tornadoes would be interested in attending a fly in? My initial thought would be to Monument Valley (UT25) where the lodge is just up the hill from the runway. We'd have to plan for the cooler months and learn the busy season but with reservations, this would be doable. I've never been there but those of you who have might offer your thoughts of UT25 or possibly another nearby location centralized for those of us in the West.

    Also I noticed that Tim has posted the annual Page fly in in another thread. That could be our thing. Never been there either.
     
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    interesting 6:15 in the 182 if i use that. a little faster if i have something else. the west is BIG :) but probably worth it. Based on your avatar, will you do the "what can you make of this, Johnny?" routine with a chart?
     
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    Well, I can make a broach or a pterodactyl....

    Is your 182 white with a red stripe?
     
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    4:21 from me.
    hmmmmm. When you thinkin?
     
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    Spring, Fall or Winter. Summer is too hot and bumpy.

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    As you can see there is a pool and a pond...pond would be good for you. :)
     
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    Sounds cool I’d go!
     
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    Gawd that's a great movie, so many great quotes.

     
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    white with blue, though it might have been red as it's had a paint job or two since the 70's. I'm in an equity club, so it's not all mine

    thanks for being a good sport.

    additionally, it seems like winter would be a no go for anyone coming over/through the mountains. Spring/Fall might have a better chance of folks making it.

    Lastly, is there anything to do there, or are we just going to sit in the desert with our feet in the pond? :)
     
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    Page is a great flyin, great airport, close to town, and the option to fly the Canyon. Next door to Lake Powell for boating. Colorado Pilots had a flyin there few years ago, very successful.
     
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    Yea I’m seriously considering flying to Page soon.
     
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    It was a set up....to see if your plane looked like a big Tylenol. ;)
     
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    Page, Monument Valley - doesn't matter to me. I just want to get the ball rolling so the hicks in the sticks don't do something we out West aren't doing. ;)
     
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    OK, damn, gotta buy you a beer for that. thanks!

    Are there lodges there? like a gastons type setup or? I wonder if there is a destination airport guide for the area. though, it sounds like they've had some big get togethers there.

    Reno/taho area looks about centralized for most of the west, but i also don't really care (3.5 from Sky Harbor, 3.5 from SEA) not from for the folks in CA. not sure how far from Colarado it is. makes it further for 6pc, and extra flight time would be worth it for me to meet the legend that is the IT PM. :)
     
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    Page would be my choice. Been there three times, twice in a C-150, but to Gaston's only once -- and I live in Missouri.
     
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    Like I said, it doesn't matter to me. :dunno:

    Just need to plan it out far enough in advance so people can put it on their schedules, make hotel reservations, decided who's bringing the 'tater salad and so on.