Kentucky Dam PoA fly-in... (M34 Apr 26-29) who's coming?

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  1. tawood

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    M34 "used to" have tie down ropes/rings...it was showing some neglect when I went there last spring. I used my own ropes, and had to dig out a couple of tie downs. There aren't many (maybe enough for 6 planes or so, and parking is mega-tight). If you had a way to anchor in the ground, there are lots of grass parking spots.
     
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  2. eman1200

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    nope. but I've been in touch with the manager, gave him a high level of what's going on. as we get closer I'll try to get him an approximate # of planes and make sure they can accommodate us. if 6er brings his yellow X, we should be good to go.
     
  3. Lance F

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    Since I couldn't make GMU, I want to do this one. Almost certainly could take at least a couple from Atlanta area if anyone wanted. However, parking on grass could be problematic.
     
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    I just checked the Dam fly-in rule book and it says concrete parking is reserved for twins first. We'll be okay. ;)
     
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  5. Ravioli

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    Moved and seconded... All in favor say nothing, those apposed stay home.

    Bring them twins!
     
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    I'm planning on it
     
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    Still a ways out for me to know for sure, but I’d like to make it.
     
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    you better..

    Just for gits and shiggles...here is a picture I took in August of this year while I was sitting waiting to sober up a little before takeoff. Shows a bit of the tie down area, and of course there's google for the rest.
     

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  10. SkyDog58

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    You may want to clarify that you mean twin engine airplanes and not any other sort of twin, lest you get @mscard88 all worked up.
     
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    Good point. I'm still not sure if "a pair of twins" is two or four.
     
  12. mscard88

    mscard88 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Send them to me, I'll let you know what I find. Maybe. :rockon:
     
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    Brilliant foresight. Gaston's grass was rock hard, but even with a lot of us pulling 6,500# of airplane out of a sink hole would not be fun.

    And as a bit of thread drift (no pun intended) , here's me taxiing for take off Saturday rather than enjoying the camaraderie at GMU.


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    What's there? Food or do I have to bring MREs?
     
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    FTFY :D
     
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    We'll be staying at the hotel. I assume overpriced low quality "food" will be available.
     
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    Holyshit! That's what it looked like when I ignored myself on the forum.
     
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    There might be more truth to that than you know. There are some dry counties in that immediate area (I'm pretty sure the exit for patti's 1880's settlement is dry) so it's something that needs to be checked into!!
     
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    thanks for volunteering, my good man!
     
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    Is there a significance to this place and date? Is there a restaurant here or boobs.... what am I missing here?
     
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    Eman and I wanted to meet.
    We asked where is the best place between us to meet.

    Other folks picked this place.
    He and I are simple people so we said "let's do it"
     
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    Fixed!
     
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    A few phone calls and I’ll make sure we have both.
    Just so I know, which of the two is more important to you?
     
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    :raspberry: well at least it is in THE SOUTHEAST!
     
  25. Flymy47

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    Put me down for a tentative. Worst case, I can drive over and bring beer.
     
  26. Flymy47

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    I’ll ask around about food and such also. Have a buddy who lives next to the airport.
     
  27. eman1200

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    I feel like my work is done here.
     
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    I can go a day without food, not so sure about the other.
     
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    I'm a solid "maybe"!
     
  30. Hank S

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    Good news, my 430W knows its geography better than all of us . . . .
     
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    the Kentucky lake dam is right where Livingston, Lyon and Marshall meet....

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  32. eman1200

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    I know the restaurant on the grounds serves booze.
     
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    Hopefully 6pc will bring some Dream crusher for us.
     
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    Unless life gets in the way, I’m putting it on our calendar.

    Probably plan on an overnight rather than worry about a 2 1/2 hour flight home on the same day. Will have to consider weather and logistics as the date approaches.
     
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    Eddie, I think the plan is to make it a weekend thing, like Gastons. Bryan, Eman, correct?
     
  36. eman1200

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    yes, most likely: 1 day travel, 1 night heavy drinking, 3 days of recovery, 1 day travel. give or take a day for your personal tolerance/recovery.
     
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    I will add it to a list. I will try to remember to read the list before heading that way.
    Dream Crusher is good stuff.
     
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    Can @OkieFlyer bring some of his home brew? That stuff was pretty tasty at Gaston's.

    Edit: and his guitar! Pretty sure @SixPapaCharlie would agree
     
  39. Ravioli

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    He'd have to make some M34. 3M0 is only available in Arkansas.

    And IIRC, it wasn't his guitar, it was the doctors.
     
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    If I can make the fly-in, I will definitely make a new brew. Mike Three Four doesn't have the same ring to it as Three Mike Zero. I'll have to come up with a better name.

    Ravioli is right, it was the Doc's guitar, but I will bring my own this time. Perhaps I'll practice a little before this gatherin'. I would hate to see just how terrible my singing was at Gaston's. I know 6PC got some video, but he assured me that it no longer exists. Heck, I don't care. I had fun whether it sounded like two whales humping or not.
     
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