KJVL 2/2/08 - Midwest Get-together

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  1. gprellwitz

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    Thanks. I meant to type you on the list and missed. Of course I didn't know about the flying buddy, so it's just as well. :D
     
  2. Greg Bockelman

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    Grant, no promises, but Sharon and I MAY be there.
     
  3. gprellwitz

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    Yeah!
     
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    I'll be there, but I'm not taking a cold-soaked plane into marginal VFR and snow. I did that to Morris and lost the whole weekend.

    I'll drive.
     
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    I may do the same thing if ceilings continue to look low for Saturday AM.
     
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    As of now, I think we will be there even if we have to drive. It isn't THAT far from DBQ. :D
     
  7. ScottM

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    My situation has gotten even more complicated. I will know for sure on Friday when i get back from Hawaii.
     
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    PM me an address and I can pick you up in the car. You're on the route anyway.
     
  9. tonycondon

    tonycondon Gastons CRO (Chief Dinner Reservation Officer)

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    I will be coming with Matt Sawhill. No student for me, unless Matt counts.
     
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    IF I get home on Friday and not stuck in SFO I'll drop you a line on Friday
     
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    If it gets put off until Sunday, I might be able to go. It is pretty snowy hear at Aurora today.
    :blueplane:
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    It is doubtful the taxiways will be clear at my airport by Saturday morning (at least in front of my hangar), however, I'm planning on flying to KJVL Sunday morning arriving at 9:00.

    I'll still try to make it Saturday if I can get my plane out and the weather is VFR, but neither looks good at the moment.

    Buzz
     
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    The latest forecasts are still showing snow and low clouds. Let's keep our fingers crossed!
     
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    I use that same site as well - and it does look grim for tomorrow.

    If it's tomorrow, I'll probably drive unless the Wx improves. If it's Sunday, I couldn't reserve a plane until 10:30, so I could be there by 11:15 or so.
     
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    The TAFs for MSN
    TAF MADISON, WI
    KMSN 011720Z 011818 36008KT 5SM BR OVC008
    FM2100 35005KT P6SM BKN015 OVC020
    FM0000 VRB03KT P6SM OVC025
    FM0600 18003KT P6SM SCT020 OVC090
    FM1200 16005KT P6SM BKN015 OVC050=
    Not looking so good unless you want to scud run or have FIKI certification.
    I'll check my planes' availabilities for Sunday.
     
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    For me: Tomorrow is highly unlikely due to weather, Sunday is impossible due to my multiengine checkride. :( As much as I would like to meet up with POA-ers, I have to take advantage of our one good weather day per month to get that rating!
     
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    if you like usairnet you'll really like http://www.nws.noaa.gov/mdl/forecast/graphics/MET/ which is where the usairnet info comes from, but lays it out on a national level instead of just one station at a time.

    Im hoping that the ETA forecasts are right for tomorrow morning and not the GFS. Sunday for me will depend entirely on if Matt wants to go.
     
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    Ok my plane is definitely not available this weekend. I am good either Saturday or Sunday if I can catch a ride. I can be picked up at 3ck. If it turns to driving carpooling would be cool too.
     
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    OK, I'm going to be the first to bite the bullet as the forecast is still crappy - I've cancelled Saturday and re-booked Sunday instead!

    Scott, if you want to switch to Sunday let me know and I can pick you up.
     
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    Driving Sat. will not be a option because I don't have enough gas money....:D but mostly its a time issue. Sunday might work as a option but the wife will not be able to go. Stupid wx. I not giving up yet...I'll wait to see what happens to the MSN taf.
     
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    Good luck on your checkride! Weather should be great.
     
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    Here's the MSN TAF that just came out:
    TAF MADISON, WI
    KMSN 012301Z 012318 34005KT 6SM HZ BKN015
    FM0000 35003KT 6SM HZ BKN015
    TEMPO 0002 SCT015 BKN030
    FM0200 VRB03KT P6SM BKN035
    FM0600 18003KT P6SM SCT020 OVC090
    FM1200 16005KT P6SM BKN015 OVC050=

    I'm going with Barry and Kate on this one and am rescheduling my participation for SUNDAY. I'll leave a message with the restaurant that we're rescheduling for Sunday due to weather. I don't think they'll have any problem with a reduced number on Saturday without a reservation, so if some feel comfortable with Saturday and still want to go up then, please do! I've booked a plane for Sunday.

    Saturday I may try to have a look at the static system in the 210, which was reported inop. Hoping it had just frozen over and that some time in the hangar will clear it. If not, we'll be taking the 182.
     
  26. ScottM

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    Sunday works for me. 3cK, what time?
     
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    I'm willing to go--as long as someone is willing to divert to Lincoln, NE :)
     
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    Well, if we're still talking 10:00am, I'll pick you up around 9:00am or very shortly thereafter.

    Got your PM. PM your cell phone # in case anything happens. I've never been to 3ck, where do you want me to pick you up?
     
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    We're still talking about 10:00 AM, but they said that they'd put us down for 8:00 so the tables would be ready when people started to arrive.
     
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    There is a ramp area near the Runway 26 approach end. On the south side of the ram, opposite the fuel pumps, is NIFC. I'll wait in there. What tail number will you have?
     
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    Oh, the irony. As luck would have it, I need to be in Waukesha first thing Monday morning for work, and the best the airlines could do is a Sunday afternoon departure (from DSM). It would be pretty tough for me to make it to Janesville on Sunday and still get home in time to fly back in a CRJ (Arguably the only aircraft with less cabin space than a 140. Ironically, I probably log more hours in CRJ cabins than in my 140.).

    We'll make a final call in the morning for a Saturday trip, but it doesn't look good.

    Sorry, Tony - you can either have money or time. At least with money, I can have an airplane sitting in a hangar while I'm working to earn enough money to keep it there... (insert hamster wheel glyph)



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    I'm bummed. I asked my Inst. Student if he wanted to be my guest in the Seneca II for Saturday. But on Sunday we have to deliver his bird to ALO in the morning.

    Sigh.
     
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    Bruce, what time will you be in Waterloo?
     
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    11:00-12N or some such.

    Cherokee 180 pilot departing 3MY at 9:00; I pick him up after he's dealt with the AP installer.
     
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    I'll probably be looking for a way to burn a few gallons over the weekend. Maybe I'll stop by.
     
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    Look for 6886J an Archer....
     
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    Jesse, can you get up here? I think I can go Sunday.
     
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    Grant, I couldn't get a plane on Sunday until 10:30am, so I won't be there until about 11:15. I guess I'll miss the breakfast festivities but I'll try to show up anyway to meet anyone who might be hanging around.

    Do you have the name and number of the new restaurant?
     
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    It's Kiely Cafe (I may have the spelling wrong, but they can correct it. They're watching this thread.) The phone number is the same as the old one: 1-608-754-9039. It wouldn't surprise me if we don't leave until 1:00 or so! :) Hey, this may wind up being an annual event! :yes:

    Oh, here are the latest area TAFs:
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    TAF MADISON, WI
    KMSN 020530Z 020606 VRB03KT 6SM HZ OVC015
    FM1000 16005KT 6SM HZ BKN012 OVC060
    FM1300 15008KT 5SM -SN SCT025 OVC040
    TEMPO 1418 2SM -SN BKN025
    FM1800 16008KT 5SM -SN SCT015 OVC030
    TEMPO 1822 3SM -SN BKN015
    FM2300 18005KT P6SM SCT015 BKN060=


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    TAF ROCKFORD, IL
    KRFD 020520Z 020606 19004KT 6SM HZ OVC020
    FM0800 16005KT 5SM BR OVC015
    FM1200 17007KT 3SM BR SCT012 BKN130
    FM1500 18009KT P6SM OVC015 PROB30 1619 4SM -SHSN
    FM1900 22008KT P6SM OVC020
    FM0200 26005KT P6SM SCT020 BKN200=


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    TAF CHICAGO/DUPAGE, IL
    KDPA 020520Z 020606 21005KT 6SM BR OVC020
    FM0800 19005KT 5SM BR OVC015
    FM1400 17007KT P6SM SCT012 BKN130
    FM1700 19009KT P6SM OVC015 PROB30 1821 6SM -SHSN
    FM2100 22009KT P6SM OVC020
    FM0400 26005KT P6SM SCT020 BKN200=


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    TAF MILWAUKEE, WI
    KMKE 020530Z 020606 25005KT 6SM HZ OVC015
    FM0900 21004KT 5SM HZ OVC012
    FM1500 17008KT 6SM -SN BKN025 OVC040
    TEMPO 1519 2SM -SN BR
    FM1900 16007KT 5SM -SN SCT015 OVC025
    TEMPO 1922 3SM -SN BKN015
    FM0000 18005KT P6SM SCT015 BKN050=


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    TAF DUBUQUE, IA
    KDBQ 020554Z 020606 17008KT P6SM BKN015
    TEMPO 0609 6SM BR SCT015 BKN250
    FM0900 16006KT 5SM BR SCT012 BKN120
    TEMPO 1115 2SM BR
    FM1500 19006KT 4SM -SN BR OVC015
    TEMPO 1619 2SM -SN
    FM2000 23007KT 6SM BR OVC020
    FM0200 27005KT 5SM BR SCT025 BKN250=
     
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    UPDATE, Kealy's Airport Kafe is now open. Located in the terminal building in the space previously occupied by Cavu Cafe. We look forward to seeing you. Hours Mon-Thur 6-3: Fri 6-8; Sat-Sun 6-3.