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Discussion in 'Rough River Annual Fly-In' started by eman1200, May 4, 2021.
Now that’s funny!
I’m totally in. Here’s the. 600nm range rings from ORD, DFW, and CLT for some ideas
Come on down! Instead of Rough River, we can host it here on the Tennessee River
Seriously, I will make it. I was at the airport ready to roll when I saw the group PM about the inop runway lights. Decided to call and ask and the lady said they don’t work. I felt the prudent thing to do was not to take unnecessary risks in someone else’s airplane by launching at dark, even though I’m sure it would’ve been okay. I’ve already hit one deer, I’d hate to nail another not being able to see very well. Plus, I had a church and family event Saturday I couldn’t get out of.
How many cars are on your excuse train?
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Glad I got to see y'all. It was great to see familiar faces, and meet some folks for the first time. Looking forward to the next one!
Our trip home was a long one with a pretty brutal headwind. 60 mph on the nose at one point. Flew most of it at 11,500 to stay above the clouds and chop. Last 1.5 hrs or so was under the cloud and like a freaking rodeo. Took us around 6 hrs to get back, and Bry and I were getting hangry. About 2 hrs after Bryan dropped me off, we got hammered by severe storms here in OK, then round after round of rain through Sunday, so although we hated to roll out early, it was most definately the right call.
Bryan told me this new plane of his was fast. He lies!
Also learned something about how Bryan conducts himself during an in-flight june bug encounter. A story for the next fly-in.
Looks like a good time was had by all. Sorry I missed it, but we're in the middle of selling our house and purchasing a new one.
Truth. I was always terrified to fly on days like that.
Sue and I are sorry we missed this (but had a good time at the Twin Cessna Flyers convention at Horseshoe Bay Resort in Texas). We'd be happy to consider another flying later this year.
I’ll start a new thread on this tomorrow. I think it deserves its own thread and the fly-ins/cool places to fly have been ignored for a long time (like since before I joined the MC which I’m now no longer on). Fly-ins I’ve thought have always been one of PoA’s best attributes and it’s a shame they’ve dropped off so much compared to when I first joined.
really? have you been in the cool places to fly forum in a while? it's loaded with suggested fly ins.
It wasn’t a lie, it was satire.
Sorry I missed you guys by a couple of hours.
Sure. But look at the sub-forums where the recurring fly-ins happen and the ones that get attention/people plan to attend far in advance. Winwood only happened a couple times and hasn’t in years. AOPA open house? Did anyone even go to that? Not sure if Wings is still happening but AdamZ hasn’t been around in a long while. Meanwhile Rough River should have its own sub-forum as an established one.
I won’t fly to any of them anyway since I’m retired from flying and if I show up to anything, it’ll be on a motorcycle or in the RV40. Or both. But Bryan’s comment that there should be more organized ones I think is very true and has for some time.
AOPA open house? Is that really a thing people know or care about? Maybe, I dunno. When I first joined here I saw the Winwood forum and thought it sounded great. PM’d the guy who at some point ran it (I think he was a mod) and got no response at all. That’s exactly how these events fade away. Someone has to take ownership to get them going and it’s not easy. Winwood would be on my list of events to get going again. You want an event, organize it. Right now I’m seeing a lot of effort to get things going. Even though most of it is localized stuff, I’m also seeing efforts to get Gaston’s going, 6y9, etc…. Now people just have to go. If all of those places weren’t 6 hour flights for me, or if theisen would just pick me up in the pilatus, I’d go to them.
I know I’m different from y’all here, but I’m working about 70+ hours a week and have 3 kids with travel sports. Taking a weekend or even weekend day to go fly somewhere and hang out just ain’t in the cards for a long while.
I hope I can still fly when I can eventually fly. But I’m away for work most of the week - I can’t disappear on the weekends too.
These sound like amazing events. Time, wings, supportive (or no) spouses and self sufficient (or no) children seem to be the entry fee.
I would expect maintaining multiple “standing” events would be challenging long-term. People have to allocate their time and many can’t allocate fully to their passion.
I agree, it would be nice to have a full blown fly-in more than just once a year, especially with the summer and all of the nice weather coming up!
@RyanB a RR subforum would be nice... would be extra nice if some kind mc member could collect the previous threads into it
@Ted a Wichita fly in might connect the midwest and east coasters with the more westerly folks. Lots of aviation history there. Just sayin.
@zayerpaul we need a winter gulf coast fly in. Panama city springs to mind
Props to @eman1200 for making RR what it is and @masloki for not letting Gaston's die.
It feels like we're getting more people who are interested in actually flying places, not just talking about flying on the internet.
That dagger at the end
Lol for the record that wasn't aimed at anyone.
Standby, I’ll put one together!
Bonus points if you could consolidate the dead and dormant ones too - Windwood, FlyBQ, AOPA.
Titled, “Places RyanB won’t fly to”.
If it’s getting to be too much, I’ll stop.
Central Il has a grass strip with camping allowed and showers and bathrooms on
Central Il has a grass strip with camping allowed with nice bathrooms and showers!
Would y’all prefer for the sub-forum to just be called Rough River, or is the title I created okay?
My thought is it should just be Rough River.
The Windwood and AOPA Fly In sub-forums should probably be removed as well. As to Wings, maybe @EdFred knows, but I'm not sure if that's still happening.
Wings, as we knew it, in all likelihood won't take place again.
That was my understanding. So that one can probably get removed.
That was a nice one.
I wouldn't disagree. Maybe someone who lives in Wichita (note: I live near KC, not Wichita) could organize such an event.
1K1 would be the spot for a Wichita fly in @Jim K
Walkable lodging and food?
Very nice bar and grill on field. I just asked them about lodging
YES to 1K1!!!
Stearman field is freaking awesome.
2 hour flight for me.
Lets do it!
A little over 4hrs for me. At least one Gatoraide bottle, probably two!
4.5 hours for me. Would do my best to make it there
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3.5 or so for me
what if we all just moved into a fly in community, this way every day would technically be a fly in!