SW-Ohio/MI/IN/Everyone Gathering

Discussion in 'Cool Places to Fly' started by Ted DuPuis, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. lprellwitz

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    Question on time - is it 12 noon Central or 12 noon Eastern? Have seen both; what were the reservations made for? We think we're in, want to make sure we reserve the plane for the right time slots.
     
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    1800 Z, I am just getting ready to call. How many?

    Kacy J's has been warned.
     
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  3. flyingcheesehead

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    I will.


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    Saturday Wx: Breezy= marked by strong wind or more wind than usual <a breezy day is best for flying a kite>

    Sunday Wx: Blustery= marked by strong wind or more wind than usual <it can be a bit risky to drive across the bridge on a blustery day>

    Okay, no videos or grading of our landings tomorrow! At least winds will be close to runway 32 and no big hills or buildings upwind. :)
     
  6. lprellwitz

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    2 for Grant and Leslie
     
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    Yes!!
     
  8. ChrisK

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    Haha.

    MEET ME AT SKYPARK TOMORROW 9AM!!!

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    On my way to a 99s meeting in Indy. You all have FUN and be careful. Try to catch you next time. :D
     
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    So what do you all think?

    Still kind of windy, and airmet Tango in effect until 18:00 z for the surface to 10,000 ft over much of the area, including KMIE.

    Certainly there will be more fun days to fly.
     
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    It is far windier than I have ever flown, and there seems to be some precip and lower ceilings on the way back. This low time pilot is bowing out!
     
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    Still howling gusts to 30kt here, and KVLL has gone IFR due to a locally heavy snow shower. Many local METARs are showing clear skies, though winds are still a bit high. I'm still at home pondering the situation...
     
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    I've been suckered by a 3SM and BKN025 forecast coming off the lake before. And with tops to FL180, it's not like I'm going above it.
     
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    Shall we push to another day?
     
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    The winds are forecast to decrease:
    TAF KGUS 2011/2117 29025G35KT 9999 SCT020 510003 QNH3001INS
    BECMG 2011/2012 29015G25KT 9999 SCT020 QNH3001INS
    BECMG 2015/2016 30012KT 9999 SCT100 QNH3009INS
    BECMG 2102/2103 30009KT 8000 -SN OVC010 620104 QNH3006INS

    The runway is 30.

    SYNOPSIS...11Z CDFNT FM LOW NEB PNHDL ACRS SE WY CONTG NWWD.
    WRMFNT FM LOW NEB PNHDL TO E CNTRL CO. CDFNT E CNTRL CO-SW
    KS-NERN OK-NRN AR-W TN-NERN KY-NW WV CONTG NEWD. CDFNT W LS-S
    CNTRL UPR MI-N LH CONTG ENEWD. 05Z CDFNT NERN IL-NRN OH CONTG
    EWD. RDG FM SASK TO THE TN VLY WITH STG HIGH OVR S CNTRL SASK.
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    LM LWR MI LH
    LM/WRN-CNTRL LWR MI...OVC030 TOP FL180. VIS 3-5SM SCT/NMRS -SHSN.
    WND N 30G40KT LM...WND NW 20G30KT RMNDR BECMG 12Z WND NW G25KT
    THRUT. OTLK...MVFR CIG SN.
    NERN LWR MI/LH...OVC030 TOP FL180. VIS 3-5SM SCT/NMRS -SHSN. WND
    W 30G40KT LH...WND NW G25KT RMNDR BECMG 15Z WND NW G25KT THRUT.
    OTLK...MVFR CIG SHSN.
    SE LWR MI...BKN030 OVC060 TOP FL180. SCT -SHSN. WND W 25G40KT
    BECMG 15Z WND W G25KT. 18Z BKN030. SCT -SHSN. OTLK...MVFR CIG
    SHSN.
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    IL
    NWRN-W CNTRL...SKC OR SCT CI. 17Z BKN100 TOP FL220. 20Z OVC030.
    SCT -SHSN. OTLK...MVFR CIG SHSN.
    NERN-E CNTRL...SKC OR SCT CI. WND NW 20G30KT. 18Z BKN100 TOP
    FL220. 21Z BKN030. WDLY SCT -SHSN. OTLK...MVFR CIG SHSN.
    S...SKC OR SCT CI. 16Z SCT CI. OTLK...VFR.
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    IN
    EXTRM N...BKN040 TOP FL220. SCT -SHSN. TIL 15Z WND NW 20G30KT.
    OTLK...MVFR CIG SHSN.
    RMNDR...SCT040 WITH SCT CI ABV. 14Z SCT CI. 18Z BKN100 TOP FL220.
    OTLK...VFR.

    I think it looks okay coming from Chicago and Wisconsin. Michigan, especially western Michigan, is more problematic. Obviously, it depends on pilot comfort, equipment, etc. Always make a safe choice.

    I'm okay pushing to another day when more can make it, though. These winter fly-ins are always problematic. Leslie can probably still get some instrument training in today.
     
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    I'm out, so that means the actual weather will be SKC. If I launch it will be OVC010.

    Enjoy the clear skies!
     
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    Yeah my problem is coming from Northeast Ohio I'll be hitting some of that Western Michigan weather you're talking about =)
     
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    I can wait a bit to make a decision. My biggest concern is the gusting direct crosswind at my home airport. If that dies down, as predicted, I have a chance.
     
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    Moose and I are still a go, but the weather in Ohio is better.
     
  20. EdFred

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    I'll fly in most conditions, but ice and TSRA are two I don't deal with. If it was 40 degrees warmer I'd be there.
     
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    Winds and ice are my two big concerns for this trip. There is some low scud around KVLL too, as well as 30 kt winds. I'm leaving for the airport in 5 minutes, but that's just to keep the go option open if things improve. At the moment, it looks like a no go.
     
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    See you all in a little while. Its not so bad, could be a little bumpy, but not everyday is perfect.
     
  23. gprellwitz

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    We're going to be there. 1800Z, 1PM EST, noon CST.
     
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    I'm just not seeing the KVLL scud from home - 5 mi away.
    Leaving for 57D airport in 5 min.
     
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    Haha I would, but I'm going up with Tim Myers today. Next time!


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    We'll be there, tho maybe a few minutes late.
     
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    Firing up! See yall soon. Safe flights!
     
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  29. gprellwitz

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    We're back home. Had a great time, and we had great attendance! Had Kent in sight up to Grissom. Easily VFR for the entire trip.
     
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    Glad I got meet up with some of you. Sorry I didn't get to talk with all of you because of our seating arrangement, but was a great day to fly.
     
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    Safe at home after a great day!
    Good to see / meet everyone - excellent turnout with representatives from 6 states and 5 aircraft makes.
    IN, OH, KY, IL, WI, and MI (x2)
    Beech, Cessna (Cardinal x2), Mooney, Piper, and Vans (x2)

    Thanks for the idea, Ted! :yes:
     
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    Made it back to Portsmouth, Ohio in 0.8 hr. We just made it back to Grayson, Ky...1.0 hr drive home. Much smoother at 5,500'. Flew over MGY as 32V taxied off Rwy 20. It was very nice meeting all of you and look forward to the next get together.
     
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    Wayne, I kept looking up to see you pass me as I heard you ask for 5500. Great to meet and talk to all of you. Great people inside and beautiful airplanes outside. I will post some pictures later.
     
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    Congrats on a nice event. Sorry to miss it but the skiing is pretty good at Steamboat right now so that's some consolation for missing this event. ;)

    I will stay tuned for the possibility of another get together in the future after I return to OH in April.

    Cheers
     
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    Back on the ground, getting ready to drive home from the airport (actually, from a restaurant near the airport). The flight back was uneventful, I cruised at 7500 until within a few miles of the OH-MI border, then ducked down under the deck through the last hole I was sure was big enough. I didn't go directly home though, stopped at 57D for fuel... and had a small misadventure: my left fuel cap got stuck on the chain and I not only couldn't get it unstuck, I even concluded that it was something more serious. Luckily a mechanic was available on the field and saved the day. Man was it cold out there!!!

    It was great to meet all of you! Hope to do this again soon...
     
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    LOL. And you were worried about the lack of on-field assistance at Ray! The friendliest little airport in Michigan offers full service to those who know enough to ask! ;)

    Seriously, glad you made it out. And back. Hope you haven't scratched Ray entirely off your list for home base.
     
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    Ok so the next time we meet up I feel we should yield a bit to the north for some of our MI friends that made the trip south. Looks like a wonderful restaurant can be found at 38D, but someone else can head the next one up when it is a bit warmer. Heard lots of talk about the Gastons get together and the Wings meet up so I am sure there will be chances for more gatherings. Here are some pictures of today's event and I know others have more pictures to share.
     

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    I approve these photos. ;)
    Grant - you're such a ham!
     
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    Well, our groundspeed was in the high 220's for most of the trip down at 11,500 and in the mid-140's at 4500 and under on the way home... What a nice day to fly, though! Beautifully smooth, though. And after takeoff, we initially caught up to Grant and Leslie, then I leaned back to Super-Mooney-Efficient and we stayed pretty well even for a while until they disappeared off to the left.

    It was great to see Grant, Leslie, and Liz (JoeSelch) again, and meet everyone else for the first time in person! Hopefully next time Kacy J's will have buns and root beer. :rofl:
     
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    Finally got the pictures to up load scroll back to post 237