Wisconsin Lunch Meet Up: May 11 @ KMFI (Marshfield, WI)

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  1. Sinistar

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    @WannFly and @Sinistar have been wanting to fly into Wisconsin and meet any fellow POA'ers. We find your ways strange, yet interesting :)

    @flyingcheesehead, @Radar Contact, @Mtns2Skies and any other interested Packer Fans?

    Now @WannFly is making things complicated (which he always does :)) as he's flying from KFAR (Fargo) so he requested something around 300nm max.

    [REVISED]

    Location: (KMFI) Marshfield, Wisconsin
    Date: Saturday May 11th
    Time: 1130am
    Lunch: Libby McNeil's (https://hotelmarshfield.com/food-drink/)
    FBO: Duffy's (http://duffysaircraft.com/)
    Fuel: Self Serve 100LL @ $4.49
    Runways: 16/43 (5002x100 asphalt) & 5/23 (3597x100 asphalt)
    Alternate Date: Saturday Math 18th
    Airspace Gotcha's: Under a MOA and small Restricted Area about 10nm south.

    Right now there's a good chance my wife will join. She'll probably dibs left seat on the outbound leg, drink wine, get silly and make me fly back :) So there might be a lady or two along for lunch.

    NOTE: Sunday May 12th is Mother's Day.

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  2. Sinistar

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    I'll use this to hold the list of who's going:

    Confirmed:
    @WannFly (+1 lady mystery passenger :))
    @Sinistar (+2 wife & daughter)
    @FredFenster (+1 kid)
    @masloki (+1)
    @EdFred (Sat 5/11, alternates don't work)
    @Radar Contact (Breakfast run vs lunch due to work)
    @vontresc
    @painless
    @Badger (If he can make it up from Florida first)

    Unconfirmed:
    @Radar Contact

    Maybe
    @JB1842 (Doctor stuff comes first)
    @Mtns2Skies (We want to see the Skywagon!)
     
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    How about Labor Day Saturday at 6Y9?
     
  4. Sinistar

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    I already know I can't make that date, maybe you can start another thread for that one. I was hoping to meetup in May before all the summer fly-in's get going.
     
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    Only my ex and @sinister finds me complicated... sigh



    Lol
     
  6. sourdough44

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    If around I’d throw in, the more central the better. Boscobel is another with 2 courtesy cars, cheaper fuel, & nice facilities.
     
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    Most of WI is under a 2hr flight for me. But the Fargo wrench sort of limits the possibilities. JVL would otherwise be a good spot.

    LNL has REALLY good (but pricey) steakhouse adjacent, but that would have to be a dinner time get together.
     
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    I just started a new job and I'm inching closer to the end of my instrument so I'm going to be super non-commital and give a good ol' "we'll see" :) But go on and have fun kids!
     
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    Bessie's diner on KJVL is a good spot
     
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    Your LNL idea got me to thinking...what about Voyager's (9WN2). I know its on the west side but I have heard good things about it.
     
  11. Sinistar

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    Getting some votes for Janesville. That pushing it pretty far for @WannFly. And isn't @Radar Contact based right around there somewhere...we gotta get him to fly that 310 right!
     
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    Or how about Marshfield (KMFI). That's 309nm for our Fargo flier and he just skirts the MSP bravo. I see a decently rated hotel restaurant just 4 blocks away so its a quick walk and no crew car needed. Two nice runways and self serve 100LL if you need fuel. BONUS: If the MOA's are active we'll all be scrambling (pun intended).
     
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    I like KMFI option, but 4 blocks is too long to walk, someone might have to carry me . If we are going to any “pilot controlled” airport, be advised I only fly one approach, straight in 5 miles.
     
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    I will try to join. Plane reserved for the 11th.

    Any food near 4r5? I’ve been there a couple times, but can’t recall if the walk to town is onerous.
     
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    Madeline Island: I'll ask my wife, she's flown up there in her Chief but it was a few years back.
     
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    I asked my wife about Madeline island. She loves the flight. But if its for something like lunch I guess its a pretty long walk. Healthy! But not time/schedule friendly if you have limited time for the stop.
     
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    Okay, I'm gonna call it:

    Location: (KMFI) Marshfield, Wisconsin
    Date: Saturday May 11th
    Time: 1130am
    Backup Date: Saturday May 18th (same time)

    NOTES:
    - We need to stay away from Sunday May 12th since its Mother's Day.
    - I can start a separate conversation to share cell phone #'s if needed.

    ...I will update the first post and clean it up!
     
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    Flown in there a number of times. Had a friend who lives nearby (well, he still lives there, just don't consider him a friend anymore).
     
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    We just won't invite him then...unless you want to be friends again :)
     
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    If it's the 11th, I'll see about making it. If it's the 18th/19th, I'm gonna be on the other side of the world flying airplanes.
     
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    Marshfield is fine.
     
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    Awesome I'll update the list (2nd post)
     
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    So dumb question: Are these MOA's active on weekends?
     
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    no idea, will ask MSP Center and go from there, my flight route also goes through a Restricted Area, last time i flew through it IFR, it wasnt active and it was Saturday
     
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    WannFly will bring a pax, she aint a pilot so be nice to her
     
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    I can make the 11th! Will likely have 1 kid along.
     
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    Awesome...added to the list on the post # 2.
     
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    Post # 2 update...sounds awesome!!!
     
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    Awesome, added to the list on the 2nd post.
     
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    Wait, we're letting FIBs come to this? ;)
     
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    I'll try to make it but it may be for breakfast. May just have to see ya'll as blips on the ADS-B screen. I usually have to work Saturday afternoon's. :)
     
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    Once we get closer to the fly in date, I would like to discuss what kind of pattern entry y’all are doing and which is best. I will do my usual straight in, and call it a practice RNAV approach
     
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    Sorry, I think I’m out. Working & unlikely to change. I do plan to try harder this season.
     
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    Sure hope we can catch you before you blast off for work. As it gets closer, maybe we can all bump up our arrivals a bit to say Hi.

    @Radar Contact, if you fly up for breakfast what is your NLT time to depart back for work?
     
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    Well that sucks :( Hopefully us crazy POA'ers can meet up with you sometime soon!
     
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    Generally no. In fact, it's fairly rare for them to be active at all.

    The R-areas, though... Steer well clear of those when they're active, they have firing ranges there! Pretty neat to see them light the place up with tracers when they're active at night. :)
     
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