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Old Jan 29, 2011, 01:46 AM
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2011 Labor Day Extravaganza Fun Fly - Richland, WA

Collecting ideas for a mostly electric* fun fly Labor Day weekend at the MAA field in Richland, WA.

Event dates will be September 2 - 5, 2011 (Friday - Monday)

* AMA sanctioned event (current AMA / MAAC required)
* dry camp at field or campground about 1 mile away
* food on Saturday & Sunday (maybe Fri & Mon depending on pilot count & interest)
* speed contest (using radar & smart phone app)
* raffle sponsors: Higher Plane Productions, hopefully more sponsors
* LMR
* combat?
* pilot registration fee of $15
* gauntlet? Perhaps some streamers across the field. Have to alternate between flying over and under them, then out the other end. (Thanks Tom)
* the egg drop (Thanks Hance)
* helium balloon on a string (Thanks Hance)
* toilet paper drop (Thanks Dave)
* Bowling (Thanks Aaron)
* night flying & SEFF night bowling
* night vapor pylon racing


club website: http://www.my2wings.com/labor-day-ext


*mostly electric - liquid fuel powered aircraft are welcome.

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Old Jan 29, 2011, 01:47 AM
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For the folks that are attending & don't have my cell number yet, PM me with your planned arrival date/time & provide real name so I can start on a pilot list. Also let me know if you're bringing your family.


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Old Jan 29, 2011, 02:19 AM
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Think we can get some attf action there for sure.
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Old Jan 29, 2011, 10:16 AM
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Count me in I will let the office know today not to schedule me those days.
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Old Jan 29, 2011, 10:25 AM
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Can Canadian fliers with MAAC (Canadian AMA) fly at this event?
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Old Jan 29, 2011, 02:09 PM
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Think we can get some attf action there for sure.
Thanks Jamie. Really appreciate it.

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Old Jan 29, 2011, 02:32 PM
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Count me in I will let the office know today not to schedule me those days.
Awesome Hance, look forward to meeting you in person.

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Can Canadian fliers with MAAC (Canadian AMA) fly at this event?
Yes, a current MAAC card is fine. MAAC & AMA have an agreement.


If you have concerns or questions that are private in nature, feel free to PM me. My goal is an awesome event.

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Old Jan 29, 2011, 04:06 PM
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Would you mind posting the exact dates?

Sometimes the Canadian and American holidays don't quite line up...
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Old Jan 29, 2011, 04:32 PM
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Oops, sorry about that...

Event dates will be September 2 - 5, 2011 (Friday - Monday)

What happens on which days is still to be determined.

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Old Jan 29, 2011, 04:41 PM
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So if there's an LMR competition, I guess I should build my Cularis to handle 1kW, eh?
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Old Jan 29, 2011, 06:32 PM
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So if there's an LMR competition, I guess I should build my Cularis to handle 1kW, eh?
I want to see a 1kW Cularis so I guess we'd better have an LMR competition.

My thought right now is to hold a vote via e-mail in July to get a feel for which events are important & which events to cut from the list. Also this will give me a feel for how many pilots are attending which will help with meal planning, event scheduling, etc.

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Old Jan 29, 2011, 08:45 PM
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I guess I should let my other half know that I'd like to go to this.
Should look at scheduling that time off.
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Old Jan 29, 2011, 09:33 PM
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I guess I should let my other half know that I'd like to go to this.
Should look at scheduling that time off.


If it helps your cause ... my wife & kids will be at the event all weekend. Spouses are welcome. If they don't like RC - we have more wineries than you can visit in a month.

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Old Jan 29, 2011, 11:08 PM
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I scheduled days off today so I will be there for sure.

I had a multiplex blizzard that was 650 watts and it was friggin ballistic. A cularis with 1kw should be very impressive.
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you want this announced?
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