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Old Jul 25, 2011, 07:56 AM
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Long Range forecast (made-up in my head) is 75 to 80, 4-6 mph breeze and strong lift cycles.

That's the ticket. That's what I am going to predict because that is what I want.
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Old Jul 26, 2011, 07:59 AM
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Has anyone been to Scotto Pizza and Restaurant?

We were there and they were pretty good and resonably priced. Plus, they should easily accomodate any quantity we could need.

Near there is a Dave's Famous ribs place, a Chili's and a Cosamel's tex mex, Benihana's and Shiro's Japanese food all within a 1/4 mile. To complete the typical list of 'Friday's ' like places is Fridays, Bertucci's, California Pizza Kitchen, Olive Garden, Ruby Tuesdays, PF Changs, Cheescake Factory and some shishkabob place.

We also have 56th Fighter Squadron restaraunt - WWII themes continental restaraunt on Republic airport.(http://www.56thfgrestaurant.com/56thfg/). Nice ambiance, food is good.

Jaya Thai and Lemonleaf Thai restaurants. Plenty of Japanese and Chinese restaurants
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Old Jul 26, 2011, 08:48 AM
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I was just on hotels.com and there were some good buys for hotels. I would suggest avoiding the little motels since they are probably in the greatest need for rennovation but if you are the most adventurous, then go for it

the Best Western that is 1/2 mile from the field has reduced rates, the Red Roof in Garden City (off the Meadowbrook Pky) is offering a $93 room rate. If you take the Meadowbrook North to the Northern PKy to 135 North (Seaford - Oyster Bay Expressway), you could be at the field in about +/-15 mins. Not bad.

I think the Holiday Inn in Plainview on Sunnyside

It seems there are plenty of deals listed for all sorts of rated hotels.

You could use South Woods Road Syosset, NY for the address when you search. The field is just north and across the street from the Syosset High School on South woods Rd (about 1/2 mile norht of Jericho Turnpike(rt 25).


Rooms are going fast!!! If anyone wants me to run downa dn check any place out or offer suggestions about places to staty, let me know and we'll help as best we can.

Frank
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Old Jul 26, 2011, 01:03 PM
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So far we have 13 registered and I have word of another who might be as well. We are at about 14 pilots so far.

Thank you all for your support.

Just a reminder for all those who are interested in using this contest for points towards going to the F3K team selections. Make sure you contact AMA and pay for registration so that if you do place and get team qualifying points that you can use them. You need to be registered with AMA to do so and I think it costs $20 or so to do this. I think you can contact Collien Piece for registration. Here is the starting post with the details:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=1255

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Old Jul 26, 2011, 01:28 PM
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Hotels in the area??

Thanks
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Old Jul 26, 2011, 01:37 PM
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For those looking for rooms, Ed found this out:

scouted out some additional models this morning.

All of these are right near exit 40 of the Long Island Expressway and less tan 10 minutes from the field.

Best Western Woodbury Inn
About 1/2 mile from the field
http://www.woodbury-hotel.com/

Long Island - Days Inn Hicksville
828 S Oyster Bay Road, Hicksville, NY 11801
about 2.5 miles from the field
516-433-1900
http://www.daysinn.com/DaysInn/contr...search_results jsessionid=LJBJyxhJHkrV12TxS07LLLK12QJhXbhtK1TWqPX n22J63Vwfkmrg!-1421537764!570446897?mq_map_width=442&mq_map_heigh t=350&mq_map_zoom=5&areaCode=3S4N&brandCode=DI%2CM Q%2CHJ%2CKG%2CRA%2CSE%2CTL%2CBU&searchWithinMiles= 25&areaType=1&destination=Hicksville&state=NY&cou n try=US&checkInDate=07%2F25&numberAdults=1&numberRo oms=1&checkOutDate=07%2F26&numberBigChildren=0&num berChildren=0&rate=000&mq_map_click.x=225&mq_map_c lick.y=171

Fairfield Inn by Marriott Syosset Long Island
24 Oak Drive at Jericho Turnpike, Syosset, NY
about 1 mile from the field


Holiday Inn PLAINVIEW-LONG ISLAND
215 SUNNYSIDE BLVD, Plainview, NY
About 2 Miles from the field
1-516-3497400

Four Points by Sheraton - Plainview 40.78547, -73.44686 3 stars
333 S Service Rd, Plainview, NY, 11803 United States
866-539-0036


Econo Lodge Hicksville 40.75738, -73.54963 2 stars
429 Duffy Ave, Hicksville, NY, 11801 United States
866-539-0036


Red Roof Inn Garden City 40.73811, -73.60284 2 stars
699 Dibblee Drive, Westbury, NY, 11590 United States
866-539-0036
Little far 15-120 min but price seems nice and hotel was newly built 10-15 years ago??


Hampton Inn - this place is brand new
120 Jericho Turnpike
Jericho, NY 11753
516-997 2000
www.jerichowestbury.hamptoninn.com
Very Nice Place!


Not sure of these below:

Hostway Motor Inn
101 Jericho Turnpike
Jericho, NY 11753
516 - 334 8811

Not sure of the quality but Ed said The room he saw was worn but clean and serviceable. I would be OK to stay there.


Jericho Motel
32 W Jericho Turnpike
Jericho, NY 11753
516-997 2800

Small place, only about 20 rooms. Ed did not get to see a room


Edgewood Motel
38 Jericho Tpk
Jericho, NY 11753
516-333-4440

Whole place has been redone. Looked pretty nice
http://www.edgewoodmotel.net/

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Rev..._New_York.html
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Old Jul 26, 2011, 01:40 PM
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There may be others but these are the closest and some on hotels.com have some good prices.
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Old Jul 26, 2011, 01:52 PM
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Fairfield for me...

Trying to decide if I'm going take the ferry from New London, CT to Orient Point, or take the 95 to the 295. I'm coming from Newport RI, Friday afternoon.

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Old Jul 26, 2011, 02:08 PM
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Here are some map views as to where the hotels are located. In the first one, I have a red circle indicating Stillwell Woods Perserve.
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Old Jul 26, 2011, 02:09 PM
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And the last bunch
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Old Jul 26, 2011, 02:10 PM
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Is there anything more I can do just ask. Let me know if you would like me to check any of these out in person. I am more than happy to.

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Old Jul 26, 2011, 02:13 PM
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This is where the The Red Roof is in Westbury that is pretty new (#4). you can see its distance from the field. There might be a newer one that I am forgetting about. Red circle is the field
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Old Jul 27, 2011, 07:21 AM
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Fairfield for me...

Trying to decide if I'm going take the ferry from New London, CT to Orient Point, or take the 95 to the 295. I'm coming from Newport RI, Friday afternoon.

Sean
My suggestion is that if you are going to be in the area anywhere from 3-7:30PM, take the ferry. It will cost more but you'll actually be able to move. Rush hour around NY can be he11. If you don't mind the traffic, the cheaper route going down 95 to the Throgs Neck bridge and then to Grand Central PKY or Long Island Expressway (L.I.E. 495) is fine. You'll get there but it will be slow going. You might find it a little better to take the Clearview PKy over the Cross Island PKY when you get off the bridge. It usually has less traffic and goes to both Grand Central (AKA Northern PKY) and LIE 495. If you find yourself in the area after 7:30 - 8PM, it should be better as traffic goes. I have relatives in Rye , NY and it takes about 45 min to go from there to Plainview (adjacent to Syosset) when traffic is moving.

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Old Jul 27, 2011, 07:26 AM
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Sean,
Fairfield Inn is a good one. Family from Fla stayed there and liked it. To get to the field, just take Jericho (which the hotel is on) east. Go past 135 Seaford Oyster Bay Expy. I think it is the third light after 135, you make a left onto South woods Rd. Go North, over the train tracks, past the High School and the park in on the Right. Follow parking lot to Preserve in the South East corner.

Looking forward to everyone coming!!!!

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