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Old Feb 13, 2013, 09:11 AM
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Here's what you'll find when you arrive at the field.
We will be there around 4:00 Thursday afternoon to set up tents, so field will be open then.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 03:06 PM
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See you all in a couple days.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 03:39 PM
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Gavin just messaged me that we will probably be hating life in about 24 hours. I tend to agree.

The "team Ohio" train leaves here around 5am tomorrow... See everyone Friday.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 07:50 PM
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The weather is starting to take shape http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick...Type=graphical
I won't name names, but it looks like somebody is bringing some cooler air with them. Too bad, it was 83 yesterday. Wind forecast look good, and I don't think we'll need raincoats this year.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 07:08 AM
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Under way... about 2 hours into the trip and we still see snow. I'm guessing the next two hours get us out of snowcover and on to greener pastures.

Only 13 more hours of driving

BTW, the cold air told me that it's not following us, so I'm not sure who's bringing it south. Phil and Austin would be my next guess. Maybe Jonas brought it from Sweden?
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 08:33 AM
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Wow Tom pretty quick to throw us under the bus. It's almost 60 degrees here and I see no snow. We have had some pretty killer thermal activity lately so I will try and bring those along. 4 hours till lift off better finish plane #2. See you all soon.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 10:27 AM
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I see 15mph winds on Saturday, 8mph on Sunday. Bring your ballast for Saturday at least.

Low temp 33F on Sunday morning... combined with 7-8mph wind it will be chilly.
Where is this contest again? in sunny Florida?..
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 10:34 AM
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I see 15mph winds on Saturday, 8mph on Sunday. Bring your ballast for Saturday at least.

Low temp 33F on Sunday morning... combined with 7-8mph wind it will be chilly.
Where is this contest again? in sunny Florida?..
We have been in shorts for the last month. Mother Nature knows when this contest is being held every year.
I had to dig a jacket out of the closet and dust it off. Got to find a wool cap somewhere.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 02:20 PM
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We have been in shorts for the last month. Mother Nature knows when this contest is being held every year.
I had to dig a jacket out of the closet and dust it off. Got to find a wool cap somewhere.
Good call on the wool cap Ed!
I have one of those in the attic somewhere.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 02:42 PM
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I see 15mph winds on Saturday, 8mph on Sunday. Bring your ballast for Saturday at least.

Low temp 33F on Sunday morning... combined with 7-8mph wind it will be chilly.
Where is this contest again? in sunny Florida?..
Oleg,

That is how are practices were. We should be good to go.

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Old Feb 14, 2013, 02:44 PM
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I see 15mph winds on Saturday, 8mph on Sunday. Bring your ballast for Saturday at least.

Low temp 33F on Sunday morning... combined with 7-8mph wind it will be chilly.
Where is this contest again? in sunny Florida?..
on the plane from Cayman and all iI see is wads of cloud over Florida, 15mph winds you say, Wow it will be like flying in our trade winds.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 02:46 PM
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40" mini event

Dave,

I just finished a plane for the mini event. It seems to glide OK. We'll see what happens when I throw it. Count me in if the event will be after lunch on Fri.

Brady and I are leaving Wilson about 5PM tonight and plan to stop someplace late this evening.

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Old Feb 14, 2013, 04:51 PM
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All the pilots at the 2013 Arizona Open wish you guys good luck at your contest!
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 09:01 PM
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All the pilots at the 2013 Arizona Open wish you guys good luck at your contest!
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Yes we do cheers
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 09:27 PM
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I wish everyone safe travels and a great contest.

I also wish I could be there, but I am swamped with work, no chance.

Best,
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