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Old Jan 17, 2013, 09:25 PM
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Torrey Pines Fun-Fly/Swap Meet Feb 16th 2013

TPG is hosting the 2013 Torrey Pines Fun-Fly/Ratings day out at the bluff.

********UPDATE - We'll be having a Swap Meet too!**************

As many of you know, each year pilots wanting to fly Torrey are required to renew our City Waiver documentation for the Gliderport. Additionally, if you're interested in flying at Torrey and haven't gotten your rating yet this is a great opportunity to fill out the paper work and get checked out and rated for the year. Come on out and see me or one of the other check pilots and we'll take care of you. Of course there are some other items to take care of before you launch into that beautiful coastal scenery and you can find out more here: http://www.torreypinesgulls.org/flyingtorrey.htm

The last two years were great events with lots of food, friends, and flying and I hope you can make it to this year's to help make it better than ever. Check out this flyer from last year - http://www.torreypinesgulls.org/Torr...Report2012.pdf

Here's the info:

Where: Torrey Pines Gliderport
When: Saturday, February 16th, 11ish...Late morning/midday...when ever the wind comes up!
Why: Sign some paperwork, eat some grub, shoot the bull, and FLY.
Who: You! Sign-up here in this thread
What: AMA card or printed receipt, planes to ogle, paperwork to sign (paperwork will be provided), money and/or Swap Meet goods, and food to eat and beverages to drink. As before, you're welcome to bring eats or drinks (non-alcohol of course) to share.

RSVP here in this thread and tell a friend, they won't want to miss it!

Hope to see you there,
Jim "Pismo"
P.S. Attendee list:

Me
dc812 Dan
surfimp Steve
Matin??? (never actually said "in")
mdine1us Marty
BigSwede
TFLG Brian
timmig Tim
tinkering Mick
dawsonh Dawson
Racingodds Dan
Phil? (never actually said "in")
67Econoline Rubio
jmcneil86043 John
Howsthewind Greg
GIFLYRC Roger
Hepavirus Ben
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 09:45 PM
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One question: Is Tim coming and is he bringing cow to burn?
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 10:17 PM
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I'm in!
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 10:18 PM
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Cool! I'm in! Actually sent in my membership dues yesterday, and of course am a current AMA member too.

Hopefully I can qualify for a "novice" rating... be gentle on me!!

This is going to be a dream come true... Torrey is like Ellwood on steroids

Steve
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 10:45 PM
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Cool! I'm in! Actually sent in my membership dues yesterday, and of course am a current AMA member too.

Hopefully I can qualify for a "novice" rating... be gentle on me!!

This is going to be a dream come true... Torrey is like Ellwood on steroids

Steve
No-vice... Sounds boring
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 11:09 PM
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Aww-yeah. I'll be there
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 12:22 AM
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No-vice... Sounds boring
Ha! I wish. Regardless, I'm sure you San Diegans can help lead me astray

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Old Jan 18, 2013, 12:32 AM
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Cool! I'm in! Actually sent in my membership dues yesterday, and of course am a current AMA member too.

Hopefully I can qualify for a "novice" rating... be gentle on me!!

This is going to be a dream come true... Torrey is like Ellwood on steroids

Steve
Steve:

The ratings are determined by aircraft type, not pilot ability. Review the paperwork for the various ratings here; http://www.torreypinesgulls.org/flyingtorrey.htm

Herr Slope Coordinator Pismo will have these forms onsite the day of your rating flight.

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Old Jan 18, 2013, 12:41 AM
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"Foamies with wingspans up to 60” and weighing less than 35 oz. with two-axis controls."

Crap my 17oz 60" foamie has 4 axis controls. If I promise to not touch the left stick, can I still get a No-Vice signoff?

Steve
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 03:17 PM
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Here's a few pictures from past years events, just to whet your whistle:
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 05:11 PM
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Welcome to the club Steve. Glad to have you aboard!
Marty

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Cool! I'm in! Actually sent in my membership dues yesterday, and of course am a current AMA member too.

Hopefully I can qualify for a "novice" rating... be gentle on me!!

This is going to be a dream come true... Torrey is like Ellwood on steroids

Steve
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 06:05 PM
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Man those photos look great! I can't wait

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Old Jan 18, 2013, 06:14 PM
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"Foamies with wingspans up to 60 and weighing less than 35 oz. with two-axis controls."

Crap my 17oz 60" foamie has 4 axis controls. If I promise to not touch the left stick, can I still get a No-Vice signoff?

Steve
Unfortunately that's not good enough......I'm afraid you have to cut a couple of axes off your plane!
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 08:11 PM
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I'll be coming down again this year. Had a good time last year, even though the wind wasn't the greatest.
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 08:51 PM
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Also, if you have stuff to sell or trade, lets do a swap meet too...
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