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Old Jul 15, 2013, 12:44 PM
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We Are Going To Be On The Discovery Channel!

Well it is not for certain yet, but I have been in contact with the casting producer of the Discovery Channel about the TransAmerica Tour 2014. Plan is to document the flight across the USA and to get involved with all the great guys supporting the event as we travel across the USA.

This will be an excellent way to help raise money for the Wounded Warriors Project and to help promote model aviation with this historic flight.

I definitely excited about this and it is a wonderful opportunity for the WWP and model aviation.

Frank
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Old Jul 15, 2013, 01:09 PM
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Wait until they get a load of my beer gut, bad mullet, and scraggly beard; we'll knock Duck Dummies right off the charts!
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Old Jul 15, 2013, 01:55 PM
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Wait until they get a load of my beer gut, bad mullet, and scraggly beard; we'll knock Duck Dummies right off the charts!
There you go!

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Old Jul 15, 2013, 03:26 PM
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You need to start selling trinkets in truck stops now!

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Old Jul 15, 2013, 03:40 PM
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Brads cousin is going to be on Pickers!
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Old Jul 16, 2013, 01:24 AM
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You need to start selling trinkets in truck stops now!

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I wonder if RCG can give us some stuff to sell?

We have been trying to do things in the RC community that showcases our sport to the general public and discussed it here in this forum for a long time now. The WAA-08 adventure has been seen on local television shows I believe about 8 times since its journey began, but that would be nothing like this.

Hundreds of RC pilots getting to talk about our hobby from all walks of life all across the USA on national television. Now that would be something alright. Just think of the technology we could demonstrate to people that may never have heard about Spektrum or Hitec. And we could definitely prove to people that "drones" are not evil machines used to kill foreigners in a country a half world away but actually something people do for fun and excitement by people all over the USA.

I can see us showing the Discovery Channel all kinds of planes, helis, multirotors, FPV, sailplanes, and all kinds of gadgets that we use to enjoy this hobby. It's almost limitless on how we can promote model aviation all the while helping to raise money for our American heroes.

Frank
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Old Jul 16, 2013, 01:55 AM
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It was tonight BTW.
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Old Jul 16, 2013, 10:19 AM
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I am so proud of myself for resisting the temptation to make comments about "cousins" and "Arkansas".

Toughest thing I've done my whole life.
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Old Jul 16, 2013, 12:20 PM
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Frank, pending final club approval this coming Monday, the Fort Worth Thunderbirds are proud to volunteer and support your great effort.
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I am so proud of myself for resisting the temptation to make comments about "cousins" and "Arkansas".

Toughest thing I've done my whole life.
I'm proud of myself for not making "nose" comments.
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Old Jul 16, 2013, 12:35 PM
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Is that the same as a Henway?

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Old Jul 16, 2013, 12:36 PM
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Frank, pending final club approval this coming Monday, the Fort Worth Thunderbirds are proud to volunteer and support your great effort.
Awesome! Thanks Thomas and please thank the FW Thunderbirds for participating in this effort.

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Old Jul 16, 2013, 03:44 PM
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Frank, that's awesome.

Support Wounded Warriors, and promote model aviation- a big win-win.
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Old Jul 17, 2013, 10:09 AM
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Frank, that's awesome.

Support Wounded Warriors, and promote model aviation- a big win-win.
Thanks! I thought so as well. Two of the things that are near and dear to my heart. Some wonder how I can keep up this pace. But you know what? It really is easy to do with things that you are passionate about.

So now we are coordinating two events. One gas powered plane, American Spirit, and one electric powered plane, American Pulse, will be traveling across the USA. American Pulse will head out from SEFF next April headed west.

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Old Jul 17, 2013, 11:54 AM
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I think this is a great Idea!! If you could get Discovery to film it and put it on air, I think it would help inform the general public about our wonderful hobby. Good luck.
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