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Old Apr 12, 2007, 02:30 PM
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Best In The West Jet Rally in Coachella, Ca this weekend...

Anybody going. I'm going most likely, not sure about Ted and Patrick. It's east of palm springs.
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Old Apr 12, 2007, 03:28 PM
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Can't make it unfortunately. Have fun!
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I'm going to try... what's the web site for it Ed.

Also the winds are blowing like crazy today,,, 25 knots gust to 37 here at work at the Van Nuys Airport.

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I canlt make it - too far for a drive, and birthday parties to go to
Yo Eddie, thats a poor excuse..Ha! Just remember my birthday present next year at Ca jets.. You guys be safe, have a good time
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I'm going to try... what's the web site for it Ed.

Also the winds are blowing like crazy today,,, 25 knots gust to 37 here at work at the Van Nuys Airport.

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http://www.coachellarc.com/
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thanks gregg. Are you going?

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Just remember my birthday present next year at Ca jets..
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Well guys I've decided to bail on this years event, I got a late start and started getting ready late and didn't sleep worth a darn last night so I'm not going. This will be the first one I've missed since I started going in 2000. Oh well, LA Jets is in five weeks anyway, that'll give time for my batteries to recharge. The SanDiego electric event is the same weekend at LA Jets, May 19-20.
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See you at LA Jets Ed,,, the San Diego event has No Runways, just dirt/gravel strip that they call a runway.

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I'll be there Saturday about 11:00am and I'm staying for a few hours or so.

...And before anyone asks, No I have not done a darn thing with my YF-23 since last year when I showed it at BITW. Damn, time flies
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Thanks for that Gene...when I was there a few years ago it was packed dirt, looked smooth enough for my 2 1/4" wheels...has it changed? I flew my F-18 at Visalia off of sand, it was a close one but I was able to get airborne, even my A-10 with 2" wheels (maybe smaller than that) was ok.
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The coolest thing happened today at the BITW rally. During the mid-day break when everyone was out on the runway looking at the planes a P-51 Mustang (full scale) buzzed the runway ... twice ... at very low altitude

I'll have some pictures from the event tonight when I get home.

On a sader note, the turnout this year was not nearly as good as last year (in spite of the WAY better weather this year). And the electrics were even fewer in number than last year

P.S. Does anyone know the real dates for the LA Jets rally? ... I've seen a few websites with dates, but they do not agree with each other.
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Does anyone know the real dates for the LA Jets rally? ... I've seen a few websites with dates, but they do not agree with each other.
LA Jets Spring May 19,20

LA Jets Summer Aug 4,5

LA Jets Fall Nov 25
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Photos from today

Photos from Best In The West are here

http://www.flickr.com/photos/allenro...7600077401359/
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