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Old Mar 11, 2003, 12:33 AM
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Mile High Electric Fun Fly - May 17/18

MILE HIGH ELECTRIC FUN FLY

OK...you asked for it. All of you people that made it out this last weekend really had a great time. Those that didn't wanted to and those who didn't hear about it want another.

This last one was so impromptu it was incredible. With a little planning and coordination we should be able to really draw a good crowd. In addition, maybe we can get some sponsorship and have some fun events with prizes. Maybe an ugly plane contest or something. How about the most spectacular crash contest. The winner gets a new plane! Maybe a bomb drop for accuracy. Not real ones of course.

The location will be the same but at the same time I am not locked into that site. I will start to get the word out to local hobby shops etc.

A web site would be nice. Do we have any local artists and web geniuses? Any thoughts on web hosting? How about sponsorship? If there are any companies out there that would like to donate something just let me know. wink wink

One area of focus should be promoting our hobby. It would be nice to draw the family and kids into this event. Training morning or something? AMA delta kits for the kids?

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Old Mar 11, 2003, 01:14 AM
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Gotta love the gumption there KK. One day since the last funfly and you're already planning the next.

I will plan to attend.

Eric
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Old Mar 11, 2003, 02:36 AM
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I'll donate one of my kits either a Zipper 010 or my new Meridian pattern plane if you have a raffle. My email is oldschoolrc@oldschoolrc.com

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Old Mar 11, 2003, 09:56 AM
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Thanks Paul I'll put you down as a sponsor/contributor. That's two so far.

KK
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Old Mar 11, 2003, 10:23 AM
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I spoke with Keith/Kevin (shop manager) over at Colpar West yesterday - they seemed really interested in trying to help sponser (and go flying).


One suggestion - Though I love the field out there, its not very "family" friendly for those with little ones. Since family members will probably come out to these events, we might want to see if one of the local fields would "rent" their facility for the day to us. It might be a little overhead (which everyone can chip in to pay for) - but to be able to provide stands, staging areas, restrooms, and maybe onsite concessions will definatly go along way to bringing more people out to the events and providing the "big event" atmosphere.

(Sorry - I've ran and produced way too many paintball tournaments, so I always like drawing a big crowd).
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Old Mar 11, 2003, 10:37 AM
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Website -

I currently host a couple of sites from my home server (DSL connection ain't much but its a start).

I'll be happy to host the site for now, unless we have someone who has serious bandwidth to run the site.

also domain names that are available:

milehigh-e-funfly.org or mheff.org - any preference?
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Old Mar 11, 2003, 10:39 AM
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The only problem with that site w/ a lot more people
would be bathrooms and parking.

I will say that the setting is very nice, good central location,
good flight pattern, no major roads near, no rocks on runway.

We might have to get someone to mow the grass
so that Scott (sukhoi26mx) can take off
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Old Mar 11, 2003, 10:45 AM
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My vote would be
milehigh-e-funfly.org
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Old Mar 11, 2003, 10:54 AM
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We might have to get someone to mow the grass
10 feet of astro turf should do 20 would be better .

Nice location but hosting it and promoting it at a major club field would be better for visibility. Would need to be an AMA sanctioned event. What about the Jefco field?

Or, perhaps you just yank out a couple of port-o-johns (don't know what the neighbors would think) to your present field and let the childred play with the e-fence.

-Bill
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Old Mar 11, 2003, 12:08 PM
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I vote for a field with facilities, and better parking. Would like to bring the family.
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Old Mar 11, 2003, 12:12 PM
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I'll gladly pay to attend. I also have a 10' Easy-Up if you can use it.

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Old Mar 11, 2003, 12:17 PM
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Great Ideas!

Thanks for the input. I've already started working on many of these issues. I do want and will make this event family friendly. The one thing that will make it attractive to everyone (wink, wink) is total family immersion. I think that will be the key to success. Well, that and some good flying weather and some plane old fun.
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Old Mar 11, 2003, 12:19 PM
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Ok - domain is registered - www.milehigh-e-funfly.org will be up in a few days.


Hey, Neil / Ira - could I get you guys to PM me - want to set up user accounts (email) for you guys.
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Old Mar 11, 2003, 12:27 PM
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Doug,

It is all fine and good for you to attend as a vendor
but you can't let that get in the way of some flying.

Dave
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Old Mar 11, 2003, 12:33 PM
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Doug,

It is all fine and good for you to attend as a vendor
but you can't let that get in the way of some flying.

Dave
Count on it! The flying, that is. I sometimes get so busy running the business that I forget how much fun flying is.

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