View Poll Results: Please select options below - you can select more than one.
Will you need a hotel room? 27 58.70%
Will You be camping onsite? 6 13.04%
Would you like a nearby (2 mi) RV spot with hookups? 6 13.04%
Will you have an RV onsite? 10 21.74%
Would you prefer the hotel to be in Primm again? 5 10.87%
Would you prefer the hotel to be closer to Vegas (e.g. Southpoint)? 15 32.61%
Do you want food catered at the field like last year? 37 80.43%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 46. You may not vote on this poll

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Mar 28, 2018, 03:07 PM
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This has been emailed to current registrants, but I am posting here for any new pilots...

Thank you for booking your group at Primm Valley Resort & Casino..
The Code for your “F3J in the Desert” Group is SSF3518.
Below are the Reservation procedures for your group:
Reservations may be made by calling 1-888.386.7867 and referring to the group code SSF3518.
Each guest will have to use a credit card to make a reservation. Credit Cards will be charged at the time of booking for the first night, room, tax & resort fee.

All reservations must be made on or before Wednesday, April 25, 2018. (cut off date).

Rates:
Weds, May 2, 2018 @ $30.00 Net
Thurs, May 3, 2018 @ $30.00 Net
Fri, May 4, 2018 @ $85.00 Net
Sat, May 5, 2018 @ $109.00 Net
Sun, May 6, 2018 @ $40.00 Net

All room rates are based on a maximum of two adults per room, Single/Double Occupancy, and do not include 12.5% Clark County Room Tax. We require that at least one person over the age of 21 years old must be registered in each room. There will be an additional charge of $5.00 per extra person with a maximum occupancy of 4 guests per room.

Please add the mandatory resort fee of $18.00 per room, per day and includes Wi-Fi and other amenities.
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Apr 23, 2018, 01:53 PM
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Its getting really close now. Jim found a weather station in Sandy Valley at the school. Check it out
https://www.weatherbug.com/weather-f...alley-nv-89019
Apr 28, 2018, 09:55 AM
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F5J pilot matrix


FYI, we just posted the F5J pilot matrix in the F5J in Vegas thread here. Any questions please let me know.

Chris
Apr 28, 2018, 09:21 PM
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All right everybody - Less than a week to go! The weather forecast looks awesome so far. 80s and 90s during the day so be sure to bring your sunscreen and plenty of fluids! The wind forecast is light winds, under 30mph

Actually it is MUCH under 30 with mostly under 10, not over 15 - if that holds it will be fantastic.

Let me know if you have any questions...
See you Thursday!
Jim
Apr 30, 2018, 09:14 AM
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F3J in Las Vegas


Go Team RAT FINK!!!!

On the sidelines and watching,
Mike L., former Rat Fink
Apr 30, 2018, 09:15 AM
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F3J in Las Vegas


Go Team RAT FINK!!!!

On the sidelines and watching,
Mike L., former Rat Fink in Riverside
Apr 30, 2018, 11:17 PM
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Weather for 3J looks awesome...
NWS forecast for Sandy Valley:
May 02, 2018, 12:26 PM
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Woo Hoo – we have an excellent location! We are on the same circle as last year but on a different side with much better parking.
Campers are still welcome to locate in the trees if you so desire but it is not adjacent to the actual flying location. We have plenty of room for RVs, campers and cars.
Please park carefully and somewhat close together to ensure that we have room for us and the spectators from town in the area.
The GPS coordinates of the parking site are:
35°48'5.27"N
115°41'32.23"W

From the Jean exit of I15 take Good Springs Road 6.3 miles northwest to Sandy Valley Rd. and turn left. Go up over the mountain and down the other side. Follow the signs to the Idle Spurs Café in Sandy Valley (it is on Quartz Rd). Be sure to turn RIGHT at the bottom of the hill where all the signs are posted. Follow Quartz rd until you get to the library/Firestation where the road turns to dirt. At that intersection there is a baseball field that can be used for F5J practice after 4:00pm on Friday. There will be signs from the start of the dirt road to the site. Continue straight on the dirt road for 2.4 miles and turn left and follow the signs to the parking area.

Here is a google earth view of the final miles…

See you here…
Jim


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Last edited by jimsoars; May 02, 2018 at 12:47 PM.
May 02, 2018, 12:52 PM
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How is it the weather is perfect for F3vajay jay and windy AF for F5J.....UGGGGGGH! My payment is on the way Jimbo! See y'all in a couple days!

~Toby
May 02, 2018, 12:52 PM
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https://weather.com/weather/tenday/l...USNV0564:27:US
May 02, 2018, 01:15 PM
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I'm putting my Vegas money on the forecast being wrong. $100 on 5mph or less on Sun/Monday please.
May 02, 2018, 03:38 PM
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This is my goto site...
May 03, 2018, 08:42 AM
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Looks like another beautiful day in Sandy Valley. For a GREAT lunch today check out the cafe next to the general store in town. Trying to support the local businesses.

See you at the field

John L.
May 03, 2018, 12:07 PM
Camber down and screw it up.
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John, how hot is it getting to be mid-afternoon ?

At least, it's a dry heat.

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Greg
May 04, 2018, 01:32 PM
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Where can I find the real time scores?


Hi,
Is there a site where I can go to follow the Las Vegas f3j scores?
Thanks
Jim


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