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Jul 31, 2018, 04:46 PM
Denny the "Finger"
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Spontaneous beach trip!!


Hello All,

Tomorrow morning some folks with airplanes and helis are departing at the break of dawn to fly at the beach. We are meeting at the FAW field and plan departing caravan style to Gearhart at 6AM.

I am bringing a wind sock.

It will be much cooler but still sunny. Consider sunscreen and maybe a folding chair.

This is not an AMA or club sanctioned event. We will, however, observe AMA safety recommendations regarding flying in uncontrolled airspace.

I apologize for the very late notice but this just kind of fell together.

If you have an interest, please join us for a morning of flight at the beach!

PS. We will be taking flight video and photos too!
Last edited by D_Wright; Jul 31, 2018 at 04:50 PM. Reason: photo info added
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Aug 01, 2018, 07:36 AM
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I can't believe I'm leaving for the field in the dark.
Aug 01, 2018, 02:35 PM
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Have a great time! Looking forward to seeing the photos.
Aug 01, 2018, 04:39 PM
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Man, that sounds fun!
Aug 01, 2018, 04:50 PM
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Greg had his choice of anywhere on the Oregon coast to land. So he landed here:
Aug 01, 2018, 04:51 PM
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By the way, if anyone has tips on how to clean seagull off of cardboard, Greg would like to hear about it.
Aug 01, 2018, 04:54 PM
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hahahaha, that's pretty funny
Aug 01, 2018, 08:25 PM
Denny the "Finger"
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Hey Greg, did you leave this in my truck? Looks like you're about ready for a new bottle...
Aug 01, 2018, 08:34 PM
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VID From The FAW Beach Annex


Here are some videos from flying on the beach. We had a pretty good time. The flying was excellent and the weather was as good as it could be without blue sky.

The first clip is just a panoramic view of our location.
FAW Pacific Theatre (0 min 40 sec)


F4 U Corsair over the Pacific (4 min 38 sec)


Nice flight here Dave, where are the mountains your are talking about?
Heli over the Pacific (5 min 1 sec)


Piper Cub L4 Grasshopper over the Pacific (3 min 27 sec)


Erco Ercoupe 415C over the Pacific (4 min 53 sec)
Aug 02, 2018, 10:51 AM
Denny the "Finger"
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A few pics. I think Greg is planning to post some too.

The gent with the rocket is Mitch. He's a Gearhart local and had just come out to fly his rocket/shuttle/glider set-up and stopped for a demonstration.
Aug 03, 2018, 05:41 PM
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I have a bunch of time off coming in about a month (sabbatical), I would love to come next time if I'm free! Let me know . It would be cool to see a few warbirds in the air at the coast and other planes .


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