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Poll: PLEASE, only vote if you're going to be attending this clinic! (14 member(s) have cast votes)

Are you interested in practicing/learning to fly in a grid?

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#41 Watty

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 02:43 PM

Well, I finished talking with my father, and he says for me to plan on attending. We have a few details to sort out, but it is officially on my calendar, and I look forward to seeing you all. :)

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 05:23 PM

John,

Put me down as attendee - as much as I can promise this far in advance. Skill - intermediate but with no experience flying with others. (Probably lots of bad habits by now. :kid_frustrated:)

More tentative will be my wife, Sunny. She would be beginner. Still scared of a quad, but a reasonable dual line flier. If we can get some smooth winds between now and then, I will have her in the air for a first-time experience. :P

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 06:08 PM

Well, I finished talking with my father, and he says for me to plan on attending. We have a few details to sort out, but it is officially on my calendar, and I look forward to seeing you all. :)


Well heck ya, good news indeed. :-)
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Posted 21 January 2010 - 11:42 AM

Yippee! Get to go to the clinic after all!

I just got a reservation at the Surfside condo (LB and OP has been booked up), a one bedroom on Friday night, then move to a 2 bedroom on Saturday night. On a waitlist to get the same unit type for 2 nights in a row so don't have to change rooms. Ocean Park is 13 miles north of LB. If Kay can lock in the indoor space at the OP elementary school for Saturday night, we'll be right up the road! :)


Had to edited to say won't be able to be there afterall :(

I hope someone takes lots of pictures and post some updates so I can see and read!!!
I'll miss being there with the gang!

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T

Edited by Theresa, 27 February 2010 - 12:22 AM.


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Posted 22 January 2010 - 02:37 PM

Hi guys, back from KTAI in Nevada... Just catching up on everything now.

Howard, I've got you and Sunny added to the tentative list, hope you can both make it. :)

Planning to have a more detailed schedule and sign up links available in the next day or two.

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 02:41 PM

Ah, thanks Howard... Just saw your self-classification...

We've got a "skill set" list here:

http://www.revkites....ficulty-levels/

Everyone else who is on the tentative list, could you let me know which group you're most interested in for this upcoming clinic?

Naturally, you'll be able to change classes/groups as you wish based on the respective content, but there may be some scheduling overlap in order to make the best use of everyone's time, and to allow time for team portions (like the grid).

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 12:01 AM

Hi John, I'm Mark
If there is room at the clinic for another novice, I'd like to attend. The term "novice" overstates my skills however!! I've only flown 3 or 4 times!! Perhaps he who knows the least will learn the most!! Anyway, this clinic sounds like a great way to get started. Mark Giadone





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Posted 23 January 2010 - 10:07 AM

Awesome Mark, we'd love to have you!

The distance between novice and intermediate isn't typically very far, you'll be amazed at how quickly you progress in just 2 days, I'm sure. :)

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 03:38 PM

I've just updated the first post in this topic with additional lodging information...

The nearest hotel to the Rev Clinic:

Edgewater Inn
409 Sid Snyder Dr SW - Long Beach, WA
(360) 642-2311 / (800) 561-2456

Other nearby lodging:

Our Place At The Beach ($54-$130), 800-538-5107
Rip Tide ($49-$99), 800-214-1379
Mermaid Inn Motel ($58-$128), 800-676-2601
Historic Sou'wester Lodge, Cabins ($59-$194), 360-642-2542
Rodeway Inn and Suites ($60-$135), 800-753-3750
Discovery Coast Cottage Inn ($45-$199), 877-642-2613
Cedars Ocean View Inn ($68-$279), 800-219-9833

Pricing may or may not be accurate, it is based on info from last year.

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I've also drafted up a full schedule to make the best use of everyone's time, here's the practical summary...

  • Friday 12p-5pm: Optional, no curriculum, just bonus time for one-on-one with instructors.
  • Saturday 8am-5pm: Coffee/donuts meet and greet, classes, 1 hour lunch break middle of the day.
  • Sunday 9am-5pm: Personal coaching, dedicated team flying, grid practice, 1 hour lunch break middle of the day.
Note: Fliers and instructors may go later than 5pm if weather and daylight allows, but it'll be casual, interactive learning outside the main curriculum.

I'll send the full calendar to folks upon sign up via email, along with a couple of handy references (line management and optional "homework"). ;)

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Registration links coming very soon... Remember, RevGuild members get a discount off their registration fees!

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 05:18 PM

Hi folks, just added a sign up link to the first post in this topic, or use the same below...

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NOTE: I'll be adding the discounted link for RevGuild members on the club's forum in a couple of minutes. ;)

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 05:34 PM

RevGuild link added...

http://www.revguild....p?showtopic=141

Membership info is here - http://www.revguild.org/about#benefits

It's a great value, and pays for itself very quickly. ;)

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 10:45 PM

Wow'sa, I just saw this clinic show up on my Facebook page as part of the Kitelife update. I hadn't been keeping up with the forum due to a busy work life....Posted Image

Is there still room for a novice?

I'd have to check into getting a ride down...hopefully some other BC fliers are heading down and someone would like some company (and gas money of course!).

Its gonna be between this and NABX for me and, if I can get the arrangements made for Long Beach, the Rev clinic may just edge out NABX by a cm or two.Posted Image
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Posted 23 January 2010 - 11:09 PM

Definitely room left, we've got 10+ spots left. ;)

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 09:35 AM

OK great, can you put me down tentatively John? thanks!:sign_kitelife:
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Posted 24 January 2010 - 10:58 AM

Done, hope you can make it! ;)

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 11:55 AM

Thanks - will keep you posted....

its between the Rev clinic and NABX the week to follow.
Depends upon which event I can make travel arrangements for first. :lol:
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Posted 24 January 2010 - 02:25 PM

The nearest hotel to the Rev Clinic:

Edgewater Inn
409 Sid Snyder Dr SW - Long Beach, WA
(360) 642-2311 / (800) 561-2456


Just got e-mail confirmation. Staying at the Edgewater second floor, west facing room. Too bad it's still 2 months away T_T

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 02:27 PM

Glad to hear it Watty!

Personally, I'm glad it is 2 months away, too much to do in the meantime.

Cass Pittman, Mike & Lori Tracy, paid and confirmed. ;)

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 10:49 PM

For those looking for lodging, have an RV (motor home or trailer) and are on a tight budget - I can offer up to two free slots at our "personal trailer park" in Ocean Park (look it up on Mapquest if you don't know where that is related to Long Beach - about 10 or 13 miles north - Tsunami bait).

Order of requests, and particular equipment is important, since our property can handle only two 25 ft TTs plus one shorty, or three motor homes, or some other combo that will have to be vetted (tricky backing in v. limited maneuvering room is the problem.) And, we will be claiming the prime spot for ourselves. B) Full hookups, shared separate shower and toilet facilities, and 1/2 mi north of the Ocean Park beach approach. Price hard to beat. Company questionable. :lol: :angry:

If this will help you, please personal email me with specific equipment. :)

P.S We could also handle a few tenters, if that is really what you want to do... shared shower and toilet available! Seems like most kiters are better equipped to motel.

In whatever case, we'd be happy to meet and help you. :P
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Posted 25 January 2010 - 11:18 PM

John,

Small problem with the payment link - that it automatically classifies all members of a "single", "couple" or "family" at the same level. The problem is that the level should be determined by individual registration, not by the choice of payment for one, couple, or family. (OK, strictly speaking there is no problem for an individual.)

Assuming it will be worked out, I'll sign us up at the higher of the two levels, but Sunny will be Novice.
Shoot - this whole software development cr** is difficult, ain't it. :kid_smartass: Says I with 47 years of frustration behind himself. :kid_cussing: Lucky I still have a ticker in my chest.

Hey, cool anyway John. Thanks.

Edited by HedgeWarden, 25 January 2010 - 11:20 PM.

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