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#81 lummas

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 08:16 AM

I think we will be flying in to portland which I believe is closer. I am sure JB or someone will correct me if that is wrong.

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 08:35 AM

We're flying into Seattle (SeaTac) which is about 120 miles from Long Beach. (I think?)

Not sure if it is the best but it is the way we went on previous occasions!

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 08:46 AM

PDX is the easiest (2 hours - light traffic), SEA may be cheaper (about 3 hours - a little more traffic). ;)

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 08:46 AM

Yeah David, super news! :)

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 08:48 AM

I think we will be flying in to portland which I believe is closer. I am sure JB or someone will correct me if that is wrong.

Mark


Google Maps gives me 117 from Portland to Long Beach and '159' miles from SeaTac to Long Beach! Don't know where I got 119 from. Wishful thinking maybe?

Felix

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 08:49 AM

42 names on the list thus far, this thing is picking up steam real quick. :)

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 09:05 AM

It looks like flying into Seatle is markedly cheaper, even though Portland would be a shorter drive. On first glance the price difference from Seatac to Portland is enough (multiplied by three if the Wind Militia makes the trip) to pay for a rental car. Not sure I can save that much though. I'll try.
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Posted 18 February 2010 - 09:45 AM

Thanks for the info Mark,Mel,everyone.

We shall see,fingers crossed

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 01:26 PM

Sea-Tac airport is 160 miles from Long Beach.

Portland International Airport is 115.5 miles using Interstate 5 and Hwy 30. It is 124.2 miles using Hwy 26 to Hwy 101. A little farther, but we find this to be a much nicer, faster drive. We use this route when going from Portland to Long Beach.
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Posted 18 February 2010 - 01:36 PM

Aha, Jim and Lynn... I'm hoping you will be in town for WSIKF as usual?

If so, any idea what days you'll be on the beach (although not obligated to anything)?

I like the 26 route myself, btw... Agreed, cleaner, more scenic.

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 02:49 PM

We plan to get to Long Beach on Saturday, August 14th, and leave on Monday, August 30th.

Will see you at KP (we'll be there from March 10th thru the 16th) and talk over the WSIKF Mega Fly there. OK?
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Posted 19 February 2010 - 07:34 AM

One note on the radios, you can find all kinds of refurbished radios on the 'bay. I bought one last year for 15 bones, free shipping, and it included a headset. Unless you have other uses for a radio, why spend more than you need to?

Going to long beach from either Seattle or Portland is going to take you off of the big roads. Long Beach is a small coastal town that is a ways off the beaten path, for those who have never been to the Pacific North West, you will be surprised by its "local" flavor. For those who have Google Earth on their confuser, here is a few lat/long coordinates to help out on where to find the festivities:

46 20.773'N 124 3.830'W is the location of the megafly on the Syd Snyder approach.

46 21.088'N 124 3.754'W is the location of the festival itself. This road is closed to traffic and has all kinds of vendors set up selling knick-knacks, food, beer, kites, etc.

46 21.017'N 124 3.572'W is the parking lot for the festival. Parking has been no charge, no time limit. However there is no overnight stays allowed without prior permission.

46 20.741'N 124 3.476'W is the location of the World Kite Museum. For those visiting, it is well worth the walk through!

46 20.034'N 124 3.275'W Chico's Pizza! The best durn Pizza you can find on the Washington coast.

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 09:59 AM

Odd, I've been finding that flights into Portland are cheaper than Sea-Tac (flying in from Austin), by about $25-$50. It's been my experience in the past that flying into Seattle costs more... Sea-Tac charges airlines more to land there and that cost is passed onto the passengers. Or at least, they used to (10 years ago), things might have changed since then. But looking up flights to SEA and PDX from AUS on Kayak.com, I'm finding flights into PDX are a little less expensive- not by a huge margin, but definitely less.
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Posted 19 February 2010 - 07:42 PM

Hi John, Carol and I will both be there, count us in. We are coming in on Monday and will be there all week.
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Posted 20 February 2010 - 01:35 AM

Five more added to this tentative list, 47 so far with a lot more folks yet to confirm. :)

Aye Fosters, see you at KP!

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 02:53 AM

Five more added to this tentative list, 47 so far with a lot more folks yet to confirm. :)

Aye Fosters, see you at KP!


JB,

Can I ask what proportion of the fliers are 'grid familiar'?

Thanks

Felix

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 11:33 AM

At this point, looking at the list, probably 70%, maybe more.

A few more of those will be introduced at our Rev clinic in March as well. ;)

I also plan on distributing some images and info via email before the event itself.

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 12:44 PM

Hi folks, just a heads up...

I've just ordered 100 silicone wrist bands like this:


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10 different colors, 10 bands in each color:

  • Green
  • Blue
  • Red
  • Orange
  • Yellow
  • Purple
  • Black
  • Gray
  • Teal
  • Brown
On the front it'll say "2010 WSIKF REV MEGA FLY" and on the back, "OFFICIAL PARTICIPANT", both phrases on the outside of the band.

Again, I'll be grouping folks into colored columns (for the grid) ahead of time and adding stragglers as they arrive... They wrist bands will all be adult size, but younger folks like Tristan can make it an arm band instead. ;)

So not only will this help us communicate and organize...

"Blue group, please clean up your body placement"

These will also make a neat memento for everyone who is involved in this exciting project, as you get to take yours home! :)

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 04:51 PM

Hi folks, just a heads up...

I've just ordered 100 silicone wrist bands like this:


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10 different colors, 10 bands in each color:

  • Green
  • Blue
  • Red
  • Orange
  • Yellow
  • Purple
  • Black
  • Gray
  • Teal
  • Brown
On the front it'll say "2010 WSIKF REV MEGA FLY" and on the back, "OFFICIAL PARTICIPANT", both phrases on the outside of the band.

Again, I'll be grouping folks into colored columns (for the grid) ahead of time and adding stragglers as they arrive... They wrist bands will all be adult size, but younger folks like Tristan can make it an arm band instead. Posted Image

So not only will this help us communicate and organize...

"Blue group, please clean up your body placement"

These will also make a neat memento for everyone who is involved in this exciting project, as you get to take yours home! Posted Image


Hi John-

Suuweeeeeeeeeeeeeet!!!

It's going to be a great success!!!
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Posted 20 February 2010 - 06:10 PM

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