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Posted 27 June 2011 - 08:46 AM

Come on now locals, gotta be more voices out there!!!Posted Image
So far that's Katrina, poacher, and myself that are good!! Need a few more!!

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 02:31 PM

I think I've got at least one more... Let's call it a date. :)

July 23-24, West Delta Park, 10am-4pm if weather allows, no super-firm schedule.

Since there will be no curriculum and just one experienced instructor on hand this time, no fixed sign up fee but donations are welcome.

TK and I will actually be flying out to Singapore on the 26th of July, so I'll be hustling to make this fit my schedule amongst getting ready, but I really wanted to make something available before WSIKF. ;)

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 04:01 PM

I wish I lived on the west coast for this kinda of stuff.
My wife can't tell me to go fly a kite anymore..

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 04:20 PM

I think if Seth's schedule lets him, he's in, JB!! Posted Image

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 09:35 PM

Sweet. :)

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 12:20 PM

Just testing the waters...

Anyone game for a Rev Clinic in Portland, July 9-10 or July 23-24?

It's be a great opportunity to "ramp up" before WSIKF, and it would be hosted by Watty, TK and myself.

Might be light / no wind, and if so, you'll learn even more... Any condition, we'll teach folks about it. :)

Probably $30 individual registration, 12 students max.

Who's in? How do the dates work? Which one is better?


So I've got July 23/24 on my calendar... I'll be there with my wife so thats 2 more. I'll bring it up with a couple other guys at work too and see if I can build any further interest...

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 12:23 PM

Brilliant, great to hear Brett! :)

Remember, I've gone with voluntary donations for this clinic rather than a set fee.

Whatever it's worth to you. ;)

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 12:59 PM

Hi gang!

Just got back from a trip -- unfortunately I missed LC this year but I am glad to hear that you all had a good time.

I can be there on the weekend of 23/24 July. I'll try to get a couple more also. Maybe summer will actually arrive by then.

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 01:57 PM

Yeah Chuck! Right on, it'll be good to see you too... Never enough time to chat at the events, gotta fly! :)

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 07:20 PM

Kevin and I can make it on July 23 and 24. Keep us posted on the final decision.

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 07:38 PM

Yeah! Wow, this is turning into quite the party. <grin>

July 23-24 is confirmed, final decision! :)

Not sure what the weather will be and again, Watty will be in Singapore, but I'll be there to work with anyone who shows up.

Can't wait!

So far, looks like:

  • stroke victim (Wayne)
  • Seth
  • windpoacher (Eli)
  • Katrina
  • Brett Howard
  • Mrs Howard
  • chuckrev (Chuck)
  • Dueces Wild (Ann)
  • Kevin
  • Exile
  • Major Hostility
Maybes:

  • FlyinKen
  • HedgeWarden
So, a bunch of folks coming out... Going to be a fun weekend. :)

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 04:58 AM

Look's like a list of some new Friend's to me!!Posted Image

I have not flown at delta park as of yet!!
Looking forward to it ,.............can't wait!!!!!!!! WOOO WHOO!!!!!!!Posted Image


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Posted 29 June 2011 - 08:28 AM

If the wind has it's act together, it is very nice!!! Lots of room for a bunch of us to play!!!Posted Image

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 08:59 AM

It looks like I can make Saturday as well! Will pray for wind :)

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 03:43 PM

I'm still planning on coming, but I need to work out funding. My trip out there week before last, cost me more than I expected, and the lawn mower engine went out, so I had to get a new lawn mower.. Funds are quite limited now. Still trying to work it out though. Leave request has been put in, and payday is this week. I'll be sure to keep you posted.
And coming from Great Falls, I'll try and bring as much wind with me as I can!!

I can't wait to meet everyone!!
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Posted 29 June 2011 - 08:44 PM

Fingers crossed CJ, I hope you can make it. ;)

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 06:06 PM

Ok... Leaves approved.. Just have to scratch money together to go.
I'm going to have to ask a big favor.. I can stay with family outside of Portland, but I probably wont be able to make the start of the fly if I do, having got into town the night before. Is there anyone that might be willing to let me utilize a small area of a floor in the corner of a room for a night. Please PM if open to the idea. I completely understand if no one is comfortable with that. Just thought I would ask just for convenience purposes. And it would be really cool to have a chance to meet, talk, and get to know someone thats been flying for a while. I'm not sure how, but I'd be willing to try and return the favor.
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Posted 02 July 2011 - 10:16 AM

It's been brought to my attention that there appear to be NASCAR races happening at Portland International Raceway on the clinic weekend...

This means there is a pretty fair chance that our flying field will be in use for overflow parking, making it pretty unusable for us.

If this is the case, anyone have a suggestion for another good field we could fall back on?

10-12 fliers, so it's got to be a good-sized space.

FYI, TK and I are reliant on the MAX (train), along with windpoacher... If it's too far out, we might need to carpool.

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 12:06 PM

It's been brought to my attention that there appear to be NASCAR races happening at Portland International Raceway on the clinic weekend...
This means there is a pretty fair chance that our flying field will be in use for overflow parking, making it pretty unusable for us.
If this is the case, anyone have a suggestion for another good field we could fall back on?
10-12 fliers, so it's got to be a good-sized space.
FYI, TK and I are reliant on the MAX (train), along with windpoacher... If it's too far out, we might need to carpool.


Their sched says its a major event. I called and listened to their computer. There won't be anyone in the officer till Tuesday to find out for sure, but if all their major events run about the same, the gates to the raceway will open at 8am.
I don't know the area well enough to suggest other locations, but the gorge typically always has wind. If there is a place we can fly that is.
As for carpooling. if needs be, I can fit 2 people into my car. A 3rd would probably be a little uncomfortable, and limit room for gear. So if we need to change locations, I can pick you up.

What are the odds that this will be canceled??
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Posted 02 July 2011 - 01:16 PM

I've never actually flown anywhere along the river or in the gorge :(

I've heard people mention Frenchman's Bar in Vancouver before, but have never there. Is that a workable alternative John?

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