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Old 02-12-2010, 10:22 AM   #21
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yes we get the odd bit of rain..not that much though............and we don't need to shovel it when it does rain
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Old 02-12-2010, 02:40 PM   #22
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Thanks for the travelogue. It sounds like a tonne of fun Congrats on winning the 'best civilian' award with your Spacewalker.


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Well, let's see.......All my friends think I'm nuts for driving all the way to Florida to fly for three days...maybe I am. However, being retired I have the time, and I learned long ago that life can be over in a split second, so live for today.

I went to the first Monsterplane event in 2008 and had a really great time. met lots of really wonderful people and was made welcome there. Part of the reason for going was to meet some of the people I read about in the magazines...Frank Tiano, Frank Noll and lots of others, all very willing to help me as far as pit crew, spotting etc., plus I had never been to that part of the world before.

I took my van and towed my camper trailer and stayed in campgrounds each night. Took 8 days to get there, 8 days back...a great adventure..5000 miles at 9mpg!!!Frank Tiano is a real character and knows how to put on an event.

When I went this past October I had 5 days of snow and ice and COLD weather through Idaho, Montana, S. Dakota, freeways closed in Iowa due to snow...lots of accidents. Rain through Atlanta like I have never seen before in my life...torrential, for hours at a time!

I will probably go again this year. It was a real treat to see Carl Bachhuber's Constellation and B36 and of course, Mac Hodges putting his B29 through it's paces. Unfortunately, none of the Europeans came over due to the very high shipping charges.

What I like about the event is the laid-back atmosphere You have to fly to qualify for any of the awards, but other than that, you fly, talk to people, look at their planes, see how they do things...all very friendly, no dramas, no pressure. I get a kick out of some of the weights of the planes, as Dick Pettit said, "a lot of the big warbirds weighed just under the AMA limit of 55 lbs...imagine that." Carl says his B36 is 99.9 lbs! There were a few planes over the AMA 100 lb. limit, but Frank has his own Ins. in place to cover that. I was ok with the Spacewalker weighing 70lbs. so MAAC still covers me.

If any of you are down in that area around that time, go and see won't be dissapointed.

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I've been flying all winter...granted not on the -20 days. Can't let a little snow slow me down!
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Last year we had 3.5 feet of snow here and a real winter, in the BC interior. This year there is now snow on the runway and the temps are averaging 5-7C during the day.
Ground is soft from the frost coming out and we lost some grass due to the drought last Summer so no flying at our field right now.
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