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August 31 Float Fly - New Location!
« on: August 21, 2013, 03:56:19 pm »
O.K. Float Flyers!  Time for another float flying get together, but this time at an exciting new location that I hope we can use for a couple of official float fly's next summer.  This time we're on private property at the invitation of the land owner, who has a large pond, about twice the length of the TEMAC runway, with good approaches at each end.  I haven't seen the site yet, other than from Google maps, but it looks like it'll be ideal.

Let's get together at 3:00pm until dark, on Saturday, August 31 at the location shown on the link below.  This is a private home and I haven't even met the homeowner yet myself, so I'm hoping we can show up, make a great impression (I have no doubt), and get ourselves invited back.

Here's the link to Google Maps:



If you have any questions, please let me know.  Also please make sure your planes are in good working order before the event to ensure we have lots of successful flights.

I hope many of you can make it even though it's the long weekend.  It'll be a lot of fun, and I expect this will be a better (different at least) site than Frenchman's Bay because it's more sheltered from the wind.

Here's a picture of the site:




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Re: August 31 Float Fly - New Location!
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2013, 04:16:42 pm »
This sounds awesome, and what a generous offer.

We've got visitors but I'll see if I can negotiate a pass-out! :)

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Re: August 31 Float Fly - New Location!
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2013, 04:45:32 pm »
This could be the first temac float fly I attend :D
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Re: August 31 Float Fly - New Location!
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2013, 05:34:02 pm »
Is that a COVERED horse track in the background?  what the heck!  Horses were obsolete the day Henry Ford was born!!!
Yea 400W/lb should about do it.. But wouldn't a nice round 500 be better?

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Re: August 31 Float Fly - New Location!
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2013, 09:40:28 pm »
Fabulous offer and that looks like a great place to fly from. Too bad for me i'm already booked somewhere else.

I hope it goes smoothly.

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Re: August 31 Float Fly - New Location!
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2013, 01:58:08 am »
Take a look from the Google view.  There is a lot more to see.  It looks like a private full scale airstrip running along the east side of the lake.

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Re: August 31 Float Fly - New Location!
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2013, 02:40:03 pm »
Yes, Chris, I notice that too, and that gave me hope when I was contacting the land owner... hoping that he had an interest in aviation.  Apparently that image was captured during a charity event when a couple of people flew in for the day.  I wonder if it was the same day of the TEMAC fun fly when the image of the TEMAC field was captured.


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Re: August 31 Float Fly - New Location!
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2013, 09:37:33 pm »
This is a reminder that we have a very exciting float flying opportunity this coming Saturday, August 31 at the new location detailed above.

This is a private pond that should make a GREAT float flying site, and even though they're calling for rain on Saturday, I'm sure they'll be wrong.  It's going to be nice and the winds will be gentle.   :)

So, come on out to the float fly on Saturday and help me try out this new pond!  I'll have my planes and the retrieval boat ready, and I plan to fly until dark over the nice, calm water.  The Beaver has lights :-)

If you have any questions you can ask here or call my cell at 416-828-8722

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Re: August 31 Float Fly - New Location!
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2013, 10:00:48 pm »
Is it still 3:00pm start? Crossing my fingers, but it looks good at this point for me making it out. Fortunately, I brought all my float planes home from the cottage with me, so I'm ready to go. Anybody know an anti-rain dance?

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Re: August 31 Float Fly - New Location!
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2013, 12:01:13 am »
I hope you can make it, Eric.  I'll be there at 3:00pm for sure. 

Even if it's raining I'll be there at 3:00, I still want to use this opportunity to see the place... but it's NOT going to rain....

See you there!

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Re: August 31 Float Fly - New Location!
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2013, 02:43:31 pm »
As promised, the weather forecast for tomorrow is improving.

We'll have an amazing place to fly, light winds, sunny skies, and... maybe a small chance of rain.  I predict an awesome late afternoon / evening of float flying.

I hope you can make it!

When you arrive, just look for my truck and trailer and park near it.  I think we'll set-up and fly from the little beach at the south west corner of the pond.

Robert

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Re: August 31 Float Fly - New Location!
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2013, 03:44:38 pm »
plane is ready and batteries are charging :)... Can't wait for Saturday!!
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Re: August 31 Float Fly - New Location!
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2013, 04:07:11 pm »
I should be there :D Just bought a Parkzone Icon!
Any day at the field is a good day :)

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Re: August 31 Float Fly - New Location!
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2013, 04:41:04 pm »
made it to the gates and got called into work  :'( ... fly one for me guys!

and get lots of pictures!
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Re: August 31 Float Fly - New Location!
« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2013, 05:33:09 pm »
Oh, Greg, that sucks!

I'm sorry buddy!