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Forum: Formation Flying 09-01-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,883
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Thumbs up Update on Thursday

UPDATE: Monday Night 9/1/2020 --- THURSDAY IS NOT A MANDATORY DAY .... IT's A 100% OPTIONAL, EXCEPTIONAL FUN DAY! :):) It's just more time for new and old to fly formation. Making 3 flights a...
Forum: Formation Flying 08-31-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,883
Posted By BillSchlatterer
O'fer Trophy

Just saying .... the 0'fer Trophy is a traveling Trophy that I would love to see go to Texas :)

We have some lop sided slip suckers with twirler burners that we've been saving just for you! :D
Forum: Formation Flying 08-31-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,883
Posted By BillSchlatterer
PINE BLUFF Formation Clinic 2020

UPDATE: Monday Night 9/1/2020 THURSDAY IS NOT A MANDATORY DAY .... IT'S A 100% OPTIONAL, EXCEPTIONAL FUN DAY! It's just more time for new and old to fly formation. Making 3 flights a day for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,074
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Thumbs up Thanks and here's an option !

Glad everyone understands. We only do it because we love RVs and our RV family friends which means this time we have to be prudent and cautious. Covid isn't a big deal until it's a big deal and we...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-21-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,207
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Called it ... Planning on a Spring Fling on the RV Mountain!

Check this thread...not what you want to hear! :(

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=186068

Bill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,074
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Cool PETIT JEAN 2020 - UPDATE

Friends, this is not the usual Early Bird PJ Update. It's finally time to make the call on the 2020 RV Gathering. Our first impulse is to say we can handle it and come on....but the problem is ......
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-20-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,207
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Update

We are trying to get to a decision but things keep changing on us. We have some conflicting restrictions on the campground, transportation, food, and lodging. About the time we think we have one...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-05-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,167
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Very Nice

Great clinic, great hosts, and a really fun weekend. A lot of learning, a lot of flying, and a lot of fun! What a great cure for the Covid Blues :)

Thanks to all the Falcon Flight folks for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,144
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Rooms left

Didn't get an update from the hotel today but I think there are still a couple of rooms left. We had a half dozen or so left last week but I know a couple more have booked since then. :D ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,144
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Rooms left

Several rooms left at Hangar Hotel. Others available downtown.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,144
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Current Thread

This is the current thread for the 2020 Fredericksburg RV Gathering.

Bill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,552
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Old Thread ... try this!

This is last years thread. Try the link below or just Search for Fredericksburg 2020. Set for March 27-29

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?p=1409412#post1409412

Bill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,144
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Transport ... everywhere

Just a note that the transport at T82 is really easy. It's all Uber and Lyft in 10 minutes and a 3 minute ride to downtown historic Fredericksburg. If you haven't been to the Pacific War Museum,...
Forum: RV-4 02-21-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,725
Posted By BillSchlatterer
RV4 Mount Issues

It seems there are a reasonable but unqualified number of RV4s out there with cracks in the gear and engine mounts. You might want to do more than a quick review of your options. Those mounts are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2020, 06:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,144
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Fredericksburg 2020 ... The Hill Country RV Gathering March 27-29

You're on the Good Time Approach to T82 Fredericksburg ... Vectors to Final thence … hold short at the Pagoda Bar!

Here is the short story on this crazy Gathering at T82 :) March 27,28, & 29 ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,265
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Negative.... that was Paul screaming like a girl...

Negative.... that was Paul screaming like a girl :);) Kathy had him pinned in the seat and a foot on the floor! Go girl!

For those that don't know it...Paul & Cathy got the "drove the furthest"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,265
Posted By BillSchlatterer
WEATHER UPDate

IT"S ON 😉 It?s looking like good for getting in Thursday, rain during the night, clearing by midday Friday and severe clear on Saturday and good return weather Sunday 😊 At least that is what...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,265
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Room update Monday morning.

One in and one out this morning. Still net three rooms available and now have a Thursday - Sunday room available.

Traveling and posting on the go!

See you on the Mountain.

Bill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,265
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Room Update

We just had two cancels and two more book so we are still net 3 rooms available at the Rockefeller Center. :) All rooms for Thursday are full at the RCC and at Mather as far as we know. Call or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,265
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Room Update 3 open at the RCC

Have had three (3) room openings at the Rockefeller Conference Center and the wait list is now empty. Call or email to lock one down!

No time for long posts, we've been cutting grass, grooming the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,575
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Jim, this is really rough camping. It could be...

Jim, this is really rough camping. It could be really cold :rolleyes: 50 degrees and you might have to run your extension cord from your electric blanket about 20 feet. That is the kind of prep you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,265
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Come on Campers

UPDATE 9/28/19 8:39 PM 100+ Registered and looking for 25 more campers! :D ROOMS are still full but POSSIBLE :cool: ?? We currently have 2-4 on the confirmed wait list. Based on previous...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,575
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Hello .... Come on Campers !

Campers, come on :) ?. give us some love here :rolleyes::p We're 15 days out and we're looking for more airplanes. We have just over 100 registered and looking for 125 so 25 more Campers...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,575
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Smile Two Week Update

This is the two week out update folks! :) :D We?re excited, the grass is cut low, the ramp is being trimmed and the planning is just about to turn into actual doing! The 80 odd rooms on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,575
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Smile Petit Jean 2019 - Update 15 Days Out .... Come on CAMPERS!

See post #2 below for Update -- Calling those Petit Jean Repeats ?. rooms are full but man, the campgrounds are wide open! 80 rooms and about 30 camper'planes are already registered 4 weeks out! ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,265
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Airplane Count 5 weeks out!

Come on folks. The rooms are full ….so what! :cool: The campground has enough room for a 100 so make your plans, pack your tent because that is all you need. Food, water, firewood, hot showers,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,265
Posted By BillSchlatterer
RCC Room Update & WAIT LIST

Lucky guy, Kent Wright, got the very last room at the RCC. :D As far as we can tell, there are no rooms left at the Rockefeller Center, Mather Lodge, or Cedar Falls Motel. It's going to be another...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,265
Posted By BillSchlatterer
2 Rooms Left 8/26/19

As of 8:00 PM. We have 2 rooms left of 80 available at the RCC, a bunch of campers registered for a total of 76 OnLine registrations including campers :rolleyes: :confused: Do the funny...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,265
Posted By BillSchlatterer
You might think about using a little of Kathy's...

You might think about using a little of Kathy's lipstick and putting a gunsight on the windshield :D Just saying ?.. ;)

See'ya on the Mountain!

Bill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,265
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Room Update

As of Sunday Morning 8/25/19, out of 80 rooms on the Mountain, we have three left, two double queens, and a single queen. It's going to be a full scale RV'evolution on the Mountain. New plan for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,265
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Room update

As of right now .... We think we have three rooms left at the RCC and plenty of camping available. See post 1 for details or check our website. Www.PetitJeanFlyIn.com.

See you on the Mountain...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,265
Posted By BillSchlatterer
wellll ....

Glad you're coming! About 30% of the registrations are new folks with the remaining being RePeats and RepeatRePeats :) You're going to have a great weekend!

Horse shoes are good as long as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,265
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Smile Busters or Blunders :-)

Just thought I would share a couple of pictures from our Buster & Blunder event last year. It was well scripted and well flown by everyone with safety the first priority.

All planes flew a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,265
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Smile Petit Jean 2018 Videos ! All the fun

Here are a couple of great videos from some of our favorite Petit Jean RePeaters. :) These two are from Kent & Lana Officer.

Link to All of the PJ Videos ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,265
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Jeremy, you need to drop in at North Little Rock...

Jeremy, you need to drop in at North Little Rock for a hangar tour. EAA 165 is having breakfast this Saturday. We have 20+ RVs on the field and lots of building expertise.

Come join the fun!

Bill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,265
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Smile Update and Maybe More Rooms :-)

Wow, looks like it's shaping up to be another great year! :D We have over 50 airplanes registered as of this morning and expecting well over 100 airplanes again!

Check out the Website for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,265
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Smile Petit Jean 2019 ... The Gathering on the Mountain is ON!

See last post in this thread for most current update on rooms!

UPDATE 10/4/19 9:32 PM /// 3 ROOMS AT THE ROCKEFELLER CENTER HAVE OPENED UP! WAIT LIST IS EMPTY ?. Email me or call now to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,019
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Got a cable and TPX antenna coming. Never...

Got a cable and TPX antenna coming. Never thought about remove the battery. We’ll see how it works !
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,019
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Working ...but ??

Installed the four port wired hub per instructions. Hooked USB out from Dual 190 to hub and then USB from hub to GRT USB port 2. Everything works but the Dual isn't exactly what I thought. :(

It...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,552
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Morning Bus Tour

This should be outstanding. We have 52 booked for the 55 passenger bus and Paul & Kathy are bringing Bloody Marys for all. :D

I'm betting about an hour into this tour, the bus is going to be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,552
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Three day out UPDATE

We are officially either three days or four days out from the Hill Country Gathering in Fredericksburg depending on whether you are coming in on Friday or Thursday for even more fun. At least 10 are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,552
Posted By BillSchlatterer
HELP PLEASE ... Final Headcount Updates

This is going to be a GREAT weekend! :) If you have already registered with the full OnLine Registration, you should have been getting update emails this past week. :) Please check your email now...
Forum: Fiberglass 03-08-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 15,052
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Not always simple ...

As others have said, there are several things to point at but starting off with the flaps and ailerons all set to reference and then setting the wingtips is the first place to start.

What you may...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,552
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Smile Fredericksburg Info File

This is a short PDF showing maps and the tour stops. Because we can't track the hotel registrations we can't say for sure how many are coming but we know there were about 50 rooms booked before the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,552
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Rooms?

I am told that the Hangar Hotel is full but there are still rooms at the Fredericksburg Inn. #2. Ranked Hotel in Fredericksburg. Kellie is great !

40 something airplanes registered since...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,552
Posted By BillSchlatterer
More registrations

Getting better all the time! :cool: We have 7 more confirmed this morning, not sure about room status but there is something for sure in town. Camping options are also firming up!

See you in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,552
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Smile Registrations coming in steady!

So, we have at least 44 plus 6 or so rooms booked that I am personally aware and still growing. That should mean 50-60+ airplanes at a minimum. We have 30 pilots who booked and registered online...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,552
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Wine Tours ...

Luke, that means you are going to bring some of that great wine to the Formation Clinic next month for sure ;) That should smooth out some of the jitters :)

Thanks for all that formation coaching...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,552
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Thumbs up Camp sites at Lady Bird RV Park

This is a link to the campground. Judie and Fred are on the ground checking to see if we can access through the airport fence or have to drive around the corner. Either way that should be doable. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,552
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Camping

We think camping is available. We currently have close to 50 airplanes with rooms booked. All the usuals attending. Will try to figure out name list.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,552
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Smile Petit Jean Spring ... A Hill Country Soriee...Fredericksburg, TX

UPDATE: 3/2/19 as of 6:35 PM There is now one room left at the Hangar Hotel. Several at the Fredericksburg Inn (830) 997-0202 MORE FLY-IN INFO FILE LINK IN POST #17


UPDATE: 3/2/19 ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 848
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Who'da thunk it ?

Well, I caught myself reading the instructions several times and none of this was mentioned at all. :(

Heading to the airport right now and will give it another run! :cool:

Sure do appreciate this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 848
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Unhappy Dual XGPS 190 with ForeFlight ?

Is anyone using a Dual XGPS170 or 190 with ForeFlight. I just bought one and it fires up great. Using their AP it?s picking up satts and getting WAAS grade data.

The problem is that I can?t...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,019
Posted By BillSchlatterer
So does that mean that you take the power port...

So does that mean that you take the power port cable that comes with the Dual system with the USB connector on the end and plug that into the higher powered charging port and does that transfer data...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,019
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Dual XGPS190 to Grand Rapids HX ??

I checked the GRT website and they said the Dual XGPS170 was a serial in direct wire option. Good reviews on dual so I bought one, but upped to the XGPS190 because it has the AHRS and is dual...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-30-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,567
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Best Glide Vs Best Sink... RV7 numbers ?

Just curious what folks are using for Best Glide and Best Sink rates in the RV7A with 360/CS or similar 7 or 8? What are you putting in your POH if you have one?

I'm using 85-90 MPH for best sink...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-23-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,328
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Who?dat ?

That?s Bill Canino better known as VooDoo. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,534
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Of course......:-). But that?s for next year !

Of course......:-). But that?s for next year !
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,534
Posted By BillSchlatterer
:) I think Bob said something about Horton...

:)

I think Bob said something about Horton Confetti but he is a gracious AirBoss :)

Ok so next year ?. 2 foot balloons. ;) We found a source for large amounts of helium.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,534
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Not so fast ...Balloon Poppers ?? What about the 3ft streamer ???

I think everyone on the ramp had a big time, betting on the almost dead eye aerial killers, while Homie Homsley announced the finer points of balloon missing to the tune of "10 Ways to Lose your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,142
Posted By BillSchlatterer
RV Count 106 Registered

Tonight we are at 106 registered but we are expecting several room cancellations from the areas hit by Michael. So far all have been OK but airports are in bad shape and power outages everywhere. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,142
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Thumbs up RV count is at 104

Registrations now at 104 with a good weather forecast. :). Come on campers ... register and start packing. ;). We understand we may have representatives from Vans again this year. Some fun new...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,142
Posted By BillSchlatterer
Smile Registration count 97

Currently have 97 aircraft registered. :). Holding a wait list for rooms but camping is still wide open.

Bill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,142
Posted By BillSchlatterer
10 Days Out ... WX is looking good!

IT’s… Petit Jean Time and the RV Gathering is ON ! 10 days out! :)  We’re counting down the days and final preparations are in full swing. The 10 day forecast below under “Smiles” is...
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