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Old 08-25-2015, 03:20 PM
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Default Another Item for the Bucket List

Grass strip reopening on North Fox Island in Lake Michigan.

http://www.aopa.org/News-and-Video/A...ling-a-promise
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Old 08-25-2015, 04:22 PM
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Default Me too!

I was thinking the same thing when I saw the article earlier today... on the bucket list it goes!
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Old 08-25-2015, 04:26 PM
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Wasn't useable couple years ago http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...36#post1008836 I would like a PIREP by a local RVator
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Old 06-29-2016, 08:14 PM
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Default North Fox PIREP

I flew up to North Fox Island with the boys last weekend and had a great time.



We spent time hiking the beaches, swimming, stone skipping contests, and catching snakes.





The campground is in great shape, and we enjoyed the opportunity to camp in such a quiet and remote place.



Local pilots, working with the the Recreational Aviation Foundation, have done a great job in rehabilitating the runway. I won't say it is smooth, but there are no major problems with the surface and I will be back to camp again. Runway condition is a subjective thing, so your mileage may vary. The RAF has more information here:

http://theraf.org/content/north-fox-...afety-briefing

One thing to be aware of is that if you venture into the woods the mosquitoes are pretty bad this time of year, and I'm not one who is bothered by a few bugs. Earlier in the spring or fall would be prime times to visit.

This was one day in a longer trip in which we also visited Charlevoix and Sault. St. Marie. Both are good places to visit. If you visit the Soo, make sure to take the boat tour through the locks, it is a good tour.



If interested, more photos here:

https://picasaweb.google.com/1057120...eat=directlink

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Old 06-30-2016, 05:25 AM
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Andy thanks for a great report and pictures. Perfect RV destination!
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Old 06-30-2016, 08:32 PM
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Default Nice "alternate" airport

Fox Island might help some people take a shortcut on the way to Oshkosh, too.
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Old 06-30-2016, 11:29 PM
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Being nearly a year, I had completely forgotten I started this post. It might be nice to hit Mackinac, Bois Blanc, the two Beaver Island strips, and North and South Fox strips sometime. All I need is an airplane...
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Default Great Report

I have heard the bugs are fierce! I hope to get over there sometime soon!
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Old 07-01-2016, 09:36 AM
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That looks like a great time was had by all!

This strip was opened due to the hard work of The Recreational Aviation Foundation.

Please signup and support this organization. They are making a difference for all of us!
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Old 07-01-2016, 01:00 PM
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This strip was opened due to the hard work of The Recreational Aviation Foundation.
Please signup and support this organization. They are making a difference for all of us!
I second that. Its a great organization doing their utmost to save/preserve/restore the kind of fun flying destinations that make aviation great.
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