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Old 10-10-2011, 05:58 AM
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Default My LOE'11 pictures....

Had a wonderful time and cannot wait until next year!

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Old 10-10-2011, 11:39 AM
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Default missing LOE

Originally Posted by Rosie View Post
It's painful to read about LOE instead of being there
I'll second that! I had to call Hawkeye on Saturday just to get an LOE fix...

Hopefully I can be there next year!
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Old 10-10-2011, 07:04 PM
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Default LOE 2011 Write Up

LOE 2011 Write Up

Russ & Ann Daves arrived at Weatherford, Oklahoma on Thursday afternoon to start getting everything together for the Fly-In. Russ considered it an honor to be asked to serve as Co-Chair of the event along with Russ Kamtz.

Friday dawned windy and cloudy, but the winds were right down the runway from the South. Everyone coming in from the South and Southwest had a great tailwind. Coming down from the North was very problematic both for extremely strong headwinds as well as lots of thunderstorms and rain.

Andrew and Fernando, in the TruTtrk RV-12, were the first arrivals on Friday morning. About a dozen airplanes flew in on Friday, but a number of people drove in for the event. Lucille?s Road House provided Hamburgers and Hotdogs for Lunch on both Friday and Saturday, with 100% of the monies paid for lunch donated to the Charity ($391.00 total). Lucille?s and the City of Weatherford each donated ? of the cost of the food for Friday and Saturday lunches and Lucille?s provided their cooking wagon and staff to cook and serve lunch.

After a great Friday of visiting and talking airplanes, we had a free beer and wine social provided by American?s Aircraft Engines, ECI, and Coop?s AleHouse who brought their beer wagon over from OK City. After the social most everyone went to Lucille?s for dinner on Friday night.

Saturday morning dawned partly cloudy with strong winds and a few more people flew in for the day. The Texas OU football game wasn?t very lively, what with most of the Dallas crowd being weathered in. It may have been good that one of the Dallas RV-8 builders wasn?t present; otherwise the big screen TV might have had beer bottles thrown at it. The crew from Lucille?s cooked hot dogs and hamburgers outside in the cook wagon but served lunch inside in the large screen TV room because by lunch the rain had started and continued the rest of the day and into the night.

Saturday evening, going over to the big hanger for the social with the rain coming down pretty hard, and seeing ONLY 11 airplanes on the ramp (6 left early to beat the weather) gave me a little concern about getting enough raffle tickets sold to at least raise as much for the BACKPACK FOOD 4 KIDS charity as we had given them last year. But true to form the small crowd that flew and drove to the Fly-In dug deep in their pockets and we raised more for the BACKPACK FOOD 4 KIDS charity this year than we did last year. As co-chairs of LOE 2011 our heartfelt thanks go out to those who left money for the charity even though they left and went home early, as well as those who sent money with others, and especially those at the Fly-In who dug deep at the very end to make this a great event! The rain certainly did not dampen the spirit of this crowd!

The City of Weatherford, through John Creswell, the airport manager, had booked 100 meals with the catering company for Saturday night?s BBQ banquet. With only about 50 there to feed, I approached John about the possibility of attempting to get some of the participants to buy some of the barbeque to take back home and John told me that he had asked the caterer to smoke and cook the extra meats partially and pull it off the smoker so they could freeze it and use it for another city activity later this year. John indicated that the City of Weatherford was happy to absorb the extra cost. John Creswell and his ?girl Friday?, Sharon Fleming, went above and beyond to try and make us not only feel welcome this year and last year, but also made it clear that they want us to keep coming back.

For those of you who missed LOE 2011 you will surely want to plan on making it next year, even if you have to drive.

Thanks again for making this the biggest, per capita, LOE fund raiser ever!

Russ Kamtz and Russ Daves
A/K/A Little Russ & Big Russ
LOE 2011
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:06 PM
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Originally Posted by DeltaRomeo View Post

Had a wonderful time and cannot wait until next year!

Very nice photos Doug.

I haven't seen much mention of the touted football game which did involve a Carlsbad area local by the name of, what is it now, oh yeah, Jones.
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:16 PM
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LOE 2011 – October 7-9, 2011


Kelly Walker / 20% Off ECI 340S engine courtesy ECi and America's aircraft engines - Kelly won on the second draw, after Andrew of TruTrak won the first draw and said draw again.

Don Christonson / Aviator Seats in Ultraleather ($2,442 value) - Don won on the second draw, after Andrew of TruTrak won the first draw and said draw again.

Brian Lohman / TruTrak Gift Certicate ($1000)

Dick Dial / GLO Custom Aircraft Painting - $1000.00 off a complete paint job for a RV-10 or $500.00 of all other RV's and if booking a complete paint job with GLO during the month of October, will also get all the pinhole filling on the fiberglass free (value of pinhole filing is up to $1000.00)

Grady O’Neal / Vetterman Exhaust System (4 cylinder) $975

Tanya Card / Flightline Interiors $600.00 gift certificate

Red Marion / $500.00 Gift Certificate on Any Aerosport Products totaling more than $1,000.00 - donated by Red to the Charity to sell.

Dan Burdette / Airworthiness Inspection $450.00 courtesy Mel Asberry

J.P. Moore / Vertical POWER $300.00 gift certificate off of any VP system

Joe Underwood / Avery Tools $300.00 gift certificate Courtesy of Bob & Judy Avery

Sally Censner / Doug Bell Tailwheel fork ($220 value)

Gary Zilik / JD Air Parts is providing a $200.00 gift card, good for any of their products.

Tanya Hawley / $200 gift certificate from

Paul Dye / $200.00 Gift Certificate on any Aerosport Products Merchandise

Rob Reece / Dynamic prop balance ( $150 value) courtesy Walt Aronow of

Seth Hancock / Set of Upper Main Intersection Fairings $145.00 Value donated by Bob Snedaker of Fairings Etc.

John Mesterman / One set of (2) 500-5 6 ply or a set of (2) 600-6 ply retreads $125.00 value donated by Desser Tire

Andrew Barker / CS-8 Aircraft Grip courtesy tostenmanufacturing.$125 value

Sid Drake / $100 gift certificate from Van's Aircraft, donated to the Charity to sell.

Brian Brent / VFR transponder certification ( $100 value) courtesy Walt Aronow of

Fernando Sanchez / 1 Set of Aerosport Products RV-10 cowl pin covers $95.00

Russ Kamtz / RV-8 rudder pedal extensions and brake master cylinder return spring kit sets - $80.00 Romeo Victor Aerospace

Russ Kamtz / E Mag 1 sets of auto plug adapters $68.00 value

Jerry Calvert / Transponder Antenna, valued at $69.95 from
Delta Pop Aviation

Louise Hose / 1 Set of Aerosport Products RV-7 or &A cowl pin covers $95.00

Jerry Calvert / E Mag 1 set of auto plug adapters $68.00 value

Jim Smith / Transponder Antenna, valued at $69.95 from Delta Pop Aviation

Russ Kamtz / E Mag 1 set of auto plug adapters $68.00 value

Scott Card / ForeFlight is donating 1 year Subscription Value $75.00

Unknown / Transponder Antenna, valued at $69.95 from Delta Pop Aviation - Winner donated to The Charity To Sell

Tonya Card / E-Mag 1 set of auto plug adapters $68.00 value

Andrew Barker / Bonaco, Inc. Brake Line Kit

Alex De Dominicis / Slider Canopy Lock donated by Texas Engine Service Value $85.00

Steve Ingraham / Bonaco, Inc. $50.00 Gift Certificate

Brian Brent / 1 Case of Coop AleWorks Beer

Dick Dial / 1 Case of Coop AleWorks Beer

Stephen Carsthler?? / Airplane Sculpture for Longest Distance Traveled from Seattle, Washington
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Old 10-10-2011, 09:40 PM
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Hawk and his Kat stayed another day/night at Weatherford. We "may" have been able to slip out early on Sunday if we'd tried, but "may" wasn't good enough after reviewing the DUATS. I, like many others, have read about "stupid pilot tricks" concerning weather, and then said, "I'd never do something as stupid as that!" The questionable weather on Sunday gave me the chance to prove that I wouldn't do something that would immortalize me on the NTSB reports. As a result, we were stuck without transportation until "sweetheart" Sharon hooked us up with a courtesy car! Got to see some of the local sites and watch part of a combat pistol match (in the rain!) at the Tin Star Shooting Range. Very cool! Got home today about 4:30MST after 4.8 hours of flying with headwinds and a bit of scud-running for a hundred miles or so until we could slip up on top. Had a great time, enjoyed all the hangar flying with old and new friends and are looking forward to next year.
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Old 10-11-2011, 05:34 AM
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Default LOE 2011 Charity

The following is an article published about the Charity who received over $6500.00 from LOE 2011 and which will also be the charity selected for 2012 as well.

Food 4 Kids - Feeding Weatherford's `chronically' hungry children
Published February 9, 2011 ? Weatherford Daily News

Julie Harding
Lifestyles Editor

The number of chronically hungry children in our community is growing, according to Weatherford Food 4 Kids Coordinator Barbara Jones.

"It's heartbreaking to think there are kids in Weatherford, Oklahoma that are chronically hungry," Jones said. "Not just hungry - chronically hungry."

Jones said "chronically hungry" means "Friday through Monday they have no food or very little food" and the only time they are able to eat are during school hours when breakfast and lunch is served.

According to the Food 4 Kids Weatherford program, last year there were 43 children receiving assistance - this year there are 89 children receiving backpacks filled with food for the weekend.

Food 4 Kids is a program of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, designed especially for elementary age children. Chronically hungry children identified by school personnel receive a backpack filled with non-perishable, child-friendly food to sustain them over weekends and school holidays when school program meals are not

"These kids have to take care of their backpacks and return them clean and in good shape when they come back to school," Jones said. "One of our kids came back to school with a dirty backpack, covered in leaves. When the counselor talked to him about the condition of his backpack, he said his parents were taking his food, so he was hiding the backpack from them outside under a pile of leaves. We hear some really heartbreaking stories."

Jones said the program received a break this year at an annual fly-in at the Thomas P. Stafford Regional Airport. She said pilots from around the country get together once a year at the annual "flyin" and donate money to a good cause in the area. This year they donated $6,000 to the program, but with the increase in chronically hungry kids the money for next year is still in short supply.

"If it weren't for that money (received from the fly-in) we wouldn't be having the Food 4 Kids program this year," Jones said. "If the money runs out, there is no program."

Food 4 Kids supporter and teacher Bruce Belanger said the benefits of the program mean more than helping with hunger pangs.

"It's not just about the food," Belanger said. "There are ripple effects, because these kids are able to focus better on their schoolwork and their behavior improves when they aren't hungry all the time."

Community members can help by Volunteering at the Food Bank or at an area school. They can also make a financial donation to the program - $200 will provide enough food for one child for the entire school year. A gift of $5,000 will provide enough food for 25 chronically hungry children for an entire school year.
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