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Old 03-03-2012, 10:22 PM
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All,
The ice cream social went very well. The weather could have not been any better. We consumed 6 gallons of ice cream, 3 bottles of chocolate syrup, 2 of caramel, 4 cans of cherries, 3 bags of M&M, 2 bags of Reese?s pieces, a container of peanuts, four 2-liter root beer bottles and 4 cases of water. We estimate about 150 people and 35 airplanes.

I would like to thank everyone that came and spent their time with us. My apologies for not being able to speak with everyone for a significant amount of time. I feel really bad about it. I was extremely busy today. This event has grown every year, hence the reason we moved. Hope we can continue to entertain the group for many more years. I was so busy that I did not take any pictures, count the number of planes or people. If you have a few nice pictures, my wife and I would love to see them.

This event would have not been possible without every one of you but most importantly not possible without my wife. She busted her back side to have this nice event. I am a very lucky guy to have such an awesome wife (slash YouTube sensation) and great friends. If you would like to thank her, her email address is

Lasotagirl ?at? hotmail ?dot? com

Also, the airport manager and his crew help out tremendously. The gas price was lowered and his crew help with logistical support. They are receiving a review on Thur. If you appreciated the gas prices, the nice facilities and their efforts send me an email. I will go to the airport board meeting and present the emails to the board.

Thank you again and see you next year.

BTW, I got to eat Ice cream at 7PM
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:26 PM
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Axel,

Thanks for hosting this! We had a fantastic flight down and back, enjoyed meeting a bunch of new people, seeing new planes, and eating ice cream. We'll try to post a few photos soon.

Cheers,
Greg & Julia
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Old 03-04-2012, 05:43 AM
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Congratulations on a successful event! (any pics?)

These kinds of events really help keep the fun-meter pegged - good on ya!
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:08 AM
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Here are a few photos that Julia took. It was a great day for flying in terms of the weather and (lack of) wind, but not as good for scenic photos.

Sierra Nevada mountains near Mammoth CA



Small volcanic cones along the margin of Owens Valley



Basalt flow along Owens Valley



Independence, CA



Mt. Whitney



Owens Valley salt farms (who says you can't farm in the desert!)



The ice cream bar



Host Axel Alvarez



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Old 03-04-2012, 09:10 AM
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Some RV photos (I don't know who owns all of these, but if anyone wants a higher-resolution image, please email me)













I know who owns this one - it's mine!

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Old 03-04-2012, 09:13 AM
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West Coast Ravens formation flight











And back home at RTS



All in all, a great day for flying.
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Old 03-04-2012, 05:44 PM
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I know who owns this one - it's mine!

Greg, I enjoyed talking to you yesterday, even though I didn't know it was you at the time!
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:03 PM
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Courtesy of my passenger Jud Rupert:
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Old 03-05-2012, 12:12 PM
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I know who owns this one - it's mine!

Hey Greg,

What's the big "key" sticking out of the top of your fuselage? Is this where you wind up the big rubber band inside?
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Old 03-05-2012, 01:42 PM
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This gives me an idea to something like this in the Denver area. Maybe someday soon.

Looks like this was a good reason to exercise those Rv's! Great photos and the "wind-up" RV is priceless!
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