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Old 06-27-2012, 07:54 PM
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Ok, thanks for the info. fellas.

I wish the Mass Arrival would be on Monday when the RV-1 is coming in. It should be the 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12 and the 14 (all shrouded in a Black drape with only the canopy sticking out). Then do the big reveal!

That's how to make an entrance

Darren
Many planes in the Sunday 40-ship RV Mass Arrival will also lead the Parade of RVs into OSH on Monday for a 1445 narrated arrival during Showcase.
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:09 PM
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Default RV Mass Arrival on Sunday

The 40-ship RV Mass Arrival has been practiced at SQI and is ready for the 1330 arrival time on Sunday. Larry the Narrator has a script to warn and advise of the pending arrival. It will be led by Falcon Flight of 10, followed by an 18-ship in a unique formation comprised of members of West Coast Ravens, Denver Renegades, KC, and Cincy River Rats, followed by TeamRV 12-ship. A Flight of Forty to honor Van's 40th anniversary.

Could somebody advise Van to be outside and looking up?
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Old 07-21-2012, 11:42 PM
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Default RV 40-ship Arrival (today, Sunday 22 July) at ~1330

What Falcon said....
Could somebody advise Van to be outside and looking up?

Tuppergal and I will be flying as tail-end-Charlie with Axel Alvarez as backup pilots, and you can track our progress inbound to OSH via my spot tracker:
http://share.findmespot.com/shared/f...n8Fh9jjbMmhGsM

See you all soon! Rosie
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Old 07-22-2012, 12:35 AM
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Van will most likely be enroute to OSH at that time...
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Old 07-22-2012, 07:42 AM
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Saw the Mooneys yesterday...Sad, i had done that 3 times in the past when i was a Mooney owner and you had to reserve months in advance as they capped at 100. Wonder what happened with them?
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Old 07-22-2012, 07:46 AM
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The Flight of 40 is fueling and packing this morning. One more brief and we'll be northbound. The pictures out of the practice flights look simply awesome. Don't miss it, it looks really neat.
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Old 07-29-2012, 04:41 PM
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Default 40-ship Participants

Every year someone asks who the pilot participants were for the 40-ship Flight of Forty Large Formation, so here goes.

Falcon Flight 10-ship
1- Stu "Falcon" McCurdy
2- Bill "Gunnbody" Gunn
3- Lowell "Pfantom" LeMay
4- Ron "Shorts" Walker
5- Pat "Glider" Tuckey
6- Roy "Jarhead" Geer
7- Jeff "Shiner" Jackson
8- Steve "Lizard" Richmond
9- Tom "Woody" Jett
10- Scott "Scoot" Card

The 4 (West Coast Ravens and Denver Renegades)
A1- Mark "Dula" Dulaney
A2-Dan "Sunblock" Hall
A3- Dave "Rodoc" Leonard
A4- Brad "Tailwind" Ransom
B1- Jim "Gringo" Gray
B2- Mike "KB" Smith
C1- Tim "Tank" Redden
C2- John "Brick" Brick
C3- Steve "Shifty" Payne
C4- Dan "Lava" Miller

The 0 (The KC Flight, Cincy River Rats, and Denver Renegades)
E1- Bill "BeeGee" Gill
E2- Steve "Weasel" Cox
E3- Phil "Ripper" Lamb
E4- Keith "Jazz" Schult
F1- Kevin "Husker" Loseke
F2- Jon "Mutha" Thocker
F3- Bud "Joker" Newhouse
F4- Kent "Yobo" Yohe

Spares (who turned out invaluable and a very important part)
1- Gary "Condor" Sobek
2- Paul "Rosie" Rosales
3- Axel "Closer" Alvarez (who actually flew the A3 spot in the arrival)

Team RV 12-ship
A1- Mike "Kahuna" Stewart
A2- Jerry "Widget" Morris
A3- Ron "Smokey" Schreck
A4- Bob "Subob" Goodman
B1- Greg "Greese" Reese
B2- James "Chatterbox" Clark
B3- Danny "Speedy" Kight
B4- Tad "Stripes" Sargent
C1- Len "Leggs" Leggette
C2- Tom "Dubes" Dubrouillet
C3- Bob "RB" Gibbons
C4- Tony "Sleepy" Spicer

FFI formation pilots from 12 different states all met at Whiteside Co, Rock Falls IL (KSQI) on Friday, briefed and practiced on Saturday, and headed for Oshkosh at 1230 on Sunday for our 1330 RV Mass Arrival assigned slot. Rodoc and Rosie and Axel executed their procedures perfectly during an unscheduled event on the way to OSH.

On Monday, Falcon Flight, the 4 and the 0 repositioned to Dodge Co (KUNU) along with the RV Parade to brief and depart for a 1445 Showcase RV Parade arrival of the Surprise RV-14, flown by Ken Krueger, the -12, -10, -9, -8, -7, -6, -4, -3, and the RV-1 flown by Van himself. Rosie flew his -6A in the Parade and proved invaluable in helping the non-formation firewalled -12 stay in position, along with assistance of Condor and Axel coaching. We were scheduled to land in front of the crowd on RWY36, but with the winds 290/15G20 we decided RWY27 a better option.

Congrats to all for a disciplined and well flown Arrival and Parade.

Congrats also go to Bob "Nasty" Mills who planned all the West Coast Ravens participation but could not participate due to a unscheduled event at home. He handed it off at the last minute to Dula who did a great job.

Also congrats to Dave "Hog" Klages who did the graphics for the TShirts and Mercedes "Cougar" Eulitt who got them made and shipped.
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