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Old 03-01-2013, 07:26 PM
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Laura and I should be there, weather permitting.
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Old 03-08-2013, 04:39 PM
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So how's the Wx looking for you guys Axel? I might still be snowed in up here....but for now, the backside Hwy 18 is open, in which case, I might have to arrive by 4x4... Hoping I can fly!

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Old 03-08-2013, 08:12 PM
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All,
We will still host the event tomorrow. The weather just cleared up. The storm dumped a lot of snow over the mountains. It looks spectacular! The forecast is predicting clear skies with winds increasing (15kts) during the day and dying down around sunset. If you are concerned about the winds, we have 3 runways so a cross wind component should be small. See you tomorrow. If you decide not to show up due to the winds or weather in your area, then see you next year.

Axel and Alisha
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:08 PM
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All,
The ice cream social went very well. We consumed 5 gallons of ice cream, 2 bottles of chocolate syrup, 1 of caramel, 2 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 2 cases of water. We estimate about 150 people and 25 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. Hope we can continue to entertain the group for many more years. I was so busy that I only took a few pictures with my phone. 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 and great friends. If you would like to thank her, her email address is

Lasotagirl ?at? hotmail ?dot? com

Also, the airport manager helped out tremendously with the fuel prices.

Thank you again and see you next year.







My wife taking a nap after the weekend was over.
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:12 PM
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Thumbs up Thanks!!

Axel, thanks for the great time, appreciated it.

And, you are very wise to give your wife the credit she is due, she put on a great spread.

Will upload a few photos later.

See you next year.
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:24 PM
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:40 PM
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:45 PM
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O K, the last post was just a teaser

Here are some shots of the event.





There has to be an interesting story to the jet in the photo, Axel tell us about it.





Still more when I download Laura's photos.
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:20 PM
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The trip down was the morning after a couple days of rain, so the central valley was pretty cloudy.



Look close towards the center of the photo, see anything familiar?

How about a closer shot?



Little farther, better view up the canyon.



These were taken at 7500', and the cloud tops were not too far below us. As we went farther south, the clouds intruded into our altitude, and we had to climb to 9500. And the clouds changed from scattered to broken to full covered layer------I decided to move off course to be over the valley floor just in case there was any problems, better to be over something repetitively flat, than over the foothills. Here is a shot of the AvMap showing our direct course (red line to the left) and where we chose to fly over, in the center of the screen.



All in all, a great trip and a fun time. T'was a bit windy though, Ax can you please order some better weather for nest year??
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:24 PM
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Alishia and Axel
Very good fly in Diane and I had a great time hope to see you both soon. Thanks again and there is no better way to spend a day than free Ice Cream and cheap gas. Nordo
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