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Old 04-06-2017, 03:54 PM
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Default Sun n Fun update ??????

As I sit here in Atlanta fighting the flu, I am surprised not to see any Sun n Fun posts other than people asking what are the vender specials?
So anything going on in HBC? Any super new products? Lots of Rv's; no Rv's?
Any great forums etc?

I imagine the weather has slowed the fly in attendance but what else is happening?

Sick and stranded in ATL
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Old 04-06-2017, 04:43 PM
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Me too!

Seems like the wx has been good.

I was wondering how the TRW's were this morning as it passed through!
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Old 04-06-2017, 05:02 PM
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Default Sun n Fun n Flu

Same on the flu here in S.C.
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Old 04-06-2017, 05:37 PM
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Reports I received for Tuesday had only 23 in HBC. This was primarily due to the wx restricting many from getting into Florida and it's very windy & gusty.
It's really a shame as it's been so beautiful here the last several weeks.

Today's report said it was much better attended since the wx door opened yesterday.

Listening to liveatc, there was constant inbound traffic after the cold front went through this morning.

I plan on flying in tomorrow and spending the night in HBC. I'll post an update later.
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Old 04-06-2017, 05:38 PM
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Blocking front over Jacksonville.

Probably stopped a few from getting down - quiet on the parking lots.

Quiet yesterday, well until the aerobatic lads started ;-)

Weather forecast cooler into the weekend, back to the show tomorrow.

No one noticed my blatant Union Flag T shirt yesterday, and they were flying our flag upside down at the International tent, but other than that, the beer was cold, the people were friendly etc etc.....

Baaaa !
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Old 04-06-2017, 06:37 PM
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Default I thought it was quiet

Just got back from two days at SNF. Unless there was another area to park, the number of RV's parked south of 9-27 was quite small.

It was brutally hot Tuesday and Wednesday. The weather arrived at 0530 this morning and we left in our RV (the 6 wheel ground based model) in between cells at 0700. The forecast for today following the rain was supposed to be clear skies and temps 15 degrees cooler than the previous day. I wish we could have stayed longer and enjoyed the cooler weather.

The crowd was also quite small for the night show.

I was not overwhelmed with anything I saw, although we went more to talk to Garmin, E-mag and compare the Hartzell composite prop to the Whirlwind composites.
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Old 04-06-2017, 07:23 PM
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Default SNF

After the storm passed through Thursday morning, the rest of the day wx was perfect at SNF. Clear blue, mid 70's.
I, for the first time, walked around the hbc area, but saw only a handful of RVs, and didn't see any proud owners that I could strike up a conversation.
I did hang around the Vans booth a fair amount until I started to look like a stalker. Talked with the new president. He always seems happy to carry on a conversation and answer questions I'm sure he's heard a million times before. Great guy!
Wx looks perfect for the rest of the show, but unfortunately, I have to start driving towards Ga tomorrow morning.

I did plan on going on Friday, but like I mentioned I won't be attending on Fri and, as a result, I have one ticket to offer at a "Pilots Special Price". The ticket was purchased online using the EAA discount, so technically, the user should have EAA credentials if asked at ticket booth. The ticket is free to the first to send me a pm. Ticket will be left at front desk of Hilton Garden Inn at the LAL airport.
The SNF ticket has been spoken for
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Old 04-06-2017, 07:27 PM
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As everyone else has said - the Wx improved greatly today after the storms went through in the early morning. Wednesday was just too hot!

We've got a few folks roving about and posting short stories on what they are seeing, hearing, and experiencing over on the Kitplanes home page (www.kitplanes.com).

Paul
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Old 04-06-2017, 07:29 PM
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We've had a pretty good turnout at the Rotec booth. Here is a short video of my Wed showcase flyby!

https://youtu.be/_WgAJg3hP0M
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Old 04-06-2017, 07:49 PM
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I'm leaving the panhandle at 4 am tomorrow to make it there as the field opens. Will be staying in HBC until sunday. N345JE
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