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Old 10-20-2013, 12:41 PM
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Default It's Not Always About The Flying

The one thing Deb and I have learned in our eight years of flying 339A, is that the RV is more than just a vehicle for transportation. We've made many good friends as a result of this hobby. On that note, Deb has always been a big fan of the autumn season and while at LOE this year, we bemoaned the fact that we hadn't had a hangar movie night in quite a while. Gary made a suggestion to do something for Halloween. Like Dracula on a plate of warm liver, Deb seized upon this idea and set about making plans for a Halloween-themed hangar party. Welcome to the first annual Mills/Zilik "Hangar-ween" Bash.

We had a great response to our invitation with a total of 31 adults, 3 kids, and a dog in attendance. This included current builders from the Denver and Colorado Springs area, some non-aviation friends, and two of our favorite out-of-state fly-in fiends (I mean friends), Jim "Jimmy B" & Vicki Baker.

So from here on out I'm just gonna let the pictures speak for themselves. I think they will convey the GREAT time everyone had.

Gary and I were tasked by the party planner with various set-up details.






The movie viewing area. As Halloween flying movies are hard to come by, we broke from tradition just for the night. Although ghosts do fly!







Deb setting up the "Meat Head" platter.



The guests begin to arrive -- some by car and some by plane.



9A builder John Armstrong came as "Uncle Si" Robertson and his wife, Kim, as Edward (Edwina?) Scissorhands. Great job on the costumes, guys!



Yours truly dipping into 7 builder Ron Duren & girlfriend Sheryl's tasty Halloween punch -- note the added special effect.



Show-stopper of all costumes was Colorado Springs 7 builder Sean Blair, whom I call "Rivet Head." This HAS to be among the top five VAF hat sightings ever, topping even our underwater SpongeBob.



Rivet Head explaining the finer points of building to Wolfman and Biker Dude.





More to follow ...
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Old 10-20-2013, 12:43 PM
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Default Hangar-ween

Meat Head in all his gory glory by Debra Mills.



Shrunken head cider by Debra Mills.



Someone must've lost a few fingers while building.



Salty Bones with marinara by Sean & Diana Thomas.



Devilish Eyeballs by Kim Armstrong.



Caprese Eyeballs by Mike & Anetta Rettig.



Spooky Seven-Layer Taco dip by Jim & Vicki Baker.



Jack Skellington cupcakes by Kim Armstrong.



Purple Monster Cake by Hannah Friedrichsen.



Seasonal Brew Basket



The guests made short work of devouring this ghoulish Boo-ffet.
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Old 10-20-2013, 12:44 PM
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Default Hangar-ween

Co-hosts/hangar lords Gary and Carolyn enjoying dinner.



Guests enjoying dinner.





Our daughter, Cassie...little girls are sugar and spice, right???



To set the tone, we had seasonal music playing whilst the classic movie Halloween ran in the background, sans audio. Our feature presentation was the 1984 flick Ghostbusters. Still a favorite almost 30 years later.



The party is over and the hangar is almost back to normal.



We just want to thank everyone for attending and bringing all the yummy themed dinner creations. Deb had so much fun with this that she's already planning/scheming next year's event!
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Old 10-20-2013, 02:33 PM
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Scott and Gary,
That looks like a great party. I wish my wife and I were in town so we could have been there. I love all the foods and how they were decorated. What fun. Thanks for the pictures!
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Old 10-20-2013, 02:39 PM
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Default Good times!

Scott and Deb...Gary and Carolyn,

Thanks for hosting such a great party. I sure had a good time. The decorations, food, atmosphere and everything were terrific.

Scott, I couldn't agree more.....this adventure we all share goes way beyond airplanes. I've made so many new friends since getting into this years ago. It definitely continues to be one of the things that improves the quality of life.

BTW...the rivets weren't too tough to remove from my face...whew!
And, "Meathead's" image will forever be seared into my brain when I go for cold cuts. Incredible creativity, Deb.

Thanks again!!!
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Old 10-20-2013, 04:06 PM
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not only a top ten vaf hat sighting but a top ten rv thread. great lookn snacks too! boo.
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Old 10-20-2013, 06:13 PM
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Default Awesome Indeed

Kim and I can attest to the great hospitality provided by Deb, Scott, Carolyn, and Gary. The decorations set the mood, the food was outstanding, and a movie in a heated hanger with an airplane in the background was icing on the cake. We had a great time and have really enjoyed meeting members of the RV family. As Si would say “That’s a fact Jack!”



John & Kim
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Airplanes, friends, food and beer...and a movie. It just doesn't get any better.
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Old 10-20-2013, 07:49 PM
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Love it! Looks like a fun time!

I got some ideas for a party of my own now!

Cool! Thanks for sharing!

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but when it is, it is nice to have the ability to fly. Is Dan Berry in that group?

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