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Old 03-11-2014, 02:02 PM
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Last Sunday made another trip from Florida to Lake Charles, LA. The total distance is 663 nm.



I usually don't cruise too fast, 135-140 kts work for me. We picked Bay Minette, Alabama (1R8) as our rest/fuel stop. The trip is broken into a 3 hr leg and another 2 hr leg. We have been to Bay Minette once and noticed a few other RVators have been there too. This time we were ahead of our schedule so we spent a little more time resting and chatting with people at the FBO. We discovered that this FBO not only has cheaper fuel but also some very unique features. First, if you buy fuel you get free lunch. 2nd, it has all female line staff. See the link below. No wonder it is so popular to military guys.

http://www.bayminetteaviation.com/
http://youtu.be/ri6qFxsfovI

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Old 03-11-2014, 02:10 PM
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Since we made the same trip during Christmas time and took a lot of photos along the way, we did not capture much this time. Yet, there are always some interesting scenery that we enjoy.

A barge passing under a raised railway bridge (west of Bay Minette):


From Google map:




I10 between Baton Rouge and Lafayette.

Swamp country
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Old 03-11-2014, 02:20 PM
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Rice Field?






We tiedown at Vision Aviation at Lake Charles Regional Airport on Sunday afternoon. On Monday local news I noticed the yellow plane behind the visiting P51. This is the first time my airplane is at the background of a news cast.




We have a 17 year old sick cat being taken care of by friends at home so we will not be able to spend the weekend here. Hope in the future we can stay longer and participate in the RV activities in the area.
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Did he say free lunch?! Vlad - get your butt down to Bay Bay Minette!!

Last time I stopped there, the fuel price was good, but no one was around - I might make that my stop on the way to SnF in a couple of weeks...
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Click the link on my post #1 and you will see what kind of food they offer! No fuel purchase the lunch is $8.
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We tiedown at Vision Aviation at Lake Charles Regional Airport on Sunday afternoon. On Monday local news I noticed the yellow plane behind the visiting P51. This is the first time my airplane is at the background of a news cast.






If memory serves me did Lima Foxtrot flash in Japan on one of their TV channels at some point? Or am I confusing things after just one beer?






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Did he say free lunch?! Vlad - get your butt down to Bay Bay Minette!!



Paul I have all them free food locations marked. Yours too... As SkykingBob would say if I lose my job I could fly from free food to free food
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If memory serves me did Lima Foxtrot flash in Japan on one of their TV channels at some point? Or am I confusing things after just one beer?
A few seconds of the wing tip video shot from Lima Foxtrot was (or will be) shown on Japanese TV.
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I'm so glad we are actually starting to have some decent weather around here, it's been crappy for the better part of the winter.. Now we are just having some stiff winds.. Your over at LCH?
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I'm so glad we are actually starting to have some decent weather around here, it's been crappy for the better part of the winter.. Now we are just having some stiff winds.. Your over at LCH?
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Hi guys i have RV9a in Australia and coming to sun n fun will be staying in lakeland from the 1st to the 12th and would like to now if I could go for a fly ii pay fuel ect
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