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Old 11-04-2012, 09:41 AM
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Default Love's Landing RV Fly-in 2012 Report

Saturday, Nov 3, 2012 @ Love's Landing - Part 1

Love's Landing RV Fly-in 2012 - EAA Chapter 1236
The day dawned with spectacular weather. CAVU (well, a little ground fog on the way…)

My co-pilot Steve and I landed early and we were able to secure a coveted spot.

Yes, that's a very early VAF shirt I have on. I can't believe how many people asked where they could get one.







The arrivals started streaming in ….. Total: 125+ airplanes …. 35+ RV's
I actually thought that the RV count would be higher but then I remembered that Petit Jean and RV Nation Fly-in was also this weekend.








Lots of RV's. Then were the "Others"





Of course, the Usual Suspects were in attendance. A lot more of them than I was able to capture …..





Chapter 1236 did a terrific job organizing the event.





Lots of cool vehicles around. I'm sorry I didn't get some pics of the other 1/3 scale models that were being showcased.





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Old 11-04-2012, 09:47 AM
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Default Love's Landing 2012 - Part 2

Part 2

And then there was LUNCH….. All I can say is WOW. These people did a fabulous job. I wish I wasn't on a diet because that's as close as I could get to the desert table (1 of 3 desert tables )

Ollie's famous BBQ pork, hamburgers, hots dogs, salads and all the fixings. (Sorry no photo, I was busy )

THANK YOU Ollie and Lori Washburn and all of the others who helped out.









Turbo Eddie and Fred Stucklen sucking up to the seller of 50/50 tickets. Didn't help… neither of them won (TWO tickets won $180 each … I'm gonna buy more next year )




A few more photos....








Hey Lakeland, see you in a few months for Sun n Fun 2013





Back home …. Love's landing and beauty like Venice is why I live in SW Florida.





Great Weather. Great Flight. Great Friends. Great RV-6. I'm a lucky guy.
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:26 PM
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Great writeup Gary. Love the pics and hope to see you again soon.
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Old 11-04-2012, 03:34 PM
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I've seen the last picture on some calendars. Great report Gary! Any grouper wraps on lunch menu?


Here on cold North East nothing to brag. Cousin found a paying passenger and we got free breakfast. Had to check several airports in search of food.
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:44 PM
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Nice job Gary. We had terrific weather, great comaraderie, great food and your photos tell the story.

See you around the state.
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:15 PM
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I've seen the last picture on some calendars. Great report Gary! Any grouper wraps on lunch menu?


Here on cold North East nothing to brag. Cousin found a paying passenger and we got free breakfast. Had to check several airports in search of food.
Vlad, no grouper wraps but you would have been happy with the desert tables. No carrot cake though Stay warm and come visit soon.

Carl, I put your picture in the report because you gave me a 10 on the landing. See you in a few weeks at another event (a/c down for condition inspection). It's a great time of year here in Florida.

Roger, I won't make Sebring RV Breakfast until early December. (Fishing trip Nov 21-29) See you then.
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:20 PM
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Had a great time there as well.

I got to meet so many VAF pilots.
I finally got to meet Turbo & Fred. Funny that Fred is based at my airport for the winter. I ended up flying trail back to our airport.

Organizers said they had about 130 planes fly in. I bet more than half of those were RVs.

Great event, & a great day to fly in Florida.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:39 AM
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Gary, thank you for the great report on the best fly-in we've had so far. We fed 325+ hungry souls and was the first time we ever scraped the bottom of the food pans.
Sorry for the last few that we just let go through the line and scrape what food they could.
We did have plenty of great desserts provided by the Ladies of Loves Landing. Thanks to all for terrific and safe day.

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Old 11-05-2012, 10:53 AM
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Is it just me, or are the photos invisible? Are there photos?

Nevermind...I looked at the website from my iPad and saw the photos. Maybe I'm not part of the cool-kids' crowd...I need to look into some of the Florida RV'ers to get into some of the shots. I think my little time-machine is quite photogenic. :-)
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Yes, that's a very early VAF shirt I have on. I can't believe how many people asked where they could get one.

Hey Doug, maybe it?s time to re-issue a classic. You would sell a million of them and with all the proceeds going to charity? I know I?d buy one, or three.
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