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Old 02-13-2013, 10:56 PM
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Default Lake Havasu Formation Clinic

A Formation clinic was held at Lake Havasu AZ over last weekend. This clinic was a first for Arizona.
We had a safe and enjoyable clinic despite the cold front that passed through on Friday. This clinic included 30 RV's and three Thorp T-18?s .
Photo's by Pat Dulaney- below is the "London Bridge"



This clinic was planned to be a ?small? event so it was not advertised. So much for small! Why the T-18's??
The Thorp T-18?s will be celebrating ?50? this year at OSH and will be in formation over show center!



We had pilots from CA,AZ,NV,TX,CO,NM. Also a 3-ship from the Mississippi Valley had to get some snow skiing in after a few days of great flying
What great pilots and new friends a person can meet at these events!
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:59 PM
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Default NICE!

Especially the last photo.

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A Formation clinic was held at Lake Havasu AZ over last weekend. This clinic was a first for Arizona.
We had a safe and enjoyable clinic despite the cold front that passed through on Friday. This clinic included 30 RV's and three Thorp T-18?s .
Photo's by Pat Dulaney- below is the "London Bridge"



This clinic was planned to be a ?small? event so it was not advertised. So much for small! Why the T-18's??
The Thorp T-18?s will be celebrating ?50? this year at OSH and will be in formation over show center!



We had pilots from CA,AZ,NV,TX,CO,NM. Also a 3-ship from the Mississippi Valley had to get some snow skiing in after a few days of great flying
What great pilots and new friends a person can meet at these events!
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:14 AM
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Looking great guys!
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:17 AM
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Guys, where are these events advertised? I would like to get involved in a future formation clinic, but am not sure how to find out when/where they are taking place. Thanks very much.
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:35 AM
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It sounds like you guys had a blast. Sorry I couldn't make it. I'm glad the Albuquerque group was represented by Vyking and Goat though--I would have just embarrassed them!
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:04 AM
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Wink Nice hotel

Very nice pictures.............

Now a quick hi-jack of this thread : The wife and me stayed in this place ones, well known for its "London bridge". We stayed in the design hotel you see on the left, right beside the bridge, called the Heat Hotel (bottom of the picture 1/4 from the left). I can recommend it for its very nice and big suites, on the kay, with a view of the bridge.

Sorry for the hi-jack, regards, Tonny.
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:57 PM
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Nice! As mentioned, some of those guys came from way out East!

Good show!
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:04 AM
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Tailwind orchestrated a top-notch clinic, and worked his tailpipe off doing it. Nice work Brad!!

Along with some great training for Rookies, Novices, Intermediates and Advanced pilots, we had successful checkrides for 2 Wingmen, 1 Flight Lead, and 1 Check Pilot. Congrats to all!

Top it off with great BBQ at Waldo's at the Havasu Airport, good times flying with with new and old friends, then cavorting about at some nice restaurants in town, and it made for a great weekend of formation flying!! We all hope Brad will make this an annual event!!

Here's another neat picture taken by "Dulette" Dulaney:


Someone thought this might be a good poker hand, calling it "Four 8's and a Joker". I'll get him (I don't get mad, I get even! )

Great clinic Brad...thanks!!

Cheers,
Bob
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:43 AM
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Someone thought this might be a good poker hand, calling it "Four 8's and a Joker". I'll get him (I don't get mad, I get even! )


Cheers,
Bob


But the Joker has six (6) cylinders.
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But the Joker has six (6) cylinders.
Ahh yes, but there are two 6-Cyl's in the picture!

I thought this 5 ship echelon would be a great Calendar contender-
Glad you posted it Bob.
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