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Wrens CHALLENGE 2017 - Sep 15-17 - GA AND Carolina vs. the WORLD!!

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  • Originally posted by JasonS View Post
    What about IRMA?
    Praying that it veers to the east and misses Florida, etc. Per the weather channel it is not going to stall like Harvey and will begin moving North and or East after getting near the Keys. If it does impact Georgia, it should be past Wrens by the 15th.
    Kind Regards,

    Tom Duncan

    Blog: http://texassportpilot.blogspot.com/

    PRA #42071
    EAA #738671
    AOPA #05028938

    Member: Peach State Rotorcraft Club http://peachstaterotorcraft.org

    “Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable.” - John Wooden

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    • Looks like Peach State member Lewis G. (and the model for our club logo) will be bringing his "Edge" Mac Bensen to Wrens (ROC) for the first time since 2003!

      Below is a picture Lewis (red hat) at Aiken/ROC in that year.

      Thanks Barry - I've updated the tally with those Carolina folks. What about Dan McC? I haven't been able to reach him...

      Here's the updated tally: https://www.rotaryforum.com/forum/ge...58#post1123058

      Barney - It is the 'other' Louis... Louis H. who has the Scorpion helicopter... he told me this weekend it is for sale. He'll be there.

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      • [QUOTE=NetPilot;n1124353} Louis H. who has the Scorpion helicopter... he told me this weekend it is for sale.
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        I'm not really in the market for another project. But on the other hand I do find it difficult to turn down a really good deal. I hope he has it at the meet.

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        • Unfortunately my daughter totaled my F-250, that normally tows my trailer/hanger, Tuesday night in the rain by running into a tree just off the shoulder of the road (she was not injured).

          I am determined to get to Wrens with my Gyro, so with the current 10 day forecast, it looks feasible to fly from our club at Polk County Airport-Cornelius Moore Field 4A4 to Wrens. I will need to fly around the north side of Atlanta to Barrow County KWDR for a fuel stop then on to Wrens 65J. The current forecast for next Thursday is calling for WSW winds, so it should not be an issue. I can carry 14 gallons of fuel, so at 5.5 gallons per hour, I will only burn about 8 gallons on the longest leg providing a good buffer should I have a head wind. For the return flight on Sunday the winds will be light and out of the North, so it may take a bit longer to get back.

          From WDR it is another hour and a half or so flight on to Wrens.
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          Kind Regards,

          Tom Duncan

          Blog: http://texassportpilot.blogspot.com/

          PRA #42071
          EAA #738671
          AOPA #05028938

          Member: Peach State Rotorcraft Club http://peachstaterotorcraft.org

          “Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable.” - John Wooden

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          • WOW! That was as solid a smack as you described it on the phone. Again... really glad she is OK. Thank goodness for airbags and other modern safety features.

            Like you said, the weather is looking great! Lots of sun, moderate wind, nice temps. See below.

            Albeit, there will be near 70mph winds and 100% chance of rain on MONDAY, but LONG GONE by the time we get there!

            Woo HOO!

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            • If I may be so bold as to quote Wrens Most Handsome Pilot...

              "WRENS WRENS WRENS WRENS WRENS WRENS WRENS WRENS"

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              • Folks,

                John P. (jpipe) took his gyro to the Wayne County Car Show earlier this Summer and entered it into the "Special Interest" category. He WON! Albeit, he was the only entry in that category, but jus' sayiin'

                John will be at Wrens with the VanCraft! See you all there.
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                • So I am supposed to be helping my stepdaughter and her hubby move from Wake Forrest to Greensboro this next weekend. But today I was given "permission" to be gone Friday and part of Saturday, which means I can come to Wrens after all, if only for a day or so. Unfortunately, I will not be bringing my single place Dominator, since I cannot stay long. But I am very excited to get a chance to come down and meet some of the people who have been so helpful to me on this forum, and check out their wonderful flying machines! And maybe bum a ride or two! Can't wait!

                  I am hoping to bring my Dominator down and fly with everyone at Barry's fly-in later this Fall.

                  Russ

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                  • Hey Russ. Awesome! Glad you can make it!

                    Weather-lady Joeann Feldman on Fox 5 Atlanta said just this morning that it is going to be a "Very Pleasant" weekend weather-wise!

                    Will see you and your Dominator at Barry's. Trell will be really excited you are bringing it. He wants to see MORE DOMINATORS at the events!

                    Mark

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                    • I am still planning on flying there Thursday morning. The forecast looks good to me!!
                      Kind Regards,

                      Tom Duncan

                      Blog: http://texassportpilot.blogspot.com/

                      PRA #42071
                      EAA #738671
                      AOPA #05028938

                      Member: Peach State Rotorcraft Club http://peachstaterotorcraft.org

                      “Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable.” - John Wooden

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                      • Gyrocopter Pilots has 2,538 members. Welcome to the Facebook meeting place for gyroplane pilots & enthusiasts from all around the world. This is a place...
                        Kind Regards,

                        Tom Duncan

                        Blog: http://texassportpilot.blogspot.com/

                        PRA #42071
                        EAA #738671
                        AOPA #05028938

                        Member: Peach State Rotorcraft Club http://peachstaterotorcraft.org

                        “Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable.” - John Wooden

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                        • Originally posted by NetPilot View Post
                          Hey Russ. Awesome! Glad you can make it!

                          Weather-lady Joeann Feldman on Fox 5 Atlanta said just this morning that it is going to be a "Very Pleasant" weekend weather-wise!

                          Will see you and your Dominator at Barry's. Trell will be really excited you are bringing it. He wants to see MORE DOMINATORS at the events!

                          Mark
                          Thanks Mark. Interesting you should comment on the lack of more Dominators at this year's event. There do appear to have been more in the past. Just coincidence?

                          Also, I notice there do not appear to be any Sportcopters in attendance this year. I would love to see one of these interesting gyros in person and watch it fly. They are intriguing machines, if a bit pricey. And BTW, has anyone other than Jim Vanek ever looped one?

                          Russ

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                          • Wrens....Wrens....Wrens....Wrens....Wrens....Wrens ....Wrens....Wrens!!!!
                            BarryK

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                              • I just spoke with John Mangum, he confirmed that the event is definitely on. I am flying there in the morning, look forward to seeing everyone there!!!
                                Kind Regards,

                                Tom Duncan

                                Blog: http://texassportpilot.blogspot.com/

                                PRA #42071
                                EAA #738671
                                AOPA #05028938

                                Member: Peach State Rotorcraft Club http://peachstaterotorcraft.org

                                “Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable.” - John Wooden

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