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  • Wrens CHALLENGE 2018 - Sep 15 - Carolina and FLA vs. GA!!

    Wrens Fall Fly-in is September 15th! Wrens Airport, Georgia. (65J)

    WRENS IS GONNA ROCK in 2018!

    Last year we were hoping to see 30 gyros and 200 people. But, due to Hurricane Irma rolling through just days before, we had a slight dip in gyro attendance, seeing 24 in total. Not too bad, but still not as many as the 26 gyros we saw in 2016. However, we stomped the 'people attendance' goal, seeing at least 237 people. Not too shabby!

    So, this year we are setting our sights to see at least 30 gyros and hopefully over 250 people.

    See last year's details here: https://www.rotaryforum.com/forum/ge...a-vs-the-world

    What is really exciting this year is all the interest we are seeing from our Florida friends in this thread started by Joe Pires: https://www.rotaryforum.com/forum/ge.../1133310-wrens

    So, this year it seems that Carolina and Florida are getting all sassy on us and teaming up to challenge Georgia on it's own turf!

    The CHALLENGE is ON!

    As usual, every other state (and country) are hereby challenged to come on over to see what Wrens has to offer! Bring your gyros!!

    Early birds expected on Thursday (9/13) and some even earlier!

    See you there!

    -Mark

  • #2
    Who's coming out?

    And the tally begins...

    I will try to keep it updated up until the event...

    Folks who PLAN TO ATTEND:

    GEORGIA
    - Trell N. (not on RWF anymore) bringing "Plumb-Crazy" Ultrawhite Dominator - ARRIVED
    - Alex V. (not on RWF)
    - Tom D. (Shootthrees)
    - Jon C. (jcarleto)
    - Me (NetPilot) bringing "Jake-inator" Jake-built gyro- ARRIVED
    - Bo C. (Bo Collins)- ARRIVED
    - Terry E. (on RWF??) bringing Red Cavalon
    - Scott E.
    (scottessex) bringing award winning Dominator- ARRIVED
    - Steve M. (Steve McGowan) either bringing BLACK or FLYING-IN Sparrowhawk- ARRIVED
    - Liviu M. (on RWF??) FLYING-IN Cicare CH-7 Helicopter
    - Phil R. (Phil Ruffin)- ARRIVED
    - Paul V. (Autotic)
    - Kurt C. (Rogue)
    - Gary W. (Gary W.)
    - Wayne P. (on RWF??)
    - Gerg M. (NoWingsAttached)
    - Harold P. (Scagmo)
    - Martin M. (on RWF??)
    - Kevin K. (bebop)

    CAROLINA
    - Barry K. (ultracruiser41) FLYING-IN Cavalon AND bringing Tandem Snowbird, and JET Gyro- ARRIVED
    - Scott W. (AirScooter) bringing Tandem Dominator- ARRIVED
    - Rodney S. (Boots) bringing GyroBee - ARRIVED
    - Steve W. (MyTech) bringing Tandem Snowbird - ARRIVED
    - Patrice B. (doctorb5) bringing low-rider Air Command- ARRIVED
    - Chris B. (cmb)
    - Fred O. (not on RWF) bringing 'Chris-built' award winning Yeller Ultrawhite Dominator
    - Wayne M. (Cap'n Gator) bringing Dominator
    - Jonathan W. (automan1223) bringing Mad Max-like Tandem
    - Sid M. (on RWF???) bringing AR-1
    - Barry T. (on RWF???) bringing Dominator or Rocket (stunt plane)
    - David P. (on RWF???) bringing Cessna
    - Randy P. (on RWF???) bringing Vans RV-6
    - Chuck (on RWF???)

    FLORIDA
    - Joe P. (Joe Pires) FLYING-IN Red Tandem Aviomania
    - Jeff W. (on RWF??) FLYING-IN MTO
    - Greg S. (greg spicola) FLYING-IN AR-1
    - Richard C. (on RWF??) FLYING-IN AR-1
    - Danny K. (not on RWF) FLYING-IN Titanium Explorer (?maybe?)
    - Dan S. (on RWF??) FLYING-IN Piper Cub
    - Jay B. (on RWF??) FLYING-IN Aircam
    - Ed L. (Edypaul) FLYING-IN Piper Cherokee(?maybe?)
    - Nick C. (on RWF??) FLYING-IN Aeropract
    - Stott L. (on RWF??) FLYING-IN Cessna 182aIt
    - Jeff H. (Loftus) FLYING-IN Aircam (?maybe?)
    - Gabor K. (Choppergabor)
    - Rocky (on RWF??) (?maybe?)
    - Ernie B. (Ernie_B)
    - Mike B. (MikeBoyette)

    TENNESSEE
    - David M. (Gyro28866) bringing Signal Orange Dominator
    - George W. (george w) is he bringing the HoneyBee
    - Wayne H. (WHUBBS) FLYING-IN immaculate, meticulously crafted Magni
    - Dewey Y. (??? on RWF) Bringing modified Bensen

    MICHIGAN
    - Kevin K. (krop8913) - ARRIVED

    OHIO
    - Wayne K. (not on RWF) - ARRIVED


    M
    Last edited by NetPilot; 09-14-2018, 08:08 AM.

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    • #3
      As NetPilot indicated "The main date for the Wrens Fall Fly-in is Saturday, September 15, 2018."but "You can come Thursday, Friday, September 13-14 or even earlier." Very often participants come in as early as Monday of the fly-in week -- see any current and old forum links to the past 10+ years. Those are not advertised dates for all the gyro and non-gyro people, the people just come early. The official date of the fly-in is September 15 -- that Saturday date is mainly advertised for the fixed wing people who usually come for just one day or for those who want to pick just one day to come.
      John

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      • #4
        Hi JC,

        I think now is an appropriate time to thank you for all the effort you have poured into the Wrens Fly-ins over all the last 10 years. Wrens 2008 was the beginning of my gyro addiction and my first time to actually see a gyro in person... and you were there to greet me... clipboard in hand and with wealth of knowledge at the ready, and on a hair-trigger. LOL

        If those Fly-ins were going to happen, someone had to do the leg-work, and you were there to fill that role each year. Thank you for all the hard work!

        I spoke to Nandi and he confirmed that what you said last year... that you have retired from that role, and are turning over hosting duties to Nandi and team. Rest assured we (especially any early-birds) will do what we can to help them set-up... and tear down.

        Do you think we will see you as a visitor this year?

        M

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        • #5
          Originally posted by NetPilot View Post
          Hi JC,

          I think now is an appropriate time to thank you for all the effort you have poured into the Wrens Fly-ins over all the last 10 years. Wrens 2008 was the beginning of my gyro addiction and my first time to actually see a gyro in person... and you were there to greet me... clipboard in hand and with wealth of knowledge at the ready, and on a hair-trigger. LOL

          If those Fly-ins were going to happen, someone had to do the leg-work, and you were there to fill that role each year. Thank you for all the hard work!

          I spoke to Nandi and he confirmed that what you said last year... that you have retired from that role, and are turning over hosting duties to Nandi and team. Rest assured we (especially any early-birds) will do what we can to help them set-up... and tear down.

          Do you think we will see you as a visitor this year?

          M
          Thanks, NetPilot!

          However, I told the EAA 172 group that the one thing I will still do is put up and take down the tents and provide for the water and power. Any help on that would be appreciated.
          John

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          • #6
            PRA will send out another bath email invitation tonight.
            Resistance is futile…… You will be compiled!
            Cheers,
            John Rountree

            PRA- Director, Secretary
            PRA- Business Manager

            PRA31 - Vice President of S.D. Rotorcraft Club
            http://www.Pra31.org

            U.S. Agent for Aviomania Aircraft... the most stable gyroplane on the market today.
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            • #7
              I will at least be there for a while on Friday afternoon.
              Harold

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              • #8
                Alex Vagner, perhaps Jon Carleton, Kurt Carlsen with his Air Command, Terryfrom North Georgia with his Cavalon and I all had been planning to fly in from Cedartown. I am a definite for the flight along with Alex. Not sure about the others.
                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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                • #9
                  Got sidetracked over the weekend, but added a few more folks to the tally, and have even more changes to add soon. Just got to sort through all the texts!

                  Gonna be a great Wrens!

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                  • #10
                    Not sure if it is true, but I heard one of our founding fathers and his son, Mike, might be coming.
                    "at 55 I did'nt GO over the hill, I FLEW over it"

                    Sport Pilot Powered Parachute
                    Sport Pilot Gyro

                    Lifelong Member of the Dominator Fanclub.

                    Currently building an Aviomania GS2 powered by a Honda 130 HP Engine. Expected completion about two weeks. Wait a minute....I finished it!

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                    • #11
                      Ha ha. Cool. I believe the last time E.B. came to Wrens was 2008... my very first year. I asked him in one or two subsequent years if he could pay us a visit, but no luck those years. It would be great to have the whole family pay us a another visit! ...and maybe Dick and Carol too? How cool would that be?

                      Will they be flying up with Scott L., maybe??
                      Last edited by NetPilot; 09-05-2018, 12:44 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by NetPilot View Post
                        Ha ha. Cool. I believe the last time E.B. came to Wrens was 2008... my very first year. I asked him in one or two subsequent years if he could pay us a visit, but no luck those years. It would be great to have the whole family pay us a another visit! ...and maybe Dick and Carol too? How cool would that be?

                        Will they be flying up with Scott L., maybe??
                        Driving I think.
                        "at 55 I did'nt GO over the hill, I FLEW over it"

                        Sport Pilot Powered Parachute
                        Sport Pilot Gyro

                        Lifelong Member of the Dominator Fanclub.

                        Currently building an Aviomania GS2 powered by a Honda 130 HP Engine. Expected completion about two weeks. Wait a minute....I finished it!

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                        • #13
                          Dang....Florida may end up out numbering us Carolina guys. We better step it up. Come on Carolina guys, we cannot let that happen. Wrens! Wrens! Wrens!

                          Mark, it was pointed out to me this afternoon that I had left Chuck off our list. Please add him if you get a chance.
                          Last edited by AirScooter; 09-05-2018, 05:36 PM.
                          Scott Waggoner

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                          • #14
                            Humm
                            That Georgia list is looking longer to me .. You wouldn't be Stretching a bit would you ....
                            Rodney

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                            • #15
                              Well...I straddle lines, with owned homesteads in Michigan and Geo-giahh, and mah O-fishial current mailin' a-adre-as a bein' heeya in Sath Ca-olinah, ya'll. Mebbe ah should strike off from GA and add in as Carolina, hey? hmmm. If'n FLA is gonna overtake Carolinas, I will definitely jump ship from GA to Carolina for the final count. Florida, lessee what you got!
                              GT Mills
                              Peachstate Rotorcraft Club

                              Mohawk Aero Corporation
                              PO Box 30133
                              Savannah, GA 31410
                              www.MohawkAeroCraft.com info@MohawkAeroCraft.com

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