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Offline Joe Dubner

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Kanab EZ Fly-In Update
« on: September 04, 2010, 02:59:38 PM »
Yesterday after 5 hours of flying in a straight line describing diagonals of Oregon and Nevada, my blond ballast (Harriet) and I arrived at Kanab (KKNB).  (Flight track:http://tinyurl.com/2fs8dg4)

This is what the ramp looked like at about noon today:


More EZ arrived after this was taken including Marc and Deanie Zeitlin, Tom and Myla Jewitt, and a fair number of others whom I did not know.  A fourth row of parking (to the left in the picture) was being used.

Earlier in the day, Jim Price, Rob Martinsen, and Harriet and I flew out to St. George, UT (KSGU) for breakfast.  Flying back to Kanab I noted an O.A.T. of 73F at 8500 MSL.   Perfect weather for lounging around the pool at Aiken's Lodge for the afternoon until pizza and beer this evening.

Tomorrow there's a pancake breakfast on the airport, then the "timed event" (formerly known as "the race" http://www.mail2600.com/Kanab06/index.htm), and then a dinner finale at Nedra's Mex/American restaurant.

Nice way to spend the Labor Day weekend.  Thank you Char and Gary Spencer for organizing things.
Joe Dubner
Independence, OR
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Re: Kanab EZ Fly-In Update
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2010, 06:37:28 PM »
Thanks for the update and photo Joe.  Glad to see a nice turnout and great weather.  Maybe next year.......

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Re: Kanab EZ Fly-In Update
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2010, 08:20:35 AM »
Thanks for the info Joe.   I hope to make it next year, too.

Bruce Hughes

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Re: Kanab EZ Fly-In Update
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2010, 06:38:33 PM »
Thanks for your comments, flyingwaldo and Bruce.

I'm back home now after logging 12 hours flying time this weekend.  There were so many good activities that it is hard to decide what the best part of the fly-in was:
  • Hanging out around the pool at Aiken's lodge listening to Mike Melville talking about Space Ship One and Two and other interesting things. 
  • The hike up the red rock mountain just north of town.  David Orr led about 16 of us right after the pizza at Aiken's Lodge.  8 of us persevered to nearly the top but by then it was pitch black.  We did have flashlights but the other 8 (smarter ones) turned back a little earlier.
  • The "timed event".  Ten of us took off in 30-second intervals and flew the old race course (about 85 NM) at W.O.T. and received a speed score from Char.  Actually, due to cooling issues my O235 Long-EZ couldn't run W.O.T. so I pulled off power at the first turn and my speed was disappointing, but it was fun nonetheless.
  • The awards banquet at Nedra's Mexican restaurant.  We laughed at Char's comment that 10 of us competed in 8 different events (we ranged from a Glassair III and a Berkut to a VariEze nearly 100 MPH slower.)  She presented "speeding tickets" to the participants after dinner.  Alas, mine was left behind in the motel along with some other paperwork so I can't give you the full "race results" but suffice to say that the O320 Cozy's and Long-EZs were very impressive.

Char and Gary Spencer should receive kudos and our thanks for organizing this.  At first I was apprehensive about the travel distance but I'm very glad I went and am already counting the days until next year.
Joe Dubner
Independence, OR
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