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Crawford Airport/Oktoberfest Fly In

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Folks mark your calendars...On Saturday, October 15 we will convene at the Crawford Airport for a fly-in and Oktoberfest pot luck. We've been invited to fly there by the airport owner, Lynn French. There is a paved runway, and an adjacent grass area. The grass is probably too high to use as a runway for take offs. but might be great for the glider boys as a landing area. There are no picnic facilities, but there is an indoor meeting room we can use if needed.  We'll need a gas grille if someone has a portable one they can bring. Will keep you posted here on that and further developments.

A NOTAM (Notice to Airmen) will be issued for that day to alert full size pilots that we will be using the airport. Of course we'll still be in the see and avoid situation we are always supposed to use.  Since this is a private airfield, the 400' altitude limit will not apply. Great news for the glider guiders.  
 
At the present, our time slot is set for 10:00 until 4:00. Guys, this isn't the adobes, so bring your spouses and kids. Bring your 1/4 scale birds (Randy, Eric, Gary, and Ed).  Dig our your favorite Oktoberfest recipes. Don't just look at the recipe, make it and bring it!

Members committed to attend: Gary, Sabin, Jim F., Randy, Mike R., Andrew, Mike Mclain, Carroll Beams (probable),

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This will be a great time, thank you Jim for getting it on the calendar! Hope to see you all out there!!
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No altitude restrictions unless you fly over 10,000 feet above ground level. Bring your field glasses! :lol:

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Hopefully folks will come to this fly in at Crawford airport. it will be 10:00 through 16;00 or 4:00PM, Saturday the 15th of October. Please come on out if you can as it will be models and full-size airplanes. Thank you Lynn French for inviting us. Lynn has the Staggerwing biplane that was at the Montrose airport appreciation day and the one that flew over the model field on Partners day. Neat airplane!

Randy

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Folks, FYI, we will have access to electricity, and a gas grille at the airport.  Mr. Geddes also has some tables that we can use. There is a meeting room that holds about 12 people if need be, and one of the hangars may be empty.

I can't believe how accommodating they are being. It's big scale stuff time folks. Ed, Randy, and Gary.

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So, I'll be studying today and tomorrow for training. I won't get the Tiger Moth done for next Saturday. Would any of you fellows like to help me assemble it at Crawford, next weekend? ;)

Randy

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Randy,  I'll be glad to help with your tiger moth. I have to get the Antic motor mount fixed this week so I can bring it . I hope we have a good turn out. It is a good excuse for a large MMAA turn out so everyone please be there. I have never been to the crawford airport but I bet the runway will be plenty long enough for us!   Mike
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Thanks, Mike. That would be wonderful, I appreciate it to have someone who has rigged biplane wings before!
The flying wires on this big bird are necessary! ;)

Randy

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Use 92 east from delta to hotchkis watch for right to crawford a little hard to find after that bbc
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Here is the location for the Crawford, Colorado airport. Click on the Blue Diamond with the arrow in it and type in your departure address and it will guide you to the airport.

Randy

https://www.google.com/maps/@38.704154,-107.643669,15z

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OK so who is comming saturday? I plan to bring 3 planes. Dont know if I will fly them all but it is always good to bring extras. After talking to Jim, I am planning to make calls starting this evening. If members will please let us know by way of this forum it will hopefully save me time on the phone. Thanks in advance. Randy, does the tiger moth have turnbuckles on the flying wires? also do you have a wing incidence meter? It may help on the rigging. If you don't have one, I will bring mine.   Mike
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Randy's link to the map and directions works great. The only flaw is that the directions will take you one house too far. The house number we're looking for is 38602. It will be the next to the last house on Lamborn Drive, on your left as you are driving in.  With the link for directions shown in Randy's post (#10831), there is no need to spell out detailed directions here.

I'll see you all there on Saturday morning. BTW, before flying, we will need to have a pilot's meeting with Don Geddes, who'll be managing the airport that day. We will need to agree on a take off point and overflight area so that we do not endanger any people or property. Don will also fill us in on where we can set up for our meal.

Do not forget! Your AMA membership must be current, and if you expect to fly, you may be asked to show it. Bring your card.

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I just checked the information on the airport, and the runway width is shown as 20 feet. Best be on your game folks. I love a challenge. Scared ya didn't I? Measured on Google Earth it is 40 feet. You all should be comfortable with that.

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If anyone is interested, here is a link to the Crawford Airport on Airnav.com. If they can get the TBM Avenger torpedo bomber in there, we should be able to do it. :thumbs:

http://airnav.com/airport/99V

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We will be there, bringing a salad and a veggie tray. Oh, and planning to bring the TeleMaster & another plane or two. 
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