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Oktoberfest Open Fly Saturday Evening

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Folks,

(Originally posted a week ago October 7) Flying will start Saturday evening, at about 5 pm, we'll have an Oktoberfest open fun fly (no events, just open flying).  This will be a potluck; brats, German potato salad, German chocolate cake, etc. All the beer you can safely drink after your done flying for the night. I've got lights on my slow stick, so unless the wind decides to blow, I'll be flying in the dark. Pop some LED lights on your plane and join in, or just fly till near sundown, eat and BS with your flying buddies. Bring your spouse, kids, friends, enemies.... Anyone have a fire pit they can bring along?  Done this before, and flying after dark out there with a full moon is cool. 

Yeah, it's short notice, but the last weekend thing didn't work out, and October always needs celebrating. The weather soon will be crap, so what the heck. 

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I'm going to take a potluck for one. If anyone else is coming, either do the same or chime in here to let folks know you're coming. I'll see ya out there . Look for the red, green, and white lights floating around over the flying field. UFO UFO 

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I plan to be out there with my fire pit, a dozen brats, some beer, and maybe even a plane! Don't know if I'll be night flying or not. Who else is going to make it???
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We will be out there. I'll bring chips and a cake. Let me know if we need more brats or stuff for the brats. 
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Looks like Margie and I will be there. We will be bringing some chips and if we need some buns we can bring them too. Let me know. Good chance I won't be flying after dark though.
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Well I just saw that rotorman is bringing chips so we will be bringing something else but we can still bring buns if needed.
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Mike- German potato salad! (And buns)

Joshua will be with me, not sure about Jenny yet….
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How many buns, 1.5 doz? Will do what we can for german potato salad. Will have to buy it since Margie doesn't know how to make it. We are going jeeping tomorrow  and plan to be home in plenty of time so if for some reason we are a little late, don't worry.
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I am bringing a dozen brats so somewhere around a dozen should work. I will bring mustard and sauerkraut. 
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I'd bring near beer so I could drink and fly, but eewww. Well, we suddenly have people and food. I think we already have plenty of plates, plastic utensils, napkins, and some trash bags in the cabinet. I'll bring some bottled water, and after looking at the list of things above, will come up with something else to add to the menu.

Show up early enough for some flying before dark. If you have something really slow to fly like a slow stick, I'm told that light sticks attached to the plane will work. I'd just figure out how to make them appear different colors. Seriously, it is a whole lot easier than you'd think, and it opens up a new area of the hobby. (you can crash at night too)

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Let's hope we don't open up new avenues for airplane destruction! Near-Beer is better than it used to be, but the real stuff is always better! Bring whatever you like to drink and enjoy responsibility. See you out there!
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I think i'll bring liver dumplings. just kidding. Will honestly see about something that sounds more appetizing.  Remember any booze means no flying.

Seriously glow sticks will work on slow planes if kept close. In any case they'll extend your flying time a bit later. Just checked my gas lanterns and it looks like there are issues with the generators, so i'm no help there. We'll have fun.  

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Jim, I think a gas lantern attached to a plane might be too heavy!! ;-)

I was thinking of small flashlights with colored lenses, and even that might be too heavy on a trainer. 
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Have fun, you guys.  :'(

Onward and Upward.
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With the wind it was cold. As Mike pointed out we've felt warmer at some of our new years day chilli fly gatherings. Good to be with our friends though. As hoped though, the wind near!y died at sundown. I found out that all my batteries for the the slow stick were not up to flying it. Sh__. AJ did have a great time flying his Optera though, and made beautiful landings dead center on the runway. The sky was just beautiful last night; would have been fun to have had a telescope on hand. If it hadn't been for the cold, it would have been a perfect night. AJ by the way used an LED set that Ultra Hobbies sells for RC cars that isn't very expensive, so the options are out there.

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