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Club Fly-- Saturday July 25, 2009

Posted: Mon, Jun 29 2009, 05:12 PM
by Mike
Club Fly
Saturday July 25, 2009
Limestone Park; Kankakee, IL
9am to 5pm or later...

Click on the Maps link at the top of the page, or click here.
Click on the icon on the map to get directions.

A note to new club members:
you'll often have to drive 1 1/2 hours (or more) to get to a club fly. Our membership is just so spread out.
We spend the whole day playing to make it worthwhile :)

Re: Club Fly-- Saturday July 25, 2009

Posted: Mon, Jun 29 2009, 05:12 PM
by Mike
Roll Call:
I'll be there. :revspin:

Re: Club Fly-- Saturday July 25, 2009

Posted: Mon, Jun 29 2009, 09:49 PM
by backdraft
The Stephensons will be there!!!!!!

Re: Club Fly-- Saturday July 25, 2009

Posted: Mon, Jun 29 2009, 10:42 PM
by Darkspark
Me and Shari will be there. This one is easy for us!

Re: Club Fly-- Saturday July 25, 2009

Posted: Mon, Jun 29 2009, 11:46 PM
by Jynx
Estimated Time: 2 hours 50 minutes Estimated Distance: 151.74 miles

I'll look into a part-time job to fund gasoline!

How about a Northern Illinois :clubfly: ?

Wishful thinking!

Re: Club Fly-- Saturday July 25, 2009

Posted: Tue, Jun 30 2009, 06:37 AM
by Mike
I know, I thought about you Jynx.
We're working our way up north. The next club fly will be in Chicago.
We've met at Northerly Island several times, but it works best in the winter when they're not having concerts.

Either that or you,Jeff, Isaac and a couple other Northern Illinois folks can organize another club fly.
Start a new thread and pick a place and date. Maybe July 18th or 19th? Where's a good location? Jeff? Any ideas?

Re: Club Fly-- Saturday July 25, 2009

Posted: Tue, Jun 30 2009, 07:33 AM
by Pkrekel
I will be there!!

Re: Club Fly-- Saturday July 25, 2009

Posted: Tue, Jun 30 2009, 07:41 AM
by prairierose
Count me in!

Re: Club Fly-- Saturday July 25, 2009

Posted: Tue, Jun 30 2009, 08:23 AM
by RevJB
Chris and I will be there plus Lauren!

Re: Club Fly-- Saturday July 25, 2009

Posted: Tue, Jun 30 2009, 09:48 AM
by Jeepster
Looks like Jo Ann and I are free to attend.

Although, I'll be a little rusty ... literally. It hasn't stopped raining up here for the last 48 hours ... not a down pour just a steady wet, cold drizzle. Maybe Thursday ...

Cheers,
Tom

Re: Club Fly-- Saturday July 25, 2009

Posted: Tue, Jun 30 2009, 10:24 AM
by Darkspark
Jynx--
Almost three hours for 150 miles. You just need a faster car! :-) Or you could always request the IKE Lear Jet. If I had a bigger place I would offer you a Place to stay.

Re: Club Fly-- Saturday July 25, 2009

Posted: Tue, Jun 30 2009, 11:10 AM
by BillLamm
Jynx wrote:Estimated Time: 2 hours 50 minutes Estimated Distance: 151.74 miles

I'll look into a part-time job to fund gasoline!

How about a Northern Illinois :clubfly: ?

Wishful thinking!


I have a farmers market in Kenosha that day... but I am willing to host a club fly near the WI/IL boarder and the Lake... the Kenosha event a couple of weeks ago was on a great spot for wind from the NE-E-SE I just have not found a great spot for west winds and more kites... were is that field in Vernon Hills???

Re: Club Fly-- Saturday July 25, 2009

Posted: Tue, Jun 30 2009, 12:44 PM
by Frodos Majik
Sorry but neither weekend will work for me this time around. The 25th is when the wife and I will be coming back from South Dakota and the 18th is when we are heading out to South Dakota.

Wish I could make it, sounds like a few new faces will be out there this time that I have not had the pleasure of meeting. O-Well maybe next month. Hope you have wind and a great time flying and hangin out. :up:

Re: Club Fly-- Saturday July 25, 2009

Posted: Tue, Jun 30 2009, 01:50 PM
by catspaw00
BillLamm wrote:I have a farmers market in Kenosha that day... but I am willing to host a club fly near the WI/IL boarder and the Lake... the Kenosha event a couple of weeks ago was on a great spot for wind from the NE-E-SE I just have not found a great spot for west winds and more kites... were is that field in Vernon Hills???


The Vernon Hills Athletic Complex - it's actually on the IKE maps; note says "Jeff's 'almost' home field". The grass is very nice, rather soft. :rotfl

Also, I am willing to carpool, if anybody wants to meet up and ride down with me - I have a Jeep Wrangler, though, so short on space, and I like keeping the top down on it (though I have a comprehensive collection of ball caps and bandanas for the hair-conscious). Chipping in on gas would be nice, but not a requirement.

-Wendy

Re: Club Fly-- Saturday July 25, 2009

Posted: Tue, Jun 30 2009, 02:20 PM
by Babbman
sorry guys...

that day is my 10 year anniversary with Jenny...

I will be spending the day with her... where? I'll leave to your imagination..

Have fun...

Re: Club Fly-- Saturday July 25, 2009

Posted: Tue, Jun 30 2009, 03:13 PM
by Jeff
Mike wrote:
Either that or you,Jeff, Isaac and a couple other Northern Illinois folks can organize another club fly.
Start a new thread and pick a place and date. Maybe July 18th or 19th? Where's a good location? Jeff? Any ideas?

<sigh>

Having a 5 year old and a spouse whose work extends in to weekend time makes it so hard to commit to stuff...

I guess it would depend on who would come. Something right off the highway might encourage more people to come. Easy to find and access.

The field in Vernon Hills is definitely nice, but it is an athletic complex that may or may not have sports going on, I don't know. It's big, so even that may not stop people from flying. I haven't flown there since I worked out in the area right when I first started flying.

Re: Club Fly-- Saturday July 25, 2009

Posted: Tue, Jun 30 2009, 04:11 PM
by Mike
So as not to confuse things too much, could all discussion about the northern club fly please start on a new topic?
thanks.

Re: Club Fly-- Saturday July 25, 2009

Posted: Tue, Jun 30 2009, 07:11 PM
by Jynx
Darkspark wrote:Jynx--
Almost three hours for 150 miles. You just need a faster car! :-) Or you could always request the IKE Lear Jet.

Calculations by Map Quest

Hmmmm.. I like the IKE Lear Jet idea... I'll have to recalculate from O'hare Field!

Mike ~ Have it pick me up at General Mitchell Field!

Re: Club Fly-- Saturday July 25, 2009

Posted: Tue, Jun 30 2009, 07:18 PM
by Jynx
Babbman wrote:sorry guys...

that day is my 10 year anniversary with Jenny...

I will be spending the day with her... where? I'll leave to your imagination..

.... :banned: :hiding:

Re: Club Fly-- Saturday July 25, 2009

Posted: Tue, Jun 30 2009, 07:55 PM
by Mike
Jynx wrote:
Darkspark wrote:Jynx--
Almost three hours for 150 miles. You just need a faster car! :-) Or you could always request the IKE Lear Jet.

Calculations by Map Quest

Hmmmm.. I like the IKE Lear Jet idea... I'll have to recalculate from O'hare Field!

Mike ~ Have it pick me up at General Mitchell Field!


Just use a really big power kite...