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Quick Fly Kankakee - Saturday, August 8, 2009:CANCELED

Posted: Wed, Aug 05 2009, 12:42 PM
by catspaw00
Hey all,

Canceled!

[strike]Quick Fly
Kankakee (Limestone Park)
Saturday, August 8, 2009
say, 9:00 am to whenever?

Roll call?[/strike]

Re: Quick Fly Kankakee - Saturday, August 8, 2009

Posted: Wed, Aug 05 2009, 01:07 PM
by Mike
I'm in!
:revspin:

Re: Quick Fly Kankakee - Saturday, August 8, 2009

Posted: Wed, Aug 05 2009, 01:31 PM
by Darkspark
I am sure we can make it at least for some of the day. :-) although it is suppose to be HOT! Summer is a little late.

Re: Quick Fly Kankakee - Saturday, August 8, 2009

Posted: Wed, Aug 05 2009, 03:56 PM
by Pkrekel
Sorry will not able to make this but will see everyone a week later


Paul

Re: Quick Fly Kankakee - Saturday, August 8, 2009

Posted: Wed, Aug 05 2009, 11:35 PM
by Jynx
Sorry ~ Prior commitments... not to mention 150 miles... Hope to see the gang before the snow hits!
Shut my mouth and shame on me!

Re: Quick Fly Kankakee - Saturday, August 8, 2009

Posted: Thu, Aug 06 2009, 10:34 AM
by catspaw00
Jynx wrote:Sorry ~ Prior commitments... not to mention 150 miles... Hope to see the gang before the snow hits!
Shut my mouth and shame on me!


Ooooh... I see "Jynx" is a well earned name, huh? :P

Re: Quick Fly Kankakee - Saturday, August 8, 2009

Posted: Thu, Aug 06 2009, 01:24 PM
by Jeepster
Going to have to pass on this one ...

Regards,
Tom

Re: Quick Fly Kankakee - Saturday, August 8, 2009

Posted: Thu, Aug 06 2009, 04:13 PM
by Nomad
I might chicken out because of the heat. I was getting too hot at the last Kankakee event, and this one looks to be warmer still.

Or else I'm going to need to get an extra large human sized cooler to retreat into at regular intervals.

Re: Quick Fly Kankakee - Saturday, August 8, 2009

Posted: Fri, Aug 07 2009, 11:58 AM
by Mike
Wendy and I have decided to cancel this fly.
We'll try again in nicer weather.

Re: Quick Fly Kankakee - Saturday, August 8, 2009

Posted: Fri, Aug 07 2009, 12:11 PM
by catspaw00
As much as I was looking forward to this, I'd rather fly closer to home in this kind of weather. So I'm going to stay up here this weekend and fly closer to my air conditioned apartment...

I feel kind of like a weasel for backing out after being the one to propose this, but there you go. :oops:

Next good weekend, though...

-Wendy

Re: Quick Fly Kankakee - Saturday, August 8, 2009:CANCELED

Posted: Sat, Aug 08 2009, 08:38 AM
by Mike
There's no reason to feel weasley. The combination of the weather, low turnout, and long drive made this a reasonable thing to do.
You can make the same drive next week to the Perry Farms festival if you want.
There's not a lot of room to fly, but it's manageable. You can also watch the competitions on Saturday and there may be demos on Sunday.

Re: Quick Fly Kankakee - Saturday, August 8, 2009:CANCELED

Posted: Mon, Aug 10 2009, 07:18 AM
by catspaw00
Mike wrote:There's no reason to feel weasley. The combination of the weather, low turnout, and long drive made this a reasonable thing to do.
You can make the same drive next week to the Perry Farms festival if you want.
There's not a lot of room to fly, but it's manageable. You can also watch the competitions on Saturday and there may be demos on Sunday.


Thanks, Mike. I got over it. *grin*

Took the new Rev out for her maiden flight, and was grateful for the vented - winds were gustier than all get-out, and kept me hoppin'. Of course, the next couple of days look more like standard-sail days, but still. Oh, and I have DEFINITELY got to get a stake; the high, gusting winds made stakelessness veeeeeerrrrrrryyyyyy interesting. :wink:

Hope everybody else got a chance to get out there and fly.

-Wendy

Re: Quick Fly Kankakee - Saturday, August 8, 2009:CANCELED

Posted: Mon, Aug 10 2009, 10:59 AM
by Jeff
catspaw00 wrote:
Mike wrote:There's no reason to feel weasley. The combination of the weather, low turnout, and long drive made this a reasonable thing to do.
You can make the same drive next week to the Perry Farms festival if you want.
There's not a lot of room to fly, but it's manageable. You can also watch the competitions on Saturday and there may be demos on Sunday.


Thanks, Mike. I got over it. *grin*

Took the new Rev out for her maiden flight, and was grateful for the vented - winds were gustier than all get-out, and kept me hoppin'. Of course, the next couple of days look more like standard-sail days, but still. Oh, and I have DEFINITELY got to get a stake; the high, gusting winds made stakelessness veeeeeerrrrrrryyyyyy interesting. :wink:

Hope everybody else got a chance to get out there and fly.

-Wendy

Until you get a "proper" stake, just take a screwdriver with you.


I didn't fly this weekend, but I did go to watch the Fire. Man, the winds were bizarre. Mostly heavy, but swirling like crazy around the giant trees directly behind the field. It was not an easy day for them.

Re: Quick Fly Kankakee - Saturday, August 8, 2009:CANCELED

Posted: Mon, Aug 10 2009, 12:29 PM
by catspaw00
Jeff wrote:Until you get a "proper" stake, just take a screwdriver with you.

I didn't fly this weekend, but I did go to watch the Fire. Man, the winds were bizarre. Mostly heavy, but swirling like crazy around the giant trees directly behind the field. It was not an easy day for them.


Thanks, Jeff. I totally spaced on that - I have a lot of extra screwdrivers.

The winds were really bizarre out at Vernon Hills yesterday morning, too. I hadn't thought of it, but the word "swirling" definitely describes it. Made for a very educational few hours. :-)

-Wendy