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Re: July 9 2011 - Greene Valley - fly for fun

Posted: Fri, Jul 08 2011, 11:06 PM
by goestoeleven
woohoo!

Re: July 9 2011 - Greene Valley - fly for fun

Posted: Sat, Jul 09 2011, 09:08 PM
by Darkspark
Had a good time flying at the top of the world today. Maybe the top of DuPage county. :-)
What a great view! Had quite a few people come through to watch. Had fun flying some three person team with Mike and Rose, And even got Shari to jump in and give it a go!
She was a nervous wreck, but now has an idea of what she needs to practice. I thought the altitude would make for great wind, but it was unusual. Or just normal for the midwest. At any rate it was fun, and thanks to Steve and Sarah from the park district. I think she was a little nervous having all us crazy kiters in such a small area, but after a few minutes of watching she relaxed and realized we weren't gonna hurt nobody. She even tried out a rev, and did quite admirably for her first try. Good day!

Re: July 9 2011 - Greene Valley - fly for fun

Posted: Sat, Jul 09 2011, 09:50 PM
by goestoeleven
Glad you had a good time. Sorry I had to leave early, but here's why I left:

Re: July 9 2011 - Greene Valley - fly for fun

Posted: Sat, Jul 09 2011, 10:21 PM
by goestoeleven
Here are a few pictures from the event:

Re: July 9 2011 - Greene Valley - fly for fun

Posted: Sun, Jul 10 2011, 06:37 AM
by Mike
goestoeleven wrote:Glad you had a good time. Sorry I had to leave early, but here's why I left:

Congrats! That's a huge trophy!

Re: July 9 2011 - Greene Valley - fly for fun

Posted: Sun, Jul 10 2011, 06:41 AM
by Mike
It was nice talkiing to Claudio (sorry if spelled your name wrong). I hope to him on the forum here soon.
Also, T.J., hope to see you posting here too!

It was a beautiful day and it was the most wind I've had in a while. Quite a different view of the skyline than from Northerly Island!

Re: July 9 2011 - Greene Valley - fly for fun

Posted: Sun, Jul 10 2011, 08:21 AM
by goestoeleven
Mike wrote:
goestoeleven wrote:Glad you had a good time. Sorry I had to leave early, but here's why I left:

Congrats! That's a huge trophy!


Thanks! She doesn't get to keep that one . . . it belongs to the Park District. Her team name & year will go on it. She gets a much smaller one for home. I'm still really proud of my daughter & all the girls.

Re: July 9 2011 - Greene Valley - fly for fun

Posted: Sun, Jul 10 2011, 01:05 PM
by FlyAway
I really enjoyed it.

Thanks to Mike and Shari for helping me to get up and running and for the flying tips from everyone. :thanks:

Also, I'm in La Grange for any locals heading out for a fly.

T.J.

Re: July 9 2011 - Greene Valley - fly for fun

Posted: Sun, Jul 10 2011, 08:04 PM
by goestoeleven
Glad you had fun yesterday, and welcome to the forum TJ. Just post in the club/quick fly forum any time you want to go flying, and there's a chance someone will meet you. That's how we ended up with a bunch at the Greene Valley event & how I met up with Mark today. I've been creating a thread each week (for the last few weeks) for people to use to tell when they might be flying. Right now, it's in the Club Discussion area but I'm going to ask the mods to move it over to the Club Fly area since it really belongs there.

Re: July 9 2011 - Greene Valley - fly for fun

Posted: Thu, Jul 14 2011, 06:37 PM
by Shari
Any time T J it was great meeting you and hope to see you at some of the up coming events. :-)

Re: July 9 2011 - Greene Valley - fly for fun

Posted: Thu, Jul 14 2011, 09:33 PM
by makatakam
Mike,

Fun flying with you and everyone who came. Off topic, could you please make the photo of my red/wht home-made into my avatar? (minus the truck of course)

Re: July 9 2011 - Greene Valley - fly for fun

Posted: Fri, Jul 15 2011, 01:08 AM
by Jeff
makatakam wrote:Mike,

Fun flying with you and everyone who came. Off topic, could you please make the photo of my red/wht home-made into my avatar? (minus the truck of course)

Done.

Re: July 9 2011 - Greene Valley - fly for fun

Posted: Fri, Jul 15 2011, 11:54 AM
by makatakam
makatakam wrote:Mike,

Fun flying with you and everyone who came. Off topic, could you please make the photo of my red/wht home-made into my avatar? (minus the truck of course)


I've got an avatar! I've got an avatar! Looks great!!!!!

Thanks, Mike :up: :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

Re: July 9 2011 - Greene Valley - fly for fun

Posted: Fri, Jul 15 2011, 04:47 PM
by Mike
makatakam wrote:...Thanks, Mike...

actually, Jeff saw your post and created the Avatar before I even got out of bed in the morning. So thank-you fellow admin, Jeff!

Re: July 9 2011 - Greene Valley - fly for fun

Posted: Sat, Jul 16 2011, 01:54 PM
by makatakam
Mike wrote:
makatakam wrote:...Thanks, Mike...

actually, Jeff saw your post and created the Avatar before I even got out of bed in the morning. So thank-you fellow admin, Jeff!


I stand corrected. Thank you, Jeff!!!!! :up: :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D