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Chicagoland from 11/23 thru 11/29.......anyone wanna fly????

Posted: Fri, Nov 18 2011, 06:28 AM
by quaa714
Cross posted..................

Hi all.......

I'll be in Chicago from 11/23 - 11/29.........
If anyone is planning to fly ANYWHERE in the area during that time, please touch base so we can get together. Have car.....will travel!!!!!!!!!!!

Re: Chicagoland from 11/23 thru 11/29.......anyone wanna fly

Posted: Fri, Nov 18 2011, 07:19 AM
by goestoeleven
Cool! I'm pretty sure I'll be able to get away for (at least) a day that weekend. Most likely is Friday or Saturday. . . . . maybe part of the day on Wednesday.

Where in Chicago will you be? If I know where you'll be, we can try to pick a location convenient for the two of us (and we can try to rope in other IKE members).

Re: Chicagoland from 11/23 thru 11/29.......anyone wanna fly

Posted: Fri, Nov 18 2011, 07:36 AM
by quaa714
I'm staying in the city and will have a car so getting around is not an issue. I'll go to wherever we have the most success in getting more fliers

Re: Chicagoland from 11/23 thru 11/29.......anyone wanna fly

Posted: Fri, Nov 18 2011, 01:32 PM
by Mike
Dang, just missed you. I'm in Chicago right now!

Re: Chicagoland from 11/23 thru 11/29.......anyone wanna fly

Posted: Fri, Nov 18 2011, 04:18 PM
by goestoeleven
You can stay through T-day you know . . . . . or come back up :-)

Or . . . . are you going to be in Champaign? Rich has a car . . . . :-D

Re: Chicagoland from 11/23 thru 11/29.......anyone wanna fly

Posted: Fri, Nov 18 2011, 06:06 PM
by quaa714
Yea, Rich has a car!!!!!!!!!
;0

Re: Chicagoland from 11/23 thru 11/29.......anyone wanna fly

Posted: Fri, Nov 18 2011, 06:42 PM
by Mike
I'll be in Charleston, and we'll be doing the Thanksgiving thing with family Wed thru Friday at a minimum. We'll see what happens after that. Look at the weather and maybe meet somewhere in between.

Re: Chicagoland from 11/23 thru 11/29.......anyone wanna fly

Posted: Fri, Nov 18 2011, 10:04 PM
by goestoeleven
I just had a chat with the wife . . . Friday might be best for me. She's working Saturday, so I'm the "daughter taxi" and on Sunday I theoretically have cub scouts in the afternoon, which would rule out far south destinations. Maybe I will postpone cub scouts . . . .

Re: Chicagoland from 11/23 thru 11/29.......anyone wanna fly

Posted: Tue, Nov 22 2011, 09:56 AM
by quaa714
Just looked at other thread from weekend fly and saw Montrose Beach as a flying spot.

As it turns out, Montrose Beach is 3.5 miles from my friend's house where I'll be spending Thanksgiving!!!!!

Friday and Sunday look to be the best days for me.

Anyone!!!!!?????

Re: Chicagoland from 11/23 thru 11/29.......anyone wanna fly

Posted: Tue, Nov 22 2011, 01:07 PM
by goestoeleven
I will probably be able to fly at some point. Can't say yet when - it will depend on my wife.

Re: Chicagoland from 11/23 thru 11/29.......anyone wanna fly

Posted: Tue, Nov 22 2011, 04:25 PM
by Jeff
I'm thinking it's not likely...even apart from my renewed disdain for driving into the city...

Re: Chicagoland from 11/23 thru 11/29.......anyone wanna fly

Posted: Wed, Nov 23 2011, 04:05 PM
by goestoeleven
So, looking at the weather forecast for the weekend, I'm inclined to fly tomorrow (morning) and Friday. It looks like Saturday and Sunday may be rainy. I'm flexible on the destination - I think I could head up north toward's Jeff's direction, if we can't get him to head into the city. Rich - what do you think? Want to use that car to travel out to the 'burbs?

Re: Chicagoland from 11/23 thru 11/29.......anyone wanna fly

Posted: Wed, Nov 23 2011, 05:53 PM
by quaa714
I'm pretty good for tomorrow.Got the okie dokie from the wife to disappear for a bunch of hours prior to the big feast at our host's house.
So where we going and what time?

Re: Chicagoland from 11/23 thru 11/29.......anyone wanna fly

Posted: Wed, Nov 23 2011, 07:54 PM
by goestoeleven
Turkey Day Fly!!

Let's see if Jeff posts. If he does, we can consider the 'burbs. If he doesn't, I'm inclined to grab my son and head downtown for a couple hours. Extra challenge tomorrow is the parade - which could impact the ability to get to various locations. Looking at the route of the parade, I probably can't come into the city on Congress. I'd have to detour south or north - I'm inclined to say Northerly Island, which I'd get to by going south and coming up Lakeshore to skip the parade route. I'll have to be back out here by probably 1:30 pm, which means a 12:30 pm departure from downtown (especially if we end up at Montrose). I'll probably try to get down there by 10:30 (or hopefully earlier). I'm also planning to get some more video of my son flying so I can edit something together of him kite flying for the rev forum. I'll also check this thread site and/or PM you if I can't get to Northerly for some reason.

Re: Chicagoland from 11/23 thru 11/29.......anyone wanna fly

Posted: Wed, Nov 23 2011, 10:31 PM
by quaa714
Pm'd you my cell.....
Call me in the AM, (early riser) let me know where and what time and we'll make it happen.

Looks to be a great day..... mid 50s and sw breezes at 10-15......Yea baby!!!!!!!!

Re: Chicagoland from 11/23 thru 11/29.......anyone wanna fly

Posted: Thu, Nov 24 2011, 03:21 PM
by goestoeleven
Well, we didn't get to the mid-50s, but we did get the 10-15 mph. Rich, David, and I flew for about three hours at Northerly. Now . . . . anybody up for tomorrow?

Rich is tied up (in Evanston, I believe) from before noon until at least 2 pm (my guess), but he'll probably chime in here in a bit.

Re: Chicagoland from 11/23 thru 11/29.......anyone wanna fly

Posted: Thu, Nov 24 2011, 04:07 PM
by quaa714
Great time today!!! good laughs and that David is a heck of a pilot!!!!!

I'm off to the Northwestern B-ball game in Evanston tomorrow until about 2pm but will be mobile after that so I could definitely meet up to fly with whomever!!!!!!

Re: Chicagoland from 11/23 thru 11/29.......anyone wanna fly

Posted: Thu, Nov 24 2011, 10:23 PM
by goestoeleven
Let's see if anyone else shows interest for tomorrow. Jeff? Evanston is sort of halfway to your neck of the woods . . . .

I'll post again tomorrow. I'll probably go flying for a bit, location TBD.

Re: Chicagoland from 11/23 thru 11/29.......anyone wanna fly

Posted: Fri, Nov 25 2011, 07:58 AM
by quaa714
I won't have my laptop with me but will have my phone so text me the deal and I'LL GET THERE AFTER THE HOOPS GAME ENDS OR SOONER IF THE GAME STINKS.

Re: Chicagoland from 11/23 thru 11/29.......anyone wanna fly

Posted: Fri, Nov 25 2011, 01:50 PM
by goestoeleven
heading to montrose

Rich, David and I flew at Montrose on the beach this afternoon - lots of flying in and out of the water (including David). Thank you to Rich for letting David (and sometimes me) fly his kite today. We had a great afternoon. The only bummer for me was when I lost a Race Rod vertical spar out of my full sail over/into the water. I think it might have snapped when the wind gusted up quite a bit.

I'll post up photos and/or video later.