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Quick fly over the holiday week

Posted: Sat, Dec 22 2012, 03:19 PM
by TMadz
I don't know if people have taken time off to be with family or just to use it up, but I'm up for a quick club fly anytime through the New Years holiday. I'm open to most anywhere in the Chicago area if the schedule allows. Consider it a tune up to Treasure Island, if you like.

Re: Quick fly over the holiday week

Posted: Sat, Dec 22 2012, 10:03 PM
by goestoeleven
Maybe, just maybe next weekend. I'm working Thursday / Friday, and have too many other things between now and then what with Xmas and all . . .

There's also Cool Fool in Milwaukee on the 1st. I might be able to make that . . .

Re: Quick fly over the holiday week

Posted: Sun, Dec 23 2012, 02:45 PM
by illescasd
After Christmas, I am game. Weather shouldn't too bad.

Re: Quick fly over the holiday week

Posted: Wed, Dec 26 2012, 08:58 PM
by zero1199
I'm game for Saturday lmk

Re: Quick fly over the holiday week

Posted: Thu, Dec 27 2012, 09:15 AM
by TMadz
OK.

Re: Quick fly over the holiday week

Posted: Thu, Dec 27 2012, 09:15 AM
by TMadz
I think I can do Saturday afternoon. Anyone else?

Been spending LOTS of time with the family and I think the family may need a break soon.

Re: Quick fly over the holiday week

Posted: Thu, Dec 27 2012, 01:13 PM
by illescasd
Sat is looking real good. Adventure Dog will want to go as well.

David

Re: Quick fly over the holiday week

Posted: Thu, Dec 27 2012, 01:20 PM
by TMadz
OK. Let's talk location. Since Say is in Elgin maybe something on the westside is good. Is Eastside park in St Charles off of Kirk rd reasonably central for everyone? I'm open to other suggestions as well.

Re: Quick fly over the holiday week

Posted: Thu, Dec 27 2012, 03:00 PM
by zero1199
Eastside park is nice, but not good for SLK.

Re: Quick fly over the holiday week

Posted: Thu, Dec 27 2012, 03:25 PM
by zero1199
Okay how about this field? it have three Soccer field, a bathroom, and nice parking.

On the corner of Maureen dr and Canterbury LN , Elgin, il 60120
LMK

Just a option

Re: Quick fly over the holiday week

Posted: Thu, Dec 27 2012, 05:53 PM
by zero1199
Or About 8 baseball field

2250-60 Southwind Blvd
Elgin‎ Illinois‎ 60103
United States

Re: Quick fly over the holiday week

Posted: Fri, Dec 28 2012, 02:02 AM
by Trigger
Oh i could use some good air time. I have sunday and monday off. My suggestion is michigan city but i could travel west too.

Re: Quick fly over the holiday week

Posted: Fri, Dec 28 2012, 11:45 AM
by TMadz
Say, I was hooing we could find something a little more central if David or Steve is coming from Wheaton. I have a committment until noon and then I would head out.

I thought east side park because the soccer fields on the north end are wide open and should get some wind for SLK's if we're on the south end of the field. Winds are supposed to be out of the WNW tomorrow.

Sorry Jim, but I wasn't planning on going that far out, although the beach flying is really tempting. I got this Benson Gemini and I can't get the right wind to fly it. I need smooth winds. It's REALLY floaty.

Re: Quick fly over the holiday week

Posted: Fri, Dec 28 2012, 06:32 PM
by zero1199
I don't think it's a good idea to fly SLK near the airport it's only a block or so away. The FAA said 5 mile.

Re: Quick fly over the holiday week

Posted: Fri, Dec 28 2012, 07:22 PM
by TMadz
zero1199 wrote:I don't think it's a good idea to fly SLK near the airport it's only a block or so away. The FAA said 5 mile.


That's true, but let me make two points. The runways are north-south and we'll be directly west of the middle of the runways. Also, if we keep them below 300' I think we'll be ok. But don't let me pressure you into how high you fly your kites. ;) I don't want to make you uncomfortable. :-D

David, do you have a preference? I can make it up to Elgin, but it'll take me longer.

Re: Quick fly over the holiday week

Posted: Fri, Dec 28 2012, 08:28 PM
by illescasd
Ok, I can make 1 30 and it seems both are in Elgin so I would prefer the one more south. Please confirm place (address) & time. What are the winds are looking like?

Posted: Fri, Dec 28 2012, 08:41 PM
by zero1199
So southwind blvd, what do you think Todd? Anytime from 11am to 3pm, just lmk what time everyone will be there.

Re: Quick fly over the holiday week

Posted: Fri, Dec 28 2012, 11:37 PM
by TMadz
OK. I know where the ball fields on Southwind are. Just off Rt 25 between Brtlett rd and Stearns rd. I'll be there around 12:30.

Right now it looks like winds will be mid to upper teens with temps around 32F.

Re: Quick fly over the holiday week

Posted: Sat, Dec 29 2012, 01:00 AM
by goestoeleven
Guys - sorry, but I won't be able to make it on Saturday. I have a commitment starting at noon. I don't know how much of the afternoon it's going to take, but it will be several hours at a minimum. Wish I could make it but I don't think it will work out.

Re: Quick fly over the holiday week

Posted: Sat, Dec 29 2012, 12:12 PM
by zero1199
Okay I should be there by 1. Look like a mid vent day today :up: