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Northerly Island (The Former Meigs Field)

Posted: Sun, Oct 07 2007, 08:23 PM
by Jeff
Dave was telling us about the park that Meigs field has been turned into, and it sounds like a really neat place to fly. It's flat and open, and literally on the water. Can't get more clear of obstructions than that!

http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&c ... &encType=1

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Now, I bring this up knowing full well that it's probably going to be a while before we can have another club fly, much less coming all the way back up to Chicago. But I just wanted to put it out there as a location that might be nice to try sometime.

The year is winding down :( but even through winter, I'd like to attempt to get out a few times. Last year, my introduction to the club was the day after Thanksgiving. Maybe we can shoot for that day again. It was 90 this weekend, so it'll probably still be around 80 by then. :lol:

Re: Northerly Island (The Former Meigs Field)

Posted: Sun, Oct 07 2007, 09:10 PM
by Draftnik
This location could yeild some awesome photos too.

Re: Northerly Island (The Former Meigs Field)

Posted: Sun, Oct 07 2007, 10:23 PM
by Frodos Majik
I think now that the fest are all done for the summer/fall season, it will be easier for club flies to happen. :wink:

I too think Meigs field would be a great spot to try. Plus the exposure might yield more members too. :up:

Re: Northerly Island (The Former Meigs Field)

Posted: Mon, Oct 08 2007, 07:24 PM
by akillip
looks like a great place to fly, perhaps Dave might set something up. The crowds could be huge. And yes the photo shots would be awsome I think.

Re: Northerly Island (The Former Meigs Field)

Posted: Mon, Oct 08 2007, 08:37 PM
by TheBigKiteGuy
Frodos Majik wrote:I think now that the fest are all done for the summer/fall season, it will be easier for club flies to happen.



The flying season is not over, you just have to travel a little further. I have two more festivals in the next 30 days,
both in NC.

Re: Northerly Island (The Former Meigs Field)

Posted: Mon, Oct 08 2007, 09:36 PM
by Frodos Majik
:oops: Sorry Al, I should have said locally they are done. Here is hoping you have good winds. :up:

Re: Northerly Island (The Former Meigs Field)

Posted: Tue, Oct 09 2007, 12:12 AM
by TheBigKiteGuy
No. I am just lucky to be able to travel so much.

Re: Northerly Island (The Former Meigs Field)

Posted: Sat, Feb 14 2009, 04:28 AM
by dawnzky05
It's nice to hear that you travel a lot for club flies. In our case, our experience is only limited with local flies but we have good winds to enjoy.





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