Sea Plane Fly in Sept. 10-12, 2010

Sea Plane Fly in Sept. 10-12, 2010

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:59 pm

http://www.seaplanefly-in.org/


Any of you plane nuts gonna be there ???

It looks like I will be riding shotgun with my brother who wants to attend this event. I figured it will be a neat trip seeing that we will be flying over and very near to the areas that we snowmobile through.

We will be leaving around 1300 on Friday from PTW weather permitting. Want to get there with plenty of light.

Perhaps I could meet a few of you there. And no......we cannot haul any coal up with us !!!!!!


Rick
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Re: Sea Plane Fly in Sept. 10-12, 2010

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:30 pm

Moosehead...
Nice place...
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Re: Sea Plane Fly in Sept. 10-12, 2010

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:57 pm

+1 on that!! If it weren't for the harsh winters up there I'd move there in a heartbeat. ;)

Now that's a hobby I'd definitely partake in, if I could afford it. It's because flying scares the *censored* out of me (mostly because I'm not in control) ... and I MUST beat the fear. If I won the lotto, flying lessons would be #1 on the long list ...
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Re: Sea Plane Fly in Sept. 10-12, 2010

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sat Sep 11, 2010 3:39 pm

I wish I had seen this sooner . That would have been a fun show . How was it ? Next year I will look for it . Dave

Rick 386 wrote:http://www.seaplanefly-in.org/


Any of you plane nuts gonna be there ???

It looks like I will be riding shotgun with my brother who wants to attend this event. I figured it will be a neat trip seeing that we will be flying over and very near to the areas that we snowmobile through.

We will be leaving around 1300 on Friday from PTW weather permitting. Want to get there with plenty of light.

Perhaps I could meet a few of you there. And no......we cannot haul any coal up with us !!!!!!


Rick
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Re: Sea Plane Fly in Sept. 10-12, 2010

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:39 am

Flyer5 wrote:I wish I had seen this sooner . That would have been a fun show . How was it ? Next year I will look for it . Dave



Dave and others. Just one word to describe it. AWSOME !!!!!!

Had a sort of rough ride up there on Friday. Left Pottstown to nice skies and temps in the upper 70's.....the farther north we got, the worse it got. We had to go to 14,500 to clear the clouds near the NH/ME border. We were hearing radio chatter how the ceiling was dropping in. Thank goodness for GPS navigation. Near Greenville we started looking for holes to drop down through. We finally saw one about 5 miles from the airport. Did a corkscrew to drop down through it. Nice landing even though we had some nasty crosswinds. Landed to heavy overcast, windy, and temps near 50. My brother who should have known better wore shorts and paid for it. We both grabbed the jackets.

My brother had been in contact with the head of NAPA Maine who invited us to stay with him at his house. It is only a block from downtown on the lake. From his deck, we could see most of the activities but we headed downtown anyway. It was unbelievable how this town comes together for this event. The town was packed solid. Any type of water landing craft was there. The seaplane bases were packed. Some of the guys even had to land at the municipal airport and get shuttled back and forth downtown. Planes, planes, and more planes everywhere. Everyone was so nice. Plenty of vendors selling anything imagineable. Really good food. We just had a super super time.


But in checking the WX for home today, we decided that we had to leave around 4:30 yesterday to get home before this crappy WX hit home. A real beautiful flight home. Only took 3 hours to get home. We were averaging 140 knots on the flight home flying at 6500. Clear skies for the entire trip but we could see the clouds off to the west. Touched down around 8 last night.


We will be doing the trip again. Here are a few pics.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Hyfire II w/ coaltrol in garage
Coal Size/Type: Pea in AA 260, Rice in LL Hyfire II
Other Heating: Gas fired infared at work