2008 Steam Town Meet and Greet for Forum Members

Re: 2008 Steam Town Meet and Greet for Forum Members

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:15 am

bric2000 wrote: Know some folk from Mayo too!


Myo, Mayo what's the difference? :oops: Is that how its spelled? I don't think I have ever seen it on a sign or amap, maybe at the intersection by the tain tracks?
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Re: 2008 Steam Town Meet and Greet for Forum Members

PostBy: europachris On: Sat Dec 01, 2007 9:33 pm

Anyone know of any airports in the immediate vicinity? I'm planning a trip back to Connecticut next summer with my son to visit relatives, and this would make a great stop along the way, rather than trying to fly it in one long (LONG) day in our Cessna 140 (1946 model - just a bit older than some of the A-A boilers on this group LOL!).
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Re: 2008 Steam Town Meet and Greet for Forum Members

PostBy: mwcougar On: Sat Dec 01, 2007 11:42 pm

hi Tunkhannock pa would be your best. I flown In there with a friend of mine from Towanda airport.

Have fun

mwcougar
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Re: 2008 Steam Town Meet and Greet for Forum Members

PostBy: Dallas On: Sat Dec 01, 2007 11:49 pm

AVP is the closest, however expect a landing fee. It's an International A/P, so it has all of the amenities. (fuel, restaurant, rental cars, etc.)
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Re: 2008 Steam Town Meet and Greet for Forum Members

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sat Dec 01, 2007 11:56 pm

europachris wrote:Anyone know of any airports in the immediate vicinity? I'm planning a trip back to Connecticut next summer with my son to visit relatives, and this would make a great stop along the way, rather than trying to fly it in one long (LONG) day in our Cessna 140 (1946 model - just a bit older than some of the A-A boilers on this group LOL!).
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Another place you could stop is S. Montrose .P32 Husky Haven . It is a 2100 grass runway . As long as it is dry . I am less than 1 minute away and can give you a ride to the beach . How much coal will you be hauling ? :D Dave
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Re: 2008 Steam Town Meet and Greet for Forum Members

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Dec 02, 2007 1:44 am

Not sure what kind of runway is at Tunk. but that's only about 15 minute drive. The one flyer mentioned isn't much farther.
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Re: 2008 Steam Town Meet and Greet for Forum Members

PostBy: europachris On: Sun Dec 02, 2007 9:35 am

Thanks, Guys! I'll check these out and see what kind of flight it would be. I get about 3 hours endurance at 5 gal/hour at 100mph, leaving an hour reserve. I wouldn't want to sit in the plane more than three hours at a time. It's comfortable, but tight, and being pretty basic, there is no autopilot, etc. so I have to hand fly it all time time, which in a small plane, can get tiring especially if it's a little bumpy. Probably have to make 2 stops on the way.
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Re: 2008 Steam Town Meet and Greet for Forum Members

PostBy: mwcougar On: Sun Dec 02, 2007 8:28 pm

hi tunkhannock is pretty nice. paved landing strip . also has a repair shop. Towanda's is nice with a new runway and hanger. getting ready for small jets. will have more info on tunkhannock a litttle later.

cougar
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Re: 2008 Steam Town Meet and Greet for Forum Members

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Dec 02, 2007 9:10 pm

Richard S. wrote: but that's only about 15 minute drive.


Just realized, that's a 15 minute drive for where the river camp is. If you you're coming for the mine tour or Steamtown Avoca is a lot closer..
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Re: 2008 Steam Town Meet and Greet for Forum Members

PostBy: Chris Murley On: Sun Dec 02, 2007 10:12 pm

tunkhannock, skyhaven airport. 2000x50 paved. grass taxiways. you can land on the grass alongside the runway if you prefer. do it all the time with the j3 and citibria i had. prevailing wind is 95% of the time right down the runway. 640 ft above sl. mountain to the south, but not a pattern conflict. i fly skydivers out of here. also, there is seamans airport. its about halfway from skyhaven to scranton, in factoryville. paved 2500x50. i work here in the maintenance shop. only problem is its pretty much always a cross wind there, and its on a hill so its blowing most of the time. however if you do deciede to stop here, i can pick you up for this event as i live 10 mins away, can also give you a tour of our shop where we take a cessna 210 and put a 510hp rolls royce turbine in it! :)
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Re: 2008 Steam Town Meet and Greet for Forum Members

PostBy: av8r On: Sun Dec 09, 2007 10:43 pm

I might be interested. The tour is a blast. Did it this past spring with the family. What kind of a deal on coal do you get buying as a group? Is it bulk only?

Thanks
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Re: 2008 Steam Town Meet and Greet for Forum Members

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:48 pm

BUMP
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Re: 2008 Steam Town Meet and Greet for Forum Members

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:51 pm

Be here before you know it. Bump Bump
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Re: 2008 Steam Town Meet and Greet for Forum Members

PostBy: bksaun On: Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:43 pm

When are we going to set a date?

BK
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Re: 2008 Steam Town Meet and Greet for Forum Members

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:07 pm

bksaun wrote:When are we going to set a date?

BK


???Soon???
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