Flyng the Owens in October

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Flyng the Owens in October

Post by Steve90266 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:56 am

Looking to see if there's any interest in a trip to the Owens in October? My wife Pat could be a driver, and we can comfortably recover three, if not four pilots and gliders. Anyone interested? You've always said you wanted to launch Walt's. Now here's your chance!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pwfEM6luPk

and another one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGFH8QrVi6c
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Re: Flyng the Owens in October

Post by suesen » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:50 pm

I would love to join! =D I can do any weekend except the 12th.
Thanks Steve & Pat!

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Re: Flyng the Owens in October

Post by Steve90266 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:30 pm

Sounds great, Sue. Maybe you can bring that new Jeep you just bought! Flying the Owens is pretty awesome. A personal locator device is a must, as is a hook knife, small survival kit, and your O2 system.
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Re: Flyng the Owens in October

Post by arthur » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:41 pm

Well, I could probably be talked into it.

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Re: Flyng the Owens in October

Post by jdelear » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:07 am

Interested, but not for the weekend of the 21st.

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Re: Flyng the Owens in October

Post by gregangsten » Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:34 am

I think I would be in for the first weekend of October and maybe the third as a second choice but it looks like Jim D cannot make that one.
Also, I don't think it is necessary to have oxygen to fly there, especially if you are not familiar with the place because you'll have enough to worry about. It's good when you are staying above 13K but that is probably not likely and optional also. If you haven't flown there before, I'd plan to stay local and land at the LP airport for a first flight. Even that is not a given.

You can probably get a room in town, the Dow is the usual, or camp where I would be, in the Tuttle Creek campground (or anywhere in the Alabama's, for that matter).

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Re: Flyng the Owens in October

Post by Steve90266 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:09 pm

So the 1st WE in October really looks like the one to go after. I'll see if I can roust a couple more pilots.
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Re: Flyng the Owens in October

Post by suesen » Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:36 pm

Yes! I would love to test the jeep renegade! I already have a full oxygen system so it's not a big deal to bring with me.

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Re: Flyng the Owens in October

Post by stebbins » Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:52 am

I am interested. Earlier is better weather wise (at least statistically).
How do I get confirmed?
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Re: Flyng the Owens in October

Post by magicpotato » Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:21 am

Think this trip would be right up my alley as well. Any weekend is good for me.

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Re: Flyng the Owens in October

Post by vannoppen » Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:46 am

I’m going to the negotiation table for the first weekend. Might cost me this Sunday and or Dahlston cup day

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Post by vannoppen » Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:15 pm

Wow. I should work for the State House. I’m cleared for the first weekend and kept this Sunday and the Dahlston Cup. Steve I’m 100%in. Thinking head up Friday am come home Sunday night or Monday am

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Re: Flyng the Owens in October

Post by vannoppen » Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:09 pm

She must have a boyfriend

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Re: Flyng the Owens in October

Post by Steve90266 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:56 am

George S- please come out and join us!

David V - so glad you can finally join us on one of these capers!

All- We're going to need a couple drivers. We might think of enrolling Steve Clark or the like.
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Re: Flyng the Owens in October

Post by Steve90266 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:59 am

By the way, who is the user "magicpotato"?
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Re: Flyng the Owens in October

Post by stebbins » Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:55 pm

OK, I'm in. How many days? Sat/Sun of course, but are we doing Fri and/or Monday also?
Please keep me in the loop.

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Re: Flyng the Owens in October

Post by Steve90266 » Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:39 pm

Hey George, it seems most of us are heading out Friday, with plans to fly Saturday and Sunday.
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Re: Flyng the Owens in October

Post by stebbins » Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:49 am

Thanks. I'll plan on that also.
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Re: Flyng the Owens in October

Post by stebbins » Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:29 pm

I have a reservation at the Dow Villa, for Fri/Sat nights. It has 2 beds, so if anyone wants to share a room, I'm ok with that. Or not. Up to you all.
$161.28 total for both nights. So, if we split it, that's $40.32 per night each. ($80.64 for both nights, each).

Note: The Dow hotel is a very old building. Historic & quaint. Showers/bath down the hall. Most (all?) rooms have a sink in the room. But it is pleasant, in my opinion. And I don't normally like old hotels. WiFi in the common room downstairs. Sometimes you can get it in the rooms. Convenient to restaurants and in town. Also, it's the traditional "Pilot" hotel, for whatever that's worth. ;-)

Usually, the Dow hotel is the cheapest in town. Not always. The Dow motel is newer and costs more.

Oh, and the hotel has whole building A/C and Heat. Not separately controlled in each room. I've never had an issue with that, even in the summer, but if that's a big issue for you, maybe not the best choice.

ALSO: Where, and what time are we meeting?????? For breakfast? We often don't get lunch, since we are flying...

ALSO, ALSO: Best dinner in the valley (my opinion) is Amigos, a Mexican place in Bishop. (5? doors north of the movie theater.) Good value also. But I'm easy about that sort of thing. As the group wishes, so shall it be.
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Re: Flyng the Owens in October

Post by Steve90266 » Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:30 pm

Good to know about the room, George. Expect random pilots to crash the Dow Villa at all hours to use the showers, hot tub, pool, and if anyone challenges, drop your name. :D

My wife and I will be camping just south at the Boulder Creek RV Park. Greg will be camping at Tuttle Creek, and Sue checked herself into a hotel just north of you. The name escapes me.

Meanwhile, Rally Point Alpha will be the Alabama Hills Baker and Cafe, just across the street from the Dow, Saturday morning, 08:30 hours. See you there!
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