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  • New Texas Area Section

    Last year, the "Location" section was added to the Forum with the hope that various regional groups would have a place to communicate within their group but yet share what was happening with all of us. It took a while, but we had our first request for space from the Texas area group.

    Others are welcome to follow their lead and request their own area...let's make this section grow!!!
    A Site for Soar Eyes

  • #2
    Thanks Jim. I hope we can get more communication going here in Texas. We have a group here in Dallas that meets about once a month. Flying at a sod farm.
    Mark

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    • #3
      Awesome! Thanks Jim but could you just call it "Texas"? I think there are larger groups in San Antonio and D/FW area than "Keep it Weird" city.

      Spring (North Houston)

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      • #4
        I'm thinking maybe it should be named "Texas Area"...
        A Site for Soar Eyes

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        • BryanB
          BryanB commented
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          Works for me!

      • #5
        Hopefully the Austin situation changes. But even when we had a sanctioned soaring club, it wasn't that big and there was very little interest in scale soaring or aerotowing.

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        • ARUP
          ARUP commented
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          I know THAT feeling being here near Louisville Kentucky!

      • #6
        I would drive down to fly TD their contests when the Austin club flew in Round Rock. It was an easy day trip for me.
        Mark

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        • #7
          Hey y'all ! I live in Lakeway Texas at the Lakeway airpark. I have a friend here who has a 9,000 acre ranch in Bastrop that i'm going to try and make a flying field on. He is in Montana right now on vacation but when he gets back we are going to go out there and find something. Keep your fingers crossed. If I can secure a good flying site I would like to start a club with a monthly aerotow.
          Tom Harper

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          • edfmaniac
            edfmaniac commented
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            Thank you sir.

        • #8
          Originally posted by Tom Harper View Post
          Hey y'all ! I live in Lakeway Texas at the Lakeway airpark. I have a friend here who has a 9,000 acre ranch in Bastrop that i'm going to try and make a flying field on. He is in Montana right now on vacation but when he gets back we are going to go out there and find something. Keep your fingers crossed. If I can secure a good flying site I would like to start a club with a monthly aerotow.
          Tom Harper
          I was thinking of trying to secure a location somewhere in the middle of Dallas, Houston and San Antonio for at least an annual aero tow event. Maybe twice a year in early April and Late October when it’s not summer so if the northerners want to come down they won’t melt. I’ve been browsing google maps for an area around Hearne which is geographically in the middle of the Texas triangle but Bastrop isn’t bad other than being a longer drive for the DFW folks. I also looked around Giddings and La Grange. I know an RC guy near Bastrop with a smaller plot I could talk to as well and see what options he may suggest.
          Bryan

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          • edfmaniac
            edfmaniac commented
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            Tom has a 40% Carbon Cub and I have an electric AMR Trainer 50. I think he has a lot of experience and I have very little towing a glider but lot's of stick time under my belt on all kinds of planes and smaller gliders. Looking forward to this happening and learning towing techniques from the pro's.

          • JEBarton
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            Us San Antonio aerotow'ers would support an aerotow event in the middle of Texas. We have a core group of five that would likely attend as well as one or two others that might. We can supply one or two tow planes. April looks like a good month, but October might conflict with TNT. Another conflict is the Mickey Sullivan Aerotow in Wichita in late September. We don't miss that one. It's the best little aerotow in the region.

          • Mark9
            Mark9 commented
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            Didn't see the comments here until this morning, but JEBarton is correct. Typically, the TNT our big three day TD contest is the second weekend of October. It uses the same sod farm that we can use for aero tow. So, some type of coordination would be required. I would like to attned both if possible. Also, for aero tow we normally have been trying to meet on the fourth Monday of the month. I too was at the Mickey Sullivan last year and had a great time. Planning to try and make it again this year assuming my recovery from surgery goes well.

        • #9
          We have a group here in DFW that meets roughly once a month. One of our group has a tow plane and we now (I hear) have two sites. A sod farm west of Greenville on I30 where we have always been welcomed by the owner. Jim has been there many times. This month on the 25th, at the other, we are to meet at a private full size grass field airport south of Greenville. Dr. Jamieson says it is a first class site and the owner would be very pleased if we use it.
          Mark

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          • edfmaniac
            edfmaniac commented
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            I hope to make it up that way this fall.

        • #10
          I'm in! New member here. I live in Leander. I met Tom at Lakeway. Got to see his hangar. Tom, I'm friends with Rick Mays.

          Pete

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          • BryanB
            BryanB commented
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            Pete. Welcome to the forums!

            Bryan

        • #11
          Guys, the location still says Austin. I sent Jim a PM to ask to have it changed I agree with the general consensus.
          Mark

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