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  • MRCA Aerotow, Ann Arbor, MI May 2nd and 3rd

    This year the MRCA will be again hosting an aerotow on his field as the season opener in Midwest.

    This will be a good way to clean the dust that has been accumulating on your sailplane during that winter and get that thing in the air. Beginner or proficient pilot, everyone is welcomed, it will be a great occasion to meet the sailplane community, to meet old and new friends.

    GPS : 42.133145,-83.707066 , or 300W begole rd, York, MI. Only 5mn South from I94/US23 intersection.

    Pilot meeting @ 9:00 AM on both days, donation requested: 10$ for a day 15$ for the WE that will be turned to the club for the maintenance of the field.

    500ft grass runaway that allows flying without obstacles from west to east. Electric sailplanes, beginners, public welcomed.

    Contact:

    http://mrcaclub.org
    https://www.facebook.com/mrcaclub

    Lunch will be available onsite, reservation appreciated in order to prepare the lunch logistic!
    https://www.facebook.com/mrcaclub

    Stéphane
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    Stéphane
    Horizon Hobby Team Member

  • #2
    Week end look fantastic, and pictures will be here!
    Stéphane
    Horizon Hobby Team Member

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    • JimD
      JimD commented
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      Arrived in Ann Arbor at 6:00pm. Beautiful evening here and weather is looking good for tomorrow.

  • #3
    Hey guys,

    Have a wonderful weekend. After your event last year when the weather was a challenge, its so great to see a fantastic forecast and huge turnout expected... Please keep us all posted with pictures and videos!!!!

    Keep the tow lines tight and the wait line short.

    LEN
    Team Horizon
    Len Buffinton
    Team Horizon Hobby

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    • #4
      Have a great event French1, I know at least 2 others in your fold, Jim and Burt, Swiss Miss says hello!

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      • #5
        Make sure we get plenty of pictures and maybe some video.

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        • #6
          We brought tow planes...both are powered with DA-120 engines so we should be able to tow most anything. Planes are TopModel Porter and Hangar 9 Super Decathlon.
          A Site for Soar Eyes

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          • #7
            Day 1 ~ Saturday, May 2, 2015

            First one here this morning and the day looks spectacular! The field has an east/west runway with the view from the pit facing south. From the straight line edge of the runway, there is a wide open flyover area for the entire 180 degree sweep. This is flat land farm country!

            Weather forecast is for light wind out of the west, which will be straight down the runway...perfect for an aerotow event. The picture is the view from the pit area looking southwest.
            A Site for Soar Eyes

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            • #8
              A Site for Soar Eyes

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              • #9
                The event is officially underway!
                A Site for Soar Eyes

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                • #10
                  Wow! What a beautiful field and the weather looks fantastic! Can't wait to see some pictures of the action...

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                  • #11
                    The Decathlon put in one hour of flight time and then the flex pipe on the left header decided to break...not to worry, the Porter stepped up and did another three hours. What a fantastic day and nice group of people!
                    A Site for Soar Eyes

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                    • #12
                      More pictures please, how many pilots do you have?

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                      • #13
                        Well, I am exhausted. Today was exactly what was not 2014 event...

                        A lot of sun, low wind, high temperatures, a very good day to organize and Aerotow.

                        Our crowd was about 12 pilots and we had a lot of fun, here is couple pictures
                        Stéphane
                        Horizon Hobby Team Member

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                          Stéphane
                          Horizon Hobby Team Member

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                          • #15
                            I had a great time today - thanks to all, but particularly to Stephane and Jim. I took a bunch of video, only some of which I have gone though so far, but here's a taste (switch to HD, if it does not default to HD). Fantastic weather!
                             
                            Last edited by tree2tree; 05-03-2015, 04:14 AM.

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