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hharney 04-24-11 12:52 PM

50th Anniversary of the Skymaster - Dayton, OH
 
We are just over 1 month out for the 2011 SOAPA Event in Dayton, Ohio. This Celebration of the 50th Anniversary Flight of the Skymaster is upon us and closing in quickly.

IS ANYONE ATTENDING????

Please respond to this thread of your position. Please indicate if you will be attending, may be attending or will not be attending. I will continue to update the list so all can see it.

REGISTERED PILOTS

Herb Harney
Bill Taylor
Kenneth Maclean
Larry Bowdish
Jack Wybenga
Paul and Mary Rooy
Dale Campbell
O. Lynn Justice

HOPING TO ATTEND BUT NOT SURE YET

Scott Ashcraft
Dan (ipasgas1) from Cincinnati
Jerry DeSantis
Robert Ottlinger

NOT ATTENDING

Fred Mildenburger
Steve and Sandy Gustafson
Ed Asmus
Thyra and Walt
Wayne Craw
Dave Jarrett
Keven Kennison

Submit your SOAPA registration now and book your rooms at the Double Tree. Your SOAPA registration does not secure rooms at the hotel. The hotel must be reserved BY MAY 9, separate from the SOAPA registration. All the information is on the home page.

http://www.337skymaster.com/

edasmus 04-24-11 10:12 PM

I will be unable to attend due to inability to get time off from work. Have fun everybody. Hopefully one of these years I can make it.

Ed Asmus

ipasgas1 04-25-11 10:56 AM

It currently looks like I will be able to attend but need to ensure I can get the work schedule to agree...

iswap 04-25-11 11:05 AM

Unable this year. We're hoping for next year.

Thyra and Walt

Dale Campbell 04-30-11 01:14 PM

Dayton Meeting
 
I am going to try this year to be there. My wife is still under treatment for AML Lukiemia and we can not plan to far ahead. It will be down to the week before the meeting, that I will know for sure. Hope to see you all there. Dale Campbell

FMild 05-09-11 08:32 AM

Herb & Co.,
I will be attending with my wife, assuming my Skymaster comes out of its annual relatively unscathed (I just dropped it off last week). See you there!
Fred Mildenburger

Jerry De Santis 05-14-11 07:26 PM

Dayton
 
Checking my travel schedule...Going to try to make it. If I can, I will take Craig there with me.:)

hharney 05-15-11 11:44 AM

Check the home page for updated agenda

The event starts on Thursday June 2. We have modified the schedule to allow for more people to join us in Dayton. It will be a special weekend as Skymaster pilots, owners and passionate future owners meet together to share experiences. There is still time to plan to come. See the home page for all the details.

http://www.337skymaster.com/

hharney 05-15-11 11:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jerry De Santis (Post 16943)
Checking my travel schedule...Going to try to make it. If I can, I will take Craig there with me.:)

Hope you can join us Jerry.

Dale Campbell 05-15-11 01:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dale Campbell (Post 16866)
I am going to try this year to be there. My wife is still under treatment for AML Lukiemia and we can not plan to far ahead. It will be down to the week before the meeting, that I will know for sure. Hope to see you all there.

I mailed my check and registration last week and made my hotel resorvation. Dale Campbell

hharney 05-15-11 05:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dale Campbell (Post 16958)
I mailed my check and registration last week and made my hotel resorvation. Dale Campbell

Fantastic Dale
It will be great to see you there
You are coming in on Thursday?

hharney 05-23-11 10:07 AM

I have rented a mini van for Dayton. It will seat 7 plus some baggage. Does anyone else plan to rent a car? We will need at least one more van or 2 standard cars to shuttle everyone. Please respond to this post.

Check with one of the internet search sites like HotWire or Orbitz to see the best deals. Then I go directly to the vender site to secure the car. I got the mini van for $55 a day from Hertz. Hertz is normally the highest cost but not in Dayton, used my AOPA discount too.

http://www.hotwire.com/car/local/res...earchTokenId=1

Dale Campbell 05-24-11 12:53 PM

Car Rental
 
Hi Herb,
I did not rent anything. I figured I would wait for taxi or airport shuttle to hotel. And see what everyone else was doing. Dale

hharney 06-03-11 06:47 AM

Dayton Update
 
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6 Skymasters
1 Malibu
13 Passionate attendees
Perfect weather (tail winds are a myth)
Best reception at an airport ever - refreshments, snacks, our own area with welcome signs, treated like Gulfstream owners,
Hotel is awesome - two room suites, swimming, spa, cookies (warm chocolate chip) and a wonderful reception with eats and drinks on the house
We found the Dark Horse BBQ Pub and had a nice dinner together.

This morning is all business and at noon it's a race to the museum. Four hours of the greatest collection of aircraft in the country.

Here are some photos of the reception and dinner. More to come ................. stay tuned.

We miss you

hharney 06-05-11 11:45 AM

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The meetings on Friday were very interactive and informative. Jack gave a great presentation on the Skymaster wing and the associated issues, A/D's, and other aspects. The group has some good questions and learned a lot about the different wings on the aircraft. The business meeting went well and the group has selected some good potential locations for 2012. We had a lively discussion about using paper charts vs. the new trend of electronic flight bags. I think about 90% of the attendees have iPads in the cockpit. Foreflight was the app of choice. Paul got the spirits running with the Shoot the Bull session. No animals were harmed in this exercise. The discussion of Boom Bounce was interesting. No solid conclusions were made but lots of comments and experiences were presented. Rigging was the focus for best possible cures. Each attendee had a chance for introductions which included aircraft type, home base, occupation, experiences, etc. I attempted to present the SOAPA 2011 Skymaster Montage video but Murphy's Electronic monster reigned as victor of the challenge to play the DVD. None the less, DVD's were distributed so that everyone could watch it once they returned home.

Cessna was asked to participate but declined to join us. However, they did send a beautiful coffee table book on the history of Cessna and these were given to each person attending. Thanks Cessna, it even has a small section on the Skymaster. Lynn Justice from Guatemala brought calendars and a book he wrote for each person. What a treat, thanks Lynn, you are a true Skymaster gentleman. After the meetings it was northbound to the United States Air Force Museum.


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