• ALL FLYING THE SAME DAY(s) BAC Weekend 8/22 to 8/23/2020

    How Many Planes Can We Get In The Air On The Same Weekend?

    In 2013 Tom Robertson (TOMTERRIFIC) suggested:
    I propose we schedule a BAC [weekend] Day. This day would be set aside by members for the purpose of taking our Beeches for a flight. Flights can be for 5 minutes or an all day affair. On subsequent days we would write our experiences to a forum here for everyone to see. How many of our aircraft can get into the air in one day?
    So, what do you think?

    Today, I don't find a record of how many of our planes took to the air on previous days like this. . However, it seems like a fun thing to do again.

    So, I have arbitrarily picked the Saturday August 22, 2020 and Sunday August 23, 2020 for our event. To qualify fly your plane anywhere for any length of time on that weekend. Report that you flew on this thread. Only a short message like "N1234X flew on BAC Weekend" is necessary... or, if you like, write more detail including where and how high etc. Maybe try skywriting that day.

    Wherever you are in the world BAC Weekend begins at local sunrise on August 22 and ends at local sunrise on August 24. If you can only go to the airport and touch your plane because of crappy weather we may later decide to count that.

    Good luck. Any other ideas are welcome. Tom Corcoran
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    1. lisany's Avatar
      lisany -
      I did it! We flew 6924Q on Sunday Aug 23 2020 so count us in! We opened the hangar door at KBXM and...saw 3 CH-53 Sky Stallions waiting for us. I thought we had busted a NOTAM or something, but no, they were just there for fun, military-style. Wow are those things ugly.
      Lisa Miller
    1. maxmason's Avatar
      maxmason -
      Quote Originally Posted by lisany View Post
      I did it! We flew 6924Q on Sunday Aug 23 2020 so count us in! We opened the hangar door at KBXM and...saw 3 CH-53 Sky Stallions waiting for us. I thought we had busted a NOTAM or something, but no, they were just there for fun, military-style. Wow are those things ugly.
      Lisa Miller


      That's the reason why they fly! their ugliness is so repulsive that the Earth pushes them into the sky.
    1. lisany's Avatar
      lisany -
      LOL! I actually thought that those choppers were dragged out there for disposal, they were so ugly...then they fired one up while we were in the hangar and the noise was overwhelming (with the hangar door closed). Then it taxied out and took off. With 3 jet engines, I suppose that even a garbage truck could fly
    1. wjknight's Avatar
      wjknight -
      Quote Originally Posted by lisany View Post
      We opened the hangar door at KBXM and...saw 3 CH-53 Sky Stallions waiting for us. I thought we had busted a NOTAM or something, but no, they were just there for fun, military-style. Wow are those things ugly.
      Lisa Miller
      Hahaha.....I parachuted out of CH-53's in Altenstat, W. Germany when I was qualifying for my German jump wings. They were the German Army versions that they called the "Jolly Green Giant". Awesome machines!
    1. bbyer's Avatar
      bbyer -
      What I saw when I first looked at the jpg was acres of concrete and a lonely Sundowner. I doubt our largest airport in Canada has that much tarmac and if there is, a Musketeer will never set down on it.

      Acres of tarmac might be commonplace in the States but up here, that picture really is impressive.

      Secondarily, if that is the Sheriffs posse, I would stay away from towered airports.

      Below is what we have at our local strip but that is merely perimeter protection. The airdrome lands are about a half section but the tarmac is only a few hundred square feet - less area to remove snow from. In fact, the parking lot (the gravel area in lower right of the jpg) is larger than the tarmac. The runway however is 4560 x 100 with PAPI, GNSS, ARCAL and Jet A-1 for the helicopters.

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    1. JOHNNYXRAY's Avatar
      JOHNNYXRAY -
      Hey Now !!! The Ch53E can be cleaned up . .
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