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Thread: Great Lakes Aviators Build Off and Fly-In - Sparta, MI (8D4) - Sat. August 15, 2015

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    Great Lakes Aviators Build Off and Fly-In - Sparta, MI (8D4) - Sat. August 15, 2015

    We will piggyback our fly-in with the local EAA Chapter 704's 3rd Annual - Great Lakes Aviators Build Off and Fly-In. Roland Ashby will be our host. BAC gathering will be at Roland's hangar E-2, which is across from where breakfast will be served. Fly-in starts at 8:00am EDT and breakfast is served until 11:00am. Breakfast is free to pilots that fly-in. If it is anything like last year this was an awesome breakfast. The Ford Tri-Motor will be there as well.

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    John Redmon
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    '78 Sierra N18981
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    McCordsville, IN

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    & Boots on the Ground!
    (No fly overs or touch-n-goes)


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    John Redmon
    East Central Regional Director
    '78 Sierra N18981
    KMQJ
    McCordsville, IN

    States visited with N18981
    & Boots on the Ground!
    (No fly overs or touch-n-goes)


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    Last year had a great Breakfast. This year is promissimg to be even better with more planes, young eagle flights and the EAA Ford Tri-Motor. Stop by on the way up to Traverse City or Makinaw!
    Roland Ashby
    Beech Sport, Aeronca Chief (sold) and Zenith CH650 (currently being built)

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    My plans are to arrive by 8:00am. Anyone else flying in?
    John Redmon
    East Central Regional Director
    '78 Sierra N18981
    KMQJ
    McCordsville, IN

    States visited with N18981
    & Boots on the Ground!
    (No fly overs or touch-n-goes)


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    Was there today. A lot going on there and it will be a great day there tomorrow. Hope to see some BAC members!!!!
    Roland Ashby
    Beech Sport, Aeronca Chief (sold) and Zenith CH650 (currently being built)

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    Roll call for the Sparta Fly-in:
    John Redman (as always!)
    Roland Ashby ( gotta go, it's at my airport)
    Anyone else????

    If you need or want "on the ground" weather, call or text 616-291-1005.
    Roland Ashby
    Beech Sport, Aeronca Chief (sold) and Zenith CH650 (currently being built)

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    I wasn’t sure I was going to make it in to Sparta. Started seeing ground fog just North of Kalamazoo. Grand Rapids was reporting 800 Broken and 8 miles. The MDA for the RNAV 25 approach was 1280 using Grand Rapids altimeter. The AWOS for 8D4 is out until next year. Fortunately there was a break in the fog just, and I mean just south of the field. I wasn’t able to make out the hangars north of the runway until 2 miles out. A text from Roland backed this up. After landing at 8:22am EDT I met up with Roland Ashby and Mike Risko. Mike landed just before me in his Sierra. This is the first time I met Mike. I enjoyed our talk about adding WAAS to his Garmin GPS, flying his Sierra, and questions about the condition of his donuts. We all had a nice breakfast. While eating that fog I spoke about slowly moved in and prevented any additional aircraft from landing. You could hear them flying overhead hoping to find a break. Finally around 10:30am the sun started to break through and aircraft started to depart and arrive once again. As I was taking off around 11:00 a voice came over the radio and asked is that you John? I said yes. I thought it was Mike but learned later via text it was Larry Newland and his wife Mary arriving for breakfast. Sorry I missed you. That makes a total of 5 for the fly-in with 3 Sierras flying in and 1 Sport based on the field. Thanks for hosting again this year Roland. Looking forward to next year.

    Pictured are Mike Risko, Roland Ashby, and John Redmon.

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    John Redmon
    East Central Regional Director
    '78 Sierra N18981
    KMQJ
    McCordsville, IN

    States visited with N18981
    & Boots on the Ground!
    (No fly overs or touch-n-goes)


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    Nice looking Howard.




    Globe Swift




    Mike Risko's Sierra




    Sun and some blue sky once again.

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    John Redmon
    East Central Regional Director
    '78 Sierra N18981
    KMQJ
    McCordsville, IN

    States visited with N18981
    & Boots on the Ground!
    (No fly overs or touch-n-goes)


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