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Thread: Where are you stopping on your way to BACFest?

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    Cool Where are you stopping on your way to BACFest?

    Post your plans of when and where you plan to stop. Someone may want to meet up and fly in together!

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    I'm stopping at Litchfield Regional (3LF) just northeast of St Louis around 11am for fuel.

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    Ann and I are stopping in Rantoul, IL (KTIP) for lunch, just north of Champaign, IL. That will leave us about 90 more minutes to KDBQ.

    The Octave Chanute Air Museum, largest aviation museum in Illinois, is located on the field.
    Last edited by bmitchell; 09-24-2015 at 03:55 PM.

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    Charlotte and plan to do fuel and lunch at KMVN Mt. Vernon IL. Airnav says $5.50 gas full serve, but more interested in a long stop at the restaurant. Should be there 1pm central on Thrusday, Oct 1.

    Rap

    Rap McBurney
    N28848

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    Quote Originally Posted by drwhite View Post
    I'm stopping at Litchfield Regional (3LF) just northeast of St Louis around 11am for fuel.
    3LF is not far from KSET. I may be able to stop by on my way. I am reserving the right to leave wed evening. Forcast for oct 1st still says perfect. 3LF generally has good fuel prices.
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    Should stop in KHAO Hamilton Ohio overnight Wednesday

    Paul Werbin
    Flight Ops/Safety director.

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    Still watching wx..

    If Thursday is not looking good we will bug out on Wednesday and overnight at KVPZ, Valparaiso - Porter County Airport in Indiana. This will leave a short flight to DBQ on Thursday morning. Most likely we will depart on Thursday morning and make a fuel stop at KUYF - Madison County Airport in London, OH. (fuel $4.89), then on to DBQ for the festivities. A long day in the saddle.

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    After studying the last 3 weeks of mornings, it is apparent my "first light" departure has about a 50/50 chance of happening this time of year. There is typically a band of lower ovc just north of San Antonio until about 10 or 11 am. Hill country, lots of towers, my personal minimum is 2200 ft AGL reported for that route. Simple (aka - - I stay on the ground with anything lower if going north) So .... I am planning a Tuesday departure, hoping for a one day trip, but ok with an overnight adventure as well. Early to DBQ is not a problem!

    Most likely routing will be:
    - depart 8T8 at first light (6:45 am). I will file a flight plan to DBQ and if available, will use flight following for the entire route http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N1998L
    - first alternate KGTU. Only 1 hour away and a good airport if I want to take an early break. Most likely overfly, but I like planning for an early stop as a contingency.
    - planned fuel stop is KHHW. The 3 hour leg from San Antonio.
    - next planned fuel stop is KDMO after another 3 hour leg.
    - then it is about 2 1/2 hours to KDBQ, which has me arriving with half tanks and approx. 10 hours after departing my hangar.
    - wild guess if I overnight - KFSM (several hotels close to field)

    Any suggestions are appreciated. Once north of DFW this will be new territory for me. I will be communicating with another BAC member (from north of Houston) so we might just link up. No night flying this trip.

    Photos - - BACFest teaser: I am going for the "minivan option" back there, convertible to single bucket, or a lot of suitcases (and the trumpet, of course) .... or back to the 2 person bench. The removable snack center/beverage holder/armrest is a work-in-progress, and will be my show-and-tell. Sweet!

    Have an enjoyable and safe trip,
    Nelson
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    landed and supported local economy

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    Depart Eagle (KEGE) to either Cheyenne, Nebraska ($5.10/gal., yikes) or Pine Bluffs (82V, about 30 miles east of Cheyenne, $4.3, then Wayne Muni./Morris Fld. (KLCG, $4.16) then on into KDBQ. It will be a big day of flying.
    Michael Dunlevie


    N9185S has taken me to, so far.

    It has ever been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues. Abraham Lincoln

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    The fuel price is why I'm stopping there. Do you know if there is food on the field?

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve59 View Post
    3LF is not far from KSET. I may be able to stop by on my way. I am reserving the right to leave wed evening. Forcast for oct 1st still says perfect. 3LF generally has good fuel prices.

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