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Thread: Wings To Wichita June 18th, Stearman Field 1K1

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    Wings To Wichita June 18th, Stearman Field 1K1

    Join us for lunch and more on June 18th for the annual fly-in at Lloyd Stearman Field just northwest of Wichita, KS. Don Olson of Wichita is our host. Plan to arrive by about 11 a.m. and we will have lunch at the Stearman Field Bar and Grill (http://www.stearmanbarandgrill.com/). There is a car show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Don has access to a 15 passenger van so after lunch about 1 p.m. we will leave for a tour of the Kansas Air Museum (http://kansasaviationmuseum.org/). Plan for at least two hours to see most of the museum. Don will bus us back to Stearman field afterwards. Some of you may want to head home at this time. For those who want to stay we will have a barbeque at Don's hangar on field. Entertainment starts at 8 p.m. in the evening with The Fabulous Shirtheads (http://thefabulousshirtheads.com/). Known for onstage comedy and antics, along with a solid, danceable play list, the Band appeals to a diverse audience. Don will take us to a reasonably priced hotel that evening and back to Stearman Field in the morning for our departure. Please let us know you are coming so we can plan accordingly. This should be a really fun day for all and the more of you come the better it will be. See you there!
    Mike Nielsen
    McCook, NE
    Sierra N9164S

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    Sounds Great! Mind putting this on the event Calendar? I'll do it if you like.

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    Thanks for the reminder Alan. Got 'er done. I might add that if anyone has any questions they may contact Don Olson at 315-201-8550 or myself at 308-345-1755 evenings.
    Last edited by niechiro; 05-12-2016 at 10:10 PM.
    Mike Nielsen
    McCook, NE
    Sierra N9164S

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    This fly-in is now a month away and I know some of you, like me, find it hard to plan a long ways out so now is the time to save this date. This is likely to be an outstanding fly-in you won't want to miss. Don Olson is waiting to find out if we receive permission to fly from 1K1 to McConnell Air Force Base where the museum is located. We are optimistic that this will be approved, but have not received the final word. There also is a possibility that we may get a glimpse of "Doc", the B-29 that is under restoration at McConnell. We want to see you there June 18th!
    Last edited by niechiro; 05-17-2016 at 11:50 AM.
    Mike Nielsen
    McCook, NE
    Sierra N9164S

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    This is on my calendar, looks like it will be a great event.
    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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    This fly-in is three weeks away and is going to be fun for all. It has been two years since the BACTac event which celebrated our club's 10th anniversary in June of 2014. We're not going to forget so we'll celebrate our 12th anniversary at Wings To Wichita on June 18th. We're still waiting on word as to whether or not the Air Force will give us permission to land at McConnell Air Force Base, but our sources remain very optimistic. Come, have a great lunch, tour the Kansas Air Museum, a hangar barbque and top it off with entertainment in the evening. It doesn't get any better than that. By the way, we are having an incredibly active storm pattern in the Midwest so let me know you would like to come so we can plan regardless of how things look now.
    We will hope for less active whether by the middle of June, so don't hold off committing as the weather call on this one will likely be one or two days before the event. (Last night our tornado sirens went off four times in my town. Don't remember that ever happening in one evening. Thankfully no tornado though.)
    Last edited by niechiro; 05-27-2016 at 06:45 PM.
    Mike Nielsen
    McCook, NE
    Sierra N9164S

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    We have had a request for a "prefly-in to this event due to Father's Day falling on Sunday. Here's the suggestion. Fly in Friday morning and Don will pick you up so you can tour the Kansas Aviation Museum after lunch. (You are on your own for lunch.) Stay overnight and have lunch with us on Saturday. You can fly home after that so you can enjoy Father's Day with your families on Sunday. Any takers out there?
    Mike Nielsen
    McCook, NE
    Sierra N9164S

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    Don has found a very good hotel at very good rate. For those of you who will be flying in and staying overnight, we will be staying at the Wichita Hampton INN NE (northeast). The cost is $89 per night plus taxes. For reservations, call them directly at 316-636-5594. This is not a group discount so you will not need to give them the BAC name. If you book with the hotel directly, there is free cancellation up until 4:00 p.m. on the day of the reservation. If you come in a day early, the hotel is 1.6 miles from the Colonel Jabara airport (KAAO). You could land there the night before and then fly the few miles to 1K1 Stearman Field the next morning. The hotel does not have a shuttle to pick you up however, You will need to arrange ground transportation with Don. Once again, his cell phone is 316-201-8550. We are still awaiting word on permission to fly directly to McConnell Air Force Base. We will let you know as soon as we can.
    Mike Nielsen
    McCook, NE
    Sierra N9164S

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    This fly-in is in two weeks from today. The stormy weather in the Midwest has settled down thanks to high pressure in the western USA. This should be a great weekend for a fly-in.
    Mike Nielsen
    McCook, NE
    Sierra N9164S

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    I had a lot of fun in Kansas last time we went. I just don't think I can swing the time off work.
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