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    Across the USA - A Relay Fly-in

    Want to deliver a cup of Atlantic sea water to the Pacific? Don't have time to make a full across the USA trip? How about a relay? We can form teams based on posted trip legs and who can pick up the next leg.

    Say (just for example, not throwing anyone under the bus here ) you can do Ocean City, NJ west to Dayton, OH. You meet up with another member there, you all see the Wright Brothers and have a little fly-in. Maybe even others join up with you there for the event.

    Then your next team member takes that cup of salt water (or whatever "baton" you select for delivery to the opposite coast) and he/she goes on to the next port and repeats the hand off there. And so on until your "baton" gets all the way across the country.

    You can be part of an across the USA trip without taking time off work, spending lots of 100 LL and you get to meet up with others, some you may know and some you may meet for the first time. Post pictures of each baton hand off and in flight stuff. Post your hand off point and day as a fly in for BAC President's Trophy Points.

    But we're heading into winter you say? Well post a leg you would want to take in the spring, let another member see it and say I can take it from there to "x" and things can pick up from there. You choose the leg distance you are comfortable with or what adventure you have been wanting to take.

    It doesn't have to be direct east to west or west to east, this can zig zag, double back on itself, anything to capture as many as want to participate. Can be done by different teams too, what ever you want to take part in post a desired leg and see if anyone picks up on your start/end points or suggests something close.

    Something like this, I'll pick up in Wichita, KS and deliver to Farmington, NM or the reverse. Flexible on locations and dates/times TBD by availability.

    Interest for this (or just one of my wild ideas)?
    Michael Dunlevie


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    Can we also add a bag of candy in there somewhere ??? Only the last piece makes it!

    I'm in - - - meeting BAC members AND adding some states to my map. A 2-fer!
    Nelson Amen
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    Mike,

    It is another of your wild ideas!

    However it is finally a great idea.
    We can start it in Maine and take it through the New England states and pass it off to New York.
    We may not be able to land in every state but we can mark off fly-overs on one of those maps our guys post as signatures.

    Atlantic ocean water is a very good idea.
    I have an empty plastic urinal from an old hospital stay that I will donate as the container.

    I say "GO" as soon as we have a plan and volunteers across the country.
    You get to decide when the plan is complete and who will do what.

    Tom Corcoran

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    Lob stahs and scallops from Boston !!!
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    And Yes !! I’m in ....
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    I like that idea Mike, so sad that I cannot be a part of it.
    What about a challenge cup big enough for many signatures with dates and places and just let it fly around to collect signatures! It should show up to each BACFest in the future for recognition to see it growing.
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    Like the Stanley Cup in Hockey . I like it .

    Quote Originally Posted by peschi View Post
    I like that idea Mike, so sad that I cannot be a part of it.
    What about a challenge cup big enough for many signatures with dates and places and just let it fly around to collect signatures! It should show up to each BACFest in the future for recognition to see it growing.

    John Persinger
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    Peter- I could probably be talked into bringing you the cup to be signed but probably would have to pull out the airbus or boeing out of the hanger for the trip !!
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    I like this idea also, and wonder if there's an easy, fun GIS way to track it (free)?
    ...fly safely...
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    Maybe buy one GIS unit and pass from pilot to pilot
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