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    BAC Dayton "Fly/Drive-In"

    Well, I've gotta say, despite the really weird weather, and despite
    only 20% of incoming planes getting through it, I had a terrific time
    at the Fly-In in Dayton!
    Wonderful people, good times. We had folks who opted to drive in, and
    others, like me, who were forced to let those two uniforms up front do
    the flying. (Hey, at least the Captain of that RJ had once flown a
    Sundowner.)
    We had people from 10 states, two countries, and, we sometimes
    thought, several planets.
    Thanks to Brian Foote for his perseverance in setting this thing up.
    And I join him in denying that anything Northeasterners are involved
    in will have snow, any time of the year.

    Steve Cote
    N1958L





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    BAC Dayton "Fly/Drive-In"

    Well...

    I felt like I was on some planet (still trying to figure out which
    one). Departed Toronto at 01:00 Sat. As I was ~1 hour outa Motor
    City..felt like ground zero. Some hot shot was doing about 80-90 mph &
    I did all I could to try to keep up. Figured if they could stay on the
    road..so could I.

    My experience with Dodge Caravans is that the wipers work OK till
    about 70 mph. So, here I am trying to keep up to hot shot & the wipers
    are a swaying in the wind. At the same time, big time snow was blowin
    from the right (~ 45 deg) & had to crank in some 'wind correction'
    with the steering wheel. Also had to correct for 'gusts' that where
    fidgeting me around. Felt like I was flying.

    So, Dodge Caravan wipers are good for ~ 70 mph & I'm trying to keep
    up with hot shot doing 80-90. Not only are my wipers flailing in the
    wind but I am at freezing level & flailing wipers are picking up ice &
    snow. All I can say is that I did manage to see through the windshield
    In one spot & maintain course.

    At some point this also happened to be in a construction area which
    amounted to single lane driving with fluorescent guides along the way.
    It was all harrowing. Oh yes, coupla thumps along the way that I
    wondered about, but had no doubt about the second one, as I smelled
    skunk for at least 20 miles.

    This was about the hairiest part of my BAC trip. But all worth it to
    have a part of Dayton BAC event.

    Jon


    --- In musketeermail@yahoogroups.com, "sjcote2000" <sjcote@v...> wrote:
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    > Well, I've gotta say, despite the really weird weather, and despite
    > only 20% of incoming planes getting through it, I had a terrific time
    > at the Fly-In in Dayton!
    > Wonderful people, good times. We had folks who opted to drive in, and
    > others, like me, who were forced to let those two uniforms up front do
    > the flying. (Hey, at least the Captain of that RJ had once flown a
    > Sundowner.)
    > We had people from 10 states, two countries, and, we sometimes
    > thought, several planets.
    > Thanks to Brian Foote for his perseverance in setting this thing up.
    > And I join him in denying that anything Northeasterners are involved
    > in will have snow, any time of the year.
    >
    > Steve Cote
    > N1958L





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    BAC Dayton "Fly/Drive-In"

    Well said!! I also had a terrific time. It's the first time I've met
    any of the other BAC members. Too bad more couldn't come, but on the
    bright side I managed to remember everyone's name. Couldn't do that if
    there were many more there!!!

    Excellent job Brian...


    sjcote2000 wrote:

    >Well, I've gotta say, despite the really weird weather, and despite
    >only 20% of incoming planes getting through it, I had a terrific time
    >at the Fly-In in Dayton!
    >Wonderful people, good times. We had folks who opted to drive in, and
    >others, like me, who were forced to let those two uniforms up front do
    >the flying. (Hey, at least the Captain of that RJ had once flown a
    >Sundowner.)
    >We had people from 10 states, two countries, and, we sometimes
    >thought, several planets.
    >Thanks to Brian Foote for his perseverance in setting this thing up.
    >And I join him in denying that anything Northeasterners are involved
    >in will have snow, any time of the year.
    >
    >Steve Cote
    >N1958L
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    >Join BAC today and be a part of the ONLY Type Club for the Musketeer series!
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