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    Welcome to 2007 Southeast Region

    As we start our new year, I wanted to say hello to the Southeast region. I encourage all those in the region to email me at doug dot muse at gmail dot com about any ideas, concerns, etc. I hope we have an active year of many gatherings. I would like to thank Chuz for the great job he did in getting this region going and look forward to us working together to continue to build a very strong and active region. Here are some ideas for some Southeast events.

    Lunch events:
    (Success 3-31st) PLR – Pell City, AL – Sammies Touch and Go – Hosted by Tom Kinstler
    5R4 – Foley, AL – Lambert’s Cafι – Hosted by ?
    4R9 - Dauphin Island - Hosted by ?
    JKA - Gulf Shores, AL - Lulu's restaurant - hosted by ?
    17FL – Greystone, FL – Jumbolair Brunch – where John Travolta lives – held first Sunday each month –

    Day/Weekend events:
    FFC – Peachtree City, GA – 5th Annual Musketeer Falcon Field Fly-in – Hosted by Doug Muse and ?
    CHA – Chattanooga, TN – (June) RiverBend Music Festival in June (must book EARLY) –
    THA – Tullahoma, TN – combined events (tour of Jack Daniels Factory in Lynchburg & of Beechcraft Staggerwing Museum) – Hosted by ?
    CDK – Cedar Key, FL – relaxing weekend on a very famous island featured in the Sporty’s videos – Hosted by ?
    PIM – Pine Mt, GA – relaxing weekend at Callaway Gardens – Hosted by Doug Muse
    SAV – Savannah, GA – relaxing weekend of shopping, sights, and food – Hosted by ?
    AAF - Apalachicola - great seafood and Gibson Inn ( - hosted by ?
    GIF - near Polk City, FL - Fantasy of Flight ( - hosted by ?
    HEZ - Natchez, MS - Antebellum homes and antiques - hosted by ?

    Long Trips:
    EYW – Key West, FL – (maybe fall) relaxing long weekend at Key West – Hosted by ?
    Bahamas – International event (Fall) – contact Doug Muse

    Airshow events:
    LAL – Apr. – Sun-n-Fun Fly-In –
    NQA - Sep. - Midsouth Airshow with Snowbirds and Blue Angles
    GZH - Oct. – EAA Southeast Regional Fly-In –
    FFC – Oct. – Great Georgia Airshow –

    Blue Angles Show – any location -
    Thunderbirds Show – any location -

    These are a few ideas for the 2007 year that I hope we can plan. If you want to help host any of these or would like to add events, please let me know. Hosting is very simply the arranging with the FBO for arrivals and hopefully gas discounts, rental cars as needed, and hotel discounts for weekend events. Most of the time this can be arranged with a few calls and you are done. Would love to have members in each state hosting events.

    Please provide feedback if you would like to see any event in a particular month or season.

    Southeast Director

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    Great approach, Doug!

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    As spring begins to arrive in the Bluegrass state, come March I'll post some events in Kentucky. We've had pretty good turnouts in 2005 and 2006 for events at Big Sandy, Rough River and Owensboro. May take a look at Lake Barkley and Kentucky Dam Village in western Kentucky. Both have state parks that have great buffets on the weekends. It's all about the FOOD!


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    sounds Like some great events within moderate range of my home base...I have only one request. Please for any events to the west within range of western South Carolina.....

    Please do not plan or order 75 Kt head winds for the trip there....35 Knot groundspeed(s) are not my idea of a great flying time.

    Now, if you order them for my trip home, well I won't complain...

    M. Spencer

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    Orbiting Earth Left the Solar System
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Just outside Nawlins
    Doug, I used to like to fly to Dauphin Island, AL (4R9). Pre-Katrina the Seafood Galley would send a car to pick you up at the strip. Fun little strip, nothing there (no gas, just tie-downs), juts out into the water. There's a public beach across from where the Seafood Galley is/was and there's a fort at the end of the island that used to guard Mobile Bay. I think there is/was a Coast Guard station there and there are/were some motels. I've been meaning to fly over there for a look-see but haven't made it since Katrina. I'll let you know when I get over there.


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    Let us know what you find out about Dauphin Island. I have always looked at that as a potentially "fun" trip.


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    Just want to encourage all members (not just those in SE) to help come up with event suggestions including those to bring the spouse and family. We can do meals, tours, gatherings, clinics, etc. Get those suggestions on the way. Fly-in events do not have to be aviation related.

    If you want to help host a fly-in or have interest in one of the events posted above, please let me know at doug dot muse at gmail dot com.

    Blue skies,
    Southeast Director

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