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    BAC at Oshkosh 2012

    I'm sorry to have to say Larry and Debbie Last will not be able to host the picnic on the flightline this year. Larry is in training to fly a Citation and his son is getting married right after AirVenture, so they are really busy this year.

    We are still working on putting something together though, so stay tuned. Hopefully we will have additional info within the week.
    Bob Schmidt, Founding Member
    Sundowner N282G has landed in:

    Also flew VH-WEI in Oz.

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    Sam Cryer has offered to host us at AirVenture this year! Details are still being worked out but here is the general idea. We will probably get Sam's grill going with burgers and brats or hot dogs as well as having a supply of beverages. The cook-out will be held at Sam's camper, which will be in the Warbirds camping area. In keeping with tradition, it will be on Tuesday afternoon July 24th. As always, spouses and friends are invited, and there will be no charge.

    As this is a late start and a bit more informal than the BAC picnic, we will not ask for a pre-registration fee to be returned to you upon arrival, like we did in years past.

    Stay tuned for more details as they get firmed up.

    Also, please let us know on this thread if you plan on attending and how many in your party. Sam needs to know how much food and drink to get!
    Bob Schmidt, Founding Member
    Sundowner N282G has landed in:

    Also flew VH-WEI in Oz.

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    I'll be there, working in the Rockwell Collins tent. Hope to get away to come have a burger!
    Dave Gribble
    Marion IA
    Flying the Restored Hangarmouse (Super III N3698Q)
    Building RV-9A N149DG


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    Sounds great...I'll be there. You can't miss me...I'll be the one with the binoculars and digital camera looking up in the air when an airplane passes overhead. Might even have a yellow Trade-a-Plane plastic bag with various things in it (sunscreen, wide brim hat, water bottle, daily show paper, etc.) Looking forward to it!


    Charlie Baumann
    1974 Sport 150
    N6578R, MB-729
    Zuehl Field, near San Antonio Texas

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    I will be there with 3 of us.
    Larry Newland
    76 Sierra,N9152S
    YIP,Mi.

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    I'll try to get a map of the exact location to put online. In any case, we'll have a BAC banner flying!!!
    Bob Schmidt, Founding Member
    Sundowner N282G has landed in:

    Also flew VH-WEI in Oz.

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    Hi there,
    I'm new to the BAC, so forgive my ignorance.
    I just purchased a 78 Sundowner, and will be bringing it home to Chicago from Sacramento as soon as it finishes it's Annual as part of the sale.
    I'm planning on going to Oshkosh (I'm only a few hrs south..)
    Can you give me a synopsis of what Beech/BAC festitivites are where/when?

    thanks
    Henry
    N23830 (pro tem )

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    The only activity so far is the cook-out on Tuesday afternoon. I know it's at Sam Cryer's camper in the Warbirds camping area, but so far I do not have a map of the exact site. I will post it as soon as I can.

    Welcome to BAC, Henry! I'm based in Waukesha, WI (KUES), just West of Milwaukee. Where will your Sundowner be based?

    If you are looking for an A&P in this area, Sam is BAC member and A&P, also based in Waukesha. He flies a Musketeer.
    Bob Schmidt, Founding Member
    Sundowner N282G has landed in:

    Also flew VH-WEI in Oz.

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    Why thank you, Bob!
    Guess I'll make Tuesday my Oshkosh day (only have time to take off one day during the week, regrettably)
    S/B picking up N23830 in a few weeks, and basing at Palwaukee (aka "Chicago EXECUTIVE"). I'm on a short wait list for a hangar, tie down in the interim. I'll put Sam on my list, does he have an eMail?

    Oh, and I'd appreciate your opinion on a new website I started (I do computer software for a living anyhow, so...). It's www.HangarBuddies.com and it's basically a 'community bulletin board' for locals to swap suggestions, locate $100 pancake and hamburger spots, upcoming FAAst seminars and the like. I found that there's a bit of "Well, if I don't have my own plane and I don't want to go to the airport to plop down $100+ to fly to 'somewhere', then what's the point of being 'in GA' ???". So this is kind of a community-building idea/site. Like 'share a ride' to a Fly-In (get company, split expenses, have a reason to get in the air... etc).

    In fact, here's an idea I'd like to bounce off of you:
    HangarBuddies will sponsor a "Find the Best 1- or 2-day getaway spot" contest. First prize is $200, 2nd is $100, 3rd is $50. You post your first-person evaluation of a spot (with pictures!) on the Hangar Buddies website, and at the end of the (2 month?) contest period, all the members vote for their favorite to determine 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. This give people a reason to go flying, and readers/lurkers some ideas other than "No place to go but fly around in the pattern for an hour...". Thoughts, ideas, suggestions?
    I can spot the $350 prize money as my contribution to GA, and maybe offer $50 sponsorship/advertising to local FBO/Mechanics/Schools to defray the cost and get them to put a pound of flesh into the game.

    What do you think?

    Oh, and how do you get those cool maps into your signature line????
    Henry
    N78HF (F33A)
    www.N78HF.com

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    BTW, my picture doesn't appear either - even though I've uploaded it and it show quit nicely in 'My Settings'.
    Suggestions?
    Henry
    N78HF (F33A)
    www.N78HF.com

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