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Thread: Tangier Island (KTGI) Wed, Sept 18

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    Tangier Island (KTGI) Wed, Sept 18

    Come early to BACFest or if you can't attend the entire convention, join us on an excursion
    Wednesday, Sept 18 to the unique village of Tangier
    Island. The island is only 57nm from our base at
    Norfolk International but you will feel like youíve
    made an international flight!

    Those leaving from BACFest are to meet in the hotel lobby
    at 9:00am and we will shuttle over to the airport. We will
    aim for a 10:15 departure with arrival by 11:00. Those
    flying in from elsewhere, plan to meet us on the island
    at 11:00.

    Tangier Island is a small island located in the middle
    of the Chesapeake Bay. It is known as the soft-shell
    crab capital of the world. Most of the islandís
    economy is derived from either fishing or tourism.
    Only 727 people call Tangier Island home and the
    area is so isolated that they are known for having
    their own dialect. The people of Tangier, who speak
    with a lingering trace of Elizabethan accent, are
    warm, friendly and proud of their island. The only
    methods of transportation off the island are boats
    and airplane.

    There is still a calm, peaceful atmosphere on the
    island, with only one pay phone, four or five gift
    shops, a few restaurants, and a hardware store as
    the only retail establishments. There are no arcades,
    no drug stores or department stores, no traffic
    lights, and violent crime is virtually nonexistent.
    There are three bed and breakfasts for overnight
    guests, and a wild beach without a boardwalk or
    concessions. Visitors will need to bring cash since
    there are no ATMs on the island. Most of the gift
    shops, eating establishments, and overnight
    accommodations have begun to accept credit and
    debit cards.

    There is a $10.00 landing fee. (Cash Only!)
    We will then take a golf cart guided tour ($5.00/
    person [Cash Only]). The island has very few cars
    as the people travel by foot, bicycle or golf cart.
    Afterwards, we will dine at the famous Chesapeake
    House where lunch is served Family Style. Lunch
    includes: Chesapeake Bay Crab Cakes (They're
    home-made from the Chesapeake Blue Crab.)
    Also: Chesapeake Style Clam Fritters, Virginia Ham,
    Potato Salad, Coleslaw, Pickled Beets, Apple Sauce,
    Green Beans, and Hot Corn Pudding . Let's not
    forget Home-made Rolls, fresh daily baked Butter
    Pound Cakes, and Beverages. Lunch is $22.00 per
    person. Credit Cards Accepted.

    If you are planning to attend, please let me know so
    that I can give them a head count!

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    Count Brad & Ann Mitchell in.
    And Gary & Debbie Boyce.
    Last edited by bmitchell; 09-12-2013 at 08:41 AM.

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    I will be in also!!! JP

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    I have to work a few hours in the Morning. But I am planning on joining ypu for this barring any last minute BACFest needs.

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    Is everybody leaving from ORF or meeting us there?

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    Mitchells & Boyces will depart from KORF.

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    I plan on attending and I will be leaving from KORF.
    John Redmon
    East Central Regional Director
    '78 Sierra N18981
    McCordsville, IN

    States visited with N18981
    & Boots on the Ground!
    (No fly overs or touch-n-goes)

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    Linda and I are planning on going. Will leave from KORF.
    Mike Nielsen
    McCook, NE
    Sierra N9164S

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    Just a part of safe flight advice here, before feet wet check all engine instruments an ensure all is normal, gain altitude to ensure glide distance back to land in case something developes I always use 4500 or better for this water crossing, pick the shortest distance over water to the island depending on direction of flight, KNOW your half way point depending on winds, which way will you go should the worst happen, if something does go wrong and making it back to land is not probable, aim for the nearest boat, the fishing fleet is usually out there somewhere, and watch out for the spotter aircraft for the fishing fleet, but they are usually low. On departure climb up circling the island to altitude then proceed on course.


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    Thanks Steve! Would you suggest carrying life vests? Wearing them? I know this sounds a bit extreme, but what if????
    Mike Nielsen
    McCook, NE
    Sierra N9164S

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