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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 11:55 pm 
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Did anyone make it to the annual BBQ fly-in at Kitty Hill? I took the U-11 there and was the only twin...for good reason! The into the wind runway was 17, but it's only 2200 feet long and about 45 feet wide (I'm not sure on the width). On short final the runway seemed to shrink to about 800 feet and the 12-15 foot tall trees at the fence seemed to grow to about 200 feet!

It was a good time with lots of good food though. Two other military types were there, an L-19 (kept where Mike Collier keeps his) and an L-4. I counted 28 planes on the "ramp", but some came and went, so the count could have been over 30. The weather was perfect...a little warm, but a good wind blowing. A large drive-up crowd was there and the U-11 had lots of visitors. Most were probably trying to figure out what it was!

If you've never been, I recommend you drive or fly over next year. This was my first time there, but I'll be back next year, and I'm going to try to get more of our planes from San Marcos to come over as well. I think they would get a kick out of a four-ship arrival!

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Never heard of it... Sounds like I missed out on something!

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Sorry Ryan! I thought about asking if you knew about it, but since it's primarily a tail dragger event, I assumed you knew about it! I'll try to make sure I get the info to you next year! It might be cool to see how many of the ALS can make the trip! The field, by the way, is 77T.

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Well, that sounds like it's worth knowing about. Is there a way to get on their "list" of people to contact next year?
The good news for me is that I was out flying the J-3 Cub at Boerne with a student yesterday, and have student flights in it 4 days this week as well for a tailwheel endorsement booked from my new independent instruction advertising! That's a good thing.

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Ryan, maybe you can get a big group together to make the trip over from Hardy's place next year. That would be awesome to see a bunch arrive at the same time!

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Sadly the economy caused the event to cancel this year. I hear the field may be going away in the near future too. I hope not, but it is in a prime development area.

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