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    PENSACOLA JETS 2012 ***GREAT NEWS***

    ***GREAT NEWS***

    The Navy as (re)approved flying on Friday, November 9th! The event is back to the original dates of Friday-Sunday, November 9-11. There is also "bonus" flying on Monday, Nov 12, for anyone that wants to stay a little longer.

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    Hey Gang,

    I received approval today from the Navy today to hold Pensacola Jets 2012 at Holley Field in Navarre, FL. The dates are Veteran's Day weekend, 9-11 November.

    As you may know, Holley is a U.S. Navy training field, two paved 3500 ft x 150 ft runways, north/south and east/west. This link has info: http://airportnavfinder.com/airport/KNKL/

    I will work with local hotels in Navarre to secure a group rate. I'll post more on that as it develops. Rob Baker has offered to serve as CD again for the event. We will try to get the website updated and in place soon for registrations. More info on that as it develops, as well. FYI, the Pensacola Jets 2011 website is still active and can be found here: http://www.alvinrc.com/jet/ Please don't use it right now to register! Wait until it says 2012. But, it is still a good source of info about the event.

    We had a pretty good turnout last year as we got this event up and running again, so hopefully we can build on that this year. Thanks again to all you guys who showed up to help the Holley Flyers RC Club restablish Pensacola Jets.

    That is all for now. Carry on.

    Cheers,

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    RE: PENSACOLA JETS 2012 ***GREAT NEWS***

    Im there! nice to have a close event
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    RE: PENSACOLA JETS 2012 ***GREAT NEWS***

    Sluggo,

    What are the hours of operation for the event and what is the R.V./Camping situation?? Will it be allowed on site, and if not, will we be able to leave trailers and tents set up overnight?


    Thanks,


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    RE: PENSACOLA JETS 2012 ***GREAT NEWS***

    Hey FB, great to hear! Look forward to seeing you this year.

    Danno, all good questions. Right now, leaving trailers on-site is approved. Based on last year, I will say at this time camping/RV-ing on-site is not. However, there is a new base commander at NAS Whiting, and at his request I am preparing a briefing on the event and it's history. I will attempt to get some relief on this issue. The best security for the event is having some guys staying on-site.

    As far as hours, unless I hear otherwise, they are 0800-sunset, starting on Friday the 9th. That will also be set-up day for tents and porta-potties, so it might be a little busy first-thing. Even so, with two runways we should have plenty of room.

    Plus, it was reported back to us by the field manager that the base security patrol gave us a great report. The field was left clean each evening, everything was secured and properly left where we said it would be in the event plan. Perhaps this will help us get approval of RV/camping this year, even if on a 'probationary' status.

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    RE: PENSACOLA JETS 2012 ***GREAT NEWS***

    I will be there and help out any way I can. I guess there was no way to hold the event at Santa Rosa...it is so much nicer there!

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    RE: PENSACOLA JETS 2012 ***GREAT NEWS***

    Yes, I agree. Santa Rosa would be nice - smooth runway, good grass, wide open area, convenient to hotels and restaurants. We did ask, but were denied.

    So Holley it is. On the other hand, the N-S and E-W runway layout at Holley makes life pretty good.

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    RE: PENSACOLA JETS 2012 ***GREAT NEWS***

    Randy,


    Roger that !! Will be watching for more info. Sounds like a great time, Hope to come.


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    RE: PENSACOLA JETS 2012 ***GREAT NEWS***

    Very good Danno...hope you can make it!

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    RE: PENSACOLA JETS 2012 ***GREAT NEWS***

    Same weekend as Pablos event at Markham

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    RE: PENSACOLA JETS 2012 ***GREAT NEWS***

    Well, nothing I can do about that, unfortunately. I have to work around the needs of the Navy, and this pretty much restricts us to federal holiday 'long weekends.'

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    RE: PENSACOLA JETS 2012 ***GREAT NEWS***

    UPDATE: The actual Veteran's Day holiday is Monday, 12 November. I have received word that after the cleanup first thing Monday, the field will be open to club flying. Any Pensacola Jets participants that would like to stay and fly more on Monday are welcome to do so.

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    RE: PENSACOLA JETS 2012 ***GREAT NEWS***

    I hope you can get the RV/camping issue resolved. That's the only thing keeping the MS Gang from coming.

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    RE: PENSACOLA JETS 2012 ***GREAT NEWS***

    Yes, I know it's a big deterrent. I'm hoping for some relief on this.

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    RE: PENSACOLA JETS 2012 ***GREAT NEWS***

    Is there a small RV park close to holly field? it may be a solution for the RV guys and since we can leave trailers on the site I can hold a couple in my 6x12 this year.
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    RE: PENSACOLA JETS 2012 ***GREAT NEWS***

    Yes, there is. In fact, there is a brand new park right on the water near the Highway 98/87 intersection.

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    RE: PENSACOLA JETS 2012 ***GREAT NEWS***

    UPDATE: The flying hours are 0730-1700. With Daylight Savings Time ending the previous weekend, sunset is around 1730, and we must vacate the field then (unless we can get some relief on RV/camping.)

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    RE: PENSACOLA JETS 2012 ***GREAT NEWS***

    We'll see you guys there! Got word at Michigan Jets that your event was a go. Looking forward to it.
    Also, Jacqui of "Jackie Sacks" custom wing bags will be there as well. Should anyone need bags she can hook you up. That is,,,when she's not not calling for me!!!
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    RE: PENSACOLA JETS 2012 ***GREAT NEWS***

    Great to hear, Larry! Look forward to seeing you at Holley.

    BTW, does Jaqui have sacks that fit a Skymaster L-39?

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    RE: PENSACOLA JETS 2012 ***GREAT NEWS***


    ORIGINAL: VF84sluggo

    Great to hear, Larry! Look forward to seeing you at Holley.

    BTW, does Jaqui have sacks that fit a Skymaster L-39?

    Sluggo
    I would be interested in set also.

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    RE: PENSACOLA JETS 2012 ***GREAT NEWS***

    yeah I could use some for all my jets, whats the average rate for them?
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    RE: PENSACOLA JETS 2012 ***GREAT NEWS***


    ORIGINAL: FenderBean

    Is there a small RV park close to holly field? it may be a solution for the RV guys and since we can leave trailers on the site I can hold a couple in my 6x12 this year.
    Just not very practical to move a 40' camper trailer, set it up, then take it back down and set it up again several times a day. I hope you can get them to allow it, we did it in the past.

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    RE: PENSACOLA JETS 2012 ***GREAT NEWS***

    I figured the campers would stay at the camp site and just drive over to the field and fly. Just a thought
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    ORIGINAL: FenderBean

    Is there a small RV park close to holly field? it may be a solution for the RV guys and since we can leave trailers on the site I can hold a couple in my 6x12 this year.
    Just not very practical to move a 40' camper trailer, set it up, then take it back down and set it up again several times a day. I hope you can get them to allow it, we did it in the past.

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    RE: PENSACOLA JETS 2012 ***GREAT NEWS***


    ORIGINAL: FenderBean

    I figured the campers would stay at the camp site and just drive over to the field and fly. Just a thought
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    ORIGINAL: FenderBean

    Is there a small RV park close to holly field? it may be a solution for the RV guys and since we can leave trailers on the site I can hold a couple in my 6x12 this year.
    Just not very practical to move a 40' camper trailer, set it up, then take it back down and set it up again several times a day. I hope you can get them to allow it, we did it in the past.

    DR

    Bean,

    That would work in some cases, but in David's and mine and others too, the camper is the airplane trailer... They call them Toy Haulers... It's all or nothing.


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    RE: PENSACOLA JETS 2012 ***GREAT NEWS***


    [quote]ORIGINAL: FenderBean

    I figured the campers would stay at the camp site and just drive over to the field and fly. Just a thought
    [quote]ORIGINAL: DavidR


    Just would not work. Mine is the airplane hauler, so I either camp on site or find another meet. Unfortunate because this was/is a good place to fly and a good time of year for a meet.

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    RE: PENSACOLA JETS 2012 ***GREAT NEWS***

    Gents, I have submitted the event briefing to the Whiting skipper, and have included a request for some relief on RV's. It may take a few days to hear back, so be patient.

    I offered to operate under a "probationary" status; i.e. give us a one-time permission and see how it goes, with the understanding that if we mess it up somehow, the RV/camping issue is dead forever. Hopefully this will be granted. I also mentioned that if security was the issue, the best security we could have would be some RV guys on the field overnight.

    Again, please be patient, let this request work its way through the chain-of-command, and keep your fingers crossed!

    Sluggo


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