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NW Indiana Warbird Day: Sat, July 21 2012, BEST Warbird Event within 100 miles!

Old 07-16-2012, 04:06 AM
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Default NW Indiana Warbird Day: Sat, July 21 2012, BEST Warbird Event within 100 miles!

Sorry guys, I've been 'slacking'/ getting this out a little later than usual. It's like they say: 'retired life keeps you pretty busy'.

ANYHOW, This is THE EVENT that I try to make it too every year, the best warbird event with 2 hrs drive of my home near Kalamazoo, MI. Turnouts are usually quite large, ALL warbirds allowed: big, small, gas powered, electric powered, and everything in between.

About 10 miles SE of Gary, Indiana, the Midwest Sundowners have a VERY long and wide, well maintained grass runway, surrounded by open farmland (no obstacles).
They have very a very knowledgable staff, put on a EXCELLENT full course lunch, even includes beverages and deserts (for donation: YOU choose price), and since they have been doing this for YEARS, no wait: DECADES, they run a very professional event.

Landing fees? We don't need no stinkin' landing fees, why should we charge YOU to bring your beautiful warbirds to our flying site? Ditto on parking fees. In fact, there are NO fees of any kind. You only pay for your lunch, and only if you want it, and only as much as you want to pay.

Here is link to Club Website:
http://www.midwestsundowners.com/

AMA Calendar states:
7/21/2012 Wheeler, IN (C) WARBIRD DAY. Site: Rainford Field. Stanley Zolodz CD PH: 219-662-1199 Email: sjzolodz@hotmail.com. Visit: www.midwestsundowners.com. Any size model of military aircraft in military colors. Flying starts at 9AM, food on site. Sponsor: MIDWEST SUNDOWNER FLYING CLUB

And FaceBook page:
https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Midwest-Sundowners-RC-Club/213228262029076

Interactive Map (click on "A", option window appears which allows you to enter an origin, then Yahoo calculates driving directions):
http://maps.yahoo.com/#mvt=h&lat=41....5%2C-87.191274

Weather (updated to show weekend only):
http://www.weather.com/weather/weekend/USIN0719?role=
At this point: looking warm, with mild winds

Past Events:

2011:
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=10622083

2010:
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_9850507/tm.htm

2009:
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_8929656/tm.htm

2006:
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_44...tm.htm#4488017

2005:
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_31...tm.htm#3159281
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Default RE: NW Indiana Warbird Day: Sat, July 21 2012, BEST Warbird Event within 100 miles!

Hope to see you all there.
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Old 07-22-2012, 10:59 AM
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We missed you Jim!I hope all is OK.We had a great day,over 40 pilots and lots and lots of planes.A large group from South Bend IN was there,Chicago,and other clubs.I forgot my camera so I don't have any pics.The weather was perfect-5-10 from the SW.
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Default RE: NW Indiana Warbird Day: Sat, July 21 2012, BEST Warbird Event within 100 miles!

All is well, Tom. It was a very busy week, relatives from out of town staying with us, capped off by 15 cu yds of top soil delivered to my back yard Fri. morning (to cover new septic tank).
Spent 4 hrs in the hot sun on Fri, shoveling it to spread it around (didn't finish the job tho), and frankly: was just too beat and worn out to think about packing planes and driving 2 hrs Sat morning to get to Wheeler.

Finished spreading the dirt today, seeded, watered, and ready to spend some time in air conditioned house.

I'm sure next year will work out better for me, sorry I missed it this year.
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By the way we have a new pavilion and a control tower.The pavilion is steel and a concrete pad[40'] long and the control tower is about ten feet off the ground.The pavilion is big enough to put all the cooking trays and food out of the weather with room to sit.
I was drained dry by the time I got home.No bad landings or take-offs so it was worth it.We will be having a giant bird fly-in in September.

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