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Old 07-30-2012, 12:29 PM
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Default Northern Alliance Military Fly In - 2012 (Owatonna MN)

I will be flying at the NAMFI warbird event this year (Friday and Saturday) and will bring my camera and try to post some pictures here of the event. (I haven't quit the hobby as has been reported). We have a great group of people that show up every year from across the US and Canada. The facilities are great and the club puts on an excellent event. Looking forward to flying with my friends again from WI, CO, AR, OK, IA, and Canada.

Here's the club's site with information about the fly in -

http://www.smmac.com/smmac/namfi/Welcome.html

August 10-12 2012

It will be a great weekend so if you guys can make it, please come out and fly. Feel free to post up pictures of the event here. Looking forward to a great weekend of flying.

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Darn it,

I thought since you quit the hobby that your spitfires were for sale (Cheap). Be good to see you again. I blew up the gear a couple of weeks ago on the zeke and just got new gear in. Plus Gear doors. You'll have to check it out.We just got done with the electric event. 150 pilots and hundreds of spectators. Field looks good, food was good and a nice segway into next weekend.

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Old 07-31-2012, 10:48 AM
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Will be a blast...!
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Old 08-02-2012, 08:49 AM
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One of two events (Fond du Lac being the other) that I attened in the midwest last summer. Holy cray was it fun. Everything was great! The people, the venue, the weather, and did I say the people!!! Just fantastic and made a bunch of new friends. Lots of great planes and flying. The spectators were super people as well. And the Hosts....oh my gosh they are top notch. The onsite food was unbelievable!

To all my fellow r/c enthusiats these events and the people are not to be missed out on. If you have the chance you should go.

It kills me to say I'm too busy this year with work and family to commit to this trip but I will be back in the years to come.........yep all the way from sunny Florida!

Have fun guys, wish I could be there,

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This WILL be an epic event! One not to miss for sure! See you there!
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Were any of y'all gonna mention the BBQ and sweet corn, or was that gonna be our little secret?


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Were any of y'all gonna mention the BBQ and sweet corn, or was that gonna be our little secret?


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Scott, we're gonna miss ya...

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Clark and I are leaving Wednesday evening. Should pull in before noon on Thursday. Looking forward to great friends, great food and great flying!!! By the way Jeff, save us a good spot!
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Righty-o Doug. Looking forward to all the Colorado gang.

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I'll be there with camera gear in hand. Yes I'll fly some too but hey someone has to document all the antics right?

Looking forward to it in just a few days!
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Old 08-06-2012, 04:39 PM
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I've decided to 'head out' tomorrow morning (Tuesday), get there in the evening and set up and start flying Wednesday morning. I've got everything done with nothing to do at home and, since I have to drive 1700 total miles, I'm getting there early to make the 'most' of it.
If you're in the neighborhood, stop by for some early flying.
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Holy Smokes Sam,

I'm not sure the lights will be on. Don't worry there should be some of us out there WED, and Thursday for sure. I'll come out and say hi if I am not mowing the lawn by then. Glad to see you coming out. Drive safe and I look forward to vistiting with you again.

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Old 08-07-2012, 06:18 AM
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See you Wed evening Sammy

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Let's see some pictures and hear some reports, guys!

Sorry for my lack of patience, but experiencing NAMFI vicariously through RCU is tough for those who have attended in the past and experienced the event. It's an awesome weekend and I can't wait to see the models that showed up this year!
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Come on Jeff, I know you've been at the field with Sam since Wednesday.......let us in on the fun guys!


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I was there Saturday and had a great time. I am no photographer, but here are a few pics I took.
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The Lockheed Sirius and Seversky P-35 look fantastic. That's what scale modelling is all about. Nice to see an event that still attracts at least a few builders. Got any more pics?
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A few more..



Oops, I posted the Lockheed Altair twice.
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Last ones. There were many scale and detailed planes there. The pics I posted only show a few.
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Jeze, is that really a full-sized human being crouched behind Brian's P-47?!? Man, that that is big. Wish I could have seen one of the "big-six" with the ZDZ 420. I'm sure it had plenty of power, huh?
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Hey Noah, we missed you. Brian's Jug flew great. Not a speed demon (thankfully), but very good power and pull thru the air and really looked the part.

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Pics of a DH1(?) that was there. I liked the detail on this one.
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wow that ME163 is huge!!! (must belong to that 2/3rds scale Jeff lol)

Any info on it?

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For some additional pics go to Facebook and look up Southern Minnesota Model Aircraft Club. Vintauri is going to post additional pics in this thread at his first opportunity. Great weekend, fun with flying, friends and food. Today was a bit of a wash due to a steady light rain.

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Great time by all the colorado gang. I think there were six of us from Colorado.

As anybody knows about this event, it is for the warbird pilot who loves to fly fly fly. The field was perfect. The food is out of this world. Non stop fantastic food from 7 Am thru dinner.

One of the things I love is all the new , scratch built and designed planes. Yep, there are still builder/modelers out there. Carl never ceases to amaze us all with the fantastic planes he designs and builds. And he is not the only one.

Kinda missed Jeff's new 12 foot Spitty. I would love to see it fly with the big 220 ZDZ in the nose.

This is a must attend event for anybody close to Minn. Tim and Karen are fantastic hosts !!!!
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