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Old 07-07-2010, 04:03 PM
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Default NW Indiana Warbird Day: Sat, July 17 2010, BEST Warbird Event within 100 miles!

About 10 days away, this is one of 2 events that I try to make it too every year. 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 Contest ad:
7/17/2010 Wheeler, IN (C) Warbirds Day. Site: Rainford Field. Stan Zolodz CD PH: 219-662-1199 Visit: www.midwestsundowners.com. Any size model of military aircraft in military colors, pilots meeting 9:30am, food on site. Sponsor: MIDWEST SUNDOWNERS

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=

Past Events:

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 17 2010, BEST Warbird Event within 100 miles!

I will be there !
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Default RE: NW Indiana Warbird Day: Sat, July 17 2010, BEST Warbird Event within 100 miles!

sorry, Igot two of the same pics.
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Default RE: NW Indiana Warbird Day: Sat, July 17 2010, BEST Warbird Event within 100 miles!

I would have loved to make it but our club is having a four day event the same weekend.
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Default RE: NW Indiana Warbird Day: Sat, July 17 2010, BEST Warbird Event within 100 miles!

Very nice Lightning !
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Old 07-11-2010, 12:17 PM
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Default RE: NW Indiana Warbird Day: Sat, July 17 2010, BEST Warbird Event within 100 miles!

I'll be there [I'm a member] and you can camp overnite Jim,I PMed you.Hope the weather is good.I sent you the gate combo and phone #s and where you can camp.
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Default RE: NW Indiana Warbird Day: Sat, July 17 2010, BEST Warbird Event within 100 miles!

I have never been to your event before,looks like a great time. a freind and I plan to arrive Fri afternoon with his camper. Is there electric available we can plug into ?
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Old 07-11-2010, 12:31 PM
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Default RE: NW Indiana Warbird Day: Sat, July 17 2010, BEST Warbird Event within 100 miles!

I see you are in Griffith, I spent a lot of time there as a kid, my grandmother lived there all of her life.still have relatives there. Do you happen to know any Seitzingers ? I havent been up that way for a long time.
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Default RE: NW Indiana Warbird Day: Sat, July 17 2010, BEST Warbird Event within 100 miles!

Jim, I went last year with my buddy and his camper on friday afternoon. There is no electric at the site, so you would need a generator. It was vey quiet though and was a great weekend. Am on vacation so unfortunately will not be able to attend this year. Great event though.

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Default RE: NW Indiana Warbird Day: Sat, July 17 2010, BEST Warbird Event within 100 miles!

Weather forecast looking GOOD, at this point. On the warm side (but we've had worse/ hotter), slight chance of rain, winds under 10 mph.
Will be bringing my electric powered Top Flite P-51D "SHOO SHOO BABY", electric powered VQ Me-108, and Saito 1.00 powered Top Flite P-47D "My Baby", with dual Vortac bomb drops.

In order to have an ground taget for my P-47's bombs, I am also hopefully bringing a 30" long R/C tank (just bought it on eBay, not yet delivered, but should be by Friday).
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Default RE: NW Indiana Warbird Day: Sat, July 17 2010, BEST Warbird Event within 100 miles!

Hey Corsair Jock, I thought Shoo Shoo Baby was a silver B-17?
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Hey Corsair Jock, I thought Shoo Shoo Baby was a silver B-17?
There was also a pair of Mustangs (P-51B, & P-51D) with the name "SHOO SHOO BABY", both piloted by a Lt. John C. Howell, 357th Fighter Group, 364th Fighter Squadron. His son is alive, and helping to preserve his father's memory, and has endorsed my Mustang as a fairly accurate repesentation of the P-51D that his father flew, including the correct tail numbers and letters on the fuselage side.
Note that my Mustang even has the dorsal fin removed, as they were non-existant on the early P-51Ds, including the one flown by Lt. Howell.
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Default RE: NW Indiana Warbird Day: Sat, July 17 2010, BEST Warbird Event within 100 miles!

JHudak,sorry no electric.Blue rooms and good food,thats it.Hope to see you there.Tom p.s. No sorry I don't know anybody by that name.I've lived in and around Griffith for about 40 some years.Very nice town
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Default RE: NW Indiana Warbird Day: Sat, July 17 2010, BEST Warbird Event within 100 miles!

Thanks for the info, I'll load up the generator. Looking forward flying with you all.
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Default RE: NW Indiana Warbird Day: Sat, July 17 2010, BEST Warbird Event within 100 miles!

Jim,
Are you bringing your Corsair ? I should have mine ready to go in time.
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John, I was thinking of leaving it behind this time, it's gonna be kinda hard to pack 3 warbirds AND an R/C tank into the back of my Ram, but maybe I'll reconsider.
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Default RE: NW Indiana Warbird Day: Sat, July 17 2010, BEST Warbird Event within 100 miles!

Dont leave the tank behind. I just got the corsair put back together. I re-engined it with a used Saito 91 I still have to run it and test fly it before Friday, if all goes well I will bring it with me.
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Default RE: NW Indiana Warbird Day: Sat, July 17 2010, BEST Warbird Event within 100 miles!

Jhudak,yes bring anything you have.Maybe we should ask the club to consider a two or three day event next year.Maybe we could get more people to come,maybe even Carl Backheuber[sp] from Wi.Maybe even SAMPARFIT??????? Tom
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Default RE: NW Indiana Warbird Day: Sat, July 17 2010, BEST Warbird Event within 100 miles!

Hey, make it a 2 day event and I'll bring MY camper (and generator) next year, and I'll have more room for more planes!
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A two or three day event would be great ! it would give us time to fly more sorties. We would probably need more tanks though.
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Default RE: NW Indiana Warbird Day: Sat, July 17 2010, BEST Warbird Event within 100 miles!

you guys are making me wish I was back in my home town of Lafayette. It would be great to do some camping and fly'ng back home.

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Default RE: NW Indiana Warbird Day: Sat, July 17 2010, BEST Warbird Event within 100 miles!

Hey CorsairJock,



PMAC Field, England - Ex Royal Navy Commander Caractacus Potts was seen emerging from the woods at the infamous PMAC field dragging what looked to be a wing tank discarded by one of our valiant flyers during the war. Probably just before engaging enemy aircraft as was standard practice. "Wing Tanks" are still turning up in farmers fields or patches of woodlands where they have sat since being discarded. Commander Potts is known for creating wondrous vehicles by combining parts ex-Gran Prix racing cars with Boats and planes to the delight of the locals. It's rumored the his inventions have been used in secret missions to free children and villages from the clutches of evil.

When asked about the wing tank, Commander Potts indicated that those days were long over for him and he would contact retired RAF Pilot and good friend Ponsoby Britt O.B.E. to see if the tank could be restored and used to re-equip a warbird in need of such a tank. Commander Potts was sure that Ponsoby knew who to contact at the Shuttleworth Collection and the wing tank would be patrolling the skies very soon.




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Drop me a PM with a shipping address and I'll pop the tank in the mail.....
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Default RE: NW Indiana Warbird Day: Sat, July 17 2010, BEST Warbird Event within 100 miles!

It looks like the weather is going to be great,upper 80s mostly sunny.[8D]
Jim I thought you would bring your camper,save you run time and it's "FREE",you would be all set up for the AM.
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ORIGINAL: Joespeeder
Hey CorsairJock,.................PMAC Field, England - Ex Royal Navy Commander Caractacus Potts was seen emerging from the woods at the infamous PMAC field dragging what looked to be a wing tank discarded by one of our valiant flyers during the war. Probably just before engaging enemy aircraft as was standard practice. ..............Joe
Drop me a PM with a shipping address and I'll pop the tank in the mail.....
Joe, WOW, never thought I'd see that tank again, it was lost in some pretty thick woods. Thanks to that 'Ex Royal Navy Commander, and thanks to all who were at your warbird event near Pontiac, MI. Had a great time, and will be sure to try to make it there again next year.


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..................... Jim I thought you would bring your camper,save you run time and it's ''FREE'',you would be all set up for the AM.
Tom
Tom, I hate dragging that trailer somewhere for just one night. My Hemi Ram gets about 11 mpg @ 60 mph when hauling it (19 mpg @ 75 mph without it). Make it a 2 day event, OR time it with a time when I am headed in that direction anyway, and I'll bring it. It actually has plane storage areas in it, meaning I can haul even more planes to an event when I 'drag' behind me.
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Default RE: NW Indiana Warbird Day: Sat, July 17 2010, BEST Warbird Event within 100 miles!

Glazier,
If you ever get a chance to come back this way let us know and maybe we could get together and do some camping and flying.
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