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Liberty Bell Jet Rally ** CANCELLED **

Old 06-04-2012, 05:39 PM
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Default Liberty Bell Jet Rally ** CANCELLED **

Our longtime host airport, Donegal Springs Airpark, was recently sold. Earlier today I spoke with one of the new owners and was informed that the partners were declining our request to hold the LBJR at their airport. Many of you have sent pre-registration forms with payment. All checks will be returned this week.

We have had the support of the finest jet pilots since 2002 and count all of you as family and have considered the LBJR as a big family reunion. Wishing everyone the best and I look forward to seeing you at the jet meets!
Old 06-04-2012, 05:44 PM
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Mike, thanks for all your hard work and all the great times we all had at all the LBJR events over the years. We all will sure miss this one.

Regards,
Don
Old 06-04-2012, 05:48 PM
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Hi Mike,
Sorry to hear the news. Many of us do feel this is part of our annual 'family reunion'. Hope things change for the future. Karen and I will miss it but will enjoy your company and the rest of the North East gang at other summer events. Again, thanks for all of your efforts.
Jorge
Old 06-04-2012, 05:54 PM
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Wow, Sorry to hear this.

Marty
Old 06-04-2012, 06:19 PM
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Hi Mike,

I will miss the Liberty Bell Jet Rally. I loved working with you and all the fine pilots.

Harold
Old 06-04-2012, 06:28 PM
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Hi Mike,

I almost hit the floor! Had this one on my schedule...sure hate to see it go! If another site is ever obtained, it's a win for everyone. See you soon.

Lewis
Old 06-04-2012, 06:39 PM
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Hi Mike,

Wow what a bummer! Mary and I were looking so forward to it this year. I echo the sentiment being felt here and hope to see you soon.

Chris
Old 06-04-2012, 06:45 PM
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Default RE: Liberty Bell Jet Rally ** CANCELLED **

That's too bad Mike, sorry to hear that. Thanks for all the work you and yours have done in the past to hold the event.

Bob
Old 06-04-2012, 07:49 PM
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I was just talking to a buddy about trying to make it this year. Sorry it had to end.
Old 06-05-2012, 03:18 AM
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Mike,
I'm sorry to hear about this, LBJR had been a great event from the start and I always looked forward to it when I "was in town". Do you have any prospects or intentions of trying to continue next year at different venue?

As has already been said, we will all miss it! Hopefully this is just a temporary situation.
Old 06-05-2012, 03:41 AM
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Default RE: Liberty Bell Jet Rally ** CANCELLED **

Mike sorry to here this, I was looking forward to your event coming back this year.

Too bad our airport is five hours away you could host your event there, maybe you can come to Titusville on June 16th and check it out, you never know..... the airport operator is a modeler and he loves it when we have events!


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Old 06-05-2012, 03:48 AM
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Default RE: Liberty Bell Jet Rally ** CANCELLED **

Dang!

I recently scheduled a field trip of 10 young kids from Philadelphia to come to Liberty Bell on that thursday.

If you find a replacement venue Mike, I am here to help you any way I can!

Reg
Old 06-05-2012, 04:19 AM
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Mike, thanks for your efforts despite the outcome. It's always fun to fly at your events and we'll just have to wait until next year.
Old 06-05-2012, 04:21 AM
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Hi Mike, sorry for the sad news but you did advise this was a possibility. Thanks for all the efforts you had put into making LBJR happen. I always looked forward to attending.

Best Regards,



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Default RE: Liberty Bell Jet Rally ** CANCELLED **

Hi Mike,

Just a thought... I know it's not close to you, but Latrobe Airport has a very long runway, and originally, US Air was using it as a pick-up point. But, since then... I don't think there is any "Commercial" air trafic there anymore. (There are some charters coming in and out)

You may want to contact them to see if that airport could be used. I know they use to have a real air show also... but I think that has dropped too.

Just a thought.


Hey Rich........... Is Tittusville next weekend??????? I guess I need to dust off a few things, and come up to see you guys.
Old 06-05-2012, 05:30 AM
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Default RE: Liberty Bell Jet Rally ** CANCELLED **

Hi Mike

Sorry to hear that my "backyard" jet rally is no more. (I am only 9 miles from Donegal Springs)

You may have already checked into this but is there a possiblity of the York airport in Thomasville as a new home?

Thanks for all your hard work over the years.

Mike
Old 06-05-2012, 07:44 AM
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Mike, We all thank you for the efforts you and Cindy and all of your support crew did for all these years. Bummer that it has to end but maybe we cab all get together informally somwhere for a few days of fun and jet flying.
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Arnold PalmerRegional Airport won't work. Spirit Air is now flying regular flights out of there
Old 06-05-2012, 09:03 AM
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Hi Mike,

Sorry to hear this. Was looking forward to the event this year. Mark and I get to Farview a few times each month, come on up and enjoy the flying......

Larry
Old 06-05-2012, 10:06 AM
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Mike,

Sorry to hear this news. I was planning on attending this year and have everyone sing Happy Birthday to Lisa again. Hope you find another place to host.

Joe Lewis
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Default RE: Liberty Bell Jet Rally ** CANCELLED **

Mike

Sorry to hear the news. I had everything planned to go this year.

Till next time.

Frankie


PS ! Anyone comming up with a Jet Rally for the same weekend in the east coast? August 1- 5 ? I have plane tks and everything ready. My Trailer is in PA and I need to move it that weekend.

Cheers

Frankie
Old 06-05-2012, 03:54 PM
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Default RE: Liberty Bell Jet Rally ** CANCELLED **

WOW

That's a heartbreaker. Hopefully the new owners will reconsider for next year.

Sorry to hear this news.
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Default RE: Liberty Bell Jet Rally ** CANCELLED **

Gents,

The Farview boys are looking at it hard. Waiting to hear from
Mike,and balancing the needs of our members. We will announce
a decision early next week.
Old 06-05-2012, 06:19 PM
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The Farview Flyers field in Hamburg, Pa is truly one of the finest RC jet flying facilities in the world, surrounded by breathtaking scenery. Wide open on both ends, nothing but open fields all around. I hope we can pull something off the week of Liberty Bell.

If you are unfamiliar with Farview, check out this video. These are highlights from the Great American Jet Rally of 2011, as well as the Hamburg Jet Jamboree of 2011 and 2012. The video is very fast-paced, but will give you an excellent perspective of the long, rolled grass runway and wide open spaces.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgjZ7cN4q1o

Old 06-07-2012, 05:29 PM
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Default RE: Liberty Bell Jet Rally ** CANCELLED **

Mike, a bummer for sure. I'll miss doing those tassle burners just over the corn. ;-) Here's hoping something else gets figured out, because I love being in PA at that time of the year! We shall be seeing you elsewhere, for sure.

All the best,
...jim

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