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"First In Flight" Jet Rally MAY 20-24 2015

Old 03-02-2015, 06:36 AM
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Default "First In Flight" Jet Rally MAY 20-24 2015

The “First in Flight” Jet Rally is just a short time away. This year's event will take place May 20, through the 24th. Preparations are in the works already to make this the best one yet. Seems only a few months ago we had the Carolina skies full of jets and we were knocking holes in the clouds. Now we’re just a little over three months away from doing it all again! We’ve already met with the city of Wilson and the Wilson Industrial Air Center and I can tell you all they are very excited about getting you guys back to put on the awesome show you have in the past. Wilson is without a doubt one of the best venues in the country to fly at. Add to that a 4500’ X 150” runway, large hanger for overnight storage, great camping facility right at the airport, shopping, hotels, restaurants and much more within 5 minutes of the airport and you have one great event! Better yet, it’s just 3 short miles off interstate I-95 !!!! Last year’s event saw over 100 pilots from all around and we’re looking to top that again this year.
● Flying times will be extended even more! Beginning at 7:00 AM and running until 7:30 PM. We just need to leave enough daylight for crews to re-open the runways and remove X’s. These hours should provide enough time for everyone to get in as much flying as their thumbs can handle!
We’re looking forward to seeing all of you guys again and hope to see many more new faces at this year’s event. If you haven’t had the chance to fly with us at First In Flight, mark your calendars and get on down the North Carolina for 5 days of fun! See you there.





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Old 03-02-2015, 06:37 AM
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For Hotel Information, just click on the NavAir link below. Scroll to the bottom of the page for a complete list along with web links to the hotel itself. There is also a second Hampton Inn located even closer to the airport that we'll get info posted on soon.

http://www.airnav.com/airport/W03
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Where is Wilson, NC?

It couldn't be more centrally located on the Eastern seaboard! As the picture below shows, it's about right in the center of I-95 between Boston and Miami. And it's also not that far off of the main East-West US artery, I-40. So it's an easy drive from most major eastern cities. And there's no back road jaunt to get there since it's right along the Interstates!


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Here's a pic showing a little more detail of where the airport is in reference to I-95. Also is a picture showing where hotels are. 3rd pic shows where just a few of the many restaurants are. All of which are within a 5 minute drive. Attached Thumbnails
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As for the facility itself, you couldnt ask for a better place to fly! A 4500' X 150' runway, wide open space out front, long clear approaches, and a 75' wide pit row! Heres a couple of pic taken from the air of our 2011 event. Attached Thumbnails
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As in year's past, we will be handing out some really cool trophies to many of our pilots.

And of course we will also be awarding the coveted "Wright Stuff" Wright Flyer replica award to a worthy recipient.

Would YOU like to be a part of sponsoring First In Flight Jet Rally? Well,,,, here's your chance. Among the several awards we'll be presenting at Saturday Night Banquet we have four that were offered up for sponsorship. We want to send out a big thanks to the great folks who stepped up to sponsor them. These are really nice trophies that anyone would be proud to have displayed. Check out the list below for trophy sponsors and be sure and thank them when you see them at FIF.
If you would like to sponsor First in Flight at any level of sponsorship we'd love to have you jump on board.
Still up for sponsorship are the Saturday Night Dinner or event T-Shirts Just contact me at RCLARRY@AOL.COM for details.


Best Military Presentation sponsored by: Tar Heel RC Flyers
The "Crowd Pleaser" sponsored by:
Jet Central USA , Eric and Anita Clapp
Technical Innovation
sponsored by: Nirly Built Models
Scale Realism sponsored by: Russ Levy


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Our Wilson Industrial Air Center event site gives a whole new meaning to the term "WFO".

And our 4500 x 150 foot main paved runway is smooth, flat, and wide.

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The Wilson facility offers up a huge start up area, and plenty of room for pilot stations. Attached Thumbnails
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Once you guys are done drilling holes in the clouds each day, Wilson provides a great place to store your pride and joy at night. Its located right beside the camping area, and we provide truck / trailer transport service for those who want to haul their jets rather than push it to the hanger. Attached Thumbnails
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Fuel will be available at the airport. Kero is also available at nearby gas stations.
Tent rental info will be up on the thread soon. Prices should be the same as last year's event.
As soon as we post the info I will begin taking rental orders.

Attention Folks! Due to an Over Whelming amount of tent rental request in recent days, we are having to make a big decision here. Unfortunately, we are forced to stop taking any more request as of today. Due to a big increase in larger tent sizes, and having a higher number of pilots attending we are simply running out of real estate! All request received as of yesterday ( 4/30/15) will be covered.

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Plenty of room for your haulers boys. So load'em up and get on down here!
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Here is Chris Mulcahy's awesome video from the 2014 First in Flight Jet Rally: https://vimeo.com/99098096 https://vimeo.com/99098096

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Larry and staff:

Anita and I are counting the days. . .really looking forward to parking the bus and flying at one of the best venues in the USA. This is a "must attend" jet meet everyone should put on their calendar. We plan to arrive Tuesday afternoon and drop anchor.

Best regards,
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Larry, Since I'm the new Rep for the JPO for our district; I want to be sure to get you guys a Trophy from them. I think you or Robert have to down load the form from the JPO site and send it to me. I'll confirm that and let you know.
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Looking forward to it, guys! Jamie
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Looking forward t this event looks like a perfect place to fly!
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As always, we are all looking forward to what has become (at least in my opinion!) the premier event on the East Coast.

With such an awful, never-ending, frozen winter ... looking forward to this event is what keeps us all smiling (and building).

Thanks to Robert and Larry and the entire FiF crew for all the hard work to make it happen for all of us.

See you all soon.

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Larry..... I'm really looking forward to attending again this year. Hopefully you will have those 5 inches of snow cleared by then

Please put me in for a 20x20 tent.



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Hey Larry.... I'll be there again this year. This will be my 2nd time at this great event. Have you cleared that 5 inches of snow yet


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Larry, Since I'm the new Rep for the JPO for our district; I want to be sure to get you guys a Trophy from them. I think you or Robert have to down load the form from the JPO site and send it to me. I'll confirm that and let you know.
Larry, you or Robert can download the form from the JPO site and send it to me for the JPO trophy. I then can send it I. To get us one for the event. They are first come first served budget wise.
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i am ready
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Larry,

I'm definitely planning to be there, and hopefully I won't have any "emergencies" pop up like last year.

As soon as tent info. is available, I'll contact you!

Looking forward to it!!
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Originally Posted by Ron Stahl View Post
Larry, Since I'm the new Rep for the JPO for our district; I want to be sure to get you guys a Trophy from them. I think you or Robert have to down load the form from the JPO site and send it to me. I'll confirm that and let you know.
Sounds like a plan Ron
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