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Old 05-26-2019, 07:47 AM
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Capital City Jets will be a 3 day Jet Fly-In July 19th, 20th, and 21st 2019 at Darby Dan Airport in Columbus Ohio. For those of you that are not familiar with Darby Dan Airport, it is the airport where the Heart of Ohio Jet scramble was held. It is 6000 feet long and 75 feet wide. The fly-in is sponsored by the Columbus Big Birds. Landing fee is $25 bucks for all 3 days. We will provide the field, runway, a porta-pot, a PA with music, and a spot to pit...you bring everything else and fly all you want with your fellow jet jocks. If you want to stay in town Saturday night there are some close hotels on Hilliard Rome Road in Hilliard Ohio.

These 3 hotels are about 6 miles away from Darby Dan Airport...
red roof inn hilliard -- 6148789245
comfort suites columbus west - hilliard -- 6148707658
hawthorne suites by wyndham columbus west- 6148536199


This GETGO station on west broad street, 4 miles from the field, has kero at the pump!
4758 W. Broad street
614-851-3912


There are some great pictures of Heart of Ohio Jet Scrambles on the BVM website, including these from 2003 .... Heart of Ohio Jet Scramble '03

Feel free to ask questions here. We will update as needed. See our facebook page for a few current videos and pics from the airport. https://www.facebook.com/Columbusbigbirds1/

There will not be an onsite food vendor, but we are only 4 miles away from some restaurants including fast food places.

This is not a "full event". This is basically a fun fly for you and your jet buddies. The club is hoping this will be a low key, low stress opportunity to just hang and fly.

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Nice! Was just thinking about this the other day. Hoping not to get wet this year
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Any place to park RVs
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Sounds like fun, so glad its not during KY Jets weekend. I live Local, but will just be getting back from KY jets, I think I can make one day.

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No flying on the 20th?
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Capital City Jets will be a 3 day Jet Fly-In July 19th, 20th, and 21st 2019 at Darby Dan Airport in Columbus Ohio. For those of you that are not familiar with Darby Dan Airport, it is the airport where the Heart of Ohio Jet scramble was held. It is 6000 feet long and 75 feet wide. The fly-in is sponsored by the Columbus Big Birds. Landing fee is $25 bucks for all 3 days. We will provide the field, runway, a porta-pot, a PA with music, and a spot to pit...you bring everything else and fly all you want with your fellow jet jocks. If you want to stay in town Saturday night there are some close hotels on Hilliard Rome Road in Hilliard Ohio.

These 3 hotels are about 6 miles away from Darby Dan Airport...
red roof inn hilliard -- 6148789245
comfort suites columbus west - hilliard -- 6148707658
hawthorne suites by wyndham columbus west- 6148536199


This GETGO station on west broad street, 4 miles from the field, has kero at the pump!
4758 W. Broad street
614-851-3912


There are some great pictures of Heart of Ohio Jet Scrambles on the BVM website, including these from 2003 .... Heart of Ohio Jet Scramble '03

Feel free to ask questions here. We will update as needed. See our facebook page for a few current videos and pics from the airport. https://www.facebook.com/Columbusbigbirds1/

There will not be an onsite food vendor, but we are only 4 miles away from some restaurants including fast food places.

This is not a "full event". This is basically a fun fly for you and your jet buddies. The club is hoping this will be a low key, low stress opportunity to just hang and fly.
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No flying on the 20th?


I messed up the dates when copying over the new thread .... the dates are the 19th, 20th, and 21st!
I cant seem to edit the first message?
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Yes. There will be some RV parking but no hookups.

Anyone planning to bring an RV please pm me, thanks



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Originally Posted by kevin View Post
I messed up the dates when copying over the new thread .... the dates are the 19th, 20th, and 21st!
I cant seem to edit the first message?
fixed in the original post
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thanks!


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Planning on coming Friday and Saturday.
Any plans on Dinner Friday night?

Scott
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Come fly, Scotty!! Hope to have my jet there too, along with canopies! I'm pretty peeved, still that the US distributor has not gotten back with me on my canopies. Ordered them in late March. It will be a full solid year that I have had the Odyssey, and have only flown it 2 full flights, well kinda.....
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Great day today flying at Darby Dan getting ready for Capital City Jets!!





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Hey y'all. Just a quick heads up on some travel situations I noticed when I travelled to CBB today.

First..... Travel on Eastbound I70, past exit 79. you are going thru a lane shift. It is a little bumpy, but tolerable at highway speeds. It is a construction zone, so the speed limit that Kokosing set for that area is 65.

Second.... Exiting at exit 85 (RT 142). The road will be closed for construction for 5 days, beginning July 15. The construction is around Batelle, so right at the rail road crossing, if you have been thru there before. So, the easiest way to get from the highway to Darby Dan will be to take the Hilliard-Rome Rd exit, and backtrack. Hilliard-Rome Rd is where all the food and lodging will be at.

Lets all meet up and have a killer event! Lets all burn many gallons of fuel, and dont forget to see me under the big orange pop up tent. PA and Musicman here!!

I burnt 4 gallons of fuel today in getting my Odyssey ready for the event! It flys like a Tiporare 750 on steroids!! I checked the air speed of it today, with the KT 120, it is 182 MPH! Its a 28# dry airframe, but with some fuel in the UAT and main tank.

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Originally Posted by rcflyguy_26 View Post
Planning on coming Friday and Saturday.
Any plans on Dinner Friday night?

Scott
Your buying!! Im sure we can get together day of, and get dinner figured out.

See ya then Scott!
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Just a little touchup before the "event"...
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Runway maintenence looks good. Put in a few more flights this past weekend. 6000 ft is about right for an rc jet event See you guys friday...
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I was hoping to attend this event but after 8 days of Kentucky Jets last week, I'm just too worn out to turn around in such short time to travel to Darby Dan. Maybe next year.
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Gonna be a HOT one!!
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But its a cool heat

See you guys soon...
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Nice! Thanks for posting the pics!
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Thanks to all that came and burned some kero and electrons with us. Little windy Friday and yesterday (but didnt stop most from flying) but absolutely perfect today. See you next year...
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Had a great time. Such a super place to fly! See you next year for sure.

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