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FIRST IN FLIGHT JET RALLY POSTPONED to Sept 2nd -Sept 6th

Old 03-26-2020, 12:14 PM
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That's right folks. Its looking more and more like we are going to be restricted from holding our annual May dates, so we are making the call now to allow pilots, vendors and the City of Wilson to adjust their plans. In talking with city officials, they are very concerned state and county restrictions are going to get a tougher in the coming weeks, and like us they REALLY want this event to happen in 2020. So after many MANY phone calls to our regular vendors, staff workers, the city and other jet event coordinators we are making the call now. Several events have already been cancelled or moved and we are trying our best not to overlap them or place us too close in dates so you guys can attend all of them. The two weeks we were looking at were the end of October or the first week of September. As many of you have seen already, Top Gun just rescheduled their event for the 4th week of October. Although it's not a jet event, its is a valued traditional event attended by many of you jet jockeys and an event not to be missed! No doubt Frank made the right call and now we feel it's time to do the same. So with that!!!! Everyone mark their calendars for September 2nd through 6th 2020 for the First in Flight Jet Rally. Same format, same fun, and just like our May event it falls on a 3 day weekend for many. More info to follow but we wanted to get the word out now. Information regarding those who have pre-registered already will be addressed. We're really looking forward to getting this event in, and we know this move will greatly enhance that opportunity. As always, if you have questions just give me a call

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Larry i am so excited that the event was not canceled just rescheduled this is one of my favorite events and would of hated if it did not happen

thanks for all the hard work in make it a great evet
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Still in...looking forward to my first time there..
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Thanks for all the text, phone calls and support guys. It's awesome to hear you fellas are being so supportive with us moving the dates.
I wanted to address the many pilots who have already registered, rented tents, sponsors and more. Unless you feel its in your best interest to cancel, we're keeping everyone on file in the order you placed it. Amazingly, we only had a couple of cancellations during these last couple of weeks. That being our friends from Canada. With borders being closed off I would have done the same! After changing the dates of our event one of those registered pilots has already requested to be put back in the line up, and the other is now looking at their schedule in hopes they can make the new date.
So with this recent change here is what we plan to do. Unless you contact me requesting to cancel, You have your spot locked in.
Should you need to cancel, just let me know and you will receive a full refund. We realize we have turned the tables somewhat on everyone's summer plans, and totally understand you may already have other plans or obligations. That's said, we REALLY hope you can adjust your schedule to fit us in.
Website and Face Book has been updated. New cancellation deadlines have been posted, and we are keeping the FIF train rolling!
Worth noting, the vendors we use for shirts, tents, food,rentals and all the services we require are thrilled we will continue our support to them. They need it now more than ever!
If you guys have any questions at all, you know how to reach us.

Larry Lewis
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Josh Bunn
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Larry,

Thanks, just what we needed to know. Please keep us in the line up for Sep. The only thing that may change is the number of tents we reserved. We’ll get that info to you later this summer as everyone can readjust their schedules. Thanks for all the work you, Josh, and your crew does to provide us this awesome opportunity.

Gary and The South Carolina Jet Squadron
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Hey Larry! Count Ann and I in. We'll be there if we can.

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Originally Posted by Viper1GJ View Post
Larry,

Thanks, just what we needed to know. Please keep us in the line up for Sep. The only thing that may change is the number of tents we reserved. We’ll get that info to you later this summer as everyone can readjust their schedules. Thanks for all the work you, Josh, and your crew does to provide us this awesome opportunity.

Gary and The South Carolina Jet Squadron
No problem Gary. You guys can add or cancel tents as needed buddy. For now, you are in the line up!
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Hey Larry! Count Ann and I in. We'll be there if we can.

...jim
Hey Big Man!!!
We are counting on it! Your camping spot awaits you! Really hoping this stuff passes in time for them to open up the borders. I think pushing it off until September will make that possible. We have more Canadians coming this year than ever and we want to do what we can to facilitate that.
You and Ann be safe, and we'll see you soon as we can.
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We’re still in as well. Got it changed on my calendar!
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We’re still in as well. Got it changed on my calendar!
Fantastic!
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We want to thank everyone for their patience and understanding during this time of uncertainty. With exception to just a couple, EVERYONE seems to have hung in there and not cancelled. We even had a new one roll in yesterday. That's awesome news to us and we're really excited about keep the FIF train rolling. The local business vendors we use are very happy as well. They have some tough times ahead of them in the coming weeks, and although delayed our hopes are we will help them in their rebound efforts.
Hope everyone is doing their part to help get on top of this awful virus. We Will overcome it, and we'll all be back on the flight line soon.

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Just had something brought to my attention in regards to new event post. I forgot to include the link to our website!!! YIKES!

Just go to www.firstinflightjets.com and you can get all the latest info, register as a pilot, vendor, sponsor, or set up tent rentals .

Thanks for pointing this out to me Bob B.
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I'm sorry to hear the dates it landed on because I was planning to attend this year if possible but it landed on an event I have been going to for 10 or 12 years now.

I guess its going to be the story of the year though with all the spring events getting cancelled and moved to the fall they are going to be stepping all over each other.
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Larry,
I updated the Jet Event list... been busy with all of the cancellations / reschedules

2020 USA ONLY Jet Events
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Thanks Rich!
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Saw this thread and got interested. TBH, I never was crazy about this rally stuff, but this year I will watch it, I think.
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