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First In Flight Jets May 26-30, 2021

Old 02-01-2021, 08:52 AM
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That's right folks! The "First In Flight Jet Rally" is ready to get you guys back in the air and filling the Wilson skies. Same traditional dates. Online registration will re-open this week. http://www.<a href="https://firstinf...in flight jets
Many of you are still in the books and registered already. If you have any questions or need confirmations for tent rentals etc, just email me or call.
Couple of small changes. We are considering extending flying hours one hour in the afternoon this year with an hour delay in the morning. That would have our flying hours 8;00Am till 8:00Pm, still giving us 12 hours a day! Many of you requested this in years past so we thought we might give it a go.
Another change at this point. With current Covid-19 restrictions in place, we will not be inviting the general public in for our event. Pilots/ family/crew members only. Hopefully restrictions will lift enough that we can change that. It is important to FIF and the city to keep this event alive and going and we all felt it necessary to make this change for now. This has become an annual event for a large number of local residents and city officials, but we all felt inviting the public would put extra strains on meeting current restrictions, so for now we are going to focus on the main objective, Pilots and Flying!
Again, online registration should be open this week. If you have any questions just contact me vie email/phone. For more info regarding First in Flight 2021, just visit.

www.firstinflightjets.com
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Old 02-01-2021, 02:13 PM
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Looking forward to it this year Larry!
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Thanks Larry. Got it on the calendar.
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Old 02-02-2021, 05:55 AM
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Just a reminder of what the place looks like !!!!!

your view out front.

your view to the right

looking left from pilot stations.
Old 02-02-2021, 10:24 AM
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Probably need to clarify this as we've had a couple of inquires. Although we are (at this time) restricting the general public from attending, this event is absolutely open to All Pilots, Vendors, Crew members and family members attending with participants. In talking with city officials, we agreed meeting current covid-19 restrictions would be an easy task for us for all participants, but adding the additional numbers with the general public could pose an issue. Especially while keeping them in a close group in the viewing section of our venue. Aside from that, ALL of you are welcome!!!
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Great news Famous Larry!! Looking forward to seeing some more of your world renowned aerobatics!
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Oh yes. Been working on my One Point Roll all winter. And that other difficult maneuver,,,,Landing ON the wheels. !!!!!!!!
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Old 02-04-2021, 12:34 PM
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Greg and I are excited to hopefully attend for the first time! We were both bummed when things didn't turn out so well last year with attending. Looks like I might even be doing a little coverage of the event for Model Aviation ... stay tuned!
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Fantastic! Let's all hope it works out and you guys can make the trip.
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Just a heads up folks. Registration for First in Flight is back open and we are accepting orders, registrations and rentals. Online registration is easy on our site and set up in a simple store front format. It accepts Paypal or CC. If you have any questions, just contact me via email or phone. My contact info is on eth site. Just go to:

www.firstinflightjets.com
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I see the infamous wind sock is still there...

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lol,,,Yup. Its actually wayyyy out there, about 500ft, but photo makes it look closer. 11 years only one pilot managed to find it, and all he did was knock the lens off the top light!

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I see the infamous wind sock is still there...
Lucky you!
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Do you have some video from this place ?
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Do you have some video from this place ?

Check this one out.

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Hey guys! Just an update on this years gathering. Registration is moving along nicely. Tents are building up fast so don't wait too long to reserve yours if needed. Also wanted to clarify the issue of our restricting this event to pilots, guest, vendors, staff. All registered pilots are welcome to bring family member, pit crew and pets. Vendors absolutely welcome!!!! Vendor family/crew members welcome as well. The restriction applies to the general public (spectators ) Unfortunately, at this point the restriction also applies to local R/C pilots who normally just come out to watch. The goal here is to facilitate our ability to hold this event for pilots and vendors, while still supporting the local economy. It was/is very important to the City of Wilson to keep this event on their schedule while still doing their part to meet current state and county Covid-19 protocol. With recent developments in vaccines and other positive steps being made, we are hopeful we will be able to allow other AMA members to attend as well, but only time will tell. We still have 3 months to go! Another change that may or may not occur. Depending on restrictions in place during our event, we may hold our Saturday night Pilots Banquet and Awards ceremony outside of the hanger. Possibly along pit row so guys can sit under their tents. This would help us avoid having a very large number of people in close proximity to one another for any length of time. Again, this will be a call made closer to the event. Aside from this, everything is On Go!!! Also want to take the opportunity to thank Dream Works R/C for sponsoring all five of our category trophies. They have always been so supportive of this event and have graciously offered to sponsor us again. Thanks DW! We're looking so forward to having you all back again. 2020 was as tough year on all of us. I know we're all looking forward to getting our events back up and going.

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