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    Default Talkeetna Fly-in 2018

    Looking for somewhere to fly weekend after Valdez?
    May 19th & 20th Talkeetna Alaska.

    Trisha and I will be flipping Roadhouse sourdough pancakes Sunday morning and asking for donations to support our high school build a plane program.

    The village strip is still mostly covered with sloppy snow and will most likely be unusable but I'll let you know if it firms up by then. Be sure to check flight service before landing the village strip.

    They did some rework on the big runway with paved transient and more taxiways. Be sure to update your iDevices

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    Default Re: Talkeetna Fly-in 2018

    Snow mostly off the village strip at last. Been raining non stop for days though so the only thing flying happy about it are mosquitoes. I could hear ice crushing its way down the Susitna as I was taking the following foto.

    Please note red cone X, one at each end of strip, will pull them off as soon as it firms up.

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    Default Re: Talkeetna Fly-in 2018

    Hi Rocket!
    Thanks for the great tour of Talkeetna last Tuesday! Great to meet you and check out a few planes in the area. No, I won't make the fly-in this year, had to go back to California. Next year, my wife and I will stay at the Roadhouse after the Airman's Show and try and make the fly-in.
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    Default Re: Talkeetna Fly-in 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by Marty57 View Post
    Hi Rocket!
    Thanks for the great tour of Talkeetna last Tuesday! Great to meet you and check out a few planes in the area. No, I won't make the fly-in this year, had to go back to California. Next year, my wife and I will stay at the Roadhouse after the Airman's Show and try and make the fly-in.
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    I heard the Boss say, hay my man is a pilot mechanic... That's my que to get up and introduce myself


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    Forgive me for cut and pasting my SC.org post...

    lookijng like the the weather is trending for better this coming weekend!

    For those of you who missed the Valdez show why don't you head up to Talkeetna this coming weekend, 19&20 of May.


    The village strip is still closed and marked with red cone X'es on both ends. Should be NOTAM closed as well. We had a lot of snow this year which was great but it's late melting and combined rain has it softer then usual. The first googon to rut up the strip will have to run the gauntlet of Garlach WHEN THE RED CONES ARE OFF THE VILLAGE STRIP IT IS SAFE TO LAND.

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    I'll be flipping pancakes at the runway with the Raodhouse for the free feed on Sunday morning from 9:00 to 11:00 am


    The big runway has been changed to 01/19 and had some added taxiways and paved parking so be sure to update your iDevices for taxi diagrams etc.


    Hope to see you out here.




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    Default Re: Talkeetna Fly-in 2018

    Flying was great, saterday I counted over 60 birds, then as I was driving back I decided to cross over to the new North ramp and it was full of aircraft also.

    Fliped about 700 pancakes on Sunday morning!

    lots of info on lace book about the gross weight contest.

    The red cones are off the village strip and I just saw the first 185 land just a bit ago. Made my first wheel flight of the year a couple days ago, wasn't too bad

    Rocket

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    Oh oh loook it's sideways isn't that cute :/

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