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Q-talk 123 - START YOUR PLANNING FOR: 17th Annual Field of Dreams Fly-in

Hello Everyone, Spud Spornitz here in Olathe, Kansas. It is my pleasure to be your host again for this year's "17th Annual Field of Dreams Tandem Wing Fly-in". The event is being held in Emporia, Kansas on September 21st, 22nd & 23rd 2007.

We have a web-site set up for the event: http://www.tandemwing.com/fodfly-in.htm You'll find information on registration, motels, airport information, event schedule, directions, etc.

Emporia, Kansas is 100 miles SW of Kansas City on Interstate 35. They have a 5000 ft. north-south hard surface runway and 3900 ft. east-west grass runway. 100 LL and mogas are available on a 24 hour basis. There is an over abundance of room for our workshops, forums and lots of room for the girls. You can find additional information on Emporia at: www.airnav.com/airport/KEMP

The event will officially open Friday at noon. This could be earlier if we want to add some Friday builder forums (more on this later). We will have the Quickie and the Dragonfly group forums scheduled for late on Friday afternoon. The traditional welcoming & re-aquatance dinner is scheduled for Friday evening at a private room at the Golden Corral.


Things will start off with a fly-in pancake breakfast put on for us by the local EAA chapter. They'll also be running the lunch-time chow wagon.

We'll be doing the "poker run" again this year for the attending aircraft to see if they can't make a little "Gas Money" for that trip home. Last year, I think we paid out almost $250.00

We are going to keep the forums to 1 or 2 on Saturday with the main one being Bob Nuckolls of the Aero-Electric Connection early in the afternoon. The traditional Performance Run is scheduled for late in the day Saturday.

The awards banquet will be Saturday evening , of course there will be lots of door prizes along with a couple of grand prizes for the builders only and one card will be handed out for the poker run.

The aircraft awards; This is where we can honor the great planes, the pilots/builders that brought their aircraft to the event.

Sunday morning:

Final review and goodbyes until next year. Sunday noon: Event closes.

Is there a desire to have Friday forums in areas such as:

1. Epoxy/construction techniques?

2. Gas and/or TIG welding demo?

3. Engine maintenance?

4. Aircraft painting?

5. Any other ideas???

You can contact me with ideas at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Evenings (913) 764-5118 Cell (913) 484-0508

Very Best Regards,

Spud Spornitz -- Olathe, Kansas

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