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It's Official - 2007 Birmingham Planning Underway  
User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9401 posts, RR: 26
Posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2515 times:

To The Airliners . Net Community -

You are all cordinally invited to attend "The Second Great Birmingham Shoot Out 2007."
Strong tentative dates for this year's meet are October 26, 27, and 28.

Details and cost ideas are as follows.

Those involved in organizing and participating in "The First Great Birmingham Shoot Out" in 2006 have all agreed to meet again this year and to extend the invittation to the rest of the A.Net community.

During the weekend of November 3, 4, and 5, 2006, approximately 12 members of the website and their guests traveled nearly 23,500 miles from 8 states into Birmingham to attend the event.

Unlike most A.Net meet events, the main event is not a spotting trip to the airport to watch airplanes. Instead, the event mainly focuses around a trip to a gunnery range that went way out of their way to be accomodating to the group in 2006. The trip to the range will take place on that Saturday roughly from 11am until about 4pm in the afternoon.

If you are a die hard fire arms owner, you will enjoy yourself. If you are not, you will still most likely enjoy yourself. They aren't here to turn you into a gun nut, they just want a chance to enjoy their hobby and share it at the same time.

While your enjoyment is important, SAFETY is the number one priority for the entire weekend.

There is still plenty of time and opportunities at the range to be social and meet new friends. Drinks and snacks will be made available.

However, the traditional dinner/social sessions of most A.Net meets will still take place. Nothing will be confirmed until the first of October but in 2006, that Friday night was a meet 'n greet near the airport for everyone as they arrived in Birmingham. Saturday morning was a breakfast gathering followed by the shoot out, and then a few hours after the conclusion of the shoot out, everyone met downtown for dinner at what many of the attendees called "a very very fantastic restaurant." Drinks and cocktails followed as the A.Net community went and made its stamp in one of Birmingham's more affluent neighborhoods. Sunday was a "option day" with everyone departing Birmingham per their convenience.

We realize that sometimes costs plays a part in the decision of whether or not people are able to attend the meets.

The trip costs about as much as you make it cost.
A rough idea from 2006 *MINUS* airfare -

Friday Night Meet 'n Greet - $20 - $25

Saturday Night Dinner - $50

Shoot Out - depends on what your needs are. The situation on whether or not attendees are willing to share their fire arms with you depends solely on them and the situation, but for a good full afternoon of shooting, a $100 in ammo is a safe bet.

Accomodations - $50 to however much you wish to spend per night.

Transportation - depends on what you make it. you can pay for your own rental car or fork up some gas money and arrange to share transportation options with others once you are there.

Keep in mind you can bow out of any event or activity at your own discretion.

There are bound to be more posts on this throughout the year. But we encourage and invite everyone who might be interested to mark their calendars now and to let us know what your plans, ideas, and thoughts are.


Sincerely yours,

2006 A.Net Birmingham Shoot Out Attendees

ilikeyyc (Organizer)
BHMBagLock
ANCFlyer
DL021
CastleIsland
N1120A
Queso
Gilligan
SWATPATMIKE
STLGph
MDorBust
Miamiair

+ their guests

[Edited 2007-01-08 22:05:54]

[Edited 2007-01-08 22:10:59]

[Edited 2007-01-08 22:19:54]


if assumptions could fly, airliners.net would be the world's busiest airport
195 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineQueso From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2479 times:

Put me on the "I'M THERE" list.

Quoting STLGph (Thread starter):
in 2006 � Friday night was a meet 'n greet near the airport for everyone as they arrived in Birmingham

And that place was perfect, lots of fun watching the planes land and take off at BHM!


User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12254 posts, RR: 35
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2474 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
FORUM MODERATOR

Quoting Queso (Reply 1):
Put me on the "I'M THERE" list.

Me too



911, where is your emergency?
User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9401 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2470 times:

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 2):
Quoting Queso (Reply 1):
Put me on the "I'M THERE" list.

Me too

If those dates work, then count me in.

Looks like October 26, 27, 28 is confirmed then.



if assumptions could fly, airliners.net would be the world's busiest airport
User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9401 posts, RR: 26
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2470 times:

Quoting Queso (Reply 1):

And that place was perfect, lots of fun watching the planes land and take off at BHM!

i agree. but the lighting!



if assumptions could fly, airliners.net would be the world's busiest airport
User currently offlineAdopim88 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 2007 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2470 times:

I'll have to see what dates my student teaching lies, but count me in unless I find out otherwise Big grin


Early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9401 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2459 times:

Quoting Adopim88 (Reply 5):

MiamiAir's wife has competition now.

Hrmmm.


Should we add a mud wrestling pit?



if assumptions could fly, airliners.net would be the world's busiest airport
User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2455 times:

Go ahead and put me down as well. There's plenty of time between the LAS Meet and this one to save up for it and start the saving up for the 2008 LAS Meet.

User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2454 times:

Well crap. I sold my USP .40 to my buddy the other day, as I just don't have a place to store it anymore, haven't used it it in over a year, and my mother just negated the 2nd ammendment in my folks' house. Sigh...

User currently offlineMiamiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2454 times:

Quoting STLGph (Reply 6):
Should we add a mud wrestling pit?

 checkmark 

We'll attend this year as well. Bring some more ammunition this time. We ran out and had to buy more at the range...

This is a great opportunity to meet some nice people. Again I'll give props to BHMBAGLOCK for his hospitality last year and to ilikeyyc for setting it up.


User currently offlineMiamiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2448 times:

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 7):
Go ahead and put me down as well.

And if ANC comes over we'll have two mods there...hint, hint, hint.

Target practice anyone???

Just Kidding.


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2439 times:

Quoting STLGph (Thread starter):
Strong tentative dates for this year's meet are October 26, 27, and 28.

Not working for me sorry.

Move it forward one weekend and we're golden.

Quoting Miamiair (Reply 10):
And if ANC comes over we'll have two mods there...hint, hint, hint.

Target practice anyone???

 box 


User currently offlineIlikeyyc From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1373 posts, RR: 20
Reply 12, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2434 times:

For anyone who interested in this meet, I suggest that you bookmark the following web site and check it periodicly for updates:

http://www.freewebs.com/bhmshoot07/index.htm

MiamiAir has set this web page up and it will be updated with more information between now and then. Any ideas on what to post (besides the obvious information) are welcome.

Good job promoting the meet, STLGph!

So far the list is as follows:
ilikeyyc
miamiair
queso
stlgph
kaigywer
adopim88
srbmod

And its a good bet that bhmbaglock and dl021 will attend again. I think bmiflyer said he would attend this year.

Edit:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 11):
Move it forward one weekend and we're golden.

So we're looking at Oct 19-21. Fine by me, I have nothing else scheduled in october or november

[Edited 2007-01-08 22:58:36]


Fighting Absurdity with Absurdity!
User currently offlineMiamiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2426 times:

Quoting Ilikeyyc (Reply 12):
And its a good bet that bhmbaglock, ancflyer and dl021 will attend again

I think if it is moved to 19, 20 and 21 OCT, ANC can make it.


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2420 times:

Quoting Ilikeyyc (Reply 12):
Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 11):
Move it forward one weekend and we're golden.

So we're looking at Oct 19-21. Fine by me, I have nothing else scheduled in october or november

Negative . . . move FORWARD a week, not back.

I can make 2-3-4-5 November


User currently offlineRJdxer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2419 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 11):
Not working for me sorry.

You just don't want to keep placing the metal targets back on their stands.

That's a ways into the future but if I'm free I'll make my way over there again. It seems to be the only time I get to fire the bond gun.


User currently offlineIlikeyyc From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1373 posts, RR: 20
Reply 16, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2414 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 14):
Negative . . . move FORWARD a week, not back.

I can make 2-3-4-5 November

The other forward...

We'll have to think about this. We picked October becaue STLGph can't make it in November....



Fighting Absurdity with Absurdity!
User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2405 times:

Quoting Ilikeyyc (Reply 16):
Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 14):
Negative . . . move FORWARD a week, not back.

I can make 2-3-4-5 November

The other forward...

We'll have to think about this. We picked October becaue STLGph can't make it in November....

Then back to 12-13-14-15 Oct . . . I have to be at work 16 Oct . . .

Edit, I have to be at work 16 - Sixteen - Oct.

[Edited 2007-01-08 23:24:58]

User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9401 posts, RR: 26
Reply 18, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2401 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 17):



Quoting Ilikeyyc (Reply 16):

October works for me.

November doesn't because of sweeps. There's a 50% chance that I can ultimately end up making it, but it's not fun to chance it.

Then again I will know more in August.

So...if ANC says 12 - 13 - 14 - 15 October .... that's fine by me.



if assumptions could fly, airliners.net would be the world's busiest airport
User currently offlineUnoflygirl From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 140 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2400 times:

Oooo, I want to go. Put me down as a strong Maybe!

Question...do we all have to go to the shooting range? I've never shot a gun before. :P

Karly Big grin



"I'm not anxious to die...just anxious to matter"
User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2395 times:

Quoting Unoflygirl (Reply 19):
Question...do we all have to go to the shooting range? I've never shot a gun before. :P

Answer: YES.

The entire purpose of the shindig is to shoot paper.

(and apparently, Moderators)  duck 

We will train you. You will learn.

 biggrin 

Then we go out to eat, drink and be merry.


User currently offlineIlikeyyc From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1373 posts, RR: 20
Reply 21, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2394 times:

Quoting Unoflygirl (Reply 19):
Question...do we all have to go to the shooting range? I've never shot a gun before. :P

Some people who attended last year had never shot a gun before. If you want to learn, you should plan on attending this meet! Queso happens to be a licensed instructor.



Fighting Absurdity with Absurdity!
User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2385 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 20):
We will train you. You will learn.

Yes Sahrgent Majar, sir!


User currently offlineUnoflygirl From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 140 posts, RR: 9
Reply 23, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2385 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 20):



Quoting Ilikeyyc (Reply 21):

Thanks, guys. I plan on attending! That sounds like it could be a lot of fun. I guess I'll try to learn how to shoot a gun.

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 20):
Then we go out to eat, drink and be merry.

This part sounds like more fun. :P

Karly Big grin



"I'm not anxious to die...just anxious to matter"
User currently offlineMDorBust From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2382 times:

Mark me down for attending.

And yes, to continue with a new tradition, I will be driving from DFW again.


25 Queso : Works for me! Works for me! Works for me! You don't have to shoot, you can just watch, but we will have plenty of guns and experienced shooters that
26 Post contains images Ilikeyyc : Just wait until you shoot that gun, then you will change your mind.
27 Unoflygirl : Ahaha...maybe. Like I've said, I've never shot a gun, but I guess I'm willing to try.
28 Miamiair : 12-14 OCT works for me as well. ilikeyyc miamiair+1 queso stlgph kaigywer adopim88 srbmod MDorBust Unoflygirl
29 Post contains images ANCFlyer : At least someone got it . . . I'm ready to buy plane tix . . . I'll do the usual, get a car, stay at my Mom's, and for those that don't know - I'm no
30 Queso : I think N1120A hadn't shot a gun before last year's meet and he seemed to have a good time. CastleIsland hadn't shot a gun in a long time and he has a
31 STLGph : actually, yes i had. and these guys are in New Orleans and Boston, respectively!
32 Post contains links and images ANCFlyer : But you'd never worn THE hat and carried a weapon! Did you feeeeeeel the power!!!!
33 767Lover : Part of that weekend is already spoken for but I may be able to drive over for a bit. I may bring our handgun!
34 Queso : I thought you had, but I wasn't sure. I know you left BHM being a lean, mean, fighting machine! Not sure if that was from the range visit or from sti
35 STLGph : i really dont think a lot of people have this dubious honor, do they?
36 Post contains images ANCFlyer :
37 STLGph : fear HAS NO boundaries! ...except spiders
38 ANCFlyer : You now have something in common only with my daughter . . . .
39 STLGph : and to think that i am now her protector.
40 Post contains images ANCFlyer : Remember, she may LOOK like her Mother (good thing) but she has Daddy's disposition
41 STLGph : so does this mean i dont have to make the trek to approve of prom dates on your behalf?
42 Post contains links and images RJdxer : Shooting the gun is not the hard part, like throwing a baseball is not the hard part, hitting what you're aiming at is the trick. Of course you could
43 FlyDeltaJets87 : Hmmm.....Those dates happen to conviently fall on the weekend that our Three Day Homecoming Weekend is scheduled (Fri-Sat-Sun), so I may be able to c
44 Swatpamike : Hello all I don't care what the dates are I am there. BTW, the SKS has changed a lot in the last few months. Cheers swatpamike
45 STLGph : Hell yeah! And check out those shoes! Prada would be proud! I don't have a firearm, either. I just owe a couple of people a few drinks or what not ne
46 Post contains images FlyDeltaJets87 : I'll see what my schedule looks like for the Fall Semester (wont know the actual class schedule till we register for the fall in April, but I'll stil
47 Miamiair : Revised: ilikeyyc miamiair+1 queso stlgph kaigywer adopim88 srbmod MDorBust Unoflygirl Swatpamike Maybe: FlyDeltaJets87 ANCFlyer (waiting for date con
48 RJdxer : Revised: ilikeyyc miamiair+1 queso stlgph kaigywer adopim88 srbmod MDorBust Unoflygirl Swatpamike Maybe: FlyDeltaJets87 ANCFlyer (waiting for date con
49 Queso : I just put down on the vacation calendar at work to be off so I can attend October 12-15. FlyDeltaJets87, is that going to work OK for you? Not sure i
50 Post contains links and images Miamiair : The date od 12, 13 & 14 OCT look like a good compromise. Some of the stuff I'll bring down: I have others, (.22, .357, .40, 10mm, .44) you just provid
51 Post contains images KaiGywer : Just ask adopim88 how fast she got hooked after going to the range once. Either weekend works for me. Just tell me when, and I'll be there. So judgin
52 Miamiair : Last year he took the tour of the US courtesy of US Airways... AS/AA has a more direct routing ANC-ORD-BHM or ANC-SEA-DFW-BHM.
53 Post contains images KaiGywer : Haha, I know. Think he'll order US again this year?
54 Go3Team : Put me down, any weekend is good for me, I just have to know about a month in advance to let my work know. Checking flights, I guess US doesn't do mai
55 Miamiair : You're doomed to the RJ experience... US has non-stop CLT-BHM.
56 Miamiair : Revised: ilikeyyc miamiair+1 queso stlgph kaigywer adopim88 srbmod MDorBust Unoflygirl Swatpamike Go3Team Maybe: FlyDeltaJets87 ANCFlyer (waiting for
57 RJdxer : And I'm still waiting for the ANCflyer 2006 U.S. Tour T-shirt to arrive!
58 ANCFlyer : Las tyear my tix didn't cost me anything by 50K US Air Miles. I might try Star Alliance this time - like I usually do - and get UA: ANC-DEN-BHM. Can'
59 Post contains images FlyDeltaJets87 : DL has mainline on both CLT-ATL and ATL-BHM. Any weekend except the 19-21st of October will work for me. I'd feel guilty missing a cousin's wedding b
60 Post contains images KaiGywer : And the problem is...?
61 Post contains images ANCFlyer : Yeah, but it's DL It's only a cousin!
62 Post contains images Adopim88 : Haha, this is true! I love going to the range, even when I don't shoot well Darn, too bad that weekend doesn't work. It would have been perfect for m
63 Post contains images KaiGywer : You know you're an A.net addict when your school schedule is planned around an A.net meet
64 Post contains images FlyDeltaJets87 : Touche. But it still beats the USEx CRJ any day of the week. Haha. I'd have a hard time justifying that one to the parents (and the extended family),
65 BHMBAGLOCK : How about a duel? I'll be there. I mean, I'll be here! I'm assuming we'll want to do the breakfast thing again? Darn, I just ran into John the other
66 Post contains images KaiGywer : Uh oh...don't tell adopim88
67 RJdxer : CO ANC/IAH/BHM United is food for purchase CO will feed you for the cost of your ticket. Even though the CO flight makes a stop in Seattle its not ch
68 Post contains images ANCFlyer : DL Mainline or USExcuse CRJ??? Excellent idea. I think everyone would be in agreement on that . . . Would have been last time, that's for certain! I
69 Queso : That is very gracious of you to offer and I might take you up on that. You may have just changed my mind about driving there vs flying there. I might
70 Miamiair : And now he's driving a rice-burner...Toyota. No more 88, its been sawed in half, now he's 44, driving for Michael Wlatrip.
71 Miamiair : The dates are looking like 12-14 OCT.
72 Post contains images Adopim88 : :D Sweet! Too bad I wouldn't be able to afford it. This is true. It's been pretty much downhill since his Cup Championship win in 1999. He came in 23
73 Post contains images ANCFlyer : Good Lord - he went from bad to worse. Toyota and Waltrip . . . that's two strikes. Michael's season last year was forgetable . . . wait, non-existen
74 Post contains images FlyDeltaJets87 : I spent over 8 hours in CLT back in June. I know all about that. (And I was just trying to get to GSO, 80 miles away).    I assume that's a Saturda
75 Queso : I think we have an agreement, shall we put it in stone for October 12-14? Anything high-profile happening in BHM that weekend that we need to avoid?
76 Miamiair : I'll second that.
77 Post contains images BHMBAGLOCK : Saturday morning before the shooting begins. I agree We might also need to organize an optional canoe trip on the Cahaba for John this time - assumin
78 Post contains images KaiGywer :
79 Miamiair : What time did we start cooking last year?
80 Post contains links Queso : Well, maybe the next step is to put the strongly penciled-in date on the website and a preliminary "breakfast-shooting-dinner" outline or something li
81 KaiGywer : Sounds good to me
82 ANCFlyer : Third About 8am, but it took an hour and half really - lots of rations to cook . . . Meat, eggs, hotcakes, etc . . . for twenty.
83 KaiGywer : Fourth
84 Miamiair : The only sticking point is the availability of the range. We should find out shortly. But the 13th looks good.
85 Queso : I don't think the cooking per-se is what took so long. Wading around in all the bullshit that was flowing tended to slow things down!
86 KaiGywer : This sounds really fun. I am looking forward to it. Now if just NW could drop their price from $413 to something reasonable I wouldn't have to drive 2
87 Post contains links and images FXramper : Quoting MDorBust (Reply 24): I will be driving from DFW again. MDorBust, can you pick me up from DFW and let me tag along? Let me know. Anyone have a
88 BHMBAGLOCK : I think we started shootin' the bull in the parking lot around 8. It might have been 8:30-8:45 before we fired up the grill. I already checked - we'r
89 Queso : Why don't you just drive to MDW and then fly out on WN to BHM. That would cut down your driving a bunch and you'll be able to catch a sale on WN so t
90 Post contains images ANCFlyer : Hmmmm, you're right! I may come the weekend prior and go to the race, then hang out with you boyz and girlz for the shoot-em-up. I need a week to vis
91 Miamiair : Must be smoke from another thread??? Nuclear meltdowns maybe... (Here's where you need one of those mushroom cloud emoticons).
92 Post contains images Adopim88 : What? Didn't like the 23 hour drive to Baltimore and 21 hours back?? Okay, I'll make sure to remember them. I'll work it out as best I can. Still can
93 BHMBAGLOCK : Or just fly to ATL for about the same and ride over with somebody. Better yet, we need a LCC in common to get better fares. That way you might spend
94 Post contains images ANCFlyer : Well, I am Along with one for LOSER and STUPID . . . I have them, I just really shouldn't use them here . . .
95 Post contains images KaiGywer : I checked a random weekend in April on WN, and even if I could get their lowest fare, it's 250 like you said. Plus gas to MDW, plus tolls, plus parki
96 Queso : And that's definitely a step up from what you're driving now!
97 Miamiair : I'll be flying into ATL and driving to BHM. If you want a lift, let me know.
98 Post contains images FlyDeltaJets87 : Be worth it just to get on the E170.    I can get a direct flight from MCO to BHM, but I'd be tempted to go via ATL so I can get on the 767-400 fro
99 Ilikeyyc : I would be happy if you flew Delta, too! After all, we need your money! I'll be driving through ATL to get to BHM- the airport is right by the 75/285
100 Post contains images CastleIsland : That could be arranged... Holy crap, I'm not sure I can function much before 8 am.
101 Post contains images KaiGywer : What?! A Honda Civic on steroids better than my Intrepid :p Thanks, I will keep this in mind guys. I think we might rent though, just to be able to s
102 Post contains images Queso : Pfft. A Ruger Super Blackhawk in .44 Magnum is in the middle of this picture. Above it is a Magnum Research BFR in .45-70 Government (it has a 3-6x v
103 FlyDeltaJets87 : Where are you coming from on I-75? (Just south of Atlanta, South Georgia, Florida, etc.) Just of curiousity. While I would certainly prefer to fly, m
104 CastleIsland : If at all possible, check out the Georgia Aquarium. It's right across from Olympic Park, and it is really worth a visit.
105 FlyDeltaJets87 : And near The World of Coca-Cola/Coca-Cola Factory as well as Atlanta Underground if I recall correctly. Just be aware of being near the Georgia Dome
106 BHMBAGLOCK : The way I-75 is shredded up these days every 10-20 miles, don't do this unless you can drive in the middle of the night. You're better off to take I-
107 Post contains images RJdxer : Well at least I can remember how to get to the Walmart this time.
108 STLGph : Suggestion -- in another six months or so depending on the numbers who have confirmed and bought tickets in advance, what about a group hotel rate? An
109 Cadet57 : Ok, im interested... Couple questions. I need to renew my license.. Or am I set if I am shooting with a licensed gun owner? Also, I dont have my own g
110 Queso : My hotel was right by that and I didn't realize it until I was driving to the airport Sunday morning. I'd like to have given that place a look around
111 Post contains images FlyDeltaJets87 : Yea, Eagle Ridge (Stockbridge...Exit 224 if memory serves me coorectly) is always hit or miss. If I did drive up, I wouldn't be going through ATL til
112 STLGph : Wow! You were clear down there? It's a decent place. A few good stores, but the lay out is very confusing. It's park, drive, walk, drive, park, walk,
113 Queso : No, you do not need a license. Yes, there will be plenty of guns and you can probably borrow someones as long as you are mature and safety-minded. It
114 Post contains images Cadet57 : Had a gun in my hand since I was 11. Got my license at 14. Dad and boy scouts taught me right. No problem there. Massachusetts
115 BHMBAGLOCK : I'm going to try to catch John at home tonight. If not, I'll drop by the church he works at tomorrow. Maybe they'll have your special catshit brew by
116 MDorBust : Shouldn't be a problem. It's about an eleven hour drive so try to get an early flight.
117 Post contains images ANCFlyer : Well Done! Soooo, ladies and gents . . . . dates??? Confirmed yet?
118 Srbmod : That's why I tend to avoid the Eagle's Landing area as much as possible. If I have to be anywhere in that area, I take the back roads. The World of C
119 Miamiair : Waiting on confirmation that the range is available. See reply 108
120 FXramper : I could be on AA #514, its the first of the day, and gets in at 0700. Would rather not fly with guns and ammo, does someone have a mailing address I
121 ANCFlyer : Leave the ammo, fly with the guns, it's a no brainer . . . you can't just simply FedEx a gun to someone . . . a small legal problem there . . . easie
122 Post contains images BCAInfoSys : You can put me down as a 'Maybe'. I'll have to see what my work situation is like when we get a little closer. Come spring time (April/May) I'll be ab
123 Post contains images FXramper : Yes Sir, Sgt Major. I'd bring my Ruger .44, the DE .50, H&K .40, and SW 9mm. Anyone care to shoot a Marline 30/30 lever action? I'll have tons of TO
124 Miamiair : Revised: ilikeyyc miamiair+1 queso stlgph kaigywer adopim88 srbmod MDorBust Unoflygirl Swatpamike Go3Team BHMBAGLOCK FXramper Maybe: FlyDeltaJets87 AN
125 Post contains images Queso : Yeah FXramper, the only way you could send the guns is if you have an FFL at both ends to send and receive them. That's usually not a problem, but th
126 BCAInfoSys : LOL. Not really. I'm only an average shot, nothing really special. But getting the ring sight and made a huge difference for me. My acquisition time
127 Post contains images KaiGywer : I feel your pain man. I swear my firewall is run by a buncha damn hippies and liberals
128 Queso : Too bad it's not legal for IDPA shooting. My daughter likes the ghost ring sight better, too.
129 Post contains images Ilikeyyc : Just don't follow the wrong person this time!
130 Queso : Yeah, or have N1120A with you as your navigator!
131 FXramper : I ship crap for a living, but would like input. where did Kai go?
132 Queso : Yeah, I know. It's more about dealing with the ticket agents and TSA than about the actual packing of the firearm.
133 Post contains images CastleIsland : Revised, revised: ilikeyyc miamiair+1 queso stlgph kaigywer adopim88 srbmod MDorBust Unoflygirl Swatpamike Go3Team BHMBAGLOCK FXramper CastleIsland +
134 Cadet57 : Revised, revised, revised: ilikeyyc miamiair+1 queso stlgph kaigywer adopim88 srbmod MDorBust Unoflygirl Swatpamike Go3Team BHMBAGLOCK FXramper Castle
135 Post contains images ANCFlyer : Which mean she misses the broad side of the barn - while standing inside! Excellent! Glad to have you both . . . . Hopefully the dates work right and
136 Post contains images FlyDeltaJets87 : The Blow-up Doll gonna be able to shoot a gun?
137 Post contains images Adopim88 : I have class, so no Talladega for me Can't wait for the meet though!
138 Post contains links and images BCAInfoSys : So this is the "ghost ring" rear aperture sight I have my XD. Has made a HUGE difference for my shooting (though with work as it has been, it's been a
139 Post contains images CastleIsland : Lest ye forget how MDorBust took you to task, you might want to shame thyself in our presence. Nice try. You'll be licking yourself (as best ye can)
140 Post contains images FXramper : Guys, I fly 1-2 times a month, but have never flown with a firearm packed in a carry-on. Will it be a problem to take the entire arsenal stated, 4 han
141 Post contains links and images FlyDeltaJets87 : Um, word of advice: DONT pack the firearm in the carry-on luggage.    Here's Delta's policy regarding bringing firearms: http://www.delta.com/trave
142 GOCAPS16 : I should be back in the USA about that time from Japan, so add me to this one. I'll bring the AK-47. Kevin
143 Post contains images BHMNONREV : You folks and your Oct-early November windows. Earliest I can get home is the Thanksgiving time frame. Damn and blast... Enjoy, and pics please..
144 Ilikeyyc : DON'T BRING THEM IN YOUR CARRY-ON!! Unless you like jail cells. They must be in checked luggage only, declared at check-in so TSA can inspect, unload
145 Post contains links Queso : No, it shouldn't be a problem. The most I've flown with is 2 at a time and it's always been no problem at all on WN. I have read on other forums abou
146 Miamiair : That's what I do when I travel with my firearms. Well written there Mr. Cheese. With an 11 pound limit on ammunition, you are better off sending it v
147 Queso : Thanks, hope it helps somebody out. 11 pounds is really 10 pounds. The ammo should be "well-packaged" so that cuts it down. I can carry 300 rounds of
148 Miamiair : UPDATE I spoke to Lee at the FOP range and we are reserved for 13OCT07. We're still trying to contact John, but the BHM '07 meet is a go!
149 ANCFlyer : Nope. Just do it right. Hardsided lockable case, and declare them. Leave the ammo and all the other BS at home. Read this reply - it's the right answ
150 Post contains images Cornish : Birmingham ?? Fantastic ! It's only two hours by car from London. May I recommend a trip to the Bull Ring shopping centre and Selfridges Visit Spaghet
151 STLGph : I have it written down but I cannot book air and give final confirmation until August.
152 ANCFlyer : Hey, that ain't funny! If I weren't a smarter man, that's where I'd have been last year when the US Air widget in the Philipines tried to send me to
153 Queso : Outstanding! Great news and thanks to everyone working to put this all together!
154 ANCFlyer : I'll buy tickets today. Excellent! See everyone in BHM.
155 Post contains images Cornish : Oh you mean the OTHER Birmingham ?? Like the UK couple who went to Sydney in Canada and not Sydney Australia I guess Still they have their similariti
156 Post contains images KaiGywer : I'm back
157 BHMBAGLOCK : Thanks for that. My plan was to catch up with John at work today but unfortunately had a mess with my daughter having to leave school early today wit
158 Post contains images FlyDeltaJets87 : Those who fly into ATL could just go a little out of their to the I-285/I-85 instersection on the northeast side of the city and visit Atlanta's vers
159 Post contains images TedTAce : Put me down for I'll be there. I wanted to do LAS, but this meet makes a lot more sense to me for several reasons. Not the least of which being that w
160 Ilikeyyc : excellent! See you there.
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162 Post contains images ORFflyer : Hi folks - can I join ya I'm in southeast VA and will probably drive as well. With connections the way they are these days, I'll probably make better
163 Post contains links Miamiair : Absolutely. We'd love to have ya... Put you down in the Attending or Maybe column? http://www.freewebs.com/bhmshoot07/index.htm
164 Post contains images ORFflyer : Almost definitely column - got one of those yet...
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167 Queso : Heh heh...yeah, me too. Like I said on "another forum", I don't know an F-stop from a door stop, but I do know what a slide lock is. Glad you're goin
168 Post contains links and images KaiGywer : I've been checking, and I might decide to drive down, with a stop in STL to see the Arch on Friday. This of course depends on adopim88 getting off sch
169 Miamiair : By yourself, it is almost the same amount of money driving to BHM than driving to MDW and taking SWA. By flying you save the wear and tear on your au
170 ANCFlyer : Gonna be a long trip this time - plan on ariving in BHM on 10/5. Want to make the Talladega race on 10/7 and take my Mom - another NASCAR Fan - for a
171 Post contains images KaiGywer : There would be two of us, myself and adopim88. No way in hell I'm driving that far alone, that's what planes are for But with two of us, it is a bit
172 Post contains images CastleIsland : Jest put yer butt in Y an' STFU.
173 Miamiair : His hat will get crushed in Y. Can't have that...
174 Post contains links KaiGywer : $1321.62 Total Price Northwest Airlines 844 Booking Class: F / First Class Meal: Dinner Equipment: 757 Thu, Oct 4 5hr 11min 9:42pm Depart Anchorage (
175 Post contains images ANCFlyer : My butt - and the rest of me - will not do trans-con in Y, will not do ANC-Lower 48 in Y, and certainly won't combine the two into an all day foray i
176 Miamiair : If they are still around in October... And Pep having to fly one of NWA's DC-9s, I don't know...
177 Post contains images ANCFlyer : I saw that, but I'm concerned about giving NW my $$$, they are in BK status you know, and we're talking 10 months from now . . . they may still be in
178 KaiGywer : They're fairly nice. Otherwise DL can take you there for $1798. Stop in SLC and ATL.
179 Go3Team : I'd say I'd join you on the ride over, but since I drive for a living, it's the last thing I want to do in my off time. It's a 10-12 hour drive depen
180 Post contains images ANCFlyer : If I'm flying DL it's because every other carrier in the US is gone. Nope, I'll hold out for a reasonable fare on a Star Alliance Carrier . . . it'll
181 Post contains images KaiGywer : Just ask for a load to the area and take your days off that weekend Also, keep in mind it seems unless you fly NW, DL, or AA, you'll be in Y on an RJ
182 Post contains images ANCFlyer : Ahh, yes grasshopper . . . much to learn have you. A Y RJ from CLT on US. However, from DEN on UA, the RJ is a CRJ7, with some very nice F seats at t
183 Post contains images KaiGywer : That I do. I usually fly in those little seats, so I don't know which planes have the seats for fat people
184 Post contains links and images FlyDeltaJets87 : Preferably. Not a big sushi fan here. I posted Delta's rules somewhere before in this thread. Here it is again: http://www.delta.com/traveling_checki
185 Go3Team : I would have as much luck getting a load to the area, as a I would winning the lottery. Which is why I had to shitcan US for this trip, none of their
186 Post contains images KaiGywer : Please yes! Sushi =
187 CastleIsland : All I can say is I'm damned @#$%ing glad we went to one last November. As for next time, how about some good old southern BBQ?
188 Post contains images ANCFlyer : Last BHM trip I did an RJ from CLT to BHM and return as a part of the US/HP odyssey I was sent on. It was 45 minutes each way (+/-) and no one seated
189 Post contains images KaiGywer : Ah, I see Now THAT sounds better
190 Miamiair : That would be great. Sushi is nothing more than glorified bait... We need to look into finding a good BBQ place.
191 CastleIsland : Actually, I eat sushi regularly, and that was some surprisingly good sushi at Surin West. According to BHMBAGLOCK, there is a Greek contingent in BHM
192 Miamiair : The wife loved it. I'll eat it occasionally. But the BBQ does sound like it will hit the spot.
193 Go3Team : If the seat next to me is guaranteed to be empty, that's fine. But with US's new person of size rules, it's better for me to do F.
194 Post contains links ANCFlyer : It's Official - 2007 Birmingham Planning Part 2 (by ANCFlyer Jan 11 2007 in Non Aviation) Continue in Part 2 . . . .
195 Queso : You can pack a gun in checked baggage, and with every airline I know of you can take a small amount of ammo. You can ship ammo, and you can ship guns
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