EZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2462 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1898 times:
Im off to Motorbodies Vauxhall in Luton to hopefully collect my new car at its launch party. The new Vauxhall Monaro brought over from Australia, costing me a whopping £28500 but well worth it, check it out at.....
Alpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1890 times:
Just got down mowing the back yard for the first time this year, as spring as FINALLLY sprung in Greater Cleveland. And getting ready for a household of 10, 11 and 12 year old boys to celebrate my oldest son's birthday, which was Thursday, as he turned 11.
Then tomorrow, my wife and I head over to Home Depot or Lowes and buy about 25 bags of brick-red mulch, to re-mulch Mrs. Alpha's garden, prune some of the bushes and plants in said gardens, and then plan out the making of a rock garden on the western side of our house, that we will do this summer.
VSLover From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1897 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1886 times:
Well I moved to a new apartment last weekend, and unpacked most of this week. Then it was decided the whole place is being painted Friday/Monday. SO I had to pile everything into the middle of each room, and now my bedroom had been finished, so I am spending the first gorgeous day in the city unpack YET AGAIN.
Deltajax From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1787 times:
Just got back from EAA Sun 'N Fun Fly-In 2004 in Lakeland, Florida, what a blast! For the second year in a row they had a night airshow where pyrotechnics are attached to aerobatic aircraft, it makes for a great spectacle. While I was there I bought an Icom IC-A23 Sport NAV/Com from one of the many vendor booths there.
AIR757200 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1579 posts, RR: 7
Reply 21, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1784 times:
The weekend in review..
Friday night, did the normal club scene down in Ann Arbor: had a few drinks but still good to drive. Got home about 3:30 a.m.
Saturday night, went to a birthday party and brought some bottles of liquor to the party, ended up drinking way to much- had to be shuttled to another friends house to sleep (4 a.m.), then return back to the place to pick up my car (8 a.m.). Went to another friend's house, crashed on his couch (9 a.m.), then woke up again at 1 p.m., called into work and they already figured I wouldn't be coming in because I was wasted. Got home, slept some more until 5 p.m. Now, about to go back to sleep: I have class at 9 a.m.
HaveBlue From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2124 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1771 times:
Like DeltaJax, I spent the weekend at the Sun N Fun Fly In in Lakeland, Fl. A few friends of mine and I went over Saturday, and camped out in the Ultra Light Camping section (buddy is building one). Met up with Don Rhynalds and his beautiful Grumman HU-16 Albatross. It was the one on the end, painted up in Air Force Rescue colors.
We watched the night show from on top of it's wing... about 12 of us in all... some of which were people we just happened to meet that flew in from Iowa in a Piper Warrior. The night show was spectacular.. Manfred in the glider, the T-6 team, Otto the R-22 helicopter and the parachutists... all at night and with pyro and strobes.... then the very impressive fireworks from the ground as the finale. Nicely done, though years ago they had a MiG-17 doing afterburner passes at night, but he wasn't there this year.
Unfortunately, there were 2 wrecks Sunday morning. One plane apparently ended up upside down... got pictures of it getting towed down the flight line just after Dons Albatross taxi'ed out for take off. And someone in a Destiny ultralight crashed and was airlifted out on a BK-117. Hope they both make it okay.
Lots of fun.
P.S. - Watching a LearJet doing loops and aileron rolls was quite nice as well.