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JonJay 10-26-2016 02:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Vlad (Post 1106288)
I am in for airborne viewing :)

Would this be considered a night flight? I haven't been night current for years. Not sure I can get three landings in or not ;)

az_gila 10-26-2016 03:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Vlad (Post 1106288)
I am in for airborne viewing :)

Pity you can't fly at 1400 kts and keep up with it across the US...:)

RV7A Flyer 10-29-2016 11:45 PM

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Originally Posted by BobTurner (Post 1122018)
I think that you will find that many rooms and campgrounds are already booked full, by tour operators and individuals. In OR I did find a Days Inn that had a room - for $950!! Be prepared to pay top dollar.
Call the airport and ask about reserving a tie down. Many airports will be at capacity. Same for rental cars.

Ha! House was rented last year, and rental car already reserved for Corvallis, WA!

Can't wait!

scsmith 10-29-2016 11:54 PM

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Originally Posted by RV7A Flyer (Post 1122832)
Ha! House was rented last year, and rental car already reserved for Corvallis, WA!

Can't wait!

I bet you meant Corvallis, OR!

rvmills 10-30-2016 10:16 PM

How 'bout Jackson, WY and Grand Teton. 2:22 totality at 1135. Two "sunrise" fly fishing opportunities in one day, and some of the coolest scenery anywhere. Who's in? :D

Cheers,
Bob

BobTurner 10-30-2016 10:24 PM

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Originally Posted by rvmills (Post 1123041)
How 'bout Jackson, WY and Grand Teton. 2:22 totality at 1135. Two "sunrise" fly fishing opportunities in one day, and some of the coolest scenery anywhere. Who's in? :D

Cheers,
Bob

In even a normal August, Jackson Hole is crowded and expensive. For the eclipse it will be a zoo.

rzbill 10-31-2016 02:55 PM

Recently bought an 8" Celestron SCT (wanted one since I was a kid).

I don't think it will fit in the RV but fortunately is just a short drive to get over to the center of totality.

Hmm.. Maybe uninvited guests will invade Repucci's joint. :D

jclark 10-31-2016 04:42 PM

Fly your RV to KOGB to see the eclipse (near SC State :-) )
 
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Originally Posted by GalinHdz (Post 1106281)
There will be a total solar eclipse visible over a huge area of the US on August 21, 2017. I want to see it so I am going to fly to Moncks Corner (KMKS) which is just North of Charleston S.C. to watch it from the airport ramp. Maybe we can do a get-together to see it. ;)


Though not announced yet, I plan for us at SC State University to do something big for this. (One of our professors just **might** be coordinating telescopes around the state.)

If you plan to fly your RV into Orangeburg (KOGB) for the eclipse, please let me know.

James

RV7A Flyer 11-30-2016 09:14 PM

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Originally Posted by scsmith (Post 1122833)
I bet you meant Corvallis, OR!

Doh! Of course... :)

zilik 06-14-2017 05:34 PM

An old post but the date is soon approaching.

Us in the Denver area are planning to fly to Alliance, NE KAIA on the the morning of the 21st.

Heartland Aviation 303-762-5311 is taking reservations so they can plan on enough food for the event. N339A and N99PZ are reservations 81 and 82.

Should be a good time so come and join us.


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