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Re: 2019 Pine Bluff Formation Clinic

Amir Bayani
 

Hi Gerald, 
I don’t think i will be able to get out of Atlanta tomorrow and fly through the front to get there.  i was so looking forward to this but i will have to wait once again until next time.

All the best, 
Amir

On Oct 23, 2019, at 8:40 AM, Amir Bayani via Groups.Io <iflymyrv7@...> wrote:


Hi Gerald, 
I'm signed up attend the clinic this upcoming weekend and have read over the program manual. I'm a beginner and have eager to learn formation but I feel like I should be more prepared before joining, especially in terms of knowing the types of formation, hand signals, calls, etc.  I was wondering how much of this covered during the training.  The last thing I want to do is to endanger others by not knowing what to do and when to do it.  I understand that I will have someone in the plane with me but I really want to be as prepared as possible.  I've searched the internet and just can't find additional information about FFI pre-requisites other than the flying part.  I've been flying my RV7 for 5 years with about 1200 hrs.  Fairly good stick and rudder guy and very open minded and want to learn more.  So I'm not worried about the flying part as much as the procedures, signals, lingo, etc. 

Would appreciate any guidance from you.  Please feel free to call me or I can call you if that is easier than email.

Thank you
Amir 
770-377-4465

On Sun, Aug 18, 2019 at 10:23 PM GERALD LOYD <gwloyd@...> wrote:

The 2019 Pine Bluff Formation Clinic group site is ready.  It will be the last weekend in October at Pine Bluff, AR (KPBF).  As always, join the group and read all about it.  More information is in the files section.  If you decide to participate go to the database and enter your pilot information.  Joining the group does not sign you up for the clinic.  Entering your information in the database is how you sign up.  Here is a link to the site:

 

https://groups.io/g/2019PineBluffClinic

 

Let the Good Times Roll,

Gerald Loyd (Bulldog)

870-377-2728

Re: 2019 Pine Bluff Formation Clinic

Amir Bayani
 

Hi Gerald, 
I'm signed up attend the clinic this upcoming weekend and have read over the program manual. I'm a beginner and have eager to learn formation but I feel like I should be more prepared before joining, especially in terms of knowing the types of formation, hand signals, calls, etc.  I was wondering how much of this covered during the training.  The last thing I want to do is to endanger others by not knowing what to do and when to do it.  I understand that I will have someone in the plane with me but I really want to be as prepared as possible.  I've searched the internet and just can't find additional information about FFI pre-requisites other than the flying part.  I've been flying my RV7 for 5 years with about 1200 hrs.  Fairly good stick and rudder guy and very open minded and want to learn more.  So I'm not worried about the flying part as much as the procedures, signals, lingo, etc. 

Would appreciate any guidance from you.  Please feel free to call me or I can call you if that is easier than email.

Thank you
Amir 
770-377-4465

On Sun, Aug 18, 2019 at 10:23 PM GERALD LOYD <gwloyd@...> wrote:

The 2019 Pine Bluff Formation Clinic group site is ready.  It will be the last weekend in October at Pine Bluff, AR (KPBF).  As always, join the group and read all about it.  More information is in the files section.  If you decide to participate go to the database and enter your pilot information.  Joining the group does not sign you up for the clinic.  Entering your information in the database is how you sign up.  Here is a link to the site:

 

https://groups.io/g/2019PineBluffClinic

 

Let the Good Times Roll,

Gerald Loyd (Bulldog)

870-377-2728

2019 Pine Bluff Formation Clinic

GERALD LOYD
 

The 2019 Pine Bluff Formation Clinic group site is ready.  It will be the last weekend in October at Pine Bluff, AR (KPBF).  As always, join the group and read all about it.  More information is in the files section.  If you decide to participate go to the database and enter your pilot information.  Joining the group does not sign you up for the clinic.  Entering your information in the database is how you sign up.  Here is a link to the site:

 

https://groups.io/g/2019PineBluffClinic

 

Let the Good Times Roll,

Gerald Loyd (Bulldog)

870-377-2728

Kansas City Clinic

GERALD LOYD
 

For you RVators interested in formation flying, KC Flight will have their spring clinic April 26-28 at Lee's Summit, MO.

Gerald (Bulldog)
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Re: After Action Report

GERALD LOYD
 

I said I probably left someone out that needs to be recognized.  Well I forgot to thank Bob & Linda Connor, our Air Boss & Bossett.  They own an RV-7 and Bob has been through a clinic at PBF before.  They came down from North Little Rock Friday to helped with registration and also acted as a buffer between us & the FAA.  Then they came down again on Saturday to provide Air Boss services for us. The FAA decided if CapConn was going to be on duty there was no reason to send anyone else.


Thanks a lot Bob.


Bulldog


From: 2018PineBluffClinic@groups.io <2018PineBluffClinic@groups.io> on behalf of Bill Schlatterer <BillSchlatterer@...>
Sent: Monday, October 8, 2018 8:54:39 PM
To: 2018PineBluffClinic@groups.io; MidsouthRVators@...; 'West TN RVators'
Cc: 'Bruce Rodgers'; 'Richard Swartz'; 'Doug Hale'; 'Glenn Bell'; 'Marion Loyd'; 'Bob Mills'; 'Ken Johnson'; 'Ken Johnson'; cshaw@...
Subject: Re: [2018PineBluffClinic] After Action Report
 

You said  << I know I left out someone, so forgive me. >> and you sure as heck did!  How about a big thanks to the one and only Bulldog for putting this thing together and making it a memorable weekend for everyone involved.   You next assignment is to take care of the weather for Petit Jean!

 

Slats(ReCard)Bill  :--)

 

 

From: 2018PineBluffClinic@groups.io [mailto:2018PineBluffClinic@groups.io] On Behalf Of GERALD LOYD
Sent: Monday, October 08, 2018 8:46 PM
To: 2018 Pine Bluff Clinic; MidsouthRVators@...; West TN RVators
Cc: Bruce Rodgers; Richard Swartz; Doug Hale; Glenn Bell; Marion Loyd; Bob Mills; Ken Johnson; Ken Johnson; cshaw@...
Subject: [2018PineBluffClinic] After Action Report

 

We just had one of the best clinics I have been to.  There were 29 pilots and a few guest.  The weather was very good and the food was excellent.  Bad weather across the mid west caused a few cancellations and we missed you guys.  Safely flying formation is our goal and we did a lot of it.

 

I want to congratulate Dean Marvin (Gumby), Dave Romuald (Torque), Frank Brewer (Bogie), and Scott Sundstrom for passing their Wingman check rides.  Also David Grover deserves recognition for passing his Flight Lead check ride.  FFI Cards are not easy to earn.  Good job guys.

 

We had 3 Red Scary new formation pilots (Brian Freeman, Rajiv Chalasani, & Jim Ivey) solo in 2 ship flights.  I hope you continue to progress up the FFI ladder to eventually earn a formation card.  You will enjoy the journey.  

 

We need to thank all of the people that made this possible.  Doug Hale (airport manager) and his staff did a great job taking care of our every need and allowed us to have full use of their facilities.

 

The EAA Chapter volunteers are just wonderful.  Sara Works our chapter president worked continuously all weekend to be sure we were taken care of and she got some good photos & videos that she will share.  Bruce Rogers, Richard Swartz and his lovely wife were the main cooks.  They did a fantastic job.  A week ago we had a hangar clean up day and there were even more volunteers there .  Thanks for the support .

 

I want to thank Cassandra Shaw, head of the Pine Bluff Transit department for furnishing our bus transportation.  The drivers were courteous and on time.  We appreciate your help.

 

Greg Reese (Greese) our check pilot and all up flight lead came a long way to help & provide guidance when needed.  Thank you to the Flight Leads & Safety Pilots too.  You came at your own expense and didn't complain about what ever flight assignment you were given.  The FFI family is better off for your effort.

 

I know I left out someone, so forgive me. 

 

Thanks Again

Bulldog

Great job on the video Randal!

Mark Burns
 

Randal,
You did a great job capturing the weekend!
Thanks for taking the time to put this video together.

I thought everyone did a great job flying the all-up. Some who were just cleared solo 
at this clinic!

For those that hadn’t flown in large formation before I know it can be stressful.
It’s only been about 6 years since I flew my first one. To say I was tense is an understatement!

Each one you fly it will become less stressful and you’ll find yourself able to relax and look around a good bit more. This makes it so much fun!!  I could have flown around with you guys at least another hour on Sunday :-)

Kudos to Greese for the outstanding lead.
His smooth flying and calmness on the radio made it easier for us all!

Thanks Bulldog, Sara , Doug and the EAA chapter for another great clinic!

Drone 

Re: Video from Randal “Digger”

Dana
 

Thank you, Mark! Fine job, Digger! :-) Beautiful memo :-)

Re: Video from Randal “Digger”

Oly
 

As usual Digger produces another fine video, just too bad I couldn’t attend. You guys looked good in the all up & looked like fun was had by all. Maybe next year for me, busy with getting the new -8 up to speed and set up for formation work, smoke, etc.

Oly

On Oct 10, 2018, at 8:23 AM, Mark Burns <burnsm57@...> wrote:

Randal asked me to post the link below on this group site. He sent it by email to most everyone from the clinic but some emails bounced back.

From Randal:

I have enclosed the You Tube link of the Pine Bluff allup video  and  have included the photos of Drone, Sara, Dana, and Seba. 

The video is in 1080HD and the clarity will be much Greater if you change the YouTube setting to 1080HD,

You  may have to wait until it is fully loaded to view it without interruption if your internet connection is slow. 

Randal  “Digger” Warren

https://youtu.be/EYQO4WTGmYw

Re: PineBluff2018 Photos

Dana
 

Thank you, Steve! I try :-)

Video from Randal “Digger”

Mark Burns
 

Randal asked me to post the link below on this group site. He sent it by email to most everyone from the clinic but some emails bounced back.

From Randal:

I have enclosed the You Tube link of the Pine Bluff allup video  and  have included the photos of Drone, Sara, Dana, and Seba. 

The video is in 1080HD and the clarity will be much Greater if you change the YouTube setting to 1080HD,

You  may have to wait until it is fully loaded to view it without interruption if your internet connection is slow. 

Randal  “Digger” Warren

https://youtu.be/EYQO4WTGmYw

Re: PineBluff2018 Photos

Steve Dee
 

Thanks Dana-
You're the best!
Steve

On Tue, Oct 9, 2018 at 3:08 PM Dana <berillinehummingbird@...> wrote:
Hey Everyone, my portion of the photos are ready but I am having technical difficulties with this platform, therefore, I have created a file under my Google Drive. You all will receive an invitation into your emails :-) Cheers! Dana

Re: Added photos

Dana
 

Oh! NOW the systems go! Perfect! :-)
And thanks, Drone! :-) 

Re: Added photos

Mark Burns
 

Jim, 
I did find a setting that was not right.
All members should be able to upload photos now.

I see Dana has found a "work around" with google photos.

Great photos Dana!

Drone

On Tue, Oct 9, 2018, 2:11 PM Jim Ivey <Igroundloopedthebeercooler@...> wrote:
Mark.  There appears to be no option of an "upload" in the photo section for regular members. 

Jim Ivey

PineBluff2018 Photos

Dana
 

Hey Everyone, my portion of the photos are ready but I am having technical difficulties with this platform, therefore, I have created a file under my Google Drive. You all will receive an invitation into your emails :-) Cheers! Dana

Re: Added photos

Frank Brewer
 

Thanks Sara, looks awesome!


On Tue, Oct 9, 2018 at 1:26 PM Sara Works via Groups.Io <works_sara=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Okay, since technology and I are not getting along today....here is another link. I have tested this one and it should work with no problems. 

https://photos.app.goo.gl/6exAxvvE1qrirELq7

Sara

Re: Added photos

Mark Burns
 

Kudos to Sara for her great photos!
When I got to the end I wanted it to keep going!!!

Drone

On Tue, Oct 9, 2018, 1:26 PM Sara Works via Groups.Io <works_sara=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Okay, since technology and I are not getting along today....here is another link. I have tested this one and it should work with no problems. 

https://photos.app.goo.gl/6exAxvvE1qrirELq7

Sara

Re: Added photos

Mark Burns
 

Jim,
I'll take a look at when I get home in about an hour.

The button when it's working correctly says (+add photos).

I'm anxious to see them :-)
Worst case you can email them to me a few at a time and I'll put them on the group site.

Mark



On Tue, Oct 9, 2018, 2:11 PM Jim Ivey <Igroundloopedthebeercooler@...> wrote:
Mark.  There appears to be no option of an "upload" in the photo section for regular members. 

Jim Ivey

Re: Added photos

Jim Ivey
 

Mark.  There appears to be no option of an "upload" in the photo section for regular members. 

Jim Ivey

Re: Seba's photos

seba g
 

😁 after getting eaten alive by the Arkansas mosquitoes


On Tuesday, October 9, 2018, Sara Works via Groups.Io <works_sara=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Seba,

These are great! Thanks for sharing!

Sara
870.543.9933

On Oct 8, 2018, at 11:10 PM, Mark Burns <burnsm57@...> wrote:

Great photos Seba !  Thanks for sharing them with us.
It was nice to meet you and Raj.

Drone



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Re: Added photos

Mark Burns
 

Sara,
The new link worked for me!
Great photos!

Thanks,
Drone


On Tue, Oct 9, 2018, 1:26 PM Sara Works via Groups.Io <works_sara=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Okay, since technology and I are not getting along today....here is another link. I have tested this one and it should work with no problems. 

https://photos.app.goo.gl/6exAxvvE1qrirELq7

Sara