The Minam Airlift was a huge success. The pilots, mainly from BCP I will add, had a great time.
Friday Wup let us flop in the FBO double wide. Good accommodations! 2 bathrooms, 3 bedrooms, kitchen, living room, bar, formal dining room, and covered porch. I think we had 9 or 10 there and 4 more in town or Minam.
SuperMaule went to town and M5guy went to Minam. IdahoMike who I just met for the first time was the RAF representative. Mike and his 2 friends went to Minam Friday. John McKenna from the RAF was trying to come but got snowed out. Mike and crew were shooting a professional video for the RAF and Mike will let us know when it is released.
Saturday Joseph and Minam was a flurry of activity! I think we had close to 20 planes and a Huey working. Load planes take off at 10 minute intervals. Land Minam shut down, ground crew unload supplies, reloads with garbage. You depart and the next plane lands. It was a good safe operation for a bunch of volunteers.
I was busy flying 3 loads so didn't take as many pictures as I wanted but there are picture if guys will post them.
Saturday the Minam cook made us all a great lunch and dinner! Thank you! The young lady was super, I can't think of her name, darn.
Saturday night was the big party. The alcohol was being consumed like a bunch of military pilots back from a mission.
We learned about "Downing the Weed" Jeremiah Weed Bourbon and the after burner drink. We had more than 1 burning mustache and one flaming face. AHHH the memories. We even had 152 Mary gulping flaming Weed shots.
The story of Jeremiah Weed.http://www.check-six.com/lib/Drinks/JeremiahWeed.htm
Getting to Joseph was interesting
A load of garbage headed to Joseph
Groundloopes 172 died.
New tractor and saw mill
The Huey, front loader and back hoe
Scrap being hauled out with the Huey
180 with a tailwheel adjustment
Human tie downs so the Huey didn't blow the 180 away.
M5Guy, Littlejohn and Lora Lee
Skybobb, new Kobota 4x4
This was a good warm up for Caveman and JC. If you missed the Minam work party you may have another chance. Rumor says they may do another one.