iceman wrote:an interesting note I learned also... they were thinning out the trees that were a possible hazard in the camp area... now you would think they'd just get a chain saw and start cutting... Oh Nay Nay.... they got the army or somebody like that to come in with c 4 and wrap the trees with c4 and blow them up... Her reason was that they looked more naturally taken down than cut with a chain saw and also she felt that the stumps would decay faster if left with jagged edges rather than a smooth level cut....and yeah they had all the roofing material flown in on a c 47...I was glad she got up and walked off cause I was just about to head back to the Maule and sit by myself.. Dumb B"""ch...
Coyote Ugly wrote:Maybe, just maybe, we ought to think about moving it to Caveman?? They love us... We love them... Flying is utterly awesome... If Idaho's getting overcrowded, lets try Utah.. It's amazing too.!!!
Don't get me wrong, I love both places.. a whole bunch..!!!
Well there are new owners there so they might just go for it... Tom Alagreza wouldn't have but he no longer owns it... only thing that might be a hurdle is liability... It's a private strip and they might balk at so many aircraft coming and going...but it's worth a shot...They rent horses too...Idahomauledriver wrote:My Two Cents,
I think moving it a week would be OK but I prefer it to be sequential weekends since it is a lot of fun to do both.I think it is curious that someone from the state is suggesting that we do that and suspect it is not someone from the aviation side since most aviators understand how tentative the weather can be in Idaho. Having an event with 100 + planes right after a separate event with 100 + planes in the middle of nowhere is a huge statement re GA and supports John McKenna's comment that backcountry flying is the segment of GA that is growing. I agree with Rob that the environmental impact is minimal so something else is afoot.
If my memory serves me we donated thousands of dollars to IAA and RAF the past several years. The best use of those funds to support GA at this time may be to earmark them to preserve and enhance the BCP flyin. Therefore my second choice would be to open up a discussion with Sulphur Creek keeping those funds in mind to support the possibility. Based upon what I have seen there they are very aviator-friendly, it could handle a lot of airplanes and who knows what might be able to be worked out.
Hanging out in front of a large bonfire in front of the lodge in the evening, catered dinners, happy hours, early morning coffee and donuts, ice on site, plenty of camp sites, a relatively benign strip etc might be a nice twist and it is still generally the same location. With all those cabins I suspect there are several bathroom/shower facilities on site. We get by with only 4 showers at JC ! I would not be surprised if they would even sell out their cabins for part of the week. Might be worth a try.
I live in the area Matt, let me know if you want me to check it out.
OregonMaule wrote:I'll be at SC. For my BCP friends who like less people. I am staying June 17, 18, 19 MONDAY-WEDNESDAY after SC.org we will keep the party going,have the place all to ourselves. yee haw
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