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Title: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: fidelio on November 18, 2009, 11:10 PM
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Silverbowl Sports Complex

Best times to come are spring and fall.


Title: Re: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: chilese on November 19, 2009, 12:29 AM
It's just a 3 day drive one way for you East Coast Boys.  :)

Darren, what brought this on?

Other than it's a really nice photo, that is.  :)


Title: Re: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: RobB on November 19, 2009, 04:55 AM
Thanks for the invite to come fly. I will make it out there someday... Vegas is high on the places to visit list in our household. I would be a dead duck if I went without my wife, though.

An invite to forum members that might be visiting the NYC area... I would be happy to show you places to fly if you make it out east towards the Hamptons or wine country.  I've got a few good spots scoped out...

~Rob.


Title: Re: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: fidelio on November 19, 2009, 02:09 PM
john it's as simple as; i love to fly kites, and like to meet other people who do too.


Title: Re: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: Jim Foster on November 19, 2009, 04:05 PM
Lynn and I will be in Las Vegas starting Oct 12th 2010, leaving on the 20th for an Airstream Rally in Parker, AZ.  We'll bring our kites with us.  (We always have our kites with us.)

We'll be at the Suncoast.  I think that is not too far from the field?


Title: Re: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: Dano on November 27, 2009, 08:02 PM
Really missed you guys today..
Friday after Thanksgiving. Turkey sandwiches in the park. Darren telling me about his moms sweet potato pie... MMMMM!

Oh well, i flew anyway even if it was 13-15mph, 44 degrees and 35 with windchill..
It was fun too flying one handed trying to get a good shot to send you guys...



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Title: Re: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: fidelio on November 29, 2009, 02:20 PM
nice picture dano. we missed you too. for the first time i hoofed it down to the hallowed spot known as ivanpah dry lake bed yesterday. courtesy of kent kingston, had my first ride on a buggy, on one of his wind speed pro ivanpah race buggies no less. talk about starting out at the top; his buggy is as comfortable as my living room couch. a different experience for sure than flying dual line stunters, but it was a great time.

jim, the suncoast is on the other side of town from the silverbowl. the closest hotel/casino/resort is either sunset station, or sam's town. the good news is, even though it's on the other side of town, it's not really all that far. it's maybe a 30 minute drive. chilese would know, he lives over there on the northwest side and would be able to advise the best route.



Title: Re: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: Dano on March 24, 2010, 06:28 PM
[quote ]
come fly with us into the night, and under the lights @ our weekly friday night fun fly at the silverbowl sports complex in fabulous las vegas.[/quote]



4/16/2010

Be there, or be Ian!  ;)

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IT WORKED! Ian will be there.  ;D
Let's try it again...
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Be there...... Or be........ Chilese!


Title: Re: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: fidelio on March 24, 2010, 07:48 PM
HA! that's the day before the event in utah. no matter, i'll be there (at the friday fly), and maybe, just maybe in utah the next morning.
 :P

glad to hear you're coming dano.


Title: Re: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: reddobie on March 24, 2010, 07:56 PM
Dano, are you bringing the Beer and Cigars?

Or are we going to Big Dogs and Hemingway's Fine Cigar?


Title: Re: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: Dano on March 24, 2010, 07:59 PM
Dano, are you bringing the Beer and Cigars?

Or are we going to Big Dogs and Hemingway's Fine Cigar?

How about YES to at least the first 3.   ;)
My latest Belgian Stout will be almost 3 weeks bottle conditioned by then.


Title: Re: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: MtnFlyer on March 24, 2010, 08:35 PM
What are you all doing Friday, June 4?

I have a conference down there that starts at noon Sunday and I'm trying to see if I can arrange my schedule to come down Friday instead of Sunday morning.  :)   Last year I got in Sunday morning and left right after it was over Wed afternoon. No time to even get out at night.  :(


Title: Re: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: fidelio on March 24, 2010, 10:57 PM
What are you all doing Friday, June 4?
flying kites my man. bring it!

my hope for this thread was people who came to town for other reasons, would arrange their schedules to include some flying with us.

it's here to plant seeds in all your brains. pay attention and listen closely ... las vegas equals kite flying fun ...... as well as some other stuff.

it would appear my evil plan is starting to play out. muahahaha!

but srsly, come fly with us. it's a good time.


Title: Re: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: MtnFlyer on March 25, 2010, 11:21 AM
I'll keep working on the schedule.

I flew with John one night when I was there a couple of years ago but not over Friday. Last year it was such a quick trip I didn't get any flying in at all. Gotta change that.


Title: Re: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: Geoffrey Platt on March 31, 2010, 09:25 AM
Hey Guys,

I was just there...Yesterday.. But was only in for a day trip for some meentings. I sould be back again in Augest for a few days, then for a week in September. Is the field far from the strip?? Unfortunately I will not have any wheels :(..


Title: Re: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: fidelio on March 31, 2010, 04:07 PM
it's a few miles from the strip, but given some lead time, transportation can usually be arranged with one of us.

i made a google map (http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=110288768999882833079.000482b14bab1d987c338&ll=36.097383,-115.173798&spn=0.206393,0.401688&t=h&z=12) showing the relative distance between the strip and the park.


Title: Re: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: Geoffrey Platt on April 08, 2010, 04:49 PM
Cool. cu guys in September!!!


Title: Re: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: fidelio on April 08, 2010, 04:59 PM
great, looking forward to it.


Title: Re: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: Jim Foster on April 08, 2010, 05:20 PM

jim, the suncoast is on the other side of town from the silverbowl. the closest hotel/casino/resort is either sunset station, or sam's town. the good news is, even though it's on the other side of town, it's not really all that far. it's maybe a 30 minute drive. chilese would know, he lives over there on the northwest side and would be able to advise the best route.



No problem.  What time to folks usually start showing up?


Title: Re: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: fidelio on April 08, 2010, 06:43 PM
between 5 and 6 pm usually. generally a little earlier in summer and a little later in winter.


Title: Re: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: Dano on April 12, 2010, 07:11 PM
Temperatures are looking pretty nice for this Friday..

I'll be there early waiting for y'all..  ;D


Title: Re: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: Dano on July 13, 2010, 10:25 PM
Temperatures are looking pretty nice for this Friday..

I'll be there early waiting for y'all..  ;D


And again this upcoming weekend. 115 is the forecast :'(
But i'll be there..  ;D


Title: Re: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: Jim Foster on July 14, 2010, 02:55 PM

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And again this upcoming weekend. 115 is the forecast :'(
But i'll be there..  ;D
[/quote]

Won't that melt ripstop?  ???


Title: Re: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: Dano on July 19, 2010, 08:48 PM
Another great "Friday Night Fly"
Thanks Guys!!

My Phantom 1.5 looked sooo nice when the sun set, and even better after the lights went out...
No picture could show how sweet it looked in the white clouds of a Vegas Night.   :)
(having to resize it down to 100kb didn't help either.  ;))
 


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Title: Re: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: fidelio on July 19, 2010, 09:32 PM
yeah dano it was great to have you here. hope to see you again when the weather cools off a bit. glad you had a good time.

:)


Title: Re: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: reddobie on July 19, 2010, 10:17 PM
Dan, thanks for the help with the lines and hope to see you back when it is cooler.

Mark


Title: Re: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: Jim Foster on September 09, 2010, 09:37 PM
Lynn and I are still on schedule for the Friday Night Fly on October 15th.  ;)


Title: Re: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: Dano on September 10, 2010, 10:16 AM
Lynn and I are still on schedule for the Friday Night Fly on October 15th.  ;)

Great! I'm looking at the possibilities of driving down that weekend too, and rev'ing it up with you.  We'll see ;)


Title: Re: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: Geoffrey Platt on September 17, 2010, 08:42 PM
Hey guys,

Well I'm here and have wheels, but I am still working at the convention center and probably won't be out of here till at least 9 PM. Have to be back tomorrow at 7:45AM. So I don't think I'm going to make it this time :(. I was really looking forward to it too.. What time do you guys usually fly till???


Title: Re: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: chilese on September 17, 2010, 11:48 PM
We were at the park until 11 PM when the lights were turned off. However, the last 90 minutes was sitting and talking after spending the evening on SULs and ULs with about 30 minutes spent on Mark's new Mongoose.

Sweet flying kite to be sure.

We'll look forward to your first visit, whenever that is.  :)


Title: Re: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: Jim Foster on September 18, 2010, 09:39 AM


We'll look forward to your first visit, whenever that is.  :)

Lynn and I will be there on Friday, October 15th, after the conclusion of our High School Reunion.  Their may be a few other High School friends who wish to attend, don't know at this point.


Title: Re: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: Dano on October 10, 2010, 09:16 AM
I'm probably gonna miss this one.  :(
Too many little outside house projects to do before the snow comes.

Hope you guys have good wind, and a great time time.


Title: Re: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: fidelio on October 10, 2010, 11:15 AM
making your thanksgiving journey this year dano?


Title: Re: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: Dano on October 10, 2010, 11:21 AM
Thanksgiving might be possible..


Title: Re: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: Dano on April 12, 2011, 09:31 PM
April 15th is confirmed!
Who's in?


Title: Re: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: fidelio on April 12, 2011, 10:16 PM
yay dano is coming to town. see you friday pal. looking forward to it.


Title: Re: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: Dano on April 13, 2011, 09:24 PM
Thanks Darren!
No shortage of wind today, huh?
Hopefully, Friday we'll have some too, but not  quite so much.   ;)


Title: Re: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: chilese on April 13, 2011, 09:25 PM
I'll just fly my truck when I get there.  :D

Winds to 53 mph today.


Title: Re: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: fidelio on April 14, 2011, 12:03 AM
yeah hopefully it won't be like last friday, 47*f and 20mph wind. fun? not so much. as for today, usually from where i live we can see all the way across the las vegas valley, today i could hardly see a mountain about a half mile away, couldn't see anything in the valley at all. t'was as if it didn't exist.

dano, if you have room, haven't left yet, and see this message; i'd love to see in the air that black and rainbow sled you bought a while back. maybe you could fly chilese's truck as line laundry.


Title: Re: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: emegaz on August 20, 2011, 04:50 AM
I had a blast friday night with you guys. Darren, John, Mark, Kent and many more were very kind and let me fly all their toys :P

Gonna try to make it as many fridays as I can now it was so fun.

Cant wait to see the pic John took.

Winds were ok too a lil bumpy but good enough to get my spank-o-matic flowing ;D


Title: Re: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: chilese on August 20, 2011, 12:37 PM
Pictures posted on the Picasa website Joe. Great to meet you.  :)


Title: Re: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: fidelio on August 20, 2011, 06:04 PM
the park was busy last night! was great to get a chance to fly a little, talk a little, watch a little, learn a little, and make a new acquaintance. i can't promise smooth winds, but i can promise we're looking forward to your return joe.


Title: Re: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: Dano on September 26, 2011, 09:58 PM
Hows about we try and plan on a "Nevada Day" Fly?   :P


Title: Re: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: fidelio on September 26, 2011, 10:14 PM
if that's friday, oct 28th, i look forward to it. weather should be good, let's hope there's still a little wind.


Title: Re: Re: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: tcope on September 27, 2011, 10:50 AM
If there is a 10/28 fly, what time would it be?

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Title: Re: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: Gamelord on September 27, 2011, 11:59 AM
10/28 would be Friday.  We fly every Friday - rain or shine. :)  Time is the same, 6:00 (ish) pm to around 11:00 (ish) pm.


Title: Re: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: Dano on September 27, 2011, 12:12 PM
Hey Todd!

Yes, "Nevada Day" is Oct. 28th. this year
"A day off from work is a good day to Fly!"
 
We haven't worked out the details yet, but i'd hope to be there before 5pm.
Others seem to usually show up not much later...


Title: Re: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: tcope on September 28, 2011, 09:47 AM
I'll see about getting out there. That is my B-day so I get 1/2 the day off and have an odd 1/2 day under vacation time. So I might just put them together and head out Friday morning.

One thing I like about Vegas... cheap hotel rates. But this time I'll know what my GPS means when it tells me my route is going into a restricted zone. Man... I hate the strip.

It's guarenteed perfect wind, right?


Title: Re: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: Wayner on September 28, 2011, 11:30 AM
Hi Todd,

Look forward to meeting you. Missed meeting you at a kite fair in St. George last year. Then we had no wind. At or Friday fly we usally do have wind.

I see the picture of your WK240. Hope to build one someday when Barry starts this project. Any change you will bring it with you?

Wayne


Title: Re: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: tcope on October 07, 2011, 07:35 PM
Well, I took the day off (10/28) so I just need to book a room. I'll do that in the next week or so. I'll pack the car up the night before and head out in the mid-morning. Hope to be out flying around 3pm or so.

Will pack up the SLK's as well.

I'm looking forward to it.


Title: Re: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: Dano on October 07, 2011, 07:52 PM
I'm taking Thursday off to get there before Friday.  :)
See you around 3 then..

What about it Jim and Lynn? Where are you guys gonna be?


Title: Re: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: Wayner on October 07, 2011, 09:43 PM
Dana, look forward to meeting you.


Title: Re: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: tcope on October 15, 2011, 07:16 PM
Always up in the air but it looks like there might be three is us from Utah there. Two people were going to be there that weekend so they might go down a day early. Never know until it happens. I'm looking forward to it.

Edit: Steve and I will be heading down. I'm not sure about Scott and his wife. I'll check with them.


Title: Re: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: tcope on October 30, 2011, 09:38 PM
Well, Steve and I had a blast... as we expected. The "Vegas Locals" are really a bunch of great people! The wind was a little low but it picked up enough for some flying. The lights came on around 7:30pm so everything was good. We stayed out until around 11:30pm flying and had a great time.

A write up and some photos:

http://www.utahkitefliers.org/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=116 (http://www.utahkitefliers.org/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=116)


Title: Re: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: fidelio on October 30, 2011, 11:45 PM
not the greatest kite flying night ever and less than half our usual total number of people, but i'm glad you enjoyed yourselves. some more wind would have been good, but what can you do? ... steve's 61/49 is a sweet kite and i'm thankful for the opportunity to fly it.

some days more than others but it's always fun at the park.


Title: Re: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: chilese on October 31, 2011, 01:36 AM
Wasn't there something in your write-up about Stephen's spot on impression of me?

No one whines quite like I do, so I'm dying to hear it.

Inquiring minds want to know.  :)


Title: Re: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: tcope on October 31, 2011, 06:57 AM
I took that out as I thought you'd think he was making fun of you (he wasn't). He actually did a few impressions that made me laugh. A lot from Family Guy.  :D


Title: Re: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: PUZZLE on October 31, 2011, 07:19 AM
it was more my impression of the guy on princess bride that says "Never get involved in a land war in Asia," but only slightly less well known is this: "Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line!


Title: Re: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: Gamelord on October 31, 2011, 01:54 PM
Too funny!  I am sorry I missed you all.  Hopefully we can meet up next time you come down.


Title: Re: Re: Come fly Las Vegas (pic)
Post by: DD on October 31, 2011, 01:55 PM
"am I going mad our did the word ' think' escape your lips?"