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« on: July 04, 2010, 10:56 AM »

Hoping it's not too political to wish everybody a moment to reflect today on what Independence Day means to you.

John Wayne "America - Why I Love Her"


Happy 4th  Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2010, 02:51 PM »

Firecrackers ?  Smiley
Very nice,thanks for the reminder that we can take a few minutes to reflect on our country and the freedom we have.
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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2010, 06:48 PM »

Firecrackers ?  Smiley


Within reason.  I would however like to take a firehose to the idiots that use the 4th to vent pyro tendencies, sending up solid walls of pyrotechnics reaching several stories in a residential neighborhood. 

Take it someplace with a safe burn zone for pity's sake.   Angry  Angry  Angry

Spent the wee hours of the morning last night listening to the fire engines making the rounds with frightening frequency.

Sorry to be the Eeyore.

Staying more in the spirit of the day, Happy 4th, everyone.

Largest July 4th Fireworks Display in America


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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2010, 02:08 AM »

We flew. Ted put up his patriotic display, a foil with tails, along with transition tails and socks as line laundry and a few banner poles carrying some extra socks etc all in RWB. Bob had out his Pilot foil in fuchsia, white & Caribbean, closest he had to RWB. Rhonda & I launched the 19 foot Premier Stars and Stripes Delta with Robertshaw Socks on loan from Steve after his his RWB Delta was found to need a little repair. Rhonda flew Humpty Dumpty since he is RWB along with the rest of matching tails. Steve filled the field with the kids favorite, the Beach Ball garden.

Temp 95, winds 20 -25 mph, but everything flew well. Pics by Ted who failed to get a good shot of his own display, think he was more interested in possibly catching me a few feet in the air if a good gust hit  Wink  The delta behaved, but his North Shore Radical sure drug me around a bit in those winds



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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2010, 10:17 AM »

I flew a little R-W-B to celebrate the day too...
 

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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2010, 01:11 PM »

The Richmond Air Force had a "First Sunday Fly' which also turned out to be July 4. Really hot with a lot of light, shifting winds but some club members showed up and four visitors, (one of whom was my first grandson). I put up a R-W & B AirForm (about 12 times) but once (to the stupefying awe of everyone) the AirForm self launched- miracles happen. Hot, NAHHH not hot- Boiling- and not a cloud in the sky all day. Hacked up a watermelon, got real sticky, sat in the shade for long periods of time. Saw a little quadline, and some good tricks, dragged out some goofy "Little Mistakes", stirred up the air with a SUL Styx on 217 foot lines  Went home showered, collapsed, slept all night- and a good part of this morning. Altogether, it was a great day - as it almost always is at the home of the Richmond Air Force. Check us out when you're in the area. First Sunday of the month, Dorey Park, Henrico County - year round. If there are club members there, you will have a great day,if no one shows up, you will have a great field all to your self.

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