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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: Bluff update


Thread: Bluff update

Message: Bluff update

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From: Stamper123 at

Date: Sun, 12 May 1996 04:14:26 UTC


  We had a good turn-out for the box layout party today.  I got there late, due
to low scud at departure time, but glad we had the plane to check for box
geometry.  The local sheriff and his buddy were wasting time in the county
helicopters, and brought over a very nice 47 to spot some of the corners and
center marker for us.  Your tax dollars being very helpful, thank you.

Tried to use a GPS to lay out the box, and it helped, but not a lot.  Perhaps
a different GPS, or a better operator might have made it more useful.  It got
us into the right neighborhood for each location, but the final movement had
to be spotted from the air.  Still better than last year, when we were
walking down 7 ft high rows of corn groping for marker locations by pacing

McGregor continues to be a very hospitable airport, allowing us the use of
their truck for the layout (plus the afformentioned free heli-help.)

Box will be open for practice Friday, May 17.  Event briefing Saturday
morning no later than 10:00 AM.  Earlier if most everyone is on-site.  Three
flights for everyone.

Still need all the judges we can get, and you don't have to be an accredited
judge.  Good practice for judges to be.

See everyone Friday.



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