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Memphis 2017 Spring Fire-Fly!

FlyingGiants will be on site for this event and you should too! Join the whole Mempho crew for another great event!

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Come join us in Memphis, TN for the 2017 Spring Fire-Fly

I have flown at the Memphis field since my earliest days in RC. In fact I think my second or third event was on their field. I've known Jack Estes for a long time through RC. Here is Jack's report on how you can blow the winter cobwebs off your planes and have some fun in Memphis!

From Jack Estes:

It's a great way to dust off the planes from last year, or show off your recent winter projects. We will fly from early in the morning, until late in the evening, and even have a bonfire planned. Night flying is highly encouraged, and being in Memphis, you can expect people to bring out at least a few guitars for some after hours entertainment. If you have something to play, please bring it!

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Memphis Fun

All types of aircraft and flying styles are welcome. This club thrives on a laid back and enjoyable atmosphere, so bring something and have fun! Our field has smooth and low cut grass for our members and those of you who fly turbines, we have electrical outlets and covered concrete pavilions that run nearly the full length of the flight line, and can accommodate RV's easily. For those who may bring an RV, we have potable water you can fill up with, but have no hookups beyond that.

The landing fee will be $20, meal included.

The area I've shown on the map is about 6 minutes west of the field, and is near tons of restaurants and shopping. Not that anyone on here would need the shopping, but maybe they're bringing a +1 that doesn't want to stay at the field the whole time...

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Old 02-28-2017, 12:21 PM
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Hey guys, do you have the date of the event? Thanks
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Old 02-28-2017, 12:22 PM
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sorry, duplicate
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Ya what he said....^^^^^^ lol
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What's up Ken? Are you and Randy gonna try to come up for this?
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Jack confirmed the hard date is March 18th.
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What's up Ken? Are you and Randy gonna try to come up for this?
I was thinking about trying to for the day? Not sure if we can but I'm looking into it. Randy's going out of town for spring break so I'll have to check the calendar to see if the dates conflict or not.
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Jack confirmed the hard date is March 18th.
Thanks Jim!
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is camping allowed at field
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is camping allowed at field
I hope so. I would like to try to make it down.
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I can't find this event listed at the Memphis Propbusters website, or the AMA sanctioned events.

UPDATE: The event is now on the Propbusters website. [3/2/2017]
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Hey guys! I would have replied sooner, but between craziness at work and hot water heater in the attic that decided to grenade on me, the past few days have been a little crazy....

Anyway, camping is allowed and the event is officially on the 18th, but you're more than welcome to come in as early as you want and stay as late as you want. I'm on vacation that week, so I'm planning on being there several days.

BTW, anybody need a used water heater? Ill make you a deal.
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Looks like some of us in St. Louis are interested in coming down.
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The Clover Creek boys will be there.


see you soon,
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Thanks, Propbusters, for putting on this event. Large, beautiful field and excellent facilities.

Not far from Wolfchase Mall and Shelby Farms on the east side of Memphis.

We have soooo many events in May & June, good to get something going in March.

As Elvis would say: "Thank ya; thank ya vera much."
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