T-34 Mentor gathering, Palm Springs, March 18-20, 2011

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  1. evangilder

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    Another fantastic fly-in took place over the weekend at Palm Springs. The March Flying Club now has 4 airplanes to fly (previously 3) and they were more than happy to show their stuff. We had 14 T-34s for the event. The storms coming in put a crimp on Sunday flying, but we managed to get three flights in on Saturday despite some moderate turbulence (Well, what I call moderate. I didn't get any bruises anyway).

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    I know some of you all have seen these from Facebook, but here are some samples for you non-FB types. :)

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    Over the airport
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    Bada-bing! Money shot!
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    Great shots Eric! It looks like "Jimmy O" the SD and March boys were there.
     
  3. evangilder

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    Yep. The SD guys were there as well as 4 March guys, one new guy in the March group. Considering the turbulence, it went really well.
     
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    Great shots! Looks like you had a good time as well.
     
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    Great shots Eric!
     
  6. evangilder

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    Thanks guys. It was a shame that Sunday weather was crappy, otherwise I would have had at least one more flight. But I can't complain.
     
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    Very cool. :thumbup:


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    Excellent shots as always Eric!:thumbright: I have a small request though. If you don't mind, could you delete the first shot of the polished T-34 cause if Terry sees it I have a feeling I will be polishing a airplane.:lol:
     
  9. evangilder

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    Funny you should mention that, Aaron. He said he usually does it himself, but he hired a guy who spent over a week to get it that shiny. He used three different compounds/polishes. It paid off, he won "Best of show", as voted on by all of the visitors.
     
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    It takes A LOT of work and elbow grease. :)
     
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