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PhilDernerJr
04-19-2010, 10:43 AM
On May 2nd, Nassau Flyers will be hosting a "Spring Fling" with free food and music on a relaxing day hanging out around aircraft from their hangar for a wonderful outdoor event. A really great day to come and hang out around a whole bunch of different aircraft while eating and mingling with everyone else in attendance. You can also have a look at NFI's full motion flight simulator, their pilot shop,

There will be raffles, plane rides and the American Airport Museum will bring out their Texan and other aircraft. Pilatus will have an aircraft out there as well for which I am very excited as well.

Of course, NYCAviation will also be in attendance, perhaps showing off some photos from the group!

Come by and hang out! Bring your friends and family!

Where...
Nassau Flyers at Republic Airport
1300 New Highway
Farmingdale, NY
631.454.0626

When...
Sunday, May 2, 2010 from 11-4pm.

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/SpringFling2.jpg

I also hear there will be a Husky aircraft on display, which is interesting to me after I saw this video...
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USAF Pilot 07
04-19-2010, 05:35 PM
What's Pilatus bringing?

Matt Molnar
04-19-2010, 05:37 PM
What's Pilatus bringing?
Not sure, but one (1) free balloon for anyone who brings a KC-10!

Speedbagel_001
04-20-2010, 01:09 PM
On May 2nd, Nassau Flyers will be hosting a "Spring Fling" with free food and music on a relaxing day hanging out around aircraft from their hangar for a wonderful outdoor event. A really great day to come and hang out around a whole bunch of different aircraft while eating and mingling with everyone else in attendance. You can also have a look at NFI's full motion flight simulator, their pilot shop,
...
When...
Saturday, May 2, 2010 from 11-4pm.




Uh... Phil - is it SATURDAY or Sunday? I'm guessing Sunday based on the NFI flyer.

PhilDernerJr
04-20-2010, 01:14 PM
Right you are. Corrected.

USAF Pilot 07
04-20-2010, 01:23 PM
What's Pilatus bringing?
Not sure, but one (1) free balloon for anyone who brings a KC-10!

I would... but the darn runway's too short.. haha

wunaladreamin
04-20-2010, 03:30 PM
[quote="USAF Pilot 07":1znp99cy]What's Pilatus bringing?
Not sure, but one (1) free balloon for anyone who brings a KC-10!

I would... but the darn runway's too short.. haha[/quote:1znp99cy]
You Air Farce guys are all the same. Put a tail-hook on that thing and a squid will get her down! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

h2opunk1822
04-20-2010, 05:04 PM
Ill def be there!!.. can't promise and aircraft though

Matt Molnar
04-20-2010, 05:33 PM
[quote="USAF Pilot 07":2fys0vr5]What's Pilatus bringing?
Not sure, but one (1) free balloon for anyone who brings a KC-10!

I would... but the darn runway's too short.. haha[/quote:2fys0vr5]
It's long enough to land, and if you can't take off again, I'm sure the Airpower Museum would take good care of it. :)

NLovis
04-21-2010, 05:30 PM
Hmm depends on my schedule. After I am finished training its most likely my days off will change.

dvincent
04-24-2010, 09:12 AM
It just so happens I'll be around that part of Long Island on that weekend... Maybe I'll drop by. :)

Fighting_falcon_51
04-24-2010, 03:48 PM
I'll definitely be there! I'm also going to go on my first flight challenge the same day :borat:

Nassau Flyers
04-24-2010, 05:34 PM
^^ should be a great day for your FFC. Looking forward to seeing everyone!

mirrodie
04-26-2010, 08:54 AM
Is this something I could bring a 3 year old to? Hoping to bring the family but
it's our 6 year anniversary that day, so I can't make any promises.



.....on the way to the store now, bling shopping might help secure my possibility of showing up ;)

T-Bird76
04-26-2010, 11:31 AM
Is this something I could bring a 3 year old to? Hoping to bring the family but
it's our 6 year anniversary that day, so I can't make any promises.



.....on the way to the store now, bling shopping might help secure my possibility of showing up ;)


Shosh dosn't know the 6 year anniversary is the Pilatus anniversary?

I"m hoping to make it, even if its just for a short time. I'm travelling this week so errands will be backed up when I get back Friday night.

george
04-26-2010, 12:23 PM
I'll be there. The wife and baby will be going to. I'm getting him into planes early :D

mirrodie
04-26-2010, 08:50 PM
CLue me in on the Pilatus thing?

NLovis
04-26-2010, 10:29 PM
If this was the 1st I could have made it. Sadly i go back to work for my new week on sundays :?

PhilDernerJr
04-30-2010, 08:32 PM
Alright, two days away. Anyone else coming?

Woooo!!

mirrodie
05-01-2010, 08:41 AM
I am pretty sure we are in.

Nassau Flyers
05-01-2010, 11:13 AM
The Pilatus thing....Pilatus is flying in a PC-12 http://www.airforcetimes.com/xml/news/2008/01/ap_cannonp12_080109/080110_pc12_story.JPG

Although the cabin will be closed off, I can personally attest to how photogenic this beauty is..especially up close.

I'm not sure of exact price (either $30 or $40) but if you want to take some great pictures of long island, we'll be doing plane rides all day. If you fancy an open cockpit ride, we'll have a bi-plane taking people up for a cruise as well. There will be live music, full motion simulator rides, discounts on all pilot shop items and of course the BBQ.

If you are interested learning to fly the spring fling is the perfect event to get familiar with the different types of aircraft and ask questions to students and instructors in a friendly and casual atmosphere. We can answer the most frequent questions like "how much is it to learn to fly" or we'd be happy to take you into our class room and have a more in-depth consultation 1on1. I'll be there if you need anything..Just say you're from NYC Aviation and I'll take good care of you. Look for me in a white NFI golf shirt (My name is Ryan if you have not already met me)

lijk604
05-01-2010, 05:55 PM
I have a family thing in the early afternoon, but I should be able to stop by for a bit at the beginning. Ryan, I'll be looking for you.

Fighting_falcon_51
05-01-2010, 07:53 PM
I look forward to seeing all of you guys tomorrow!

lijk604
05-02-2010, 11:11 AM
Sorry I missed it, ran into a time constraint. Hope it was a well attended event!
Ryan, I'll contact you sometime this week.

John

george
05-02-2010, 03:19 PM
Had a GREAT TIME!!!!!! Took a flight and when I got in the plane the pilot asked me if I ever flown before. I told him I did fly 172's but that was back in high school about 19 years ago. Then he said ok your flying today! I took off flew the pattern from sunrise to the LIE then I even landed. It was incredible!! I'm already planning on heading back to fly again!!!

Nassau Flyers
05-02-2010, 04:28 PM
Thanks to all that came out. Hope you had a good time!

Here is a picture of Phil getting his aviation on


http://www.flynfi.com/nyca.jpg

Big Tim #70
05-02-2010, 06:28 PM
I really wanted to make it today, I had a football game that I couldn't miss.

I want to check out NFI so as to show some support to a NYCA member.

Do you have to be enrolled in the school to take lessons or can I just block out some time w/an instructor?

NLovis
05-02-2010, 06:51 PM
Sry I couldnt make it. Works a callin me for the week :(

Derf
05-02-2010, 06:59 PM
I got so wasted last night I could not see straight this morning! (I do not drink often so I had to make up for 3 months of nothing more then a beer once every 2 weeks or so with dinner)

Then I had to start getting my responses ready for History Under the Stars... My father in law had a birthday and now I am back to the grind of finalizing the event for airshow and hope to send out emails tonight.

I really wanted to make it today and needed to be there to follow up on a few things with Phil for an upcoming news article for the site. Sorry Phil... I felt like a bug in my bed screaming "HELP MEEE!" hangovers are always worse when you do not drink for a very long time. Anyway, NFI Rocks and I am sorry that I could not hang with the great guys over there! I hope to read allot more of the great time you guys had and congrats on the new Huskies! It is wonderful watching you guys play!

eric8669
05-02-2010, 07:22 PM
I visited for a bit today and even took my first ever flight in a single engine plane.

shots from a piper.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y95/southpaw8669/NassauFlyers.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y95/southpaw8669/NassauFlyers-2.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y95/southpaw8669/NassauFlyers-3.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y95/southpaw8669/NassauFlyers-4.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y95/southpaw8669/NassauFlyers-5.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y95/southpaw8669/NassauFlyers-6.jpg

Fighting_falcon_51
05-02-2010, 07:40 PM
It was nice meeting all of you again! NFI did a great job with this event and it was a great way to spend my Sunday. The weather was PERFECT!

I went on my first flight challenge later in the day and it was an experience of a lifetime! I got to fly the plane from northport and back and it was very fun, I was also able to log 42 mins of flight time. The instructor was a great guy also.Unfortunately, I was very busy with the plane so I was unable to get in air pictures. I'd like to thank Kenny, NFI, and NYCA for allowing me to go on this flight experience!

Here are some pictures I took today:

Inside the Pilatus:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3373/4573164956_99b3cd5815_b.jpg

Husky cockpit:
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4026/4573165030_93f2e37811_b.jpg

Bizjet:
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4003/4573164976_2f2a76b6da_b.jpg

SportCrusier:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3348/4573165016_bf6a4cb4d1_b.jpg

Me:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3408/4573165040_0f1d0cf165_b.jpg

mirrodie
05-03-2010, 09:12 AM
Eric, the first shot, in the bottom left, is a park called Venetian Shores. Actually its where we took the kids once we left the event. And nice shot of Rt 135.

Kudos to NFI. While I couldn't partake in any rides, the seed is certainly there. Keep it up!

Gerard
05-03-2010, 06:42 PM
[quote="mirrodie And nice shot of Rt 135.

Actually its the LIE. Thats Sunnyside Blvd up top where the bridge is and the Plainview Business District is on
the left. Knew it looked familiar.
And yes it is a nice shot. :D