So I went flying down at the club field yesterday and found that large electrical spools -- helpful as a workbench for setting up your airplane -- arrived at some point. I decided to go ahead and roll all 5 over by the clubhouse and set them up so we have a clear indicator of where the pit is. I may not have given enough space for cars to turn around in, but I think it will do.
Anyway, I was excited they showed up. No more grubby knees! Woo Woo!
Too bad I'm dodging cow patties and tracks on the runway right now...
Saturday is the day you guys have all been waiting for!
We have a burn permit for this Saturday.
Dan wants us to burn all the piles at this time so we don’t have to worry about getting another permit.
So – the plan is to meet at the new field on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. and we will start some really big fires.
Suggested equipment is, but not limited to:
Gloves and warm clothes
Last time, we learned that you need to have a way to change out of your work boots before you get back in your vehicles to go home, so for that reason, I would suggest bringing a plastic bag or two that you can put your dirty boots in after we are through so as to keep your vehicles clean.
This afternoon, I stopped by the airpark to determine its flight-worthiness. Here's my report:
Entrance to the field is clear of snow, and is very drive-able even by a sedan. There is little concern driving onto the field. However, down near the clubhouse the field is still pretty wet and muddy. My tires were caked, and it was obvious that at least one of us had gotten a little stuck and had peeled out. I reckon I wasn't the first guy to check out the field this weekend :)
Anyway, I would not recommend flying from the field yet. It's just too soggy at the moment. I don't think any car with a reasonable tread on it will get stuck, but the mud cakes on clothes, shoes, and tires.
In our discussions at last night's meeting, we seemed to arrive at three decisions:
1. We could really use a field chalker to mark out our planned runways, pilot stations, and parking area at the Ute Airpark. Does anybody own one, or will we need to rent or buy one? They retail for between $100 and $400.