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Here is a report from the Marina Ca fly-in, which occurred
on June 26th of 1999:
We had only six planes arrive - I think the low stratus
layer scared some away. It would have scared me off, but
I got a quick clearance and popped up through the layer.
When I actually got on top of Marina, I found it to be
clear and so I landed. Tony graciously called me from
handheld while he sat in the cafe to let me know that we
were indeed in the right place.
We had a nice lunch at the cafe. Tony said that the
had planned to be closed that day, but opened up for us
after Tony called him.
The wind was blowing and the temps were in the 50s -
central coast weather. But, in spite of that, we
outside after lunch and had a look at the planes. We
each an inspection and identified a couple of problems
that needed looking after:
A set of flaps that were a
full 3/4" from completely retracted (drag); very sloppy
nose gear door (linkages and hinge); cowling wear on
gear doors (add a rubber bumper pad); aileron trim tabs
pushed pretty far out (time to re-rig); leaking prop
blade seal (O/H vs. reseal); baffle seals that needed
replacing; nose gear hoses that might need replacing; a
spinner that could use nylon washers under the screws.
other words, the usual set of stuff.
It was a pleasant, very relaxed gathering. I am looking
forward to the next one here in California. How about by
SAC or in the foothills (Columbia?). No, I am not
volunteering to organize it!
Tom Neale, '74 RG
I have not received any pictures from the event. KP
Here is the origional announcement:
Subject: Marina, CA fly-in!
Will arrange for lunch at restaurant at Marina airport
for 26 June. Pls email me if coming. We had at latest
count 22 planes at Hollister; 30+ people... Large parking
area right in front of Restaurant. Seating should be much
better than at Hollister. Marina is what used to be the
Army airport at Fort Ord. Listen for and Watch out for
Parachutists. Tony, '74 FG N177TG
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