The Second Penobscot River Fly Up, Plunk Down and Splash In
When: Saturday, May 28, 2005
Where: The State of Maine (Old Town and Millinocket, respectively)
Who: Anyone and anything that flies: wheels, floats, etc.
Itinerary and Events:
1000: Rally at Old Town Aviation,
Dewitt Field and Seaplane Base (KOLD)
Join the Flock here at the rally point. Refreshments will be served by our good friends at Old Town Aviation prior to our departure.
1030: Departure from Old Town for a flight up the mighty and majestic Penobscot River to the Katahdin Region.
The gaggle departs for a scenic flight line astern up the river.
1145: Arrival at West Branch Aviation, Millinocket Municipal Airport (KMLT) (Note: JetA is now available for you turbine types)
http://www.airnav.com/airport/KMLT Seaplane pick up point TBA (likely Katahdin Air Service at Ambejejus Lake).
After a delightful scenic tour of Katahdin Region we'll gather at MLT for lunch.
1200--1400: BBQ at West Branch Aviation
Partake of a splendid assortment of hamburgers and hotdogs at our BBQ lunch at WBA. There is no charge but donations to cover the cost of food will be greatly appreciated. That and buying some fuel.
1400--1600: Aviation "Activities"
Goodness knows what we'll do. But we're going to do something. Be prepared.
1900--?: Dinner out and BEvERages for those spending the night
After a tough day of flying, what could be better than relaxing with old and new friends at a local establishment for good food and drink?
Join us at The Scootic Inn, located on Main Street in Millinocket for what promises to be a legendary evening designed to produce numerous anecdotes for aviation annals.
A courtesy shuttle will be provided from the seaplane pick up point (TBA) to West Branch Aviation for the BBQ.
Past attendees have expressed an interest in staying up for the weekend. Great idea! The region has lots of recreational opportunities and lodging. Families are welcome! The following web sites will give you an idea of what you can do and where to stay.
The Katahdin/Millinocket Area: www.katahdinmaine.com
The Highlands Region as a whole: www.themainehighlands.com
Inclement Weather: There is no rain date.
Legal: Attendance is at your own risk.
Dress: Casual or else.
Group Singing: Highly encouraged.
Want to live here? We'll have the region's Economic Development director, Bruce McLean, present to convince you to move yourself and your company here. He's a pilot, too!
Questions? Drop a line by hitting e mail below...we will, of course, publish the TBA details closer to the date.
We look forward to seeing you for some great flying and more!