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    Ohio Bush Planes / Graham Field 2012 Fly-In - Oct 12th, 13th, 14th

    OK - A new thread. This was from last year.
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    I put the slide show up because I have been having no luck posting Greg Swingle's version of last year's fly-in.
    One more time here. If this doesn't work, go to ohiobushplanes.com then look under videos for "Rest Of The Story."

    http://ohiobushplanes.com/1/?page_id=118
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    John, is this the "Oh-Fish-Al" thread on the fly in? Seems like there are several and the year is not apparent.

    Let me know how I can help get it posted if you need it.

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    Yes, "oh-fish-al". Thanks for sticking it Steve.

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    OHIO - "Round on the ends, and hi in the middle".

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    Looking forward to it this year. Will you boys still escorte me to 0A9 to visit my Mom? Do the West Virginia thing? Hope the weather is better this year
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    Pokette - we've got you back.
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    I have been in almost all of the fields that you flew into last fall in WV and several that you havn't. Dan R. Hales Landing, (2WV3)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan D. View Post
    I have been in almost all of the fields that you flew into last fall in WV and several that you havn't. Dan R. Hales Landing, (2WV3)

    Looking for all the ideas that we can get for places that we can eat and camp out .

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    Robert Newlon (l41) would be a nice place to camp for the night. IT's a grass field on the bank of the Ohio river a few miles up stream from Huntington, WV. Its a lot like Junior Meadows strip on the island in the Kanawha river that you were at last year, but on the river bank. Another grass field in the mountains on the Greenbrier River would be a good place to camp is Hinton-Alderson. ITs about 16 miles at 112 deg. from Beckley airport,(BKW).
    One of my neighbors has a 1100' farm strip about 4 miles west of Glenville, WV that is very interesting, but he hasn't used it for a couple of years, so you would have to talk to him.
    Also used to be another strip about 4 miles south of Glenville, WV that was Very interesting. It was down in a hole in the hills and it was so steep that a tri-gear airplane would fall back on it tail if stopped before getting to a flat spot on top of the gravel runway. The owner died and its closed now.
    I used my neighbors farm field for 2 years where I used to live near Liberty,WV on RT-34. 900' long, one way in and out with no go around. But he sold the farm to someone else.
    The old Logan Airport down in the hollow at Logan,WV was very interesting, but it's closed now with a new airport built on the mountain top.

    As far as food, I think that you just need to cook your own.

    Last year when you were camping at Hales Landing, I was flying my little single seat, 450 lb homebuilt SuperCub with the 60 HP VW engine painted WW-2. You might have seen it.

    BTW-- When you landed on the strip at Reedy WV, ( took pictures standing on the dozer), dont try flying up the hollow at the end of the strip where the dozer was setting. I did, and had to use all of my 1200 + FPM climb it keep out of the trees at the end. Have fun. Dan D.


    Quote Originally Posted by btracy View Post
    Looking for all the ideas that we can get for places that we can eat and camp out .
    Last edited by Dan D.; 08-22-2012 at 04:47 PM.

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    Thanks for the info Dan. Maybe we can get together in a few weeks and do some recon?? Do you know about the Paul Harvey strip about 11 miles SE of Beckley? It's up on a hill top. Paul said there are a few near him. We went to the doctor’s steep paved strip with a 90 degree turn near the top. It was too over grown to get our wings in. Can you still land at the old Logan strip, and if so are there restaurants near by?? Also up on the Ohio River, down stream from Parkersburg, there use to be an airport with a place to eat in the back. Do you know if that still operates?thanks for all the help. John
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    Yes, I know of Paul Harvey strip, but I have never been there. The old Logan strip is closed, That one was a lot of fun. The airport down the Ohio river from Parkersbury that had the restaurant in the back of the building would be I18, Ravenswood,WV. The restaurant is not operating at this time. On down the river at Gallipolis, Ohio airport has several restaurants within a short walk. Camp out at Robert Newlon grass airport and fly up the Ohio river a few miles to Gallipolis to eat( maybe 10 minutes). Larry Bailey owns Robert Newlon airport. Dan D.



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    Thanks for the info Dan. Maybe we can get together in a few weeks and do some recon?? Do you know about the Paul Harvey strip about 11 miles SE of Beckley? It's up on a hill top. Paul said there are a few near him. We went to the doctor’s steep paved strip with a 90 degree turn near the top. It was too over grown to get our wings in. Can you still land at the old Logan strip, and if so are there restaurants near by?? Also up on the Ohio River, down stream from Parkersburg, there use to be an airport with a place to eat in the back. Do you know if that still operates?thanks for all the help. John

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    John-- Forgot to add, There are 3 Bearhawk projects in my hanger, one is mine. 3 of us on the field will be going down to Bob Barrows cookout in Oct. I have been there every year except one. On my Bearhawk, everything is built except the wings, and all of the wing parts are made. Every time I get a weld started, some crazy guy flys by my hanger in a hi-wing with big tires and by the time I run out to see, he is gone. Would you know who that might be. Dan D.

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    Hi Jim & Nick,

    Today I landed at a uncharted strip south of Parkersburg. The owner, Keith Miller, is a really friendly guy and invited us back in October. Then I found out that he also owns the strip in the valley a bunch of us landed at last year. I asked about strips with easy access to restaurants, and he said Gallipolis along the Ohio river has an assortment of places less the 1/4th mile walk.

    Bill and I are wanting to do a recon trip some time with you guys fin the part of the state. He will be gone untilI about 9/20/12, so anytime soon after then. How are your schedules and think about places that are cool, food available, and camping.If no showers, maybe camping next to a stream might substitute??

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    I'd love to join you, but I still don't have Bushwheels. I don't think I can go the places you do. Have fun!

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    Hey Anne - You don't need bushwheels. A Cessna 150 can go everywhere we'll go on the WV trip. Come join us. (I am not saying that Bill Tracy might hit a few spots in between the destination?).
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    Hi Ohio gang,
    From another thread, I've re-posted with some added comment, several fields in eastern West Virginia, Potomac Highlands area that may be interesting to explore.

    1. Bob Armstrong's High Rock field near Rawlings, MD not far from Keyser, WV (not on the chart) but next to the North Branch Potomac.
    Bob and his late Dad, have built a late 1920s field and hangar within which is a OX powered Waco, Pitcairn Fleetwing, glider SGS 1-19, and Champ, all Oshkosh winners among other interesting artifacts. Camping will be primitive since no bathroom facilities. There is a nice picnic area with table and fire-ring next to the stream. There is a hand pump well but donno about purity of water. Cumberland airport not far, $5.55 fuel.

    2. Jim Thrush's Millstone BBQ field Burlington, WV.(not on chart). http://www.facebook.com/pages/Millst...54337581294599
    Tricky getting into but can now taxi up to his restaurant! I promised him I'd brief you all before landing - I've got an aerial photo to show. He really wants us to camp there. There is plenty of room for aircraft and tents. Jim will leave the downstairs door open for bathroom use (no showers). The nearby stream runs clear and great for refreshing up (if cool in October). Jim said he could make breakfast if we twist his arm. He only operates his restaurant on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. But maybe he will stick around other days.

    3. Stump field Romney, WV (not on chart). Nearby is a neat really large collection of Indian Motorcycles owned by Buck Rinker. I know it sounds like Rinker Buck but no connection. He and his son, Steve may be able drive us to that collection, where he also runs a Gun/Pawn shop. Also nearby in Romney, WV is the Potomac Eagle train which is popular for fall colors when traveling through the "Trough", a scenic narrow stream and railroad run between two ridges. http://www.potomaceagle.info/


    4. Heaven's Landing (on the chart, 4wv4) run by Mitch and Teresa Pennington. http://heavenslandingretreat.com/ I understand he sold his Maule. This would be good to visit and get a briefing on what is offered there.

    5. Grant Co. Airport (W99) Petersburg, WV. Fuel, Camping with showers and pavilion. But aircraft cannot taxi to the camping site as yet. Real soon now they say that a separate grass strip and thru the fence taxi to camping next to the shower building will be had when they get some grant money. The FBO will drive folks and stuff from the ramp parking to the camping area. Fishing is good too at the nearby stream. A not real short but doable hike to a restaurant.

    All are grass strips within the Potomac Highlands, W99 has grass next to the paved runway. I'll update this when I get further info from the above.
    I'll be available after Sept. 15, 16, to fly around if you all want to do some recon.
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    John, South- east of Kieth Millers strip,(the strip that you were at today) and about 080 deg, 4 miles from Boggs airport, a friend of mine has a sort of a new 700' strip on the top of the hill above his house. I still have a hard time finding it and have never landed there yet. Also, have you landed at Terry Hall's grass strip near Pennsboro,WV, (east of Parkersburg on RT-50.) He keeps a SuperCub there. Dan D.

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    Dan and Jim thank you both! Dan I will check that one out in a couple weeks. Jim... You are hired. Question is, just which order do you want to do those strips in? We want to go to them all! John
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    We have just discovered a hidden gem in the hills of WV. Heaven's Landing Retreat
    http://www.justplaneadventures.com/JPA/jpaDefault.aspx (4WV4) They have a 2000 Ft Grass runway, With several cabins and a farm house with bed rooms to rent. There is a shower in the hanger. Grant County Airport (W99) 11 miles away also has a camp ground with showers and is the closest fuel stop. There is several restaurants that we can fly to that are less than an hour flight away. Plus lots of other scenic and tourist things in the area.

    We are working on more detail and checking on a food situation with more information to follow.

    So if you are planning on the Ohio Bush Plane tour thru WV or just want to catch up with us there the week end of Oct 19 thru the 21 we need an idea of how many people are interested in this.
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    I am interested.
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    I wouldn't miss it.

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    If you can work it out, go on the train trip up the South Branch of the Potomac from Rommey,WV. And If available, pay extra for the great meal in the dinner car on the train. You will enjoy the trip. Dan D.

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    I just watched a show on RFD TV about a West Virginia farm called "Flying" Cattle Farms, in Burlington, WV. They have their own restaurant. Didn't say they had a strip, but the flying part in the name indicates one?? This was in the Chesapeake drainage, so it has to be far eastern WV. jg
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    I'm interested Ive always wanted to stop by heavens landings. I don't know if he still does or not but he used do a missionary pilot youth camp there in the summers. As far as the flying cattle place. It might be Gerstell farm strip (WV15) outside of Keyser, WV. Bill Pancake (mr aeronca) has his shop in Keyser also.

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    Hey John sorry I won't be able to make it this year. I took Rick's advice and went back to school...

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    I talked to the owner of Heaven's Landing Retreat and he will do anything he can to accommodate meals for us plus use of the banquet room.
    If anyone is interested in doing things other than the fly outs Luray Cavers is 40 miles with shuttle service from the airport.There is also Cass Scenic railroad state park if anyone. Luray Caverns is 40 miles with shuttle service from the airport.

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    [QUOTE=btracy;547025].There is also Cass Scenic railroad state park if anyone.QUOTE]

    Anyone that does the Cass RR, take warm clothing on the train. Even in the summer, take warm clothing. It gets really cold at the top of that mountain.jrh

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    Here is the link to Cass RR. Check out the pictures. I sent a question about reserving a whole RR car for the SC pilots if we have enough interest?? The week of Oct 15-20 should be at the color peak for trees too. jg


    Just got an answer back. The group car holds 48 people. see below. I have not looked at the attachment yet, but math says $23.50/ head if full.

    Hi, unfortunately, our long trip to Bald Knob does not run on Mondays. The Leatherbark Creek Car (which is the car that most groups reserve if they are interested seating everyone together) is available October 16, 17, & 18th. The cost is $1,125.00 and it holds 48 people comfortably.

    I’ve attached the group sales information sheet for your review. Let me know if you have any questions.

    Thanks,


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    http://www.cassrailroad.com/

    Just got an answer back. The group car holds 48 people. see below. I have not looked at the attachment yet, but math says $23.50/ head if full.
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    If anyone hangs around till Sunday there is the Flying Circus in Bealeton, VA
    http://www.flyingcircusairshow.com/schedule.html

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    http://www.windwoodresort.com/Restaurant.htm

    Only a few miles from Heavens Landing

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    Dang Bill, you are onto something its on my calender

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    Mike there is a gorge in West Virginia but I think they call it the No Luck Chucky Gorge.........
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    NOTICE: We are going to order T shirts for the fly-in tomorrow. If anyone wants to get one, please PM me with your sizes. thanks - John
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    Just talked to the owner from Heavans Landing http://www.justplaneadventures.com/JPA/jpaDefault.aspx (4WV4) and we need to give him an idea of how many people are interested in camping there of renting cabins on the week end of October 19 -21st. PM me if you are planing on making it over there.

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    Our Fort Worth Flyfishing club Oct. 2, is having Joe Cornwall come to speak. Flyfish Ohio. Anyone heard of him??
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    (Mark - I am not into fishing, so no. ...but Bushy is way into fishing, I will ask him when he gets back into town).


    This song is called Ohio Bush Plane’s fly-in, and it's about grass strips, and the
    Fly-in, but Ohio Bush Planes is not the name of the fly-in,
    that's just the name of the song, and that's why I called the song Ohio Bush Plane’s fly-in.

    You can get anything you want at Ohio Bush Plane’s fly-in.
    You can get anything you want at Ohio Bush Plane’s fly-in.
    Fly right in it's around the back
    Just a half a mile from the railroad track
    You can get anything you want at Ohio Bush Plane’s fly-in.

    Now it all started two fly-ins ago, was - two years ago at Graham Field, when my friend and I went up to land on some hills at the
    Fly-in, but they don't live at the grass strip, they live in the
    Farm house nearby the strip, next to the barn, with Denali, the dog. And livin' next to the barn like that, they got a lot of
    room where the cows used to be. Havin' all that room,
    seein' as how they sold all the cows, they decided that they didn't
    have to take out their garbage for a long time ------
    Those who pound their guns into plows, will plow for those who do not.

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