Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Pine Mt. Fly-in

The 16th annual Pine Mountain fly-in will be held over the Labor Day weekend (Sept. 2-4th) near Bend, Oregon. Three-plus days of flying, a Sunday evening barbecue, fundraising raffle and auction (flight suits, helmet, harness, other shwag), and a bluegrass band.

Pine Mountain
The Annual Pine Mountain Fly-In has been high flying since 1990. The purpose of the fly-in is to generate revenue for site insurance, site improvement, share our wonderful flying site and to have a blast with our flying friends. It is a free fly-in, which gladly accepts donations.

Last year ten Tiger pilots loaded up in a 36 foot RV and headed down Friday night. It was a BLAST!!! Besides high altitude flights with great XC potential and the spectacular glass-offs for which Pine is famous, one of the coolest things was meeting pilots from across the country and a few from other parts of the world - similar to a national comp but without the stress. It was casual and relaxed.

Camping is free at The Flying Farm, compliments of a great lady named Frankie. Bring a tent, a camper or sleep in the car. It is big farm in the desert with space to spread out. You can also expect really good schwag, a bonfire, late nite music. It is a well-organized and fun event.

If you don’t already have plans for Labor Day, it is well worth the drive to Pine.

For more info visit the DAR website or contact Billy Gordon.

Billy Gordon
DAR President