Helicopter Fly-In July 13-14, 2013

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Helicopter Fly-In July 13-14, 2013

Postby Ron Spiker » Thu May 09, 2013 5:53 am

There will be a car cruise and fly-in at Butler County airport (BTP) in PA on July 13th. We'd like to see how many helicopters we can get there. We have approval from a restaurant owner about 15 minutes flight away to land at his restaurant. There is also a nice restaurant on the field there at Butler. She will open early for us (10:00am) for breakfast, for those who go early. The helicopters will all be located at the far east end of the field.

There are several nearby hotels available for those who want to stay the weekend. Transportation will be provided if needed.

On Sunday the 14th the helicopters will relocate a few miles north to Butler Farm Show airport (3G9). We are hoping to have some activities there, and do another fly-out to one of a couple of restaurants we have approval to land at.

There's a chance we could get upwards of 8-10 or more Brantlys to attend. There will also be some Bell 47's, Robinsons, MD 500, Medevac/Lifeflight, some experimentals and others.
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Re: Helicopter Fly-In July 13-14, 2013

Postby fixnfly » Fri May 10, 2013 1:52 am

I have had many folks ask about our fly-in at Cherry Ridge Airport this year and due to it's location I've decided to support the fly-in in Butler Co. instead. This decision was due to so many Brantlys in the area and the hope that we may be able to assemble the largest group of Brantlys in one spot either ever or at least in the last few decades.I also will have many parts with me for sale, if you have a need for anything special please let me know ahead of time. I feel as though this could be a great opertunity for many of us to meet and have a great time, now all we need is good weather. Happy & safe flying. Bill
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Re: Helicopter Fly-In July 13-14, 2013

Postby seneca2e » Sat May 11, 2013 7:54 pm

Man I would LOVE to attend this but it's a pretty good distance away. Still others, especially Ron, have made some mighty long xcountries in their Brantlys before!
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Re: Helicopter Fly-In July 13-14, 2013

Postby Ron Spiker » Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:56 pm

Here's a little updated information about the upcoming fly-in.

We have permission from 3 off-airport restaurants for helicopters to land there. We plan on going to one on Saturday and another Sunday. Perhaps two on Sunday. Also, for those who want to spend the weekend, we have permission to land next to a local Comfort Inn hotel for the night. They are holding 10 rooms for us and gave us a discounted room rate.

We'd like to get an idea of who will be coming and if a room will be needed.
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Re: Helicopter Fly-In July 13-14, 2013

Postby Brad Bowles » Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:32 am

Ron please post lots of pics for those of us that can't make it!
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Re: Helicopter Fly-In July 13-14, 2013

Postby 9121u » Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:43 pm

HI count me in for coming. I do not need a room I will see who all is going there cant wait to meet some of the new guys and see the brantlys and other helicopters ........see yea there.......thanks
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Re: Helicopter Fly-In July 13-14, 2013

Postby 9121u » Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:22 am

THANKS Ron for a really nice time at your helicopter fly-in.. lot of nice helicopters there for first one maybe post some photos for us ......thanks again
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Re: Helicopter Fly-In July 13-14, 2013

Postby scrapper » Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:58 pm

Brantly aficionados, must have been great. We were unable to come. Health issue has arisen and kept me backburner for 2 yrs. Not complaining, explaining.
I need a yr to see if I would still be physically suitable to pursue a license. Plan on some lessons with Ron no matter what.

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Re: Helicopter Fly-In July 13-14, 2013

Postby seneca2e » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:52 pm

Tom,
Did you get to fly your Brantly to the fly in? What all did you see?
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Re: Helicopter Fly-In July 13-14, 2013

Postby Ron Spiker » Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:40 am

I've created a small album of a few of the photos I and my son took at the fly-in. They can be found here.

There were 11 helicopters there that I counted: 4-Brantlys, 2-Bell 47's, 1-MD500C, 1-R22, 1-Enstrom 280C, 1-R44, 1-EC135

The last few photos I took when some of us flew to an off-airport restaurant, and on the way back.
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Re: Helicopter Fly-In July 13-14, 2013

Postby seneca2e » Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:55 am

Thanks for the photos Ron. Looks like some nice machines made it out.
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Re: Helicopter Fly-In July 13-14, 2013

Postby 9121u » Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:52 pm

HI Ed yes I flew mine to the fly-in Ron took a photo of it N2191u had a good time wish you could've flown yours up. there was a few more brantlys that did not show up. I think some had to work.. but maybe next year there will be more show up
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Re: Helicopter Fly-In July 13-14, 2013

Postby seneca2e » Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:06 pm

Finally got to see your Brantly Tom. Looks very good! Looks like you added a little custom art work to her as well!
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