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Old 03-22-2008, 12:51 AM
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Official Website

http://www.waa-08.org/

Or our weekly updates at RCFlightcast:
http://rcflightcast.com/

There is also a link in there that shows the Pilot's Map and assigned pilot numbers:

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UT...045fb2c7ae1f68

The purple balloons are pilots with assigned numbers.

Thanks for checking in. And of course you have my email address so if you have any questions, feel free to shoot me an email.
Thanks,
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Mission Statement

Provide an atmosphere in the spirit of camaraderie by having a single, focused goal of flying a radio controlled airplane around the 48 continental United States in an expeditious manner.

Vision Statement

Fly a battery powered model airplane (Stevens Aero SQuiRT) in all 48 states by as many pilots as possible at their local fields. The plane will be hand-delivered to the next pilot on the list creating a "chain" of pilots that theoretically fly the airplane across the United States and back.

From the WAA Treasurer:

Fellow WAA-08 Pilots and enthusiasts.
The WAA-08 Emergency Fund with PayPay is now established at [email protected] please use this new address for your donations via PayPal.

If you would prefer to send a personal check make it out to Don Jiskra and mail to:

Don Jiskra
1100 Bristlecone Court
Darien, IL 60561-3881
I will deposit your donation into my bank, then transfer it over to the WAA-08 PayPal account.
"Happy Flying"
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Old 03-22-2008, 01:20 AM
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Sure why not...I always look forward to flying with Grasshopper and Rabbitcreek .
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I'd be more than happy to fly it for Missouri and transfer it to Oklahoma. I feel sorry for the guy that has to get it to North Dakota, Wyoming and Montana. Sounds cool but 101 days is pretty agressive considering that only gives each state 2.1 days to fly and transport.
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Originally Posted by Grasshopper View Post
I'd be more than happy to fly it for Missouri and transfer it to Oklahoma. I feel sorry for the guy that has to get it to North Dakota, Wyoming and Montana. Sounds cool but 101 days is pretty agressive considering that only gives each state 2.1 days to fly and transport.
all that and math too! You da man Tom!

I'm in but there are already so many so close to me already.
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Old 03-22-2008, 01:35 AM
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all that and math too! You da man Tom!

I'm in but there are already so many so close to me already.
I had my wife figure it out. She's the accountant.
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Originally Posted by Grasshopper View Post
I had my wife figure it out. She's the accountant.

ahhhh... well that makes more sense then!:p
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Very good! Thanks Fellas. And the 2.1 days per state is not a firm rule. The goal here would be to just ensure we make it to every state and it be flown by as many pilots and as at many fields as possible in the 48 states. The time isn't a factor, I just don't want to drag it out for 2 years.

And Bill, we can't do this without you. You have to be a part of it. Someone has to fly it at the field that the famous EOT is held at.

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Hey we could start, and end it there!
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Originally Posted by firemanbill View Post
Hey we could start, and end it there!
Does that mean you're gonna crash it on the first flight?
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Ouch... I Sure hope not... But I can fix most anything if I do!
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Originally Posted by Grasshopper View Post
Does that mean you're gonna crash it on the first flight?

That was a good one Tom!

No worries though. I just so happen to have a backup plane in my truck right now.

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HEEEEEEEEEEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!:p
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Originally Posted by firemanbill View Post
HEEEEEEEEEEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!:p
I said backup.

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Eight names and counting. Not a bad start for a Friday evening.

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I already signed up on your other thread so I'll sign up on this one. I will be going to South Dakota, Wyoming, Kansas and Colorado on my vacation. Thing is, I always go after Labor Day. If that helps, let me know.
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Old 03-22-2008, 11:47 AM
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Jim,

Thanks for signing up and your travel plans might just help. We'll have to see. I'll let you know.

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Old 03-22-2008, 09:05 PM
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Got a couple more pilots signed up. Looking for a catchy name. Any suggestions?

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Old 03-22-2008, 09:16 PM
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"48 Crash" (Suzi Quatro)...
"TransAm"
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"Wings across America"!

Frank I was thinking on a smaller scale we coud cruise the state for a few days over the summer.

Load up thge trailer and west on 58 all the way to Bristol, work our way back up 81 to the Northern regions, head across 66 to DC then back down 95 to Richmond over through West point and down your way back home to round it out.

That could almost be doable over a week or so.
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Originally Posted by firemanbill View Post
"Wings across America"!

Frank I was thinking on a smaller scale we coud cruise the state for a few days over the summer.

Load up thge trailer and west on 58 all the way to Bristol, work our way back up 81 to the Northern regions, head across 66 to DC then back down 95 to Richmond over through West point and down your way back home to round it out.

That could almost be doable over a week or so.
Hey, that sounds like a plan. Do you want to combine that in with the 22 Jun fun fly in PA?

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Probly not that week. We gotta go to Myrtle Beach the week after that for a Family vacation, renting a beach house for the week with my folks and both my sisters and their families.

Maybe later in the summer would work though
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No worries. Just let me know and I'll schedule some time off. And make sure the weather cooperates for good flying weather all week please.

"Wings Across America" I kinda like that. Maybe: RC Wings Across America? Trying to figure out a cool acronym. Gotta have an acronym.

How about the plane choice. Stevens Aero SQuiRT Think that would work?

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That may not work then WAA ???
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WAA! Now that is too funny.

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How about WattTravelers?
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