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06-02-2002, 08:46 PM
Kraz - are you going ??? Maybe we can hook up this time... :)


06-02-2002, 09:40 PM
I wouldn't miss it for anything!

Though here is a very IMPORTANT tip for those planning on attending this year:

In talking with the boyz of the Cascade Warbird Squadron –which essentially makes the Gathering of Warbirds what it is—there is also a Fathersday Fly-in in Bellingham, WA Saturday-Sunday. While the G-of-W runs Friday-Sunday, most of the Cascade guys (including the Avenger, T-6’s, T-28 and I believe the P-51 Val-Halla and the Wildcat as well) will be pulling out some where between 2-5 on Saturday enmass and heading north. So, I STRONGLY recommend getting to Olympia EARLY Saturday to see the entire flock—I suspect there will be a couple flybys and I doubt the Squadron’s departure will be anything other than fantastic!

Let me know when you are going, and let’s definitely cross paths!


06-03-2002, 03:52 PM
Looks like we might be flying down (yahoo!!) Saturday morning. Tenatatively, anyways.....

But Bellingham is pretty tempting being closer......

Do you know if the big iron will be back for Sunday morning??

06-03-2002, 03:58 PM
I believe most of the warbirds for cascade squad will be in BLI all day Sunday and are not planning on returning to OLM.

06-03-2002, 07:11 PM
Originally posted by Kraz
BLI...OLM. For the uninitiated among us... I think that's "pilot talk"


<ducking and running>


06-03-2002, 09:18 PM
Looks like Saturday, it is.....

Wx and SEA/BFI traffic permitting.... ;)

06-05-2002, 07:05 PM
Okay, Kraz..we are booked for Saturday AM arrival.

Will you be there then? If so, how do I pick you out of the crowd?? Look for every cartoonist carrying more than 3 cameras?? :)

06-06-2002, 11:15 PM
If the weather holds, I believe our fly-in will be great. Everyone should come out and see our new C-123 and N3N. Also, the newly assembled English Electric Lightning is quite a sight. The Cobra Gunship will be making several flights as well as the P-51 and Skyraider in the hands of Bud Granley; in addition to the other odds and ends.

Keep in mind that rides can be obtained in several of our planes for a "donation".

We are awfully proud to have the participation of the Cascade Warbirds. Their contribution to our operation is very much appreciated. It's too bad that Washington schedules so many aviation events on the same weekends.

Brad Pilgrim

06-07-2002, 06:20 PM
Thanks for the update Brad....

06-13-2002, 07:49 AM
Sorry GWB, was away for a bit.
I am still planning on being at the Gathering on Saturday--though the Wx for OLM is looking less than perfect for pictures (overcast to hazy). Regardless, I wouldn't miss it for anything! Keep a look out for a guy with a white and black backpack, slinging a Canon (and if anything is in the air: a lens that looks more like a howlitzer). I will likely have my tan hat that says "General Dynamics" (can I sell you a missile or two?) and I am sure and air-race t-shirt (or a brown fleece jacket if it is cool).

Let me know if you are still going and perhaps we can meet, say... noon at the Corsair?


06-13-2002, 11:34 AM
Better yet, just look for this guy....
He'll likely be going around doing some politically incorrect thing :p

06-13-2002, 06:07 PM
Okay, I will keep an eye out for you...we are a go for Saturday AM...... I will be wearing uh......shorts....and a T-shirt ..........can't miss me..... :)

I wil be wearing a bright Pinkish Orange dayglo colored Formula ! Volunteer hat.......

Wayne (the other one..)

06-13-2002, 07:09 PM
Hey "Other Wayne" I've got a shot of you round here somewhere too.. If I can find it, I'll post it so you guys can tell what each other look like.. That is, if I don't go nuts trying to get the fly that is using my head as a pylon right now!

The Other Other Wayne

06-13-2002, 07:25 PM
Originally posted by AAFO_DABEAR
Wayne, before you kill the fly or go crazy, can you determine one thing for me?

Griffon or Merlin!? IF1.. he's a little feller.. Sort of mixed up too.. He's on a one pylon course and has yet to figure out where the rest of em are.. Dunno what it is about the flies up here. When I had my last place downtown, no screens (landlords actually thought that bugs would not fly as high as the 12th floor:0 they would get in but rarely bothered me, they just flew a nice course and were rather entertaining. Here, they have screens to get through, and then the proceed to bug me till I have to take action..

This one is gonna get a really big penalty for low flying as soon as I get fed up enough to get my swatter and vent on him.. grrr..


06-13-2002, 10:40 PM
Hey "Other Wayne" I've got a shot of you round here somewhere too.. If I can find it,

you do ?????????????

Are you sure it is me??

06-13-2002, 10:44 PM
You crew at Reno right?? I could have you mixed up with another Wayne...

Wayne... err.. this could get confusinger <g>

06-14-2002, 04:16 PM
nope, not I...... I did sit next to Secton 3 once, tho........ :)

04-07-2006, 09:20 AM
Hi guys,
I'm trying to find more info on this years GoWB. I went with my son and dad in 05 on fathers day, we had such a great time that I want to make it a tradition. Also, I saw mention in this thread about "rides for donations". I would also like to get more info on this.
Hope to see you there,

04-08-2006, 05:56 PM
I tried to follow the link on the first posting of this thread. No luck. So I went to the website, and they have "This years airshow coming soon", or words to that affect. So I am asking, what are the dates.

I usually know, I live near there. I drive by the airport several times a week, but I am currently in Arizona. The GWB is usually in early June, as it was same weekend as PRS several years ago. I am hoping its not next couple weeks, as I would like to go.

Dan Plunkett

04-08-2006, 06:26 PM
There's a posting on Fencecheck, listing the dates as June 16-18th.
Confirmation of those dates on Olympia 'calander'...

04-08-2006, 07:24 PM
There's a posting on Fencecheck, listing the dates as June 16-18th.
Confirmation of those dates on Olympia 'calander'...
Thank you much.

The way those guys were talking, I wasn't sure if it was a lot closer.
Don't know why my link to the web site is bad.

Dan Plunkett