3rd Annual Edwards AFB Tour and Herf - June 21, 2012 - GETTING CLOSE

Discussion in 'Cigar Herfs & Events' started by DesertRat, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. DesertRat

    DesertRat Perpetual Newbie

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    I know, it's almost a year away but the date has been reserved with Edwards AFB and with this being an all day event, on a Thursday and with many attendees travelling from afar to take part in this I always want to give as much advanced notice as possible to give everyone who wishes to attend the opportunity to do so.

    Mark the date on your calendar

    Thursday, June 21st, 2012

    Put in for vacation time

    Plan on taking a sick day

    But be there!

    I promise that this time I will not allow such inconveniences as my son graduating high school to interfere with the day!

    Remember, space is limited to 40 people and while it is not necessary to sign up now feel free to do so.

    I will bump this notice to the top as the year progresses.

    Thanks!

    Danny, the Desert Rat
     
  2. CRQuarto

    CRQuarto Brrraaaiiinnnsss.....

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    I'm down as usual bud, but we should work on a way to amp up the tour this time for those of us who have been before. ;)
     
  3. PJ the Comic

    PJ the Comic Official Illusione Whore

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    I'm thinking a standup comedy show might just do it!
     
  4. DesertRat

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    Well, if you are willing to donate your time and talent for a comedy gig at the steakhouse, we can arrange that. :)
     
  5. Gavin

    Gavin Winter is coming.

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    Who are you, and what have you done with Par 3 Cigars??? You even raped him of his avatar.
     
  6. PJ the Comic

    PJ the Comic Official Illusione Whore

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    Just changing his spots is all!
     
  7. BArias4641

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    I'm in Danny...Your event is the one I look forward to every year!
     
  8. DesertRat

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    Just a bump as a reminder!
     
  9. souldog

    souldog OG Post-Whorer since 2008 bitches...

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    I'd like to head out with the girlfriend this year!
     
  10. DesertRat

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    Would love to have you two. You have plenty of notice so tell your boss you are going to be sick that day!
     
  11. Charley

    Charley The Coolest Guy You Know

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    .This would be AWESOME! Count me in!
     
  12. PJ the Comic

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    This may just work out!!!!!

    PJ
     
  13. DesertRat

    DesertRat Perpetual Newbie

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    Let's make it happen!
     
  14. B.HOBS

    B.HOBS I intend to live forever. So far, so good.

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    I am putting my name on the list with a friend tentatively. It all boils down to what work is going to do at that time....
     
  15. DesertRat

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    Just wanted to provide an update on our itinerary.

    Recent budget cuts have caused NASA to eliminate their tour guide positions and therefore we will not be touring the NASA facility this year. :(

    We will be replacing that segment with something I think you'll find to be just as good, if not better. :D

    We will be spending approximately 90 minutes with the 445th Flight Test Squadron as they provide us with an up close and personal planeside briefing and life support equipment demo of an F16.

    You can read the history of the 445th FLTS here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/445th_Flight_Test_Squadron

    Additionally, those of you who were on the tour in 2010 will remember that we only had two F35's in test at Edwards and only caught a glimpse of one in a hangar but not much more.

    In 2011 there were six F35's in test and we had one taxi right by our bus on the flightline portion of the tour.

    This year there could be as many as 12 in test by the time the tour date hits. So we should be in for some good viewings.

    Here is the current itinerary for the event


    0830
    Public Affairs tour guide arrives at Bldg 3516
    0845
    Air Force bus arrives at West Gate Parking Lot
    0900
    Group arrives, boards bus, begins AF flightline tour
    1015 – 1145
    Arrive Hangar 1207, 445[sup]th[/sup] FLTS planeside briefing and life support equipment demonstration
    1145 – 1245
    Lunch, NASA Food Court
    1230
    Air Force Bus returns
    1245
    Board bus, depart NASA
    1330
    Arrive at South Base (B2, B1, B52), see Muroc ramp & Yeager Pit (click link for photo of Yeager Pit) http://derekhorne.tripod.com/card32.JPG
    1400
    Arrive at Museum, tour at leisure
    1450
    Group boards bus
    1500
    Arrive at Gate, tour complete, depart installation

    Once the tour is completed we will head to Foxy's Steakhouse for the herf. I have no more children to graduate high school so this year the herf will go on!

    That's all for now!

    Danny
     
  16. DesertRat

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  17. CRQuarto

    CRQuarto Brrraaaiiinnnsss.....

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    Danny, put me down for myself and the missus. :)
     
  18. DesertRat

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    You got it!
     
  19. DesertRat

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    Folks, we are 60 days out!

    Please let me know over the next few weeks if you are still in or want to get in. Space is still available, but it is limited.
     
  20. DesertRat

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    Guys and gals. We are 6 weeks out from the cutoff date that I need to get the roster and information over to the Security Forces Squadron (8 weeks to the event).

    If you already indicated wanting to attend I have sent you a message.

    If you are on the fence and would like to go, now is the time to contact me and get on the roster as space is limited.

    Danny
     

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