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7477 Dickey Springs Road, Bessemer, AL 35022 - EPIC - Funfly for Helicopters

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11-23-2016 07:07 PM  11 months agoPost 1
LoveToFly1

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It is time once again to begin to prepare for the most amazing fly in in the south! The weather has dampened the past 2 years for us, but this year I have faith that it will be beautiful! Let your friends know and plan ahead, its time to DO THE DITCH ONCE AGAIN!!!!! COME JOINE US IN BIRMINGHAM FOR THE KICKOFF EVENT OF THE 2017 FLYING SEASON.

Birmingham 2017 - 23nd Anniversary!
March 16,17,18,19... THE best events in the land!

GPS Coordinates:
N 33 19.512 W 086 57.155

Field Address:
7477 Dickey Springs Road, Bessemer, AL 35022
(located off exit 1 and 6 of I-459)

Camping:
Yes (no hookups)

Landing Fee:
$25.00

ALL NOVICES COME AND BRING YOUR HELIS AND GET SOME EXPERT HELP
We will have areas available for new pilots and novice pilots.
This is our 20th Anniversary, please come and join us and help celebrate. This is just a casual event where the emphasis is on having fun and enjoying the camaraderie of other helicopter pilots.
AMA membership required to fly!

The usual professional pilots and extremely good local, and non local, pilots will be in attendance this year. There will be many representatives from many different manufactures to help with any issues you may have, or just help you tweak your model into perfection. Be prepared for some amazing demo's and breathtaking ditch work!

Motels:
Best Western: 205-481-1950 exit 108 on I-59/20
Hampton Inn: 205-425-2010 exit 108 on I-59/20
Jameson Inn: 205-428-3194 exit 108 on I-59/20
Holiday Inn Express 205-424-2600 exit 108 on I/59/20
Comfort Inn: 205-428-3999 exit 108 on I-59/20
Sleep Inn: 205-424-0000 exit 6 on I-459
(mention heli event at two above for special rate closest to field)
Tannehill State Park Campgrounds: 205-477-5711
Hoover RV Park 205-739-7440 or 866-466-8378
Cherokee Campground 205-428-8339 or cell 205-383-5097

Contacts:
Mike Spano (Gasser Mike)
205.834.0368
MSpano@centuryfp.com

Ernie Hester
205-901-0491
ernie100@bellsouth.net

LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU GUYS THIS YEAR TO KICK OFF THE 2017 FLYING SEASON!

Team Synergy, Team KDE Direct, Team MKS Servos

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11-29-2016 01:38 PM  11 months agoPost 2
LoveToFly1

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Roll Call!!!

Who all is planning on coming this year?

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11-29-2016 03:08 PM  11 months agoPost 3
wjvail

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I've been (mostly) there for nearly a decade. Looking forward to it again this year. I get a chance to see some friends I don't see often, learn some things, and do some flying. What's not to like!

"Well, Nothing bad can happen now."

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11-29-2016 05:25 PM  11 months agoPost 4
LoveToFly1

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great! we are looking forward to seeing you again sir!

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12-11-2016 10:04 PM  11 months agoPost 5
3kidzheli

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Can't wait.

There is no such thing as up, it's all out...

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12-13-2016 02:12 PM  11 months agoPost 6
LoveToFly1

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me either!!!

this year I feel will be EPIC!

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12-20-2016 01:31 PM  11 months agoPost 7
LoveToFly1

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this is going to be such a great event. the kickoff event of the year, I know so many people look forward to it. lets get a list started and see how many are coming!

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12-20-2016 03:40 PM  11 months agoPost 8
3kidzheli

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Been several years since I have been able to go and last few times it was super packed out with pilots.....rain or shine. I can only hope it is still this way. How has it been for the last few years? Looking forward to the event.

There is no such thing as up, it's all out...

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12-20-2016 08:19 PM  11 months agoPost 9
LoveToFly1

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the past 2 years the weather hasn't been the best. however, it was just bad luck, as for the first 21 years the weather was fine. keep fingers crossed that this year will be perfect!!!!

glad to hear you are coming! cant wait to see you!

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12-20-2016 09:43 PM  11 months agoPost 10
3kidzheli

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Still lots of pilots show? What about the sponsored team pilots they all still showing up to show out?

There is no such thing as up, it's all out...

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12-21-2016 01:34 PM  11 months agoPost 11
LoveToFly1

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absolutely. last year we had close to 100 pilots, and several pro pilots, along with just about all of team synergy and a few other teams.

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12-21-2016 01:35 PM  11 months agoPost 12
3kidzheli

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Great

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12-28-2016 08:38 PM  10 months agoPost 13
vburge

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Alabaster, Alabama -​US

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This is going to be a great event to kick off the New Year!! Don't ignore what your helis are telling you.

Make your resolution now to attend.

Chronos 700
Trioblin 570
Vbar Control
Xnova Field Rep - Compass Model Field Rep

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12-28-2016 09:45 PM  10 months agoPost 14
LoveToFly1

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love the flyer Victor! thanks buddy!

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12-30-2016 01:50 PM  10 months agoPost 15
LoveToFly1

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I am jumping out of my skin to get this thing started! this very well may be the best flying field, second to AMA, in the country. I am getting excited!

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01-11-2017 08:44 PM  10 months agoPost 16
LoveToFly1

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I'm so excited and looking forward to this!

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02-12-2017 12:27 AM  9 months agoPost 17
Nitro Bird

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Tuscaloosa, AL.

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This event is getting closer ever day. Looking forward to a great time and some awesome flying.

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02-27-2017 01:47 AM  8 months agoPost 18
bkervaski

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Birmingham, AL, USA

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*** FUEL ***

If anyone needs fuel and want to pick it up at Birmingham this year I have a few cases of Byron's Rotor Rage 22% Masters Blend, $100/case. PM me for details.

Team Synergy Factory Specialist / Scorpion / Thunder Power / Byron's Fuels

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03-05-2017 11:13 PM  8 months agoPost 19
robheli12

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Portland Tn

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Got 3 Nashville boys coming.

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03-07-2017 11:01 PM  8 months agoPost 20
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Byrons Nitro Fuel 22.5%

Cleveland D. Coleman,

Hello Guys and Welcome before the excitement gets to exciting, I'll be available at the event in the mornings from 0700 to about 1145hrs on Monday and Tuesday starting on Wednesday all day, if you need something or have any questions just let me know on FB or phone call. The Ditch will be awesome this year I think the weather with be great and it's truly time for some really great fun let's support Heli's as we all know the fun we can have with them and friends.

I will also have 7 CASES OF BYRONS FUEL 22.5% For your Heli needs contact me for price if you want me to hold some for you and in case some of you forget your fuel we can still make it happen NITRO forever...N7...Nsane

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