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Old 11-05-2016, 10:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Helis Over Apache Pass - April 7 -9, 2017

Helis Over Apache Pass - April 7 - 9 2017. This event is going to be crazy good.

Don't miss out this year as we as we plan on having a blast. The event is located just outside of Rockdale Texas at Fly Apache Pass. We have a great field with LOTS of room and the perfect place for night flying. We will have two light towers.

There is rv sites available with complete hook ups. The Icehouse steak house is right across the street. They have some of the best food around.

Event Dates April 7-9

Pre Register here and save $5
https://www.rcflightdeck.com/event.cfm?id=6164

Please check it out for location and event schedules.
http://www.flyapachepass.com The current page represents an event happening in February. We will be updating the page soon. You can look at the http://www.flyapachepass.com/events link to for additional events.

Here is a list of local hotels. Rockdale is approximately 9 miles away from the site.

Rockdale Inn
381 N. U.S. Hwy 77
Rockdale, TX 76567
Ph: (512) 446-6163
Number of Rooms: 43
website: abvirockdaleinn.com

Budget Inn
716 W. Cameron Avenue
Rockdale, TX 76567
Ph: (512) 446-2705
Number of Rooms: 24

Comfort Inn
702 W. Hwy 79
Rockdale, TX 76567
Ph: (512) 446-3600
Number of Rooms: 58
website: comfortinn.com

Days Inn
221 N. U.S. Hwy 77
Rockdale, TX 76567
Ph: (512) 446-5800
Number of Rooms: 45
website: daysinn.com

Kountry Inn Motel & Apts.
1200 W. Cameron Ave.
Rockdale, TX 76567
Ph: (512) 446-2575

Rainbow Courts Motel & Apts.
915 E. Cameron Ave.
Rockdale, TX 76567
Ph: (512) 446-2361
Number of Rooms: 30
website: rainbowcourts.com

Regency Inn
213 N. Highway 77
Rockdale, Texas 76567
Ph: (512) 446-7555
Number of Rooms: 30

Stay tuned for more information
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Next spring is crap for me, major project at work from end of February through middle of May. Will be missing all the spring fun flies I love to attend.

If you have never attended an RC event at Apache Pass you are doing yourself an injustice. This place is awesome for fun flies and a general good time. I do hope to be at Ice House in the fall.
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Oh man I really hope I can make it to this one. I'm finally good enough at flying to sign up as a pilot
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Im registered. Looking forward to see everyone again!
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Going to be Another great year...counting down the days..
See everyone there..
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Just curious... Where are the RV hookups as compared to the flight line?
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Just curious... Where are the RV hookups as compared to the flight line?
Northeast, at the corner of the road from Rockdale and the gravel road that run east of the east flight line. It's a small RV park that's part of the Apache Pass compound.

Last year, I just pulled up my trailer to the flight line and ran my RV off parallel 2000W generators. I still had the Ryobis back then; I'll have Hondas this year.
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Northeast, at the corner of the road from Rockdale and the gravel road that run east of the east flight line. It's a small RV park that's part of the Apache Pass compound.

Last year, I just pulled up my trailer to the flight line and ran my RV off parallel 2000W generators. I still had the Ryobis back then; I'll have Hondas this year.
I'll buy you gas if you let me hook a charger up to one.
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I'll buy you gas if you let me hook a charger up to one.

If the weather is cool enough, I should have plenty of juice. If I have to run the AC, my capacity for charging will be greatly reduced.
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If the weather is cool enough, I should have plenty of juice. If I have to run the AC, my capacity for charging will be greatly reduced.
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Corywrx, I'll be there, and you can hook up to my generator if you need to.

Looking forward to my 3rd year there!


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Just curious... Where are the RV hookups as compared to the flight line?
The camp ground is very close to the flight line, or as Alan said you can dry camp on the flight line. The red area in the picture below is the camp ground. The two yellow runways is the huge area where we fly. Check things out on Google earth for a true perspective.

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Corywrx, I'll be there, and you can hook up to my generator if you need to.

Looking forward to my 3rd year there!


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Thanks Jimmy! This will be my first real fun fly, and first time flying at one as well
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I do believe im going to be able to come out. Figure I'll pitch a tent or some such if my wife decides not to come to save money. Are there shower, etc facilities available? And is power available? I don't have a genny.

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There's a shower room down at the RV park, but no power or water on the flight lines.

There should be plenty of us with generators on the flight line to help out with charging.
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joelr is correct on the shower facility's. I am positive we will be able to help you out on a power source.
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Registered! Really looking forward to the event and seeing everyone again. I seem to spend a lot of time walking around and talking, so I'll have excess charging capacity as well.
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I put the event on the Helifreak event calendar.
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