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Old 10-02-2017, 12:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default DITCH 2018 - BIRMINGHAM 2018 - 24th Anniversary!!!

It is time once again to begin to prepare for the one of the best fly-ins in the south! Let your friends know and plan ahead, it's time to DO THE DITCH ONCE AGAIN!!!!! COME JOIN US IN BIRMINGHAM FOR THE KICKOFF EVENT OF THE 2018 FLYING SEASON.

Birmingham 2018 - 24th Anniversary!

AMA Sanctioned Event

March 16,17,18

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!!!)

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 24th 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
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:
Jake Crowder
205-514-5469
jtcrowder@crimson.ua.edu

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

LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU GUYS THIS YEAR TO KICK OFF THE 2018 FLYING SEASON!

Check back for updates!
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Old 12-02-2017, 09:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Don't miss the Birmingham 2018 event!

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Old 12-03-2017, 07:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the flyer VBurge!
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Old 12-22-2017, 09:31 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Please share this FB event.

https://www.facebook.com/events/191306981420086/
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Old 01-08-2018, 01:51 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Will be there for sure!
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Old 01-29-2018, 07:09 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Hotel Reservations are in The wife and I will be there
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Old 01-29-2018, 07:56 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Hotel Reservations are in The wife and I will be there
Great to hear!
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Old 02-09-2018, 02:32 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Looking forward to it.
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Old 02-09-2018, 06:58 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Man my schedule doesn't permit it this guys, have a great event.

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Old 02-10-2018, 08:15 AM   #10 (permalink)
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So far we have 30 pilots confirmed on Facebook. Join the list now and come fly with some amazing talent.

https://www.facebook.com/events/191306981420086/

Heli Man
Kevin Skuce
Victor Burge
Klaus Thane
Lance Pittman
Randy Fohner
Steve Smith
Justin Spicer
Delmer Lilly
Roy Driver
Gary Wright
Ken Herrick
Lynn Cummins
Dwayne Starling
Brian English
Charlie Turner
Greg Phillips
Jacob Terrell Crowder
Cleveland Coleman
Mark Griggs
Wess Collette
Michael Fortune
Alan E. Butler
Matthew Colvin
Matt-Amy Botos
Mike Lansford Jr
Chris Sexton
Steve Copous
Clayton Lanier
Richard Zappe
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Old 02-12-2018, 11:16 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Default DO THE DITCH Birmingham 2018 Byrons Fuel order

For those of you whom are Nitro lovers like myself I will place an order for fuel through Byrons Roto Rage fuel on Friday 16, 2018. I donít mind ording for those of you who would like a case or so. Please read the price list and send the correct money, if you decide not to send it as a gift and your money is short I will politely return your money without question. If you donít pick up your fuel at the event I will not return your money or ship any fuel to you that will be your loss and I will do with it what I see fit. Please donít take it personal we are all adults and we should all act that way canít wait to see you guys and have a great time with you letís Do the Ditch and do it big Birmingham 2018...qroadrunner96@yahoo.com
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Old 02-14-2018, 01:10 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Just announced on Facebook. Matt Botos will be showcasing the NEW SYNERGY N556 at the event!!!!!

Come check it out!

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?sto...90305231003848
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Old 02-14-2018, 01:33 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Old 02-14-2018, 09:09 PM   #14 (permalink)
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If you donít come see this Nitro fly you will miss out on the hottest 50 size Nitro and itís gonna be the go to bird for small fields big fields etc. it flys like itís electric and itís a beast.

All you fair weather flyers donít let anything stop you this year you be sorry if you do!!!

BIRMINGHAM Do the Ditch 2018 will be epicó-24th Anniversary come have an awesome time with us you wonít be disappointed.
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Is the camping setup different zones or is it an every man for himself out in a field type of thing? Are campfires possible/allowed?
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Old 02-24-2018, 12:05 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Is the camping setup different zones or is it an every man for himself out in a field type of thing? Are campfires possible/allowed?
I can't remember if I've ever seen anyone camp out in anything other than a motor home or pull behind camper. Most guys back their rigs up to the flight line. That being said, we don't really have a designated camping spot. It's always been first come first served iirc. As for the camp fire, I'll have to run it by some of the other guys in the club.
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Can't wait to actually fly again. Only flown a heli 2 flights since around november due to winter here Got the trailer out of storage this weekend, flushed all the antifreeze from the tanks, cleaned and checked it over, changed oil and test ran generators,.. now I gotta wait another week and a half
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Old 03-05-2018, 04:53 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Can't wait to actually fly again. Only flown a heli 2 flights since around november due to winter here Got the trailer out of storage this weekend, flushed all the antifreeze from the tanks, cleaned and checked it over, changed oil and test ran generators,.. now I gotta wait another week and a half
I used to live in Northern ILL. Moved to middle TN. in 2015 when I retired, I hear your pain. Looking forward to all the fun for sure. Great area to live in, Nashville, Chattanooga, Huntsville all about an hours drive, Then all the other great placed here in the south. Parents lived in GA. glad I moved back south.
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Im excited to announce the club will be selling raffle tickets for a chance to win a NEW Synergy 516 Kit! This kit will be given away on Saturday. Standby for all the details!
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Im excited to announce the club will be selling raffle tickets for a chance to win a NEW Synergy 516 Kit! This kit will be given away on Saturday. Standby for all the details!
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