September Training Fly-in

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Hi Fellow EVOT’ers:

 

I wanted to report on a recent trip over to Sunriver (S21) to assess the potential there for a great annual training for Evolution pilots and owners. I was in Bend to get my pressurization controller re-installed after overhaul. (It works great!)

 

Sunriver is 17 NM southeast of KBDN, and somewhat less from the town of Bend. It is a nine square mile resort community, which is mostly a Hyatt resort. For golfers (not me) it is one of the top 100 courses in the US. The airfield is excellent – it has a 5460’ asphalt runway with vast parking and hangers. Jet A is somewhat cheaper that at KBDN.

 

The resort is absolutely first class. They are in the business of catering to meetings like ours. We will have better food and drinks than at any previous meeting. The airfield is a short bike ride from lodging, the lodging is a short walk from the meeting and eating spaces.

 

For flight training, we will be able to spend more time on training, and less on getting to the airport, or fighting our way through clouds of helicopter and fixed wing trainers.

 

Obviously, a great venue doesn’t, by itself, make for a great meeting, but it sure helps. I will keep working with Advanced Aviation and Elite Pilots to ensure that we get the best experts and not commission salesmen.

 

See you in September! Fly safe!!

 

Frank Blair

EVO-17 with 1850 hours on her.

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Hi EVOT'ers:

Hi EVOT'ers:

Below (if I get it right) is a connection to the schedule for the September 27-October 1 Evolution Fly-in at Sunriver, OR. It is all Evolution, with lots of EVO-trained instructors and lots of ground school. Sunriver is a terrific place and I only worry that the set up is so great, that we may have some trouble getting everybody into class! 

I said it is all Evolution, but that's not quite right. I'll be talking after one dinner about flying low level reconnaissance over North Vietnam in a F-8, back when I was young and foolish. But it won't be boring, I promise, and there will be lots of "refreshments" available. Ex-Marines in the room may out-rank me, but they weren't there, and Air Force, well they were up at 70,000' in their SR-71's and it wasn't near as much fun. 

Reportedly, we will have 20 Evolutions there and 27 pilots. The biggest Evolution meeting yet! And the weather will be perfect, I hope.

Best, Frank Blair
 

 

  
Hosted by: EPS & Advanced Aviation

 

9/27/2022 Tuesday

9/28/2022 Wednesday

9/29/2022 Thursday

9/30/2022 Friday

10/1/2022 10/ Saturday

2/2022 Sunday

TIME

Day 1 Meet & Greet, Check in for the event. Abbot Room at the Lodge

Day 2 Ground School All Day. In the Abbot Room in the Lodge

Day 3 Flight Training Day meet at Abbot Room Mass Brief

Day 4 Ground School All Day- In the Abbot Room in the lodge.

Day 5 Flight Training Day meet at the Abbot room for mass Brief

Day 6 Departure All Day

7:00 -8:00

 

Breakfast at Abbot Center in the lodge

Breakfast at Abbot Center in the lodge

Breakfast at Abbot Center in the lodge

Breakfast at Abbot Center in the lodge

No Meal Provided

8:00-8:15

 

Ground School -David Robinson "Introduction"

Mass Brief VFR/IFR Flight Training at the SunRiver TAirport

m Welch - Covington PT6A Tips on Maintenance

Mass Brief VFR/IFR Flight Training at the SunRiver Airport

 

8:15-9:00

 

Brian Schultz- EPS VFR/IFR Review

VFR/IFR Flight Training at the SunRiver Airport

Tom Welch -
PT6A Tips on Maintenance

VFR/IFR Flight Training at the SunRiver Airport

 

9:00-9:10

 

Break

Break

Break

Break

 

9:10-10:00

Evolution Check in at the FBO - Sunriver, Pick up Welcome D package, Rental car if reserved. We will offer shuttle service from the FBO to Resort.

avid Robinson- EPS

5 Memory Items / IFR Flight Brief

VFR/IFR Flight Training at the SunRiver Airport

Austin Dueser -

Avionics Upgrades, Instrument panel designs and new touch screen display.

VFR/IFR Flight Training at the SunRiver Airport

 

10:00-10:10

 

Break

Break

Break

Break

 

10:10-11:00

Evolution Check in at the FBO - Sunriver, Pick up Welcome package, Rental car if reserved. We will offer shuttle service from the FBO to Resort.

Sean VanHatten -EPS G900X & GFC700 Tips & Tricks G3X Operations

VFR/IFR Flight Training at the SunRiver Airport

Joey Picca -V/Speed Operational use of radar signatures of severe storms.

VFR/IFR Flight Training at the SunRiver Airport

 

11:00-11:10

 

Break

Break

Break

Break

 

11:10-12:00

Evolution Check in at the FBO - Sunriver, Pick up Welcome package, Rental car if reserved. We will offer shuttle service from the FBO to Resort.

Aaron Brook-

Advanced Aviation Introduction, Upgrades, Modifications & Safety upgrades for Evo's

VFR/IFR Flight Training at the SunRiver Airport

Matt Brandon - Flight Metrics, Evolution Maintenance and Q&A

VFR/IFR Flight Training at the SunRiver Airport

 

12:00-1:00

 

Lunch Provided at the Abbott Room

Lunch Provided at the Abbott Room

Lunch Provided at the Abbott Room

Lunch Provided at the Abbott Room

No Meal Provided

1:00-2:00

Evolution Check in at the FBO - Sunriver, Pick up Welcome package, Rental car if reserved. We will offer shuttle service from the FBO to Resort.

Dr. Scott Dennstaedt - Deciphering Flight level like a Pro.

Mass Brief VFR/IFR Flight Training at the SunRiver Airport

Jeff Edwards - AV Safe Accident Review

Mass Brief VFR/IFR Flight Training at the SunRiver Airport

 

2:00-2:10

 

Break

Break

Break

Break

 

2:10-3:00

Evolution Check in at the FBO - Sunriver, Pick up Welcome package, Rental car if reserved. We will offer shuttle service from the FBO to Resort.

Kim Lorentzen - Evolution State of the Company, News, Parts & Supplies and support for

existing Evo Owners

VFR/IFR Flight Training at the SunRiver Airport

Jeff Edwards - AV Safe Single Pilot IFR "What

went wrong"

VFR/IFR Flight Training at the SunRiver Airport

 

3:00-3:10

 

Break

Break

Break

Break

 

3:10-4:00

Evolution Check in at the FBO - Sunriver, Pick up Welcome package, Rental car if reserved. We will offer shuttle service from the FBO to Resort.

Mike Kloch - EPS Upset prevention and

recovery training.

VFR/IFR Flight Training at the SunRiver Airport

Jeff Edwards - AV Safe Single Pilot IFR "What to

do right""

VFR/IFR Flight Training at the SunRiver Airport

 

4:00-4:10

 

Break

Break

Break

Break

 

4:10-5:00

Vendor Set Up and check in Located at the Abbott room in the lodge at Sunriver.

John Strauss- EPS

VFR/IFR Flight Training at the SunRiver Airport

Dr. Jeff Finnigan "Brain Function Health for Pilots"

VFR/IFR Flight Training at the SunRiver Airport

 

5:00-6:00

Happy Hour "Cash Bar" at the Abbott Room

Happy Hour "Cash Bar" at the Abbott Room

Happy Hour "Cash Bar" at the Abbott Room

Happy Hour "Cash Bar" at the Abbott Room

 

Departure

6:00-9:30

Meet and Greet at the Abbot Room at the Lodge "Hors D-Oeuvres"

Social Gathering- "Cash Bar" Dinner & Key Note: Speaker Mike Knockenhauer

Social Gathering- Dinner

Social Gathering- "Cash Bar" Dinner & Key Note: Speaker Frank Blair-Sam's Fansong and Charlie- Low Level reconnaissance over North Vietnam.

 
 

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This sounds great. Is there

This sounds great. Is there any thought toward something similar for the other aircraft in the fleet?

 

Bill

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Bill

Bill

The LOBO Landing in Asheville in October will include a refresher ground school as has been the practice for several years. This year, we've arranged the schedule to allow attendees to separately/privately schedule flight training in the afternoons if desired. Most of the LOBO-endorsed instructors are planning to attend/present at the forums, so you'll need to talk to your instructor directly to schedule.  

Looking forward to seeing you there!!

Bob

I wish I could be there, but

I wish I could be there, but will be on a long delayed trip overseas during that time, which is probably just as good as my FCU failed last week and needs to be sent in for overhaul.  I have been told the wait time on overhaul kits is several months.  Bummer.

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Dear EVOT'ers: I hope

Dear EVOT'ers: I hope everyone has seen how great the weather forecast is for Sunriver next week. Sunny and in the 70's. It will be hard to keep everyone in the seminars, but flying will be great. 

See you there!

Best, Frank Blair