Black Otter 2018!

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Black Otter 2018!

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It's never too early to start planning the Black Otter feast for this years Oshkosh. We typically host this event on Wednesday evening. However, there seems to be more disinterest in Van's banquet this year more than ever, especially with them upping the price. I propose we have our dinner on Tuesday night.

Pluses included:
1) Eat meat sooner
2) Not competing with the Wednesday night airshow
3) Eat meat sooner
4) For those of us taking off on Thursday AM, we have less weight to haul with us home.

The only negatives I see are:
1) Possibly not having as many people as some of us like the Van's Banquet.
2) Work conflicts with Chad wining and dining customers.

What do you all think?
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Chad? Never heard of him... :grin:

Tuesday works for me. Adding excess protein/fat to the mix of beer from the tasting and beer fairy parties should finish me off nicely.
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Tuesday works for me! Looking forward to it.
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Hmmm, ok...

Why not? I was just planning on going to SOS Bros. anyways that night!

Count me in for two. I will be bringing my Alaska weary co-pilot Markham with me and he will be hungry!

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I like all the pro reasons, I say yes. M'lady got work off and will be there, she is mostly vegetarian these days, so we can all taunt her with bloody flesh.
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So has the date been officially changed? I just realized that I have another dinner to attend on Tuesday. I may have a major decision to make.

Can’t help it that I’m so popular........ 8)
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I was tripled booked for dinner on Wednesday night and with Van's raising the price to $40, I wasn't going to the banquet anyways.

Tuesday works for me!

Who has open seats?
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captain_john wrote:
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I will be bringing my Alaska weary co-pilot Markham with me and he will be hungry!

:lol: CJ
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You haven't met my meat servo, Markham.

Good guy from KPYM. Flies a Kitfox.

Are you coming to dinner with us?

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As it stands now I will be attending with my son and am looking forward to it.
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Reservations for 3 please.
Don Miller, RV6A, flying
Stephen Helpingstine, RV12, Building
Lou Dieu, RV10, Building
Looking forward to seeing you all again.
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OK, TUESDAY IT IS!

Here's who I've got:
  • (1) Mike B
  • (3) Don Miller, Stephen Helpingstine, Lou Dieu
  • (2) Steve and Steve Wisniewski
  • (2) CJ and Markham
  • (1) Bob Leffler
  • (2) Catmandu +1
  • (1) Chad
  • (1) Painless - Does the RB Feast trump your other plans?
Who's got cars and how many spots are free?
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+3
Bruce, Alex and Ethan D (RV-10 builder).
Ethan will have a car there.
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Steve Brown and Ken Wood are planning on attending too.
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I am more than OK with Tues. My wife and I are breaking up with the Van's snooze fest this year. Although I did win $100 gift cert. last year! (That I have never used)

I too like to leave Thurs. morning and have never seen the night airshow.
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  • (1) Mike B
  • (3) Don Miller, Stephen Helpingstine, Lou Dieu
  • (2) Steve and Steve Wisniewski
  • (2) CJ and Markham
  • (2) Catmandu +1
  • (1) Painless
  • (2) Brian and Shantel Chesteen
  • (3) Bob Leffler, Steve Brown and Ken Wood
  • (3) Bruce and Alex Hill, Ethan D
  • (1) Sheriff Eric
20 people!

KNOWN VEHICLES
  • Painless with the Queen of the Fleet. How many can you hold?
  • Bruce Hill - how many extra people can you fit, Bruce?
  • Sheriff Eric
Please let me know if you can drive, and how many extra people you can squeeze in your ride!
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The Queen of the Fleet has 6 open seats. Six *legal* seats that is. Bullock can ride in the cargo area if need be, and as a favor to my other passengers.... :P

As for Erik, he may not have any open seats as he may be bringing guests. So don’t count him as available.

It’s getting to the point where we should just hire a bus.....with beer on board :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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If needed I can drive to Oshkosh to pick up 4-5 people and would enjoy the company. So if you are on the fence because you don't have a ride just let me know.
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Yeah, so I might have some add-ones...

Markham’s girl Marie will likely join us and some other KPYM rif raf... might be a few more???

Just saying...

8) CJ

P.S. Mikey, you do know that Mitch is flying in a One Design, don’t you? It is one of Goulian’s guys. His name is Pablo. He might join us a as well.
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I may have a vehicle, but won't know until I get to OSH on Saturday. Assuming that I can get to OSH on Saturday!
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