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    All,

    In an effort to help Adrian fill up the event calender for this season, I have suggested a tour of Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford CT. Since I work there, I can arrange for a tour of the facility but I need to know what kind of interest there would be for this event. The tour would have to be on a Saturday and absolutely no photography would be allowed.

    The tour would consist of the manufacturing facility and the engineering labs. The manufacturing facility would include the Blackhawk assembly line, rotor blade and transmission manufacturing, rotor head sub-assembly and more. The engineering labs include flight simulators and structural fatigue test cells. Depending on the size of the group I will need to get special permission for the tour so please respond if this is something people would be interested in doing.

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    I'm in + 4. And I also like the other one you had about the car show at Sikorsky.
    Last edited by ViperTony; 01-23-2009 at 01:33 PM.

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    How's their parking/testing facility area? Is there room for .... an autocross maybe?

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    Ooh ooh! I know an airfield we can use in Stratford. They often hold auto cross events for various clubs. Let me make some phone calls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ViperTony View Post
    Ooh ooh! I know an airfield we can use in Stratford. They often hold auto cross events for various clubs. Let me make some phone calls.
    We've got all the timing equipment! Tom (Mr. Fluids) is our resident expert with regard to this all. He and I can set up a course pretty well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CitySnake View Post
    We've got all the timing equipment! Tom (Mr. Fluids) is our resident expert with regard to this all. He and I can set up a course pretty well.
    Let me get the info and I'll forward it on to you guys. A friend of mine says the field seems to host auto-crosses all of the time. When I swing by, I'll take some pics and post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ViperTony View Post
    Let me get the info and I'll forward it on to you guys. A friend of mine says the field seems to host auto-crosses all of the time. When I swing by, I'll take some pics and post.
    Although our flight field is big enough there is no way to reserve it. We test fly aircraft 7 days a week and since we still service the presidents helicopter security is tight.

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    sweeeeeeet!!!
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    hey can we take rides?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just A Dream View Post
    hey can we take rides?
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    I'm in. Can we use the flight simulators or send someone we want to crash and burn on one?

    Quote Originally Posted by 00VPRGTS View Post
    All,

    In an effort to help Adrian fill up the event calender for this season, I have suggested a tour of Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford CT. Since I work there, I can arrange for a tour of the facility but I need to know what kind of interest there would be for this event. The tour would have to be on a Saturday and absolutely no photography would be allowed.

    The tour would consist of the manufacturing facility and the engineering labs. The manufacturing facility would include the Blackhawk assembly line, rotor blade and transmission manufacturing, rotor head sub-assembly and more. The engineering labs include flight simulators and structural fatigue test cells. Depending on the size of the group I will need to get special permission for the tour so please respond if this is something people would be interested in doing.

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    Mike, THANKS again for your help and looking forward to 09 Adrian

    also THANKS goes out to everyone who e-mailed me different ideas for our events

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    Great!

    Count me in for three spots and let me know if I can help.

    Tory, myself and Bern.

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    sounds like fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by 00VPRGTS View Post
    Although our flight field is big enough there is no way to reserve it. We test fly aircraft 7 days a week and since we still service the presidents helicopter security is tight.
    Mike, I believe the location I'm thinking of is the Stratford Army Engine plant (SAEP). Not sure if they're still producing tank engines or not but their lots are utilized for auto-x. Here's a map of the facility, showing the auto-x course with G-forces (red = more g's) used the a local auto-x club:


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    Count me in!!! I wanna go!!! Please?!?

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    count us in john/debbie

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    Oh yea,,,,,, Thanks

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    hey,, i just talked to my brother,,, NJ chapter,, he would also like to go if possiable,,, 2 people Thanks

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