Jon Matcho Posted October 4, 2005 Share Posted October 4, 2005 Here's a post from the Canard Aviators list on Yahoo talking about prospective builders looking for rides at Rough River. Gentlefolk, I too had a wonderful time at RR as it is a great place to see planes, meet people, and renew acquaintences (and play golf--thanks Howard). I think I may have misjudged the importance of giving rides to those who are building or even thinking about building. I camped out in the field and hung out with a bunch of guys (and grrrls) and told stories late into the evening on Saturday night. There were a lot of builders there and I won't say some were dissappointed as that can connotate some sort of entitlement, but several of them really wanted a ride in a canard. While I have given 10 times the number of rides that I received I hadn't really thought about what a motivator it is to the builders to get a ride and fly a little. I couldn't give a ride on Saturday evening when the organizers tried to match up pilots and people who wanted rides (let's just say 8 hours had not gone by). Next year, however, I will make a concerted effort to give rides to those who are interested and especially those who are building. After all, builders and dreamers are the next generation of canard aviators and they are making quite an effort to get to RR. It isn't exactly easy to get there through normal commercial routes and I think that their mere presence shows that they are dedicated people and serious about the planes. By the way, I am not a member of the Cozy email group (or groups), but if someone wants to forward it on, they are welcome. Doug Bryan Long EZ 439 DM Dallas, TX Rides are available to those that ask (nicely), but it does take some time. Don't expect to get a ride from someone by just walking up to them and asking, "Can I have a ride?" Introduce yourself to several flyers, ask genuine questions about the process, get a sense if they might be willing, and then just ask them for whether they have any ideas on how to get a ride. There is no Cozy factory, so keep in mind that this is all volunteer-type sharing. Good luck! Quote Jon Matcho Builder & Canard Zone Admin Now: Rebuilding Quickie Tri-Q200 N479E Next: Resume building a Cozy Mark IV Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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