Jon Matcho Posted September 29, 2014 Share Posted September 29, 2014 This past weekend I drove ~5 hours to attend the 24th annual Field of Dreams Tandem Wing Fly-In for Quickie and Dragonfly types. I figured since I just acquired a Tri-Q200 with a broken nose gear I should go and learn something. I was quite happy I went, and felt the instant camaraderie after the first 5 minutes of saying "hello". Here are some of the highlights: Absolutely beautiful airport and location (KORE) with perfectly ordered weather Attendees came from as far away as Texas, California, Oklahoma, Toronto, and Maryland... Planes attending: 2 Quickie Q200s 1 Quickie Q2 2 Quickie Tri-Q200s 1 Beech Bonanza(all in beautiful condition) Presentation of an extremely informative aerodynamics workshop Load Test Competition of the 'confidence piece' from the plans -- somehow the piece with Dan's wife's cotton fabric included as a layup won (cotton is now being considered to be include in the layup schedule of all future Quickie aircraft) Structural analysis of Tri-Q nose gear failure Aliens Formation flyby involving ~40 canards Skydiving airshow the whole weekend Great food and good times for everyone I also learned that this is only the 2nd time this event has been held on the East Coast. Thank you Dave for organizing, and everyone that I had the pleasure to meet. Attached are a few pictures. I look forward to next year's 25th anniversary Fly-In! 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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