Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Jon Matcho

Field of Dreams Fly-in 2014 Report

Recommended Posts

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! 

post-126731-0-46816100-1412010418_thumb.jpg

post-126731-0-47635400-1412010420_thumb.jpg

post-126731-0-77510900-1412010421_thumb.jpg

post-126731-0-28776700-1412010423_thumb.jpg

post-126731-0-81416100-1412010424_thumb.jpg

post-126731-0-29703800-1412010426_thumb.jpg

post-126731-0-91574400-1412010427_thumb.jpg

post-126731-0-04582800-1412010429_thumb.jpg

post-126731-0-70552000-1412010429_thumb.jpg

post-126731-0-45793600-1412010431_thumb.jpg

post-126731-0-66296600-1412010441_thumb.jpg

post-126731-0-68042700-1412010443_thumb.jpg

post-126731-0-09785800-1412010445_thumb.jpg

post-126731-0-21331200-1412010447_thumb.jpg

post-126731-0-02047900-1412010449_thumb.jpg

post-126731-0-55295700-1412010449_thumb.jpg


Jon Matcho :busy:
Canard Zone Member & Administrator
Now:  Rebuilding Quickie Tri-Q200 N479E
Next:  Building a Cozy Mark IV

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks like a great event!

I wonder why this event and Rough River are held on the same weekend?  They are both events for Rutan Derived aircraft, and both essentially on the east coast.

 

40 canards in formation!!! Now that's something you don't see everyday!


Andrew Anunson

I work underground and I play in the sky... no problem

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wonder why this event and Rough River are held on the same weekend?  They are both events for Rutan Derived aircraft, and both essentially on the east coast.

 

I'm sure it was coincidence, and I know of Quickie builder/flyers that have gone to Rough River.  You are correct though, and I've pondered the same thing.  Both crowds would definitely appreciate the like-minded thinking of each other (canards, aliens, composites, performance, etc.).


Jon Matcho :busy:
Canard Zone Member & Administrator
Now:  Rebuilding Quickie Tri-Q200 N479E
Next:  Building a Cozy Mark IV

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One more picture...

 

:)

post-126731-0-24937000-1412203450_thumb.jpg


Jon Matcho :busy:
Canard Zone Member & Administrator
Now:  Rebuilding Quickie Tri-Q200 N479E
Next:  Building a Cozy Mark IV

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

The Canard Zone

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information