Float Fly & BBQ

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The Soo Modellers have a long history of float flying. For many years, there was a "sometimes annual" event  hosted by Jeanne Tubman in Soo Michigan. There are some photos of earlier years in the HISTORY menu. The most recent gathering at this location was:

Float Fly in Soo Michigan - July 23, 2014


Float Fly 2014

Our gracious host, Jeanne Tubman, held her "Sometimes Annual" Float Fly in Soo Michigan on Wednesday with an invite to all us “Canuck” Soo flyers to participate. The wind was “wild” that day, and swirling all over the place making it difficult to take off and land, but we weren't going to let a little wind stop us from flying!
Pat Leonard, his brother Ken, Rino Zorzi, and Cec Marshall brought planes from the Canadian Soo, while Dennis Henry, Mike Mansfield, and Son Basil flew for the Michigan side. The only incident of the day marred the superb Taylor Craft of Dennis Henry.
We’d like to thank Jeanne and friends for a delicious BBQ and buffet style supper and a big thanks to Mike Mansfield for the ”pick-up" boat. Thanks gang!
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(photos by Cec Marshall)

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Float Fly & BBQ - September 10th, 2016

float fly group

Seated: Ian, Tom, Cec, Rino, George    Standing: Chris, Craig, JP, Brad, Matt D., Larry, Vanessa, Terry M.    Missing from photo: Peter Smith, Kevin, Bob

In 2016, we had the first ever Float Fly and BBQ at our flying site on Leigh's Bay, and it was a huge success! Aside from being the first event to be held at the waterfront, this is the first barbecue to be held at the club's flying site in decades!
The weather was less than ideal, but didn't dampen our spirits in any way. Although occasional showers "interrupted" the flying from time-to-time, the winds were light, and the temperature was perfect. A wide variety of planes (and pilots) participated, and we flew, flew, flew... all morning.
Aside from providing shelter when needed, the "food tent" was a busy place! We started the day with hot coffee and donuts. Later, we enjoyed a BBQ luncheon feast including BBQ hamburger’s and Paesano’s sausages (with all the fixin's), beans, potato salad, coleslaw, and potato chips.
BRAVO and MANY THANKS to event organizer Tom Thompson, master chefs JP and Larry, and everyone else that helped to make this event truly special!
float fly video
Click on George's "Seawind" for the video highlights! ---->


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(photos by Peter Smith)

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