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Old September 24th 03, 10:21 PM
Dave Hyde
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Big John wrote:

Local paper said the Wright Flyer got ripped off in Canada.


Just to clarify, the truck hauling the Flyer was stolen.
The flyer itself was not.

Dave 'no relation' Hyde

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Old September 24th 03, 11:30 PM
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"Dave Hyde" wrote in message ...
Big John wrote:

Local paper said the Wright Flyer got ripped off in Canada.


Just to clarify, the truck hauling the Flyer was stolen.
The flyer itself was not.


And the truck was just pulling the trailer which the flyer
was transported in (which was apparently not stolen).


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Old September 24th 03, 11:35 PM
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"Big John" wrote in message ...
they don't a 'puller' (7000# rating) then no
getting to VA for celebration I guess???? (

What celebration in VA?

This one isn't the one that's going to fly at Kitty Hawk (which is in
North Carolina) on Dec. 17. There are at least three companies
building 1903 Flyer replicas. The one that's going to fly (built by
the Wright Experience for the EAA and partners) is currently
down headed for the NBAA which is the last public exhibition of
the thing before it Kitty Hawk party.


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Old September 25th 03, 02:19 AM
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My wife thru the paper away before I got back home.

To answer the questions. Yes. Yes

We have so many rip offs here in Houston where a family moves here and
spends the night in a Motel and all their worldly goods are gone the
next morning (bummer).

With some publicity I'm sure they will get a 'hauller' to get where
they are going.

They need to go to the local paper up there and get a front page
article on the loss. Probab;y even a truck dealer might loan them one
for the trip if they put the guy's name and address on it???

In any event. Best of luck.

Big John

On Wed, 24 Sep 2003 18:35:36 -0400, "Ron Natalie"
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"Big John" wrote in message ...
they don't a 'puller' (7000# rating) then no
getting to VA for celebration I guess???? (

What celebration in VA?

This one isn't the one that's going to fly at Kitty Hawk (which is in
North Carolina) on Dec. 17. There are at least three companies
building 1903 Flyer replicas. The one that's going to fly (built by
the Wright Experience for the EAA and partners) is currently
down headed for the NBAA which is the last public exhibition of
the thing before it Kitty Hawk party.


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Old September 25th 03, 08:54 PM
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Speaking of Kitty Hawk, I was searching on info on how badly they got
hit with the hurricane. It seems the park survived OK, but the road on
the island got torn up pretty bad. I just hope I can still go to see
the Temptations on the 14th.

With my quick scan I didn't see anything mentioned in the group. Does
anyone have onfo on how things will be in Dec.?

Ron Natalie wrote:

"Big John" wrote in message ...

they don't a 'puller' (7000# rating) then no
getting to VA for celebration I guess???? (


What celebration in VA?

This one isn't the one that's going to fly at Kitty Hawk (which is in
North Carolina) on Dec. 17. There are at least three companies
building 1903 Flyer replicas. The one that's going to fly (built by
the Wright Experience for the EAA and partners) is currently
down headed for the NBAA which is the last public exhibition of
the thing before it Kitty Hawk party.



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Old September 26th 03, 12:33 AM
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"Paul Dowgewicz" wrote
Speaking of Kitty Hawk, I was searching on info on how badly they got
hit with the hurricane. It seems the park survived OK, but the road on
the island got torn up pretty bad. I just hope I can still go to see
the Temptations on the 14th.

With my quick scan I didn't see anything mentioned in the group. Does
anyone have onfo on how things will be in Dec.?


Depending on where you're interested in going on the Outer Banks, it could
be interesting. I read a new half-mile wide inlet was created north (?) of
Hatteras Village and another waterway to the south, cutting that town off.
However, according to AVWeb (and I quote):

Wright Site Undamaged By Isabel

The Wright Brothers went to Kitty Hawk for the wind but they would have
been blown away by conditions last week. The historic site of the first
powered, sustained flight escaped undamaged when Hurricane Isabel made
landfall on the Outer Banks. "There's a little bit of standing water. We
fared well," National Parks Service spokeswoman Mary Doll told AVweb.
"Wright Brothers (Memorial) really sustained no damage." She said a couple
of nearby airport runways were covered in sand washed in by the storm surge
but they were quickly cleared. There was also some building damage in nearby
communities.

Of course, no promises between now and then.
I'm flying down (commercial) to NC in November and have made arrangements to
rent and fly from RDU to FFA to meet my mandatory pilgrimage requirement...
and also to beat the crowd.

Eric


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Old September 26th 03, 12:41 AM
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"Eric Miller" wrote

I read a new half-mile wide inlet was created north (?) of
Hatteras Village and another waterway to the south, cutting that town off.


I heard 1700 feet, and they are going to fill it in with sand.
--
Jim in NC



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Old September 26th 03, 02:48 AM
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"Morgans" wrote in message
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"Eric Miller" wrote

I read a new half-mile wide inlet was created north (?) of
Hatteras Village and another waterway to the south, cutting that town

off.

I heard 1700 feet, and they are going to fill it in with sand.
--
Jim in NC


Sounds like more recent info. I'm only as good as my source:
http://www.montereyherald.com/mld/mo...on/6815663.htm

Eric


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Old September 29th 03, 01:40 PM
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I rode the storm out in Wake Forest, just north of Raleigh. (Was in town with
my 1902 glider for a show at Franklin Cty) The local stations reported that
Hwy 12 (the beach road) was under 3 ft of sand in Nag's Head They estimated
about a week to clear it and the "land between the highways". No mention of
any serious damage to Hwy 158, or to the Wright Exhibitions. Check with the
First Flight Centennial website for the latest. I've got the e-mail update but
havn't read it in detail.

By the way, what team was it that had the truck stolen? By my count, there are
nearly a dozen 1903's and a half-dozen or more 1902's currently in existance.
Mine goes to Wings Over Houston on the 17-19th.

Harry
 




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