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  • David
    Sounds like their first perimeter of security is to appear boring and uninteresting -- not worth investigating further to most who pass by. That s usually
    Message 1 of 11 , Sep 1, 2011
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      Sounds like their first perimeter of security is to appear boring and uninteresting -- not worth investigating further to most who pass by. That's usually quite effective. Compare that to publishing a 60-nm wide bulls eye on a map 48 hr in advance and screaming from the rooftops "NOBODY PAY ANY ATTENTION AT ALL TO THIS VAST CHUNK OF AIRSPACE AND STAY AWAY FROM IT!!!".

      --- In dcpilots@yahoogroups.com, Stan Fetter <Stan@...> wrote:
      >
      > A couple of my guys have worked for Dynamic. They do a lot of King Air rehab for military and black ops stuff. Good place to work so long as you're willing to work - they will wear you out but the $$ is good and you go places nobody else does.
      >
      > sbf
      >
      >
      > On Aug 31, 2011, at 5:44 PM, Garrett Nievin wrote:
      >
      > > My welcome at Bridgewater was very friendly as long as we stood by my
      > > plane and chatted. The "customer" wasn't interested in letting people
      > > nose around, and they wouldn't even allow me to walk down the runway to
      > > the river, and there was lots of conspicuous security (cameras,
      > > uniformed guard patrolling in a truck). Lots of gray King Airs being
      > > used for all sorts of things for all sorts of customers, apparently.
      > >
      > > Cheers,
      > > Garrett
      > >
      > > On Wed, 31 Aug 2011 07:55:27 -0400
      > > Bruce Gagne <brucegagne@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > > Don't know what they do with those King Airs, but my understanding is that if you drop in for a visit, you're reception will be noticeably unfriendly, despite it being a public airport.
      > > >
      > > > Sent from an iThingy
      > > >
      > > > On Aug 30, 2011, at 10:33 PM, "Brian D. Smith" <bdsmith@...> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > >
      > > > >>
      > > > >> http://www.leesburg2day.com/news/article_7ce57a4c-d28b-11e0-aadc-001cc4c03286.html
      > > > >>
      > > > >
      > > > > Good story (yes, yay for Dennis). The story prompted me to investigate Bridgewater Airpark -- no. 2 on the list. It looks like an interesting King Air specialist is responsible for all that revenue. The company's website lists an MD-80 in their fleet, but somehow, I doubt that they keep it at that 2700 foot strip at Bridgewater.
      > > > >
      > >
      > >
      >
    • Jason Devine
      I visited Bridgewater about two years ago as part of the Va AAB program. It was my second visit because the first was on a weekend and the place was deserted.
      Message 2 of 11 , Sep 1, 2011
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        I visited Bridgewater about two years ago as part of the Va AAB program. It was my second visit because the first was on a weekend and the place was deserted. I apparently lucked out because as I was walking around looking for something that looked like an entrance to get the stamp I ran into an employee who turned out to be one of the owning family members. Not only did my copilot and I get the stamp, we were treated to a full tour of the facility and many stories about the business, the missions it supports and a few harry TO/landings of heavy King Airs (and even a DC-3 if I recall correctly). The buildings housed more King Airs than I could count in various states of refurbishment.

         

        It was interesting stuff. They support some really unusual missions. I recall one was an animal population control program that involved dropping some sort of feed (for deer I think ) that had some sort of birth control drug in it. Another involved souped up King Airs to support high altitude research.

         

        Jason

         

        From: dcpilots@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dcpilots@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of David
        Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2011 9:40 AM
        To: dcpilots@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: [dcpilots] Re: Yay, Dennis B!

         

         

        Sounds like their first perimeter of security is to appear boring and uninteresting -- not worth investigating further to most who pass by. That's usually quite effective. Compare that to publishing a 60-nm wide bulls eye on a map 48 hr in advance and screaming from the rooftops "NOBODY PAY ANY ATTENTION AT ALL TO THIS VAST CHUNK OF AIRSPACE AND STAY AWAY FROM IT!!!".

        --- In dcpilots@yahoogroups.com, Stan Fetter <Stan@...> wrote:
        >
        > A couple of my guys have worked for Dynamic. They do a lot of King Air rehab for military and black ops stuff. Good place to work so long as you're willing to work - they will wear you out but the $$ is good and you go places nobody else does.
        >
        > sbf
        >
        >
        > On Aug 31, 2011, at 5:44 PM, Garrett Nievin wrote:
        >
        > > My welcome at Bridgewater was very friendly as long as we stood by my
        > > plane and chatted. The "customer" wasn't interested in letting people
        > > nose around, and they wouldn't even allow me to walk down the runway to
        > > the river, and there was lots of conspicuous security (cameras,
        > > uniformed guard patrolling in a truck). Lots of gray King Airs being
        > > used for all sorts of things for all sorts of customers, apparently.
        > >
        > > Cheers,
        > > Garrett
        > >
        > > On Wed, 31 Aug 2011 07:55:27 -0400
        > > Bruce Gagne <brucegagne@...> wrote:
        > >
        > > > Don't know what they do with those King Airs, but my understanding is that if you drop in for a visit, you're reception will be noticeably unfriendly, despite it being a public airport.
        > > >
        > > > Sent from an iThingy
        > > >
        > > > On Aug 30, 2011, at 10:33 PM, "Brian D. Smith" <bdsmith@...> wrote:

      • Adam Cope
        Its time for the aerobatic contest at Warrenton next weekend, September 9 through 11. Practice and registration is Friday all day. We brief at 0700 Saturday
        Message 3 of 11 , Sep 4, 2011
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          Its time for the aerobatic contest at Warrenton next weekend, September 9
          through 11.

          Practice and registration is Friday all day.

          We brief at 0700 Saturday and fly all day until dark.

          Sunday Brief at 0700 and fly until about noonish.

          The airport will be open during the contest but be sure to check notams.
          There will be right hand patterns for runway 33 and left hand (as normal)
          for 15.

          The aerobatic box is located south west of the airfield off the threshold of
          15 and will extend from Surface to 3500 or 4000. We marked it out yesterday
          so if you are flying over the field today or this week, you will see it on
          the ground, that is what those white "L"s and "T"s are. Every year we have
          folks fly through the box as they are flying up the railroad tracks to
          Manassas or over flying KHWY. Please help spread to word to stay clear of
          the south west side of the airport next weekend. We have spotters that call
          out traffic and break the contestant off if there is a conflict but if that
          system failed, you don't want my Extra slicing you in half while I am on a
          vertical up or down line.

          Anyone who is interested in learning about the sport is more than welcome to
          come on down. I will be a little busy between flying with students,
          coaching, judging, and flying myself, but please look for me and I will get
          you hooked up on the judges line so you can learn about it if you would
          like.

          Adam

          Adam Cope
          www.dcaerobatics.com
          703-623-9445
        • Adam Cope
          I am positioning aircraft to KHWY for the contest this weekend. If anyone happens to be driving back from there tomorrow to anywhere in the NOVA area. I could
          Message 4 of 11 , Sep 7, 2011
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            I am positioning aircraft to KHWY for the contest this weekend. If anyone
            happens to be driving back from there tomorrow to anywhere in the NOVA area.
            I could use a ride.

            Adam

            Adam Cope
            www.dcaerobatics.com
            703-623-9445
            ----- Original Message -----
            From: "Adam Cope" <n_a_spin@...>
            To: <dcpilots@yahoogroups.com>
            Sent: Sunday, September 04, 2011 1:54 PM
            Subject: [dcpilots] Warrenton aerobatic contest next weekend 9-9 through
            9-11. Stay clear Please


            > Its time for the aerobatic contest at Warrenton next weekend, September 9
            > through 11.
            >
            > Practice and registration is Friday all day.
            >
            > We brief at 0700 Saturday and fly all day until dark.
            >
            > Sunday Brief at 0700 and fly until about noonish.
            >
            > The airport will be open during the contest but be sure to check notams.
            > There will be right hand patterns for runway 33 and left hand (as normal)
            > for 15.
            >
            > The aerobatic box is located south west of the airfield off the threshold
            > of
            > 15 and will extend from Surface to 3500 or 4000. We marked it out
            > yesterday
            > so if you are flying over the field today or this week, you will see it on
            > the ground, that is what those white "L"s and "T"s are. Every year we have
            > folks fly through the box as they are flying up the railroad tracks to
            > Manassas or over flying KHWY. Please help spread to word to stay clear of
            > the south west side of the airport next weekend. We have spotters that
            > call
            > out traffic and break the contestant off if there is a conflict but if
            > that
            > system failed, you don't want my Extra slicing you in half while I am on a
            > vertical up or down line.
            >
            > Anyone who is interested in learning about the sport is more than welcome
            > to
            > come on down. I will be a little busy between flying with students,
            > coaching, judging, and flying myself, but please look for me and I will
            > get
            > you hooked up on the judges line so you can learn about it if you would
            > like.
            >
            > Adam
            >
            > Adam Cope
            > www.dcaerobatics.com
            > 703-623-9445
            >
            >
            >
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