DIAMOND FLYIN

News and Announcements.

Moderators: Rick, Lance Murray

User avatar
Rich
5 Diamonds Member
5 Diamonds Member
Posts: 3597
Joined: Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:40 pm
First Name: Rich
Aircraft Type: DA40
Aircraft Registration: N40XE
Airports: S39
Has thanked: 94 times
Been thanked: 712 times

Re: DIAMOND FLYIN

Post by Rich »

Various disturbances in the force meant July and early August got blocked out for me. In general, how does some weekend in June or late August work for folks? I'm still thinking KFNL - nice big ramp, long runway, good instrument approaches. I've got a call in to to FNL and awaiting a call back. If someone local wants to take the lead there that'd be fine.

Is there a way to set up a poll here to pick from various weekends?
2002 DA40-180: MT, PowerFlow, 530W/430W, KAP140, ext. baggage, 1090 ES out, 2646 MTOW, 40gal., Surefly, Flightstream 210, Orion 600 LED, XeVision, Aspen E5
User avatar
Chris
5 Diamonds Member
5 Diamonds Member
Posts: 731
Joined: Sat Jun 19, 2010 3:34 am
First Name: Chris
Aircraft Type: DA42NG
Aircraft Registration: N449TS
Airports: KHIO
Has thanked: 545 times
Been thanked: 258 times

Re: DIAMOND FLYIN

Post by Chris »

My personal preference would be June since there's a decent chance I'll be in the Denver area (KEIK or KBJC) anyway starting around mid/late-May.

We have an entire sub-forum available for creating polls. I don't recall exactly why it's limited to just that one forum.
Chris
N449TS / DA42-NG / 42.AC049
KHIO
User avatar
Rich
5 Diamonds Member
5 Diamonds Member
Posts: 3597
Joined: Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:40 pm
First Name: Rich
Aircraft Type: DA40
Aircraft Registration: N40XE
Airports: S39
Has thanked: 94 times
Been thanked: 712 times

Re: DIAMOND FLYIN

Post by Rich »

Poll created. Check it out and check in :thumbsup:
2002 DA40-180: MT, PowerFlow, 530W/430W, KAP140, ext. baggage, 1090 ES out, 2646 MTOW, 40gal., Surefly, Flightstream 210, Orion 600 LED, XeVision, Aspen E5
User avatar
UTMark
2 Diamonds Member
2 Diamonds Member
Posts: 38
Joined: Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:28 pm
First Name: Mark
Aircraft Type: DA62
Aircraft Registration: N100DA
Airports: KSPK
Has thanked: 12 times
Been thanked: 23 times

DIAMOND FLYIN

Post by UTMark »

Maybe in 2022?

KAPAN in Colorado?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
KSPK, Spanish Fork, UT
N100DA DA-62 62.078
User avatar
Chris
5 Diamonds Member
5 Diamonds Member
Posts: 731
Joined: Sat Jun 19, 2010 3:34 am
First Name: Chris
Aircraft Type: DA42NG
Aircraft Registration: N449TS
Airports: KHIO
Has thanked: 545 times
Been thanked: 258 times

Re: DIAMOND FLYIN

Post by Chris »

UTMark wrote: Fri Dec 10, 2021 2:53 am Maybe in 2022? :)

KAPAN in Colorado?
I guess that's supposed to be KAPA (Centennial)? I'm definitely up for that. Best availability for me would probably be late June through early September.
Chris
N449TS / DA42-NG / 42.AC049
KHIO
User avatar
Racemetal
1 Diamond Member
1 Diamond Member
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri Dec 24, 2021 10:14 pm
First Name: John
Aircraft Type: DA40NG
Aircraft Registration: N226DA
Airports: KGTU KGPM KIDA
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 2 times

Re: DIAMOND FLYIN

Post by Racemetal »

As a new DA40 NG owner, I’d go anywhere at any time to attend a meeting of Diamond minds.
Been flying a B36TC and now with the Diamond I have so many new things to learn!!!
User avatar
photoSteveZ
3 Diamonds Member
3 Diamonds Member
Posts: 111
Joined: Wed Dec 23, 2020 4:10 pm
First Name: Steve
Aircraft Type: DA62
Aircraft Registration: N691DA
Airports: KEIK
Has thanked: 154 times
Been thanked: 69 times

Re: DIAMOND FLYIN

Post by photoSteveZ »

How about Colorado for a summer fly-in? Doesn't get much more central for the Lower 48 + Canada's southern tier. I'm thinking specifically of KAEJ, Central Colorado Regional in Buena Vista. While it is a high-altitude field (7950' MSL: check density altitude!) with higher terrain east and west, it's in the flat bottom lands of the Arkansas River valley, and has good VFR approaches plus an RNAV instrument approach; the runway is 8300' x 75' of good asphalt and on arrival you can always follow the river from the lower terrain of the Great Plains, without having to climb above 10,000'. There's a good amount of transient ramp space, both 100LL and Jet-A fuel, and an accommodating FBO. For places to stay try Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort just up the road or the Surf Hotel & Chateau in Buena Vista, which has has a thriving old town center with lots of restaurants and shops. Salida's airport, KANK is in a similar location about twenty miles south, for overflow ramp space, if needed.

Did I mention it's in the Colorado high country, featuring spectacular mountain scenery and gorgeous summer weather, with lots of outdoor recreation activities: hiking, rafting, kayaking, scenic drives, etc.

Since the Western summer wildfire season usually cranks up in July these days, and the smoke tends to obscure the views, it would be best to schedule a fly-in before the middle of July.
User avatar
photoSteveZ
3 Diamonds Member
3 Diamonds Member
Posts: 111
Joined: Wed Dec 23, 2020 4:10 pm
First Name: Steve
Aircraft Type: DA62
Aircraft Registration: N691DA
Airports: KEIK
Has thanked: 154 times
Been thanked: 69 times

Re: DIAMOND FLYIN

Post by photoSteveZ »

Chris wrote: Sun Dec 12, 2021 2:05 am
UTMark wrote: Fri Dec 10, 2021 2:53 am Maybe in 2022? :)

KAPAN in Colorado?
I guess that's supposed to be KAPA (Centennial)? I'm definitely up for that. Best availability for me would probably be late June through early September.
KAPA is probably not a great option: it's one of the busiest GA airports in the country and along with KBJC serves as the reliever for a major metro area. There are more congenial options in Colorado (see my previous post for a suggestion). KAPA does have a Diamond approved service center, but it's always booked months in advance.
Post Reply