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Innovations in Flight

Posted: Sat May 27, 2017 8:28 am
by AirportDude
Anyone planning to attend the Innovations in Flight Family Day (Jun 17th) at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in D.C.? I driving up there to check it out, plus I've never been to either of the Smithsonian Air & Space Museums. Also hoping to meet-up with some of the crew from the Airplane Geeks Podcast. If anyone is going, give me a shout!

The Other Jeff

Re: Innovations in Flight

Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:01 pm
by Scofreyjet
Jeff, did you make it up to Udvar-Hazy over the weekend? I've been there a couple of times (never over Father's Day weekend though) and love it. I've been to the museum on the mall more than once as well, although I'm overdue for a visit.

Were you able to connect with anybody from the Geeks?

Re: Innovations in Flight

Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:01 am
by AirportDude

Yes, made it! First time to the museum and just WOW! Met-up with Max & David from the Airplane Geeks podcast, as well as a couple of other folks who made the trip. One of the participants, Hillel Glazer, flew in with his Cherokee 180 and set-up a table showing the old original nav equipment that he replaced with modern GPS & ADS-B Out/In avionics.

If you follow the Airplane Geeks podcast, you'll hear Max's interview with Hillel and learn of a small incident which occurred when a little girl was checking-out his plane at the event! (hope the UCAP crew doesn't mind 'advertising' another podcast on here!)

After the day's events we all met up a local restaurant for drinks, food, stories, and just great avgeek company!

Plus the other cool thing was that the hotel I stayed in was also where the Southwest crews stayed on their overnights at Dulles, so had some great conversations in the hotel bar!

The other Jeff

Re: Innovations in Flight

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:36 pm
by Scofreyjet
Very cool, and no problem with advertising the Geeks! After all, I met Max the first time when he attended a UCAP meetup in Connecticut!