RFD Airfest June 4-5 (Rockford)

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  1. Gargoyle
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    (disclaimer: copied from their promo e-mail, so the exciting exclamation marks are RFD's, not mine)

    June 4 and 5 at RFDwith military jet performers, parachute teams

    http://www.flyrfd.com/airfest.html

    AirFest 2011 features 15 military and civilian performers Saturday and 16 on Sunday. Gates open at 9 a.m., aircraft hit the skies by 11 a.m. and don't let up until near the time gates close at 5 p.m.

    Performers include:
    U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornet
    U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle
    U.S. Navy Leap Frogs
    U.S. Army Golden Knights
    U.S. Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon
    Sean D. Tucker and Team Oracle
    Matt Chapman Airshows
    Rich's Incredible Pyro
    AND, JUST ANNOUNCED FOR SUNDAY ONLY
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    THE HEAVY METAL JET TEAM

    but that's not all. This year's AirFest will have a RECORD 50 or more static aircraft on display, making this our biggest AirFest yet!
     
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    FYI. Deltalina will be in attendance.
     
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    We wish.

    NWA used to fly out of RFD. I really wish DL would fly there.
     
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    Tweeted yesterday:
    "#HappyFriday!!! Getting pumped about the #RockfordAirfest. We're taking the pink plane up. Big fun & raising $ for #BCRF. #goodtimes"
     
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    I thought you were pulling my leg. She really will be there, in the DL pink Breast Cancer Research 767-400.

    Unfortunately - same day tix are $15, plus $10 parking and $20 gas for the r/t, it would cost us at least $60 to go see her. We're too cheap for that. :(
     
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    Me?!? :eek: :p

    Well, now we know roughly how much a visit to her is worth to you. ;)

    Since you posted about it, I assumed that you were already planning to attend.

    Interesting that the 767 hasn't shown any activity on flightaware.com since Thursday. I was thinking that it might've shown the flight schedule to RFD yesterday and given some sort of indication about whether they'd be there both days or only today.

    Edited to add:
    Here's yesterday's arrival in flightaware.com as flight DAL9760.
    Shortly after the arrival of NASA904. (Northrop T-38 Talon (twin-jet) (T38) Aircraft)
     
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    Reality can never match my dreams, and dreams are free. :p
     
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    Does flight 9760's 24-minute late departure count against DL's on-time statistics? And what is ATL's gate DLN?

    It's scheduled to return on Sunday night at 7pm. Gargoyle, perhaps you can dream about booking a seat on an almost-private flight back from RFD to ATL.
     
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    DLN: Deltalina Loves Nonsmokers

    Absolutely!

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