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2014 KVIS Gathering
September 26-28
KVIS - Visalia Municipal Airport

 

We will meet at the EAA park at KVIS and the motel phone numbers will be as follows:

Comfort INN 559-651-3700,
Holiday INN 559-651-5000.

For those that arrive on Friday we will all be going to the Ira residence for some of Iras BBQ grubb & Grogg Friday evening!!!! Saturday Morning we will meet back at the park for a Flyout!! We have several destinations in mind and haven't settled on the one or 2 that we are going to haunt, that information will be comming soon, I do think it will be Coastal especially if the weather is warm. Saturday evening will be Barley Pops & iced Tea at the park, and if hunger again sets upon the group we may make a run to the taco or sandwich shop. I do believe we are in for a good time!!!!!

Dan

Kentucky Dam 2014
October 10th-12th
Kentucky Dam State Park - M34

The dates for the 2014 T-18 Weekend at Kentucky Dam are Oct 10, 11 and 12. A block of rooms has been reserved for October 10th and 12th. You must specify you want the Paine Party in order to get the special rates. The lodge may be full other than those rooms reserved for our party.

Your reservations need to be made prior to
September 15th, 2013
Reservation requests received after this date will be filled if space is available.
Call 1-800-325-0146 for reservations

Camping and cottages are also available on a first come, first served basis. Contact the resort for more information.

Kentucky Dam State Park Airport (M34) is 30 miles east of the Cunningham VOR (Paducah) on the 90 deg. radial, 8 miles South of V178. The runway is paved and 4000 feet long. The airport is approximately a mile from the resort, and transportation is available both to and from the airport for those who do not wish to walk. Please bring your own tie downs.

For additional information on the Fall get-together, E-mail Lee Walton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thorp 2014 Events

Sun n Fun 2014
April 1st-6th
Lakeland Linder Regional - KLAL

Thorp Dinner - Low Country Boil
Wednesday 04/02/2014
Refreshments at 5:00 PM
Dinner at 6:00 PM
Location : Special Events Tent next to the pavillion/museum

Cost $15.00 per person for all you care to drink and eat or until it's gone.

East Spring/Summer Gathering 2014
June 6th-8th Gulf Shores, AL
Jack Edwards Airport - KJKA

A block of 15 rooms at the Staybridge Suites in Gulf Shores, AL have been reserved at a discounted rate (not much but some). The block is reserved from June 5th - 8th (Thurs - Sun), if you would like to come in on Friday that's fine too, just let them know what day you plan to arrive.

http://www.ihg.com/staybridge/hotels/us/en/gulf-shores/pnssb/hoteldetail

The phone number is 251-975-1030

The Group Name is "Thorp T-18 Group" and the Group Code is "EG1".

The block will be released after May 15th so please make your reservations before that.

This place is not on the beach and around 1 mile from the airport but is very nice. I'm assuming that some of us will be renting cars and or utilizing the FBO's shuttle to get around.

I will be contacting the FBO and notifying them of our plans as well as setting up a few group meals at the local restaurants.

West Spring/Summer Gathering 2014
June 20th-22nd
South Valley Regional Airport - KU42

FBO - Leading Edge Aviation

Contact : Fraser MacPhee
email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
phone: (801)301-9936

Airventure/Oshkosh 2014
July 28th-Aug 3rd
Oshkosh Wittman Regional - KOSH

Kentucky Dam 2014
October 10th-12th
Kentucky Dam State Park - M34

The dates for the 2014 T-18 Weekend at Kentucky Dam are Oct 10, 11 and 12. A block of rooms has been reserved for October 10th and 12th. You must specify you want the Paine Party in order to get the special rates. The lodge may be full other than those rooms reserved for our party.

Your reservations need to be made prior to
September 15th, 2013
Reservation requests received after this date will be filled if space is available.
Call 1-800-325-0146 for reservations

Camping and cottages are also available on a first come, first served basis. Contact the resort for more information.

Kentucky Dam State Park Airport (M34) is 30 miles east of the Cunningham VOR (Paducah) on the 90 deg. radial, 8 miles South of V178. The runway is paved and 4000 feet long. The airport is approximately a mile from the resort, and transportation is available both to and from the airport for those who do not wish to walk. Please bring your own tie downs.

For additional information on the Fall get-together, E-mail Lee Walton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thorp Events at Airventure/Oshkosh 2014

July 28th-Aug 3rd
Oshkosh Wittman Regional - KOSH

Thorp Forum/Homebuilt in Review
Wednesday July 30th 1:00PM
Homebuilders Hanger

Thorp Dinner
Friday August 1st 7:00PM
Roxy Supper Club
571 N. Main Street
Oshkosh, WI 54901

More Details to come!

Welcome to the new T18.net (Again!)

Welcome to Version 3.0 of the Thorp online community! Over the past year or so I've become increasingly frustrated with the platform the "main site" was running on. As the new Thorp Supply business gets up and running the two sites will be closely integrated thus I wanted a new and consistant look and feel across both sites. I plan to add more rich content to this site in the near future so stay tuned.

Lee Walton
Thorp T-18 Mutual Aid Society