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Old 09-12-2012, 10:13 AM   #1
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Default The Orlando Helicopter Blowout - December 7-9, 2012

Another year!!! Yes, once again I'm very pleased to announce our fifth annual Orlando Helicopter Blowout!

Dates: December 7, 8 & 9 2012

Last year we had 281 registered pilots and about 1,000 spectators making us largest private helicopter club event in the United States (and second largest helicopter event only to the IRCHA Jamboree).

Field Address:
1/2 Mile north of the intersection of Ocoee Apopka Road and West Road in Ocoee, Florida.

For field maps and directions, visit: http://www.torchs.org/content.aspx?p...dule_id=109802

Field Coordinates:
28.610149 North
81.547796 West

Registration Information:
Landing fees will be $30 this year. All pre-registered pilots will receive a free T-Shirt!

Preregister at:
http://ohb.eventbrite.com/

or visit our Facebook page at:
http://www.orlandohelicopterblowout.com/

RV Parking:
All RVs are subject to a small $15.00 parking fee.

Featured Pilots / Guests:
• Ray Stacy
• Bert Kammerer
• Bobby Watts
• Kyle Stacy
• Nick Maxwell
• Kyle Dahl
• Matt Botos

MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED

Premium Sponsors:
• Empire Hobby / GAUI
• SAB
• Horizon Hobby
• Scorpion Motors
• Align R/C

Premium Retailer:
• Experience R/C

Sponsors:
• Captron / HeliCommand
• Century Helicopters
• Hobbico
• Synergy Helicopters
• Castle Creations
• SmackTalk RC

Media Coverage:
• RunRyder
• Heli Freak
• RC Heli Resource
• RC Heli Pilot
• Model Aviation Magazine

Event Schedule
Friday:
8:00 AM: Field opens
10:00 AM: Pilot’s meeting
8:00 AM – Dark: Open flying

Saturday:
8:00 AM: Field opens
10:00 AM: Pilot’s meeting
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Open flying
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Pilot demos
1:30 PM – Dark: Open flying
4:00 PM: Auto rotation contest
5:00 PM: Raffle!
After Dark: Night flying

Sunday:
8:00 AM: Field opens
8:00 AM – Dark: Open flying

* The auto rotation contest will take place at one of our flight stations, pilots can sign up during the event at the registration booth.

RV PARKING:
If you are planning on bringing an RV to the event, you need to pre-register it! Please visit http://ohb.eventbrite.com/
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:18 AM   #2
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If only I still lived in Orlando! I really want to make this event sometime, if I can't make it this year I will be there next year for sure.
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:37 PM   #3
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HOTELS.
Here's are a few of the hotels near the fun fly
Sabal Hotels
10945 W Colonial dr
Ocoee FL 34761
(407) 656-5050
Courtyard Marriott*
10971 W Colonial dr
Ocoee FL 34761
(407) 573-1010
Hampton Inn & Suites*
321 S Lake Cortez Dr, Apopka, FL*
(407) 880-7861
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Apopka*
238 S. Line Drive, Apopka, FL*
(407) 880-7868
You're fine that Ocoee the closest to the event
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:52 PM   #4
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Registered! Had a great time last year, looking forward to this year's event!
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:05 PM   #5
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What Matt said. Great event and looking forward to this year.
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:22 AM   #6
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Always a great time at OHB. Since I couldn't make anything else this year, I've got to at least do Orlando for sure.

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Old 09-30-2012, 03:05 PM   #7
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Can't wait!
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:15 PM   #8
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Just moved back to florida in time for this event!. Cant wait
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:56 AM   #9
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I'm in... Preregistered, Hotel reserved, Goblins in hand. Wicki and I will be there the day before if any assistance is required in setting up.
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:35 AM   #10
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You know I'll be there, camera in hand! Oh, and I'll be flying down to meet up with Greg...he'll be there, too.
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:00 PM   #11
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Hey guys, if you pre-register, you'll get a free t-shirt. Pre-registering is easy, simply go to:

Credit Card: http://ohb.eventbrite.com/
PayPal: http://ohbpp.eventbrite.com/

Also, if you have an RV, you must pre-register, otherwise you won't be allowed to park the RV at the field!

Thanks!
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:10 PM   #12
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Is there an entrance fee if you are attending as a spectator?

I'm looking forward to the event, it will be my first heli event and I live only an hour away!
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:01 PM   #13
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Is there an entrance fee if you are attending as a spectator?

I'm looking forward to the event, it will be my first heli event and I live only an hour away!
Jetplt

Last year they did not charge for spectators except for a toy for toys for tots. Not sure about this year but I'm Burt will jump in with the answer.

Even if their is a charge, it's worth it to see some of the top pilots fly.
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:05 PM   #14
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Count me in! always a great time at the OHB should be their all weekend!
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:03 PM   #15
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Last year they did not charge for spectators except for a toy for toys for tots. Not sure about this year but I'm Burt will jump in with the answer.

Even if their is a charge, it's worth it to see some of the top pilots fly.
No doubt! Don't mind paying a fee and definitely don't mind providing for a charity.

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Old 10-12-2012, 07:16 PM   #16
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Luckily I'll be at Disney with the family that week, and the wife just approved a side trip to this event on Saturday!

I'll just be a spectator, but really looking forward to it.
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:25 AM   #17
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Not sure about spectator charge, but if any, will be very small (per car charge) and it is used 100% towards a charity. Last year we accepted donations for Ronald McDonald house, this year should be the same
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Old 10-13-2012, 05:30 PM   #18
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I am definitely attending. I'm a newbie, and my first such event. My family will be coming as well. We live in Tampa. My family aren't big into helis, but would be interested in cool stuff for the casual observer.

I would think the pilot demos and night flying on Saturday?

What else would you folks recommend for them?
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:38 AM   #19
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Flight is booked! I'll be meeting up with Greg on Wednesday afternoon!
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Old 11-02-2012, 06:33 AM   #20
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Sounds like a lot of fun, I will be there for sure.
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