Hey! Hey! Hey!
We’re having a splash-in cook-out on Saturday, November 10 and we hope you can come!
Fun and Games!
Lunch around 12:30 or 1:00. Nuthin’ fancy, but plenty of grilled burgers, hotdogs, brats. BBQ. Drinks. Etc.
The Taj Mahouse, in Shangri-la-di-da, on the James River, a few miles east of Hopewell VA. We’re on the east side of Jordan Point, just SE of the Route 106/156 Benjamin Harrison drawbridge. (Google “tar bay va”)
Coordinates: (All formats indicate the wrong house in GoogleMaps and GoogleEarth. Ours is white.)
- 37.305000 -77.215000
- 37º 18.300′ -77º 12.900′
- N37º 18′ 17.77″ W77 12′ 53.29″
Radio frequency: 123.375
Street address: 10463 Jordan Parkway, Hopewell, VA 23860. (Google it for an aerial view of the river and the correct house.)
Fresh water. High tide is at noon, so the water will be plenty deep enough for larger seaplanes (but 10-4 PM for PBYs).
SeaReys, Aventuras, and other small tailwheel amphibs can taxi onto the sandy beach. Nosewheels and floats should tail in. PBYs and Clippers tie up to a buoy in deeper water, and we’ll pick you up with the Large Marge Party Barge & Self-Propelled Seaplane Tender. (Only 1 buoy, so bring an anchor if you’ll need one.)
Maps and low-tide info: http://abstractconcreteworks.com/TajMahouseSeaplaneOps/TajMahouseSeaplaneOps.html
Seaplane Games: Well, we might try a few easy ones, like grapefruit bombing or short takeoff, but only if it’s going to be fun for everyone.
RSVP if you can, for a food count or more info. Otherwise… just splash in and take your chances on the grub.
Looking forward to seeing you on the 10th of November!
= Don & Carol Maxwell
P.S. Please pass this on to other seaplane pilots who might be interested in coming.