Nashbro 2009

October 14, 2009

Nashbro is the mecca of the Profile Brotherhood (www.theprofilebrotherhood.com) radio controlled fly ins. Located just outside of Nashville, Tennessee in a small, friendly town of Leipers Fork, over 50 ProBros travel from all parts of the country to attend from September 24th-27th. This year we were able to make it so we packed up the dog, airplanes, sleeping bags and snacks and headed for Tennessee Wednesday evening, September 23.

We drove through the night listening to XM radio or Pandora on our phones and trading off sleeping and driving. It rained most of the way, but that was no trouble for the F250 and the trip went smoothly. We arrived at the field around 10am Thursday morning and found our pit spot.

I happened to be fighting off a nasty cold so the first day was spent unpacking the truck, sneezing, sniffling, tending to the dog, watching people fly, begging people for cold meds, and gathering food from the local store. Friday was much better, I had mostly gotten rid of the cold and gotten a full night’s sleep in the back of the truck. Saturday was the busiest day for flying, lots of midairs and fun were had. I even got to drive Norm’s Yamaha Raptor 660 which I immediately fell in love with. So fun! Saturday night was mostly uneventful compared to other Nashbros, but the rain had stopped and the cold front came though so it was nice and cool. We were able use our sleeping bags properly for the first time that night while the dog snuggled between us or in her corner of the truck bed. Sunday we got up and packed and were on the road by 10am, although we had to use some driffin skills to get out of the muddy pasture. We arrived home in Austin 16hrs later. What a fun event!!

Beatiful country around Leipers Fork

Beatiful country around Leipers Fork

10 minutes outside the field in Tennessee we rescued a turtle out of the road

10 minutes outside the field in Tennessee we rescued a turtle out of the road

Andy flying his electric Extra Extra V2

Andy flying his electric Extra Extra V2

Norm retrieved Andy's lost rudder piece

Norm retrieved Andy's lost rudder piece

Thursday flightline

Thursday flightline

Go cart and Raptor 660 wheelies

Go cart and Raptor 660 wheelies

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OUr sleeping quarters for the event, love that camper shell!

Our sleeping quarters for the event, love that camper shell!

Ian and Shyla with his new Cap

Ian and Shyla with his new Cap

Eating outdoors, she was such a good girl!

Eating outdoors, she was such a good girl!

Beautiful evening on Saturday after the rain

Beautiful evening on Saturday after the rain

Clouds hanging around after some showers Saturday night

Clouds hanging around after some showers Saturday night

Truck all loaded up ready to head home!

Truck all loaded up ready to head home!

A little bit of Tennessee to take home with us

A little bit of Tennessee to take home with us

Memphis pyramid

Memphis pyramid

Tennessee/Arkansas state line

Tennessee/Arkansas state line

Not my video, but the Saturday mass hover

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