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AirPigz National Air And Space Museum MeetUp January 25-27, 2013 (Washington DC)

(click pic to enlarge) Shuttle Discovery at the Udvar-Hazy facility (photo: flickr/concord977)

 AirPigz 'Air and Space Museum' MeetUp in Washington DC will take
place January 25-27, 2013 
(Fri, Sat, Sun - come 1, 2 or all 3 days)

Click here to be aded to the email list for more details

 Rather than make another trip to the Air Force Museum in Dayton Ohio like we've done the last two years, this year I'm looking to have an AirPigz meetup at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC on January 25-27 (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday), 2013.

 If you're interested in possibly attending, please send me an email via this link - you don't even have to put anything in the body of the email (the subject line is already filled in for you)... just hit send and then I'll have your info to include you in the mailing list so we can communicate and work out the details. I put out a little blurb about the MeetUp on facebook several weeks back and got a strong response to the idea from about 10 people... hopefully we can get 20 or more to participate! 

(click pic to enlarge)  Spirit of St Louis at the National Mall facility  (photo: NASM)

 Here's the basic MeetUp plan:

Friday, January 25th would be spent at the Udvar-Hazy facility of the National Air and Space Museum in Chantilly, Virginia. (Shuttle Discovery, Concorde, original Boeing 707 etc.)

Saturday, January 26th would be at the National Mall facility in Washington DC, about 25 miles away from the Udvar-Hazy facility. Wright Flyer, Spirit of St Louis, Voyager, Apollo 11 etc.)

Sunday, January 27th would be spent back over at the Udvar-Hazy facility.

Come for one, two or all three days (as your schedule will allow)

 There's no cost to be part of the AirPigz MeetUp, but of course you'll have to cover your expenses related to travel and accommodations. Museum admission is free at both NASM facilities. My plan is to work together with anyone looking to keep expenses low by coordinating room-expense-sharing. I've done some initial research and found the TownePlace Suites Chantilly Dulles South has good reviews and it's located literally just one mile from the Udavr-Hazy. It appears that a two-room suite could sleep 4 and cost $99 + tax total. That would allow for some very affordable accommodations for anyone willing to share some space with other avgeeks.

(click pic to enlarge)  Rutan Voyager at the National Mall facility  (photo: NASM)

 The MeetUp's the last two years at the Air Force Museum have been a really great time for experiencing amazing aviation history while also being able to visit with other avgeeks along the way. A MeetUp at the Air and Space Museum is sure to be more of the same! And how you spend your time at the museum is entirely up to you... there's no rigid MeetUp structure, tho we do try to get together for lunch at the eatery inside the museum. And, with some restaurants right next to the hotel I mentioned above, we would have an excellent opportunity for some serious hangar flying to take place over dinner each night.

(click pic to enlarge)  Air France Concorde at the Udvar-Hazy facility  (photo: NASM)

 Lasty, I'll mention that these MeetUp's are a great encouragement to me and my efforts with AirPigz... I very much appreciate the participation of those who attend. So if you're looking for an awesome aviation-history-experience with a small pack of other avgeeks (that also encourages AirPigz) then please be sure to click this link to send me an email so you can get in on all of the detailed discussion on the 2013 AirPigz National Air and Space Museum MeetUp : )


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