SHGA Flight Park Sign Project

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Christian
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SHGA Flight Park Sign Project

Post by Christian » Tue Feb 06, 2007 4:33 pm

George mentions this type of sign as a possibility:

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"I'd love to build one like they have at Crestline. I know Ken has seen it, but for those who haven't here's a description. There is a large cement "block" with recessed letters that spell out the name of the club. Also recessed, but less deeply is a "picture outline" of the mountains and a few gliders. My description can't do it justice. It is strong, resistant to graffiti to a certain extent, resistant to damage to a large extent and kind of nice looking. It is also not large or obtrusive, as Ken requested. The person who helped build it is Owen Morse. I know him and would be willing to talk to him about what it would take to make another one, if we decide we want to do something like that."

The Andy Jackson sign was designed and constructed by Dusty Rhodes and Owen Morse of Crestline. Rob McKenzie maintains a step-by-step photo history of how it was built it, here:

http://www.flytandem.com/photos/Andy%20 ... /index.htm

Other sign commentary so far:

"PLASTIC, WOOD OR STONE? IF WOOD, PAINTED, I'LL TWIST RICK "USTA-FLY" HOLMAN'S ARM TO ROUT OUT SOMETHING NICE IN REDWOOD. CLUB BUYS MATERIALS, RIGHT?"
--JT

I think it would be appropriate for the club to have a visible and attractive presence in the community. A large sign at the end of Gridley Street could help, if it's clearly not an advertizing billboard, is no higher than the the existing fence at the end of the road, is attractively painted or something, and magically repels graffiti. I have no idea if the right material is wood, stone, metal, or plastic. This project probably needs some thoughtful discussion before we dive into it.
--Ken

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Post by JBBenson » Fri Feb 09, 2007 6:59 pm

These are cool:

http://webpages.charter.net/mrtopiary/pages/letters.htm

as "S.H.G.A."

A smaller plaque with more detail could be next to it....

Could also fill with colored foliage...?

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