EAA AirVenture Oshkosh!!!

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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh!!!

Postby chicagorandy » Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:53 am

It's only about a month till the floodgates open at AirVenture on Monday July 23 and run till the following Sunday the 29th.

Me? I'm a volunteer tram conductor (those John Deere tractor pulled people carts) and I'll actually be there the Saturday before, on the job at the back of the tram/shuttle through closing day.

Like they say, if it's aviation related, it WILL be at Oshkosh.

So if you're on a tram and the old guy in the back with the microphone looks like Wilford Brimley and is telling corny jokes? Look at the nametag - if it says RANDY, be sure to say howdy.

It really IS the greatest show on earth and filling the skies. Hope to see you all there.

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Re: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh!!!

Postby chicagorandy » Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:01 pm

Just wanted to bump this post.

Airventure opens Monday July 23rd and runs thru Sunday the 29th.

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Re: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh!!!

Postby Warmi » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:02 pm

I am going there with my wife on Friday 27th.

Hopefully the weather will cooperate.
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Re: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh!!!

Postby joey4420 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:07 pm

I am planning to go, I will be with my Ercoupe in the VAC area.
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Re: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh!!!

Postby 3Dreaming » Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:08 pm

I will be there most of the week with the Taylorcraft parked in the antique section, if all goes as planned.

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Re: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh!!!

Postby chicagorandy » Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:41 am

The webcams are now live - great views of the grounds.

https://www.eaa.org/en/airventure/eaa-a ... am-central

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Re: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh!!!

Postby Scooper » Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:57 pm

Color me envious. Paul Millner, one of the Cardinal Flyers Online founders who keeps his 177RG (N177SD) in the t-hangar next to mine at OAK, is en route OSH.
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Re: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh!!!

Postby chicagorandy » Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:40 am

I "fly" up in my Ford Escape EARLY Saturday morning. Tram volunteers briefings starting at 11:00.

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Re: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh!!!

Postby Izzy » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:58 pm

For those folks fortunate enough to attend this year's Oshkosh.....PLEASE post for all of US that could not make the trip this year.

THANK YOU!!!

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Re: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh!!!

Postby HAPPYDAN » Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:51 pm

chicagorandy wrote:The webcams are now live - great views of the grounds.

https://www.eaa.org/en/airventure/eaa-a ... am-central

Randy, thanks for the link and the opportunity to "take a walk" down memory lane! I was in KOSH 5/20/17 - 06/10/17 and had great time. Have fun. Oh - and don't forget the "CAUTION - WAKE TURBULENCE" sign on the tail of your tram!

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Re: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh!!!

Postby MrMorden » Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:07 pm

My buddies left this morning. I'm stuck at home, still recovering from shoulder surgery. :roll:
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Re: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh!!!

Postby drseti » Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:40 pm

Heal quickly, Andy. Meanwhile, you're better off on the ground. (Don't forget your physical therapy.)
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Re: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh!!!

Postby Warmi » Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:28 pm

Fisk approach looks like a mad house right now ... ( on https://www.flightradar24.com/43.95,-88.68/12 )
Due to morning IFR , everyone is at the door now .. people are being turned around 6+ times ..crazy.,
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Re: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh!!!

Postby 3Dreaming » Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:25 pm

Warmi wrote:Fisk approach looks like a mad house right now ... ( on https://www.flightradar24.com/43.95,-88.68/12 )
Due to morning IFR , everyone is at the door now .. people are being turned around 6+ times ..crazy.,


I can confirm that it was a mad house. I was lucky! After making one circle I had my spacing right made a good wing rock, and the controller sent me to the airport.

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Re: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh!!!

Postby Warmi » Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:25 pm

Mad House !!!!

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