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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh!!!

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:53 am
by chicagorandy
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.

Re: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh!!!

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:01 pm
by chicagorandy
Just wanted to bump this post.

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

Re: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh!!!

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:02 pm
by Warmi
I am going there with my wife on Friday 27th.

Hopefully the weather will cooperate.

Re: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh!!!

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:07 pm
by joey4420
I am planning to go, I will be with my Ercoupe in the VAC area.

Re: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh!!!

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:08 pm
by 3Dreaming
I will be there most of the week with the Taylorcraft parked in the antique section, if all goes as planned.

Re: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh!!!

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:41 am
by chicagorandy
The webcams are now live - great views of the grounds.

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

Re: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh!!!

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:57 pm
by Scooper
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.

Re: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh!!!

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:40 am
by chicagorandy
I "fly" up in my Ford Escape EARLY Saturday morning. Tram volunteers briefings starting at 11:00.

Re: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh!!!

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:58 pm
by Izzy
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!!!

Re: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh!!!

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:51 pm
by HAPPYDAN
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!

Re: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh!!!

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:07 pm
by MrMorden
My buddies left this morning. I'm stuck at home, still recovering from shoulder surgery. :roll:

Re: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh!!!

Posted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:40 pm
by drseti
Heal quickly, Andy. Meanwhile, you're better off on the ground. (Don't forget your physical therapy.)

Re: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh!!!

Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:28 pm
by Warmi
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.,

Re: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh!!!

Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:25 pm
by 3Dreaming
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.

Re: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh!!!

Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:25 pm
by Warmi
Mad House !!!!

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