EAA AirVenture Oshkosh July 29 - Aug 4, 2013

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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh July 29 - Aug 4, 2013

#1 Post by Beefitarian » Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:20 pm

http://www.eaa.org/calendar/eventdetail.aspx?id=7014
My wife and kids liked last years show. There's talk of returning. Dog might not be invited though. :P
Some thought last years thread was early. How do you like me now?
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#2 Post by jump154 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:57 am

Can you get your wife to persuade my wife? I have made progress, from 'someday' through 'in a few years' to '2014'.....still time to work on next year!
Of course, if the racing gods smile on me and put a good event on at Road America either the weekend before or after then I've got it solved :)
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#3 Post by Beefitarian » Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:41 am

If I knew how to work with women I'd give you a copy of my best selling book. :(

Other than the target and fly in movie I don't even know what my wife liked about going to AirVenture. I'm pretty happy she did though. She claimed it was an inexpensive vacation. I don't believe we're going, but I'm hopeful and interested.

I'll ask her to explain the things that she enjoyed. Let's hope she can make everyone else's wife want to go next year.*

The AirVenture sites back up. http://www.airventure.org/ wasn't working last night for some reason.



*unless some don't want to bring their wife. Then don't tell her about the parts she might like.
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#4 Post by FenderManDan » Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:44 am

Cool, thanks Beef.

I could not go this year due to the business and kid's birthday conflict. Next year AirVenture falls on week after so it gives me more flexibility. Can't wait and I am booking the date now for the trip sans wife. Mine doesn't like shopping (I am happy for that) so even that is a no go.

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#5 Post by fleet16b » Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:41 pm

FenderManDan wrote:Cool, thanks Beef.

I could not go this year due to the business and kid's birthday conflict. Next year AirVenture falls on week after so it gives me more flexibility. Can't wait and I am booking the date now for the trip sans wife. Mine doesn't like shopping (I am happy for that) so even that is a no go.

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I call my wife from Oshkosh every year and wish her a happy Birthday
Haven't never missed doing either :smt040
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#6 Post by Beefitarian » Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:36 pm

Things for wives at AirVenture by Mrs Beefitarian.

1- There's lots of airplanes. So your husband's happy.
2- You get to camp right there.
3- the Ford tent.
4- free trinkets and activities for kids.
5- fly-in movie.
6- Target and the outlet mall. (free shuttle from bus tower)
7- very cool people at the fly-in movies, George Lucas and red tail pilots.
8- Restaurants nearby.

Yeah I don't think this is helping much. Sorry. She liked the long drive too.
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#7 Post by 5x5 » Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:11 am

Going to go for sure. Didn't make this year's and really, really missed it. Won't happen again - Oshkosh is just way too good not to fit in.
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#8 Post by Beefitarian » Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:27 am

I really have issues. I made it last year and it was every bit as spectacular as promised. So what do I think? "Gee I sure wish I could have went in 2011 to see the aerocars."

Ah well. If you like airplanes it's a beautiful thing.

Yesterday my wife's uncle started a conversation about my OSH T-shirt, he had gone to the museum and pioneer field a few weeks after 9-11. It caught me off gaurd because most of my in-laws only like planes that are taking them on vacation.
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#9 Post by Beefitarian » Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:59 am

Well, I'm starting to think I'm never going to get another paying job, so I'm reasonably certain AirVenture 2013 will have to figure out a way to go on without me.
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#10 Post by Colonel Sanders » Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:46 am

I'm never going to get another paying job
That's easy to do in Ontario, but an impressive feat in Alberta!
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#11 Post by Beefitarian » Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:58 pm

I keep telling the kids to get better jobs but they seem to like school. They certainly mess with my availability.

I just hope I can go next time the aerocars are there.

Plus this.
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#12 Post by Plane_sight » Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:52 pm

Colonel Sanders wrote:
I'm never going to get another paying job
That's easy to do in Ontario, but an impressive feat in Alberta!
Of course he means if you have 10,000 hrs and are type-rated on multiple jets. Ontario is not a good spot for anyone who is beginning their career.

Back on topic.....anyone going to Oshkosh this summer from the southern Ontario region? Is anyone interested in going? I'm sure we could get access to a plane and cost-share.
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#13 Post by Beefitarian » Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:08 pm

Plus his bands probably play both kinds of music, "Country" and "Western".
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#14 Post by FenderManDan » Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:56 pm

Im around YKZ and YTZ. This year airventure falls on the date that is not conflicting with some important events in my calendar so i am most likely going.
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#15 Post by Beefitarian » Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:53 pm

Maybe we'll alternate Dan. You go on odd numbered years and I'll take even.
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Re: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh July 29 - Aug 4, 2013

#16 Post by FenderManDan » Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:31 pm

Oh nooo... I was seriously hoping to meet Mr. Beef. It's ok ill try to sell it to my misus as the annual pilgrimage or something. It has to sound important. Do they have a software shops presenting stuff on the EAA?

I am going to bring my super duper web apps. Just need an idea for something new never built before and aviation related.
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#17 Post by Beefitarian » Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:47 pm

Beer finder.

Pilots can enter their location when the find beer near an airport, other pilots can rate the place as to wether or not they like it.
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#18 Post by fleet16b » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:40 am

Beefitarian wrote:Beer finder.

Pilots can enter their location when the find beer near an airport, other pilots can rate the place as to wether or not they like it.
My "Beer Finder" is a very good one
Every year it leads me here http://www.sosbrosbeerventure.com/photo-gallery.html

After 19 yrs of going there I can honestly say its the best place at Oshkosh

Lots of lovely inflateable pontoons to look at :smt040
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#19 Post by 5x5 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:20 pm

Plane_sight wrote:
Colonel Sanders wrote:
I'm never going to get another paying job
That's easy to do in Ontario, but an impressive feat in Alberta!
Of course he means if you have 10,000 hrs and are type-rated on multiple jets. Ontario is not a good spot for anyone who is beginning their career.

Back on topic.....anyone going to Oshkosh this summer from the southern Ontario region? Is anyone interested in going? I'm sure we could get access to a plane and cost-share.
Plane-sight, read it again more carefully - he means exactly what he wrote and it's actually quite funny.

As for SOS Bros, I'm looking forward to a thirst quencher or two again there myself. And I too enjoy checking out the specs of a good set of inflatable pontoons.
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#20 Post by Beefitarian » Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:33 pm

I know you have dislexia, but to keep up fleet.

Not every airport has a beer tent and what happens if you drop by to use the grass strip by the museum in June?
Also this important app will help guys like me find the free beer beside the wifi shack. :P
I'll seriously miss you guys this year.
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#21 Post by fleet16b » Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:15 pm

Beef
Dont give up yet !!
There is plenty of time still to suck up to Mrs Beef :smt008 and convince her that you need to be there.
However she may not understand the attraction of the SOS Club :lol:
If I put my mind to it, I can find a free beer party almost every night at Oshkosh :drinkers:

:idea: If she lets you go solo , there is room for another tent at the free beer wifi site :smt040
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#22 Post by Beefitarian » Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:33 pm

I wonder if I have enough Avion points?
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#23 Post by jump154 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:15 am

Beefitarian wrote:I wonder if I have enough Avion points?
You can get a solo OSH pass with Avion points?
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#24 Post by Beefitarian » Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:23 pm

No, but I might be able to get a ride there.

So I still don't know the Colonel's booking agent but that's kind of moot for a while, since our guitarist is going to Manitoba for a month to work.
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#25 Post by Beefitarian » Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:06 am

Well fleet. I'll miss you most this year.

I don't consider this giving up. I am just going to focus more on other things.

I am planning to drag my family less the jump family's friend "my dog" to AirVenture 2014. My wife seems to be on board with that also.

Tub thumper, if you read this, you are in charge of photos for this year to make me yearn for the year after like last time.

Moderators you need to lock this thread since it is probably spam or something. Started way too early, by a guy that's not even going, who keeps double posting in it. Disgraceful.
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