EAA AirVenture Oshkosh July 28 - Aug 3, 2014

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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh July 28 - Aug 3, 2014

Post by Pop n Fresh » Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:54 pm

The artist formerly known as Beefitarian might not be able to go because of work.

Yes you read that right.
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Re: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh July 28 - Aug 3, 2014

Post by Colonel Sanders » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:33 pm

I am in awe that you know what you are going to
be doing in six months.

I don't know what I'm going to be doing next week.
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Re: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh July 28 - Aug 3, 2014

Post by Pop n Fresh » Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:37 am

Busted. I don't really know what I'm going to do tomorrow. I have this rough idea of what is likely to happen but if opportunity knocks I'll open the door and jump into it's arms like a new bride.
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Re: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh July 28 - Aug 3, 2014

Post by 5x5 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:42 am

You must not want to go very badly if you'll let work get in the way.

About the only reason I wouldn't go is if my plane blows up or my arteries do. And since neither of those things is likely to happen - I'm going to Oshkosh!!
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Re: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh July 28 - Aug 3, 2014

Post by fleet16b » Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:52 am

As per every year , I am patiently waiting for Mar 1st so that I can set up my show credentials
Once that is done the Oshkosh fever starts ramping up
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Re: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh July 28 - Aug 3, 2014

Post by Pop n Fresh » Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:41 am

Well first day was pretty good. There's still this.
Colonel Sanders wrote: I don't know what I'm going to be doing next week.
But taking a couple weeks off does not sound unheard of, the manager said, "That's fine. I'll mark it on the calendar. " When asked if the assistant manager had told him Feb 6 - 18 was booked off.
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Re: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh July 28 - Aug 3, 2014

Post by FenderManDan » Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:36 am

Pop n Fresh wrote:Well first day was pretty good. There's still this.
Colonel Sanders wrote: I don't know what I'm going to be doing next week.
But taking a couple weeks off does not sound unheard of, the manager said, "That's fine. I'll mark it on the calendar. " When asked if the assistant manager had told him Feb 6 - 18 was booked off.
Beef that u?
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Re: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh July 28 - Aug 3, 2014

Post by Pop n Fresh » Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:57 am

Is such a thing possible?

Don't click that at work they swear... A lot!

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Re: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh July 28 - Aug 3, 2014

Post by Colonel Sanders » Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:50 pm

Beef: go to OSH. It's that simple.
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Re: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh July 28 - Aug 3, 2014

Post by Pop n Fresh » Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:24 pm

I'm still married. Nothing is simple.

I'm not really feeling like the same guy as when I joined as Beefitarian, yet I'm that guy. Things are good. There's a little less of me, I got my PPL back. I played at a public jam. Kids are healthy. The sore on my dog's foot is better...

I finally got a paying job that seems like it will fit in with my other more important jobs. Things got desperate enough, (possibly out of some form of boredom) earlier this year I applied at McDonalds.

In an attempt to keep everything moving in positive directions for this virtual community and me. New account.

We're talking about a few other things that might happen this summer. There's a wedding, mom in-law's trip is coming up. AirVenture is easily as good as all the descriptions. It's pretty likely we will return. Not sure when. Maybe we will fly in next time. They should hold it in Saskatchewan sometime. We could go there much easier.
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Re: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh July 28 - Aug 3, 2014

Post by Colonel Sanders » Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:07 am

A big part of OSH is the journey there and back.
It wouldn't be the same without it.

Some suggested reading:

http://www.amazon.com/Biplane-Richard-B ... 044020657X

http://www.amazon.com/Nothing-By-Chance ... B007MAMZUO

and perhaps:

http://www.amazon.com/Illusions-The-Adv ... 0440204887
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Re: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh July 28 - Aug 3, 2014

Post by Pop n Fresh » Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:51 pm

We're not ready to fly there this year. Mr. Bach has quite a few books I don't recall hearing about.
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Re: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh July 28 - Aug 3, 2014

Post by Colonel Sanders » Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:24 pm

Well, maybe some year. A high-wing is best. Get one
of those blue tarps from Canadian Tire to stretch over
the wing to keep the rain off your tent, which you want
to keep dry, and mostly use to keep the bugs out.

"No side by side, no under and over"!

Every pilot, at least once in his life, should fly into OSH
and camp on the North 40. Have a beer at Friar Tuck's
at the end of the day, all sunburned and smiling with
hurt feet.
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Re: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh July 28 - Aug 3, 2014

Post by Pop n Fresh » Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:01 am

Tent technology has come quite along way since 1979. They're pretty close to water proof. I was too chicken to try Friar Tuck's, looked good. I found a few good places to chat with pilots and have a beer.

We checked out http://www.ardyandeds.com/ it was ok, watch out for wasps.
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Re: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh July 28 - Aug 3, 2014

Post by Colonel Sanders » Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:16 pm

I was too chicken to try Friar Tuck's
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If you can stand waiting in line, you can get in.
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Re: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh July 28 - Aug 3, 2014

Post by Pop n Fresh » Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:30 pm

Well it did not look inexpensive. Do they allow minors? Ended up going where the wife wanted to. I was happy to be there and she did not even pick any bad places.
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Re: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh July 28 - Aug 3, 2014

Post by Pop n Fresh » Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:13 pm

FenderManDan wrote: Beef that u?
All you guys that like me are figuring it out and hopefully, people that don't can be happy that rotten bugger is gone.

I miss my Navin R Johnson avatar though.
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Re: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh July 28 - Aug 3, 2014

Post by FenderManDan » Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:02 pm

Your sense of humor does not change. I am thinking of changing my forum id to something more aviation like. Hmmm, "maverick" or "ice man". Are those taken?
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Re: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh July 28 - Aug 3, 2014

Post by Pop n Fresh » Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:16 pm

You could speld them with numbers. M4V3R1CK.
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Re: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh July 28 - Aug 3, 2014

Post by Lotro » Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:57 pm

After experiencing intense OshKosh Withdrawal last year I'm pretty sure I'm going to make the trek again this year.

Not in the cub though, my a$$ is still sore from the 26 hours I spent in that flying refrigerator box.

I'm thinking I'll take the Cherokee and am debating joining the mass arrival.

The objective being to attend as many Airventures as possible and never fly the FISK.
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Re: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh July 28 - Aug 3, 2014

Post by Colonel Sanders » Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:15 am

debating joining the mass arrival
unless you have previous formation experience,
don't even try it. I have trained pilots for this
and they found it very intense, despite what the
snide AvCan "experts" will tell you about formation.
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Re: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh July 28 - Aug 3, 2014

Post by Pop n Fresh » Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:01 pm

I'm living in Bizarro world now. A recent discussion about going to Vancouver for wife's cousin's wedding instead of AirVenture contained, "But I booked extra Vacation to go to Oshkosh. I thought we were going." Sounds like we are not going to the wedding as it's a child free event.

I have not yet discussed summer with my employer, or my Dad who will need to come over because there are no inexpensive adults available. They do seem very casual about scheduling. If the rate was higher it might be my favorite paid gig ever, so far.
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Re: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh July 28 - Aug 3, 2014

Post by Colonel Sanders » Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:03 pm

Sounds like we are not going to the wedding as it's a child free event.
That's a little nasty, Beef. Sure, you're youthful,
but your in-laws are pretty mean.
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Re: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh July 28 - Aug 3, 2014

Post by Pop n Fresh » Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:36 pm

Take off your favorite T-shirt at the restaurant so you don't get food on it and suddenly everyone's cranky.
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Re: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh July 28 - Aug 3, 2014

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