Monthly Archives: August 2012

Travis

This is a plug for the magazine.  For those averse to gratuitous advertising, look away now.  Global Aviation Resource’s digital magazine was running a feature on the Air Force Reserve.  Paul Dunn was leading the article but wanted some help … Continue reading

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Waukegan Part 2 – The Military Stuff

As mentioned in the previous post, the Collings Foundation were at Waukegan with  their B-17, B-24 and P-51.  Pete and I had headed up there to take a look at what was going on.  This was the last day of … Continue reading

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Civil Day Out at Waukegan

Having a visitor is always a great reason to do something that would be fun anyway.  My relative Pete was visiting Chicago for a day.  He flies 747s for a large airline and Chicago was his destination for a change.  … Continue reading

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Cubs

You can’t cover Oshkosh this year without mentioning the Piper Cub.  This year was the 75th anniversary of the Piper Cub and they came to the fly-in en masse.  There was a mass arrival the weekend before the show started … Continue reading

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Seaplane Base

If you are at Oshkosh for a few days and the huge numbers of people and the hot temperatures are getting to you, it is time to take a break.  There is no better place to do this than the … Continue reading

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Airshow

Up to now, I have barely mentioned the flying display.  Every afternoon, there is a combination of demonstrations by manufacturers and performances by airshow acts.  The elements of the show vary during the week with some days being more focused … Continue reading

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Trade Stands

A big part of the Airventure experience is the trade stands that are available.  There are a lot of plane owners visiting the event and these are people that are known for constantly tinkering with what they have.  They are … Continue reading

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Boomerang

This piece is a shorter one but it summarizes a lot about what Oshkosh is like.  I was walking around the show site on my first day there when I came across the Rutan Boomerang.  This aircraft is now in … Continue reading

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Warbirds

One group that always gets a lot of attention at Oshkosh is the warbirds.  A separate area is set aside for them where the aircraft can park but also where their people can camp.  It seems to be a well … Continue reading

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Campground Options

One of the great things about exploring at Oshkosh is seeing how people are staying there.  There are plenty of organized camping options for people.  However, that is not very unusual.  What is interesting and something that is very symbolic … Continue reading

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