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Boomerang

This plane is a great example of what an imaginative mind can achieve when combined with an understanding of aerodynamics.  It is one of the products of the talent that is Burt Rutan.  When Burt ran Scaled Composites, he specialized … Continue reading

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A Different Trimotor

EAA undertake nationwide tours where they take a Ford Trimotor to local airfields and give people the chance to experience a ride in a plane from another era.  One of their regular stops is San Carlos CA.  When I saw … Continue reading

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EAA Trimotor at San Carlos

EAA take their Ford Trimotor on tour around the country giving pleasure flights to people at many stops en route. I have seen the plane quite a few times including at Oshkosh and Clow. When Hayman told me it was … 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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