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DHC2Pilot
06-13-2005, 06:36 PM
This year they're having the B-29 (after an 11 year absence), and one of only 3 flyable B-24's!
For those of you not very familiar with the EAA airshow in Oshkosh, Wisconsin (people in Europe, etc.), imagine the Farnsborough or Paris airshows and multiply them by 3 or so. It's like a week long aviation orgasm. (can I say that here??) Anyhow, I plan on filling up at least a couple 512MB memory cards on my digital camera. I'll post a few of the best. Looking forward to seeing some of you there!

DHC2Pilot
06-13-2005, 06:36 PM
This year they're having the B-29 (after an 11 year absence), and one of only 3 flyable B-24's!
For those of you not very familiar with the EAA airshow in Oshkosh, Wisconsin (people in Europe, etc.), imagine the Farnsborough or Paris airshows and multiply them by 3 or so. It's like a week long aviation orgasm. (can I say that here??) Anyhow, I plan on filling up at least a couple 512MB memory cards on my digital camera. I'll post a few of the best. Looking forward to seeing some of you there!

Stiletto-
06-13-2005, 07:31 PM
I live about an hour away, I havent gone in maybe 10 years but I have found myself thinking about it a bit latley. Lots of pretty eye candy to be seen.

Saunders1953
06-13-2005, 07:58 PM
I'm going. I live about 75 miles away, and better yet, my son lives next to Wittman field.

Waldo.Pepper
06-13-2005, 09:07 PM
Oshkosh is great.

Everyone should go at least once in their life if they care about planes.

I made it in '92.

Sadly not since then.

stansdds
06-14-2005, 04:14 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I live about an hour away, I havent gone in maybe 10 years </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

If I lived that close I would probably go every year! Unfortunately, I live way down in Virginia and I can't take off the time from work.

JRJacobs
06-14-2005, 09:10 AM
from mad-towne area (burbs thereof)- will be there can't miss fifi the b-29, gonna bring digital recorder and get some sounds - friday (29th?) is the warbird show, so i'll be there that day -
might wear my TrackIR hat just for the occasion but i don't want to ruin it if it rains so we'll see(hey naturalpoint, want me to model your clothing, while i'm there)- oh and a red shirt http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

ddsflyer
06-14-2005, 09:15 AM
Probably

Saunders1953
06-14-2005, 09:17 AM
JR--from Madison, eh? I'm on north side, near Cherokee Marsh. I'll look for the red shirt and NP hat. I just might wear mine too.

actionhank1786
06-14-2005, 10:29 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Stiletto-:
I live about an hour away, I havent gone in maybe 10 years but I have found myself thinking about it a bit latley. Lots of pretty eye candy to be seen. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

What part of Wisconsin do you live in?
I used to live in Milwaukee so i've driven by Oshkosh quite a few times on the way to Appelton.
My dad said one time he saw an A-6 Intruder going in to land over the highway, that'd be nice
If i make it up there to visit my dad in time i'll have to see about stopping by EAA

JG7_Rall
06-14-2005, 10:34 AM
I'm going!

I should have my PPL before then and my friend Greg just got his...so we're flying out from MA (yes, MA) this summer to go. I can't wait!

codeseven7
06-14-2005, 11:51 AM
You bet I will be! For any WW2 aviation enthusiast, AirVenture is 'Mecca'! An absolute 'must see' at least once in your lifetime. 3rd year for me. First year I was there for only a couple of days which was way too short, impossible to see all of what I wanted to. Since then, I now spend the full week there, getting up early and not coming back to the RV till the evening and still I dont see everything! This could be the best year yet. This year will be the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the end of WW2 which will bring in an unprecidented number of WW2 fighters and bombers, many seen together for the first time since WW2. A "massive" WW2 Warbirds flyover is expected on opening day with Warbird airshows everyday during the week. Along with the airshows and many static displayed WW2 aircraft there will be many WW2 forums and a who's who of keynote speakers (Chuck Yeager, Scott Crossfield, Bob Hoover, Bud Anderson and Charles McGee to name a few).

Unlike other airshows where a gazillion people go just for something to do, this is an aviation enthusiasts airshow. At AirVenture there are no ropes around the aircraft to 'keep you away' (you just gotta show some respect for these old birds and their owners and refrain from touching them 'too' much) and the proud owners are more than happy to answer questions and show you around. Theres usually at least one old vet talking about 'his' days in that aircraft that you can listen to.

This year, with the only flying example of a B-29 being on hand, my wife and I are bringing her father who was a crewman on a B-29. He's promised to give us a tour from his perspective, can't waite!

Once your in the gate, all Forums, prentations, exhibits, airshows and one of a kind memories are free. If you can, go this year or any year for that matter, you will never regret it!

http://www.airventure.org/

http://www.airventure.org/2005/news/050609_bombers.html

http://www.airventure.org/forums/interest.asp?EventID=12&InterestID=67 (http://www.airventure.org/forums/interest.asp?EventID=12&amp;InterestID=67)


codeseven

JRJacobs
06-14-2005, 06:36 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Saunders1953:
JR--from Madison, eh? I'm on north side, near Cherokee Marsh. I'll look for the red shirt and NP hat. I just might wear mine too. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

grew up just off of troy drive - now i have 35 acres but i had to move nearer to columbus to get it.

TX-EcoDragon
06-14-2005, 07:07 PM
You betcha!

actionhank1786
06-14-2005, 07:28 PM
my friend and i are plotting a Road Trip from Missouri to Wisconsin for this, anyone know how much the entrance fee is?

Saunders1953
06-14-2005, 09:07 PM
JR--Small world. I live a block west from Lakewood Elementary. Wish I had your 35 acres, though! Btw, I am enjoying some of your recent missions.

Cheers

Treetop64
06-14-2005, 09:17 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DHC2Pilot:
...Oshkosh...It's like a week long aviation orgasm. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I could not have come up with a better description myself, my friend!

Asgeir_Strips
06-15-2005, 10:42 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Waldo.Pepper:
Oshkosh is great.

Everyone should go at least once in their life if they care about planes.

I made it in '92.

Sadly not since then. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Im not flying to USA to watch an airshow, no matter how many ww2 airplanes there is there.

i live in norway.

but im going to a local airshow in my town (bergen) the airport is celebrating 50 years of existence... 2 USAF A10 Thunderbolts are coming, and some norwegian F16s (My fave jet aircraft) and maybe a Norwegian P51D Mustang (i think Budd Anderson has flown it) and some display teams and other aircraft.. man im so much looking forward to that!

JRJacobs
06-15-2005, 06:08 PM
which missions and waddya think - if you're there friday let me know and we can share a beer

Saunders1953
06-15-2005, 10:34 PM
JR-- Malta Meal for one. Straight to the action, tough nut to crack, great fun! I have yet to get my torpedo off before being shot down as leader of first torp flight. I think I'll change to escort for a while.

I intend being there on Friday, if the gods so decree. I'll be hangin' around the warbirds, of course. A beer will be good. I'll look for your NP hat!