OSH-2017

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Re: OSH-2017

Postby counsellj » Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:54 am

I am here and met a gentlemen that just flew in from Monterrey, Mexico. Cont O-360, 210HP, Titanium gear, 31" Bushwheels, Horton STOL, Baby Bushwheel and a very very fun friendly owner. I would love to spend an evening with him and a bottle of Whiskey.

I invite everyone to come down to the Ultra-Lite Strip Thursday and Friday night at 8PM for the STOL competition. I am narrating the show and we are having a good time! Rumor has it, it is raining beer and they are being shared with the crowd.

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Re: OSH-2017

Postby DaveF » Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:41 am

After years of Deep South parking, we hit the jackpot this year. We arrived Wednesday evening and were put into a space in row 64, pre-1945 vintage. We're in with Stearmans, Wacos, Fairchilds. Right in the middle of the action.

Today I stopped by the Lycoming tent and said hi to Jud.
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Re: OSH-2017

Postby 3958v » Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:27 am

I sure understand your pain with the parking because I have been way down South a few times. Got lucky this year arriving Tuesday morning and they stuffed me in between row 78&79 facing the main drag out to the South 40. Sure were lots of spam cans that are not classic or campers around me. I guess I am a snob but I have very little interest in looking at Cherokees or Cessna 172s with a window in the rear. Frankly if you like cool old planes Blakesburg can be a better place to visit. Almost no modern stuff and the airspace never closes. All that said I grin and bear it to visit OSH on occasion. Bill K
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Re: OSH-2017

Postby counsellj » Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:53 pm

I think mid-week, they go away from the traditional labels of each area a little bit and stuff the inbound spam-cans about anywhere.
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Re: OSH-2017

Postby Mschwarzkopf » Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:13 am

I arrived with some friends on Monday in a flight of 3. My 170A, a Citabria, and a Grumman Yankee. Believe it or not, even after holding for 20 minutes at Rush Lake, all three of us landed together on rwy 27. Then we taxied for 30 minutes down towards vintage camping only to be ushered to the South 40 so we could all camp together.

This is where it got fun...

My friend in the Yankee was turned away and told to leave the airport! They had googled his n-number, asked him his name and told him his aircraft was not vintage, he was in violation of the NOTAM, and he had to leave, even though we were now proceeding to the GA overflow area. He told them he didn't have the fuel to depart, their response... "that's not our problem, you can park it and have Basler tow it to their ramp and pay their ramp fee and for parking."

He departed for Fon du Lac and camped next to a family in a Piper Saratoga who went through the exact same thing. Never mind that we parked the 170 and Citabria next to Cirruses and newer Mooneys.

He ended up taking the bus and camped with us all week, and we all had a great time. Provided for lots of conversation around beers! It sounds like there was a lot of odd stuff going on this year.
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Re: OSH-2017

Postby rupertjl » Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:17 pm

Thanks for everyone that stopped by and said Hi! I've learned that OSH as a vendor isn't as fun as OSH as an aviation enthusiast! Still better than not going at all i guess. I did get to hold the pole for Sean D. Tucker, who we sponsor. It was cool to stand on the runway during the airshow and look at all those people watching- and have the Oracle Challenger Biplane fly inverted past you at 10 feet.
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Re: OSH-2017

Postby gahorn » Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:11 pm

rupertjl wrote:Thanks for everyone that stopped by and said Hi! I've learned that OSH as a vendor isn't as fun as OSH as an aviation enthusiast! Still better than not going at all i guess. I did get to hold the pole for Sean D. Tucker, who we sponsor. It was cool to stand on the runway during the airshow and look at all those people watching- and have the Oracle Challenger Biplane fly inverted past you at 10 feet.


I had the privilege of being the recurrent instructor pilot for his son on the Citation X. Really nice experience. (for me... don't know about his viewpoint.) :lol:
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Re: OSH-2017

Postby c177tx » Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:47 am

rupertjl wrote:Anyone at OSH '17 stop in to the Lycoming tent and say "Hi", I'll be the only guy with a Lycoming shirt on that has a big red beard! I'd love to meet some fellow 170 association members.

-Jud

I believe we meet, My brother and I came up in my Cardinal and camped next to your friends Tyler and Merrill in the N40. Had a great time hope to run in to yall next year.
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Re: OSH-2017

Postby DWood » Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:16 am

I was up there all week and very busy judging. Plus I didn't see this post until I returned. Sorry I didn't get to meet anyone. I know they had 50+ cubs and 50+ 195s so that might be one reason why everyone was sent to Fond du Lac for camping. Airplanes and people reportedly were up 5% from last year. I suspect the 170s will be invited in 2018 for the 70th anniversary. Should be prime parking.
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Re: OSH-2017

Postby c170b53 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:28 am

I'd guess 30% of the Cubs had a tent. 190-195's put on a good show.
Who's to know, the EAA might get baffled again next year when some type celebrates their whatever anniversary, half shows up and causes total confusion. I have to wonder how after years of Oshkosh, they are confused or (I'm thinking) is it just indifference?
Would wearing a flight suit help get a better camping spot? :D
I'd be hesitant to make it a priority to return again, whereas I'm planning my strategy for the next 170 convention.
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Re: OSH-2017

Postby DaveF » Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:32 pm

Parking in BFE is annoying, but it could have been worse. The North 40 GA camping filled for a while and people were turned away. When I see how busy OSH is, I laugh and exclaim, "oh, woe, GA is dead!"

Shouldn't be a problem for us in 2018, though, for the 70th anniversary of the 170. Who has to pull what strings to arrange group camping?
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Re: OSH-2017

Postby DWood » Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:18 pm

Please refer to the post on OSH 2018 70th Anniversary
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