Going to Air Venture. First time in a long time

Discussion in 'Airventure' started by KRyan, Jul 18, 2017.

  1. KRyan

    KRyan Pre-takeoff checklist

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    Do "POA Types" have any "high sign, " or secret handshake, or anything like that. If I've never met you (except on this forum) how can I recognize my fellow POA'ers?
     
  2. arkvet

    arkvet Line Up and Wait

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    Easy, Look for the large crowd gathered around the AOA vendor booths. That's where we'll be!
     
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  3. Sam D

    Sam D Cleared for Takeoff

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    I think you meant SOS tent. I can understand the typo. 'S' and 'A' are right next to each other on the keyboard.
     
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    Dave Theisen Pattern Altitude

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    Look for the middle aged guys in cargo shorts. :)
     
  5. George Mohr

    George Mohr Pre-takeoff checklist

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    You just described 89% of Oshkosh visitors lol :)
     
  6. Dave Theisen

    Dave Theisen Pattern Altitude

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    I think you are low on your estimate. :)

    And I left out white in my description. :)
     
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  7. George Mohr

    George Mohr Pre-takeoff checklist

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    ROFL
     
  8. KRyan

    KRyan Pre-takeoff checklist

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    Well, I'll be working there, so I won't be able to make the rounds, but hopefully I'll be able to talk to some of you while I'm there.
     
  9. Sam D

    Sam D Cleared for Takeoff

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    Did you see the invites to:
    1) @Jay Honeck 's H.O.P.S. (I can't remember what it stands for, I think Horking Other People's Suds because I'm convinced its really a way for him to fill up his beer cooler!:))
    2) @gprellwitz and Leslie's chili and jambalaya dinner
    Both are a great chance to meet other POAers. And don't worry about getting there early @steingar just gets more interesting as the evening goes on.;)
     
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    steingar Taxi to Parking

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    I do try to stay interesting. I'll try to remember to bring some Origami paper, so I can make presents for those what want.
     
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    Cajun_Flyer Pattern Altitude

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    If you see boobs on someone who smells like bacon... cheers.
     
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  12. bisctboy

    bisctboy Pre-Flight

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    Me too, I'll be at booth #1103. Drop by and say hi...see you all there!

    Marshall
     
  13. GRG55

    GRG55 Final Approach

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    There's no standard PoAer at OSH.

    Exhibit A are the ones with red handles. Often appear perplexed from dealing with the unfamiliar concept of having to pay for their own bottled water.

    Next are the Mo and Bo set. Easily identifiable by the narrow nose, classic lines and smoothly aerodynamic cabin top underneath the ball cap. Tend to arrive en mass and congregate in their own flocks. Better dressed than their Pipessna counterparts.

    RV Owners; Distinguishable by their photogenic grins, apparently a permanent feature incapable of being extinguished even in the face of sweltering heat, thunderstorm flooding or squadrons of mosquitos in HBC. They are the ones making sure ALL the beer is finished as most of them lack the useful load to lug any of it home.

    The Canard Pushers; usually found making the pilgrimage to the forum area, the museum, or other speaker venue to seek out the Seer of RAF, or one of his Prophets (Brother Rutan, Mike Melvill, John Roncz, etc.). On the conservation watch list as numbers of this species have mysteriously fallen in the past two decades.

    Steel tube and rag wings; Not actually suffering from jaundice, they just paint themselves that color as a solemn memorial to the fact their factory was flooded nearly five decades ago. Some are reputed to have bypassed the mandatory colored dot arrival assignment, landing directly on their camping spot. Show offs...;)
     
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    Lowflynjack Pattern Altitude

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    If you see me, say hello! I'll be one of the middle-aged guys with a shaved head and a goatee, wearing cargo shorts, but I'll also have an orange vest with two or three cameras!