Oshkosh - 2018

Discussion in 'Airventure' started by Dave Theisen, Jul 31, 2017.

  1. Dave Theisen

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    Somebody had to. :)
     
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  2. eman1200

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    I reckon I'm gonna try to make it to The Kosh '18.
     
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    I'll be there
     
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    Last week in July
     
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    SixPapaCharlie May the force be with you

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    holding at Rush Lake now.
     
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    It's a long shot, but possibly. Start bribing me early. ;-)
     
  10. Checkout_my_Six

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    meh....it's an old battle axe. ;)
     
  11. Bill Jennings

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    If I get back in the air[1], it will be high on my list.

    [1] One more test tomorrow, fingers crossed for good results.
     
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  12. eman1200

    eman1200 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    turn it into a competition.........something to get people to pay for your online training but make it a competition that 'the winner' gets a ride on the DC-3. OR, just give the ride to the guy who came up with the idea ;)
     
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  13. Dave Theisen

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    Good luck!
     
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    Best of luck to you.
     
  15. eman1200

    eman1200 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    do we have a Kosh 101 sticky or anything for first timers looking for planning info?
     
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    Checkout_my_Six Final Approach

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    just read the NOTAM....and go. :D
     
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    No excuses for the next 3 years. Haha
     
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    I don't want to spam the thread, but here's a YouTube link of Paul Bertorelli flying it last week. We live streamed it with multiple cameras. Pretty darned cool.
     
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    yep. to clarify, I pretty much mean everything EXCEPT flying in........camping, recommended things to bring, where the burnouts hang out...........
     
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    Just buy Russ's products! :yes:
     
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    I actually had no idea at the time that's who was flying it... was too giddy and also engaged in some great conversation with the man next to me. Probably one of the best chats I had with anyone at OSH.


    As for next year, I'm already excited. So many things I wanted to do, but didn't get around to... like checking out the seaplane base, doing the hypoxia chamber in the FAA safety building, attending talks and going for a spin in the Bell.

    I had been warned about how big the event was, but really underestimated it. I want to camp again... no interest in hotels or houses or whatever, but next time I'm probably going to do so at Scholler. The North 40 was fun and all, but I prefer huddling up around a campfire and doing a lot of socializing. Seemed that in the N40, people really didn't just hang out by their planes much, they just came back at the end of the day, slept and took off again early the next morning.


    Or just help him test them out like I did. Good deeds always come back around.
     
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    mscard88 Ejection Handle Pulled

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    Cajun you'd enjoy Sun n Fun too. Not as big as Oshkosh but it's not small either.
     
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    This was my first time flying in and camping and I wouldn't change much of what I did. A lot of people say to bring food and cooking supplies and such so one of the first things I did was take an Uber to Walmart to stock up. I ended up giving most of it away as I was rarely at my camp site to eat. Most of the camping areas are so far away from the show area that I didn't want to trek all the way back just to eat. Really the food on the field is pretty good and not that much more expensive than eating out. I don't think I paid more than $10.00 for any meal. The most valuable things I brought were sunscreen, large brimmed hat, jacket, bug spray, and a battery powered lantern for inside the tent and a battery pack to charge my devices from. I would put in on the charge station in HBC and leave it all day. Take it off at night to charge my phone while everyone else was jockeying for a charge outlet. I shipped my cooler, tent, and other camping gear out and only brought clothes and shaving stuff in the plane. This works out well for homebuilt camping as they have welcome wagons to take you to get your stuff. May be more difficult if you are in the N40.

    The other best advice I have is to arrive on Saturday or Sunday before the show. Much less traffic, easier mobility, quicker registration, and getting to watch arrivals. Just know that on Saturday the restaurants aren't open and the trams/buses do not run until Sunday.
     
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    Ill try to make it next year. But ill probably leave the NOTAM on the printer.
     
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    Let'sgoflying! Touchdown! Greaser!

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    No one else does; why bother? (it seems)
    Only thing you need to do, this far out is - if you are planning on not camping, reserve a room or a camper. And book off work, if renting book the airplane
     
  26. Checkout_my_Six

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    lets just say....you'll need a nice rain proof tent, cause it's gonna rain. Don't let this happen to ya....wett'n the bed ain't fun pal.;) wet bed.jpg
     
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    Damn and I thought water beds went by the wayside! Where's the Crisco, party on the mattress!
     
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    hahaha, that is totally something I would do!
     
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    Would do OR have done? o_O

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    The biggest factor in what to bring is what you feel you will spend your time doing. If you plan to walk the flight lines endlessly, visit vendor booths, watch the airshow from the flight lines, attend seminars, forums, and workshops, you will likely be living out of a backpack (add that to my list) so camping amenities can be sparse. Also add bath shoes to the must have category. If you think you will be more interested in sitting around chatting at a campsite then I would recommend bringing more camp specific items.
     
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    No thanks, honey, you aren't my style.

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  32. Dave Theisen

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    Wait! You got the instrument course AND a DC-3 ride for free?
     
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    Well when you put it THAT way :D
     
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    Here's a hint for future passengers: Drop by and say hello! If we're doing a media ride and have an empty seat, you're in.
     
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    Quick prayer - you are a bird-man!

    I'm not sure what's most awesome about that video - the fact that Gold Seal has the beautiful DC-3 (thanks!), or the incredible awesomeness of the OSH volunteer controllers. Just amazing.

    Bertorelli could not hide his grin - and be real... who could have?
     
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    is it just the gay people that go? o_O

    what about straight bed wetters? :eek:
     
  37. Dave Theisen

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    Maybe I'm missing something, but that seems uncalled for.
     
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    I guess I'm gay cause I'm a girl who likes flying airplanes? :rolleyes:
     
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    yup....a happy flyer is a gay flyer. :D
     
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    I'm gonna do my best to make the 2020 one..hopefully in my own plane if I can swing it. We'll see :).