Many of the social media folks arranged to do a Ford Tri-Motor flight and fill it with friends rather than going it alone. It’s hard to imagine how large the EAA Airventure event is and how many times we walk all over the grounds.
Amelia Earhart announces her around the world flight using the Pilatus NG starting June 2014 from Oakland, CA. For more details see http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/07/31/amelia-earhart-amelia-rose-earhart-flight/2595857/
Something went boom and lit up the sky from CampBacon during the night airshow,
Day 0 (Zero) dawned as cold as ever, but not many events on the schedule. Here are some pics as we wondered around the grounds.
1997 Williams V-Jet II designed by Burt Rutan. The dark bug eyes kinda give it away.
The Griz, another Burt Rutan design
The AOPA sweepstakes Debonair. I’ll be back in Oct 2014 to get the keys!
You got that right! Ouch…
BD-5 jet built by Mr. Hall seen in the back.
F86 Sabre Jet
Peter and I at the famous Brown Arch
Okay, who lost their parents?
Because it’s my wife’s name.
A view of the vectored thrust on a F-22 model.
Spaceship One and the Voyager at the EAA Museum
This lets in way too much air, but its called a “Breezy” for a reason.
What started this thing we all love to do. A replica of the Wright Flyer.
The control station of the Flyer
A little whimsy artwork on the way back to camp.
The show officially begins tomorrow, the crowds are building even today and the temps may soon get into the 70’s making for a great show. Some good announcements and press events that I’ll be covering tomorrow and I’ll bring you the details here.
Saturday is a relaxed day at Oshkosh as the vendors are in full swing getting the displays setup. The one interesting thing that happens is the mass arrivals of the Bonanza’s, Cessna and Mooney groups. I managed to get some various shots of the grounds and the arrivals before I got to cold and had to head back to camp to put on sweat pants. First time I’ve had to bundle up here as normally it 90 degrees and humid.
First up is me and Duggy.
Waiting for the mass arrivals I saw these two planes get caught trying to swap places. Sometimes it takes more people to help sort out a simple problem. Oh well, relax and enjoy being at Oshkosh.
Traffic alert, multiple targets inbound!
A Bonanza just before touchdown.
Cessna shows that they can do it too, but they only had about 32 planes in the group and we down in 12 minutes.
A nice orange Cessna 170
An interesting plane by the flight line.
Stay tuned for more through out the week.
With less than a week to go before the official opening of the worlds greatest air show at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, pilots from all over are getting geared up and excited for the week long show. I’ll be attending as well and I will strive to bring some of the show to you with pictures, stories and maybe some video. So stay tuned to the front page as I leave for Oshkosh on Friday and will be there for the mass arrivals on Saturday.