Oshkosh 2011

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Re: Oshkosh 2011

Post by jm2833530 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:19 pm

Flew in in a rental 172R yesterday - amazing but a bit scary TBH. The 172R has fuel injection which was great coming from a 912 machine. I got misdirected to 27 after being told 36 which was disconcerting and dangerous. Two RV cowboys overtook me on downwind 200 ft higher, WTF. One was told go around they were on top of each other as well. Then had to taxi right around 27 the whole way to park, 20 mins @ $123/hr! Unfortunately the renters want minimum hours which would made under wing camping prohibitive, so back later today by car. Hoping to find a camping arrangement under someone's (airplane) wing...

Maybe another year with a troop of my compatriots?

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Re: Oshkosh 2011

Post by RV BLUE » Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:01 am

All the years that I've flown in there, its to be expected, its the worlds busiest airport for the week, and the controllers do a wonderful job. Having had similar situations myself.... when I complained to friends I was told I was very naive to think things would be "spot on" with so many planes in the air at one time. With so many planes, its a first class operation. But good job, I'm sure you enjoyed the experience. Hope we bump into each other, we are due to arrive on Thursday lunchtime (IFR slot). Enjoy the show.

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Re: Oshkosh 2011

Post by jm2833530 » Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:45 am

some pics:
https://picasaweb.google.com/jm2833530/ ... 5WC7LnE-wE" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

but see this:
http://www.eaavideo.org/video.aspx?v=1094395473001" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Oshkosh 2011

Post by RV BLUE » Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:04 pm

Nice pics....here's a video I took while we were shooting a GPS aproach to Fond du Lac as Oshkosh was closed because of the F16 run off.........
The plane
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Piper-PA ... 288005c072" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

the landing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dnh3d9191F8" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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