24 July 2010

OshKosh B'Gosh

You're looking at an image of a PART of Wittman Field at OshKosh, Wisconsin, where the
EAA Airventure 2010 will be held starting Monday.
The photo doesn't do the event justice. Real Estate at Wittman Field gets covered with flying things pretty quickly, and the overflow of flying machines ends up at airfields at Fond Du Lac and Appleton, Wisconsin.
Seaplanes wet their floats or bellies at the seaplane base on Lake Winnebago.
Me? I'm driving up with my friend/former student Mick. We'll leave home base at 4 A.M. and hope to arrive OshKosh around Noonish.

I've been twice before but my last visit was in 1994, so I need a recharge.
Normally there's not much excitement at OshKosh for a Helophile. This year however I'm a interested in seeing what Sikorsky has to offer...
What appears to be a full-scale version of a remote control helicopter...
A Schweizer 300 with electric power!

An acquaintance is flying up with his two(!) DC-3's to join another 50 or so "Goony Birds" in what will no doubt be one of the largest gatherings of this neat old machine since WWII.

We're arriving relatively early Sunday so we can get a feel for the lay of the land, then hit Wittman Field early on Monday and Tuesday to see all we can see. We'll be headed home Wednesday. I'll have my netbook with me and will blog if the inclination strikes me.

Are ya goin'?
See ya there!


cj said...

Wish I could. It'd be worth the drive just to meet up with you and let you teach me about airplanes.

Have a great time.


On a Wing and a Whim said...

I didn't get the airplane together in time. :-(

Next year!

Have a ton of fun!

The Old Man said...

Two words - en vee.

50 DC-3s AND Glacier Girl? Da-yum...