You Had To Be Here

Robert Shoemaker's granddaughter Libby takes her sister Priscilla's photo from the cockpit of their granddad's C-47.

If the weather and our Experimentals were always perfect we'd get to our destinations on time, but would miss much along the way. Today's surprise as we wait out the poopy Oshkosh weather in Yankton, South Dakota was the C-47 Virginia Ann that came in for a fuel stop and something of a family reunion. Continue reading "You Had To Be Here"

Shaw Aerox Aviation Oxygen Systems offers 20% off during AirVenture

Shaw Aerox® Aviation Oxygen Systems will be offering a promotion of 20% off list price for all Aerox portable oxygen systems and components purchased during the EAA Air Venture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, July 23 - 29, 2018.

Included in this promotion is a free oximeter and seat back carry pouch with every purchase of a portable oxygen system. Continue reading "Shaw Aerox Aviation Oxygen Systems offers 20% off during AirVenture"

Stuck in Yankton Again (Yea!)

Like farmers talking about the weather, pilots and crew have been enjoying great hospitality at Yankton, South Dakota's Chan Gurney Municipal Airport while waiting out the thunderstorms pin wheeling around OSH and AirVenture. An epic OSH arrival event when clear weather arrives is in the making.
Like farmers talking about the weather, pilots and crew have been enjoying great hospitality at Yankton, South Dakota's Chan Gurney Municipal Airport while waiting out the thunderstorms pin wheeling around OSH and AirVenture. An epic OSH arrival event when clear weather arrives is in the making.

If you ever needed a weather magnet just throw a fly-in... as anyone headed to AirVenture today can tell you. With the rest of the country clear for flying, AirVenture has a nice big, lazy low pressure rain vacuum slowly circling the field. Meanwhile, eager would-be AirVenture attendees are piling up north, south, east and for us, west of Oshkosh. Continue reading "Stuck in Yankton Again (Yea!)"

The Days Before

While AirVenture doesn't officially start until Monday, the three or four days before are really my favorite. It's the time of gathering, the time of preparation. Volunteers have been on site for weeks - some for more than that. I arrived Thursday evening to find the grounds prepared, signs up, rows of aircraft parking prepared... and none of that happens by itself! I enjoy showing up a couple of days early because I get to spend time with my friends who do all of that work. We get to sit and talk before the tsunami of airplanes and people that make this the greatest of aviation events arrived with the cacophony of thousands of flying machines. Continue reading "The Days Before"