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    I thought 30 years old was called antique by EAA....

    I thought 30 years old was called antique by EAA. That was back in 1976 when my restored 1946 Chief was 30 years old.
    And I thought there was also a category called classic for the 1955 C-170 etc.
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    Has that date updated each decade or something as...

    Has that date updated each decade or something as planes get older and fewer? I have a 1981.
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    How old do you have to be to park in vintage?

    How old do you have to be to park in vintage?
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    I don't know if gatherings in 2021 can be...

    I don't know if gatherings in 2021 can be predicted with certainty.
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    When I drive from the west coast to Oshkosh I...

    When I drive from the west coast to Oshkosh I normally see on average only about two airplanes. Most often agplanes.
  6. Ron, do you have a source for this comment:...

    Ron, do you have a source for this comment: "Right now, all summer's public events in the State of Washington have been canceled, and that's similar to other states. However, the outbreak in...
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    Decision point early May....

    Decision point early May. https://eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/03-26-2020-Looking-Ahead-to-AirVenture-2020
  8. Last time I checked, the Milwaukee Democrat...

    Last time I checked, the Milwaukee Democrat convention was moved from mid July to August 18.
  9. Seems to be under control now. But might get a...

    Seems to be under control now. But might get a second wave around July.
  10. The last pandemic was two years, 2009-2010....

    The last pandemic was two years, 2009-2010. Gathering 650,000 from around the world might be a concern to the locals.
    I would vote for a bigger event in 2021 but with distancing rules if possible.
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    Could be SUN an FUN or SUN in FUN.

    Could be SUN an FUN or SUN in FUN.
  12. That lack of transportation between Oshkosh and...

    That lack of transportation between Oshkosh and Milwaukee is why EAA should look at some options for the Airventure week.
    I wasted untold hours researching and finding a new bus service in 2019. I...
  13. That's why flying direct to Mikwaukee is the...

    That's why flying direct to Mikwaukee is the cheapest, fastest and best option for me from Seattle, and maybe most of the country.
    It's too bad EAA doesn't help much (or any) promote transportation...
  14. I don't think many can find a direct airline...

    I don't think many can find a direct airline flight to Appleton. It usually takes an extra connection to Appleton (sometimes 4 hour wait) and many more hours to actually get to Airventure.
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    Yeah, I think access gates is 24hrs if you have...

    Yeah, I think access gates is 24hrs if you have a wristband to show the gate volunteer. Access gates are everywhere but wristbands are not available at these locations.
  16. Airline to Milwaukee is much cheaper. Too bad...

    Airline to Milwaukee is much cheaper. Too bad there is no frequent bus service to Oshkosh during Airventure week.
    The Lamers morning only bus service is rather useless.
    I tried to use the new...
  17. Glad to hear that Tom, thank you.

    Glad to hear that Tom, thank you.
  18. Then I think EAA needs to bypass the FAA and go...

    Then I think EAA needs to bypass the FAA and go to a higher level, like Senator Inhofe, the President and others.
    It's supposed to be "We The People", not "We The Governed". You have my permission.
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    If you have a wristband for several days or the...

    If you have a wristband for several days or the weekly wristband then walk past the ticket office and enter at 5am or whatever.
    The action starts early.
  20. Why was EAA excluded from the ARC?

    Why was EAA excluded from the ARC?
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    I think cold dry air in winter or airline cabins...

    I think cold dry air in winter or airline cabins can compromise the body mucus defense and allows virus entry.
    https://www.preventdisease.com/news/articles/how_to_avoid_in-flight_colds.shtml
  22. A derelict is much easier to restore than a...

    A derelict is much easier to restore than a crash. I have done both and both have all the parts. I don't like to mess with one missing parts, however.
    Of course, I grew up in Alaska where everyone...
  23. The Equipment List is issued by Piper with the...

    The Equipment List is issued by Piper with the original Weight and Balance form and should be transferred with the aircraft papers. http://twisted-wrench.com/files/W_and_B_-_Equipment_List.pdf
  24. My "bivy tent" was $22 at Walmart.com. Weighs 3...

    My "bivy tent" was $22 at Walmart.com. Weighs 3 pounds. I pack it up each day so it won't blow away. Works as a bivy sack if poles are not used for whatever reason (paved ramp)
    84" long. I prefer a...
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    I caught a cold from the airline travel to...

    I caught a cold from the airline travel to Airventure in 2019. It wasn't a pleasant week. Then a second cold after the flight home.
    Didnt get a flight reservation for this year. It's getting to be...
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