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    Concordes have been excellent in our Debonair (12...

    Concordes have been excellent in our Debonair (12 v). Have lasted 3-4 times longer than any Gill we ever had. Haven’t heard of anything better.
    Mike E
    Las Cruces, NM
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    Did they play God Save the Queen before the movie...

    Did they play God Save the Queen before the movie started?
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    Did you ever run out of spaces in the far south...

    Did you ever run out of spaces in the far south 40? When I was down there some time after Vintage reopened there were 6-8 empty rows before the motor homes.
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    This was the first year I heard somebody on the...

    This was the first year I heard somebody on the Rwy 36 landing freq who was apparently just beginning his OJT. Every time he said anything, another voice (one of two) would either correct it or...
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    How ‘bout all those airplane campers within a...

    How ‘bout all those airplane campers within a quarter mile N-S of the cafe, where i’ve parked many years? How ‘bout me, though I parked farther south this year, who walked to the Hangar Cafe to...
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    As for signage, it doesn't even have to be...

    As for signage, it doesn't even have to be complicated. Just signs at the Hangar Cafe and Tower (especially there) turnaround boarding lines saying Northbound and Southbound would be a big...
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    Thanks for the tip. You seem to stay really on...

    Thanks for the tip. You seem to stay really on top of this, so do you mean more flux than usual?
  8. Thread: Web cams

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    Wondering about Todd Ritzman, the volunteer who...

    Wondering about Todd Ritzman, the volunteer who has been so great about keeping us informed about the webcams for several years.
  9. Actually they do announce arrivals and other...

    Actually they do announce arrivals and other events via OSHFUN texts, very occasionally. They promise no more than some number, like 6 or 8 maybe, a day. I suppose that’s because some people, like...
  10. Thread: New Maps

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    Probably not. It looks like they tore down their...

    Probably not. It looks like they tore down their building!
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    My experience is the same as Glas. After several...

    My experience is the same as Glas. After several successful years with a local mechanic friend, he was cutting back to go into another job. Same year I met an expert Bonanza mechanic, took the...
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    There’s an article in the new Sport Aviation...

    There’s an article in the new Sport Aviation about the expanded South 40. The article and the accompanying map show tram service to the very south end. ChocagoRandy has already told us that will be...
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    Carl, I’m not a home builder but for my ADS-B...

    Carl, I’m not a home builder but for my ADS-B installation I had great luck with SteinAir in Minn. steinair.com.

    Their 4-way indent crimper was perfect for my needs and much cheaper than the...
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    Thanks, Randy. Cut and paste actually worked! ...

    Thanks, Randy. Cut and paste actually worked!

    I was parked last year in the next to the last row south, just short of this new acreage. It wasn’t as bad as I expected, but not very convenient. ...
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    I’ve always found the schedule on the...

    I’ve always found the schedule on the AirVenture.org web page. I’m pretty certain at least one was scheduled Friday in the past, because it surprised me at the time. I cannot remember which one....
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    No, and vice versa. I enjoyed flying in with the...

    No, and vice versa. I enjoyed flying in with the Bonanzas many years ago. But the mass arrivals close two runways for something like half an hour. The schedules are published so others can avoid...
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    No spin, just a so far civil discussion. First,...

    No spin, just a so far civil discussion. First, I am a big proponent of ADS-B, have had both Out and In for several Oshkosh visits, and saw the problems on the screen Sunday afternoon last year. i...
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    Not so, and not just for experimentals. An FAA policy memo dated 3/2/16 clarified that properly certified Out units can be installed as minor or major alterations depending on complexity. My A&P IA...
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    People flew around the lake for 2 1/2 hours...

    People flew around the lake for 2 1/2 hours because they just HAD to get into OSH. But they didn’t. If they had diverted to Fond du Lac or Appleton they would have arrived at the front gate on the...
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    Runway situations change fairly often with no...

    Runway situations change fairly often with no warning. You’d have a bunch of planes lined up for one “airport” when it closes and all those would have to fly around to the approach for the...
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    The mountain flying course is offered by the New...

    The mountain flying course is offered by the New Mexico Pilots Association and is excellent.
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    Check out parking at Appleton or Fond du Lac...

    Check out parking at Appleton or Fond du Lac airports. Bus shuttles readily available.
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    True, but THAT was a symptom of yet another...

    True, but THAT was a symptom of yet another problem. Simply a weather problem. Bad weather Friday and Saturday pushed many hundreds of arrivals into Sunday, which is really busy anyway. And the...
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    Curious about Canadian planes to Oshkosh

    Just wondering how Canadian planes going to Oshkosh are treated. I assume you have to land at an airport of entry near the border. Does Customs and Border Protection put on additional staff to...
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    Talking to two WWII veterans.

    Talking to two WWII veterans.
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