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    Later the same day... dance in my hangar... ...

    Later the same day... dance in my hangar...
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    Yes, I recognized the paint colors and saw the...

    Yes, I recognized the paint colors and saw the N5... on the fuselage and hustled over there to see the rest of the N number.
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    Look what showed up at my airfield!

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    I have to say after hitting a low point a few...

    I have to say after hitting a low point a few years ago, Sport Aviation has done a tremendous come back. I actually find it interesting and informative now and they do try to spread things out...
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    Have you looked at the induction system for loose...

    Have you looked at the induction system for loose or collapsing parts that may be transiently restricting airflow in these circumstances?
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    Well controlled diabetes is a fairly easy special issuance. I've known a few pilots that went through it. So's monocular vision.
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    Easiest to do on something soft, but it can be...

    Easiest to do on something soft, but it can be done to any metal with different tools/abrasives.
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    Clocks and watches sometimes have it aas well.

    Clocks and watches sometimes have it aas well.
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    It's called engine turning or jewelling. Purely...

    It's called engine turning or jewelling. Purely decorative. The pattern is also described as "Perlée" given that it looks like little pearls or "."guilloché." Essentially, it's made by...
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    One of our volunteers (who got his vaccinations...

    One of our volunteers (who got his vaccinations in January) came down with COVID a few days after the show. I had to run out and get tested as I was going from Oshkosh to a family reunion and...
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    The number is the two primary driver's cell...

    The number is the two primary driver's cell phone. I'm a little reticent to give it out at this point. Remind me just before next year's show.
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    It goes right to the plane and can go off-field...

    It goes right to the plane and can go off-field into town. It's a volunteer run operation. They can be reached by phone or you can inquire at places like Vintage Flight Line operations who has...
  13. Dick is a good guy. He was one of the first...

    Dick is a good guy. He was one of the first people at EAA to have an email address. I've talked to him on a number of issues over the year.
  14. I remember someone asking Scotty Crossfield...

    I remember someone asking Scotty Crossfield whether he thought the new adminsitration (I think it was George W. Bush at the time) would increase the funding for those flying old military aircraft.
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    It's not just you. It's been happening...

    It's not just you. It's been happening intermittently all through Airventure.
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    We had one aircraft land on Papa this year. ...

    We had one aircraft land on Papa this year. There's always some clown that calls the tower at the edge of the class D oblivious of the NOTAM.
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    I thought it was just so he could tell bad jokes.

    I thought it was just so he could tell bad jokes.
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    There's Tony's Taxi.

    There's Tony's Taxi.
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    Of course, this year it doesn't help with the...

    Of course, this year it doesn't help with the poorly written and inaccurate information in the NOTAM. The furthest out initial point lists three different locations. The GPS coordinates, the...
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    The show has a generic "carts" program but it...

    The show has a generic "carts" program but it lacks any communications/dispatch feature as near as I can tell. There's also Tony's Taxi and the Homebuilders Welcome Wagon (which seems to have...
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    We've lost lots of parking space over the years. ...

    We've lost lots of parking space over the years. Originally the flight light parking went all the way out to the Papa taxiway. After a DC-3 groundlooped into the ditch in the mid-90's, the FAA...
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    He seems to be doing well. I had a rapid...

    He seems to be doing well. I had a rapid antigen test today and came back negative and I probably spent more time in that office than anybody. Many of the others who worked at the same time have...
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    This is what you want. (Other than the exception...

    This is what you want. (Other than the exception for donations). There's no sane show that lets people drive vehicles in amongst the crowd. This was an absolutely disaster in Oshkoshes ages ago....
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    It didn't even start raining until 2200. It was...

    It didn't even start raining until 2200. It was a beautiful evening as I walked from Vintage up to the SOS brothers for dinner and back.


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  25. I left our ops building around 5 looking for...

    I left our ops building around 5 looking for dinner. Figured if I was going to weather the storm in my tent, at least I would be well fed. Of course, I found NOTHING was open. Popped over the...
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