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    " $75 seems pretty steep." Then you DON'T...

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    $75 seems pretty steep."

    Then you DON'T want to know how much I'd charge if I had to do that job.... lol
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    Oh Lord...grant me patience..... and I want it...

    Oh Lord...grant me patience..... and I want it NOW!!!!!
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    I'm one of the many 'motel people' during my 9...

    I'm one of the many 'motel people' during my 9 days volunteering at AirVenture. But I learn a lot reading the camping/parking posts not the least of which is knowing where various areas are on the...
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    Can't speak to the gates, but the same...

    Can't speak to the gates, but the same 'Restricted Area' is in place for this year. Plenty of folks are walking the grounds, just not in the 4 exhibit hangars and giving the many vendors on the...
  5. Thread: New Maps

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    it's the little things that count - Reminding...

    it's the little things that count - Reminding people that unlike every other map they've ever used in their life, NORTH is left, not up, having the map at least agree with the layout of the streets...
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    Incredible and emotional video - almost defines...

    Incredible and emotional video - almost defines the awe and wonder of flight AND of youth.
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    General Parking for an RV?

    I have a friend who would like to attend AirVenture for a day on his way home to Illinois from a trip in an RV.

    Do they accept large vehicles like that in general parking? Is there a special lot...
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    Get your tickets as early as you can. It has been...

    Get your tickets as early as you can. It has been known to sell out. I can't speak to the B-17 but a ride on one of the Ford Tri-Motors is also a memory of a lifetime - and one that only costs $75 a...
  9. Counting the weeks till AirVenture 2019

    A sure sign that the event is drawing near. My tram conducting schedule arrived by e-mail today. Woo-Hoo! It won't be long now - 9 glorious days of micophone yapping, airplanes and airplane people....
  10. The traffic around Great America amusement park...

    The traffic around Great America amusement park in Gurnee can also get 'interesting'.
  11. The vendor areas and all 4 Exhibit Hangars are...

    The vendor areas and all 4 Exhibit Hangars are pretty much off-limits/ closed to the public Saturday and Sunday - that is done to provide them unrestricted access to assemble the madness in an...
  12. My motel is a 50 mile one-way run - 25 will seem...

    My motel is a 50 mile one-way run - 25 will seem like nothing. I'm interested to read your review of the cabins after AirVenture - I've seen them listed as an option on booking.com for several years...
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    Absolutely you can. Or.. just grab a yellow tram...

    Absolutely you can. Or.. just grab a yellow tram down to the Tower switch to a green tram down to the bus park and take an appropriate round trip into town. I believe there IS a small fee each way?
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  14. Thread: New Maps

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    As I understand it, among the conditions the...

    As I understand it, among the conditions the dealer places on their providing the John Deere tractors to pull the trams is a limit on the total hours each unit can be run and that nothing may be...
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    Looks like the "nearest" Uber/Lyft dropoff to...

    Looks like the "nearest" Uber/Lyft dropoff to Vintage is on Poberezny at the far westmost end of Schaick Road? There is also a spot across from the Bus Park. That might be the closest one to a tram...
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    If memory serves, the one-day wristband covers...

    If memory serves, the one-day wristband covers Sunday & Monday? I always have the week-long one so I'm not positive.
  17. I would suggest staying at an acceptable-to-you...

    I would suggest staying at an acceptable-to-you motel on the main road going to Milwaukee, but a bit before you get near the city itself to avoid the normal traffic congestion and confusion. As Carl...
  18. Oh sure.... it ain't enough they brought a glam...

    Oh sure.... it ain't enough they brought a glam home on wheels.... now they should have a beach too???? lol
  19. Thread: New Maps

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    The welcome respite we can provide our passengers...

    The welcome respite we can provide our passengers is one of the best parts of the job. I have a wonky knee myself and ride the trams too to get from one area of interest to another.
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    I believe the Oshkosh Fire Marshall has...

    I believe the Oshkosh Fire Marshall has determined that 375,000 guests on the grounds at one time each day is the maximum safety limit..........I could be mistaken.
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    We've asked them every year but the powers that...

    We've asked them every year but the powers that be at EAA AirVenture signage must have it on very LOW priority. All the conductors and sometimes the tractor drivers too answer this #1 question, all...
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    Semantics is/are key to the conundrum. Was it two...

    Semantics is/are key to the conundrum. Was it two years ago now that they decided to call both trams AND buses 'shuttles'? I dunno why - I refuse to yield to conventions and still call myself a tram...
  23. It would appear that the OP is one and done? Even...

    It would appear that the OP is one and done? Even the original pic has been deleted.
  24. Interesting vintage tool find. To my untrained...

    Interesting vintage tool find. To my untrained eye it "looks like" that 1/2 square drive has been there since the tool was made? Perhaps it had a different use to a 1940's AP? Next year will be Snap...
  25. I'm a tram conductor myself, and as to...

    I'm a tram conductor myself, and as to transportation options once at AirVenture here are all the possibilities - yes the on-site school buses and John Deere pulled trams are indeed free.
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