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    In one of the pilot bios it said he and his...

    In one of the pilot bios it said he and his Spitfire pilot partner bought a 2 seater at auction 10 years ago. I assumed or misinterpreted this to be the Siver Spitfire.
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    Bill, looks like you're in luck. They'll be in...

    Bill, looks like you're in luck. They'll be in Colorado Springs on August 23. They're flying the 2 place, same as yours.
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    Airplane stuff or not, I want to add to this...

    Airplane stuff or not, I want to add to this thread. In 1974, I had a Mercury Capri, the German made version. A great looking sports car.

    My summer only car is now a 2017 Miata GT, meteor grey...
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    I think you have your songs confused. "American...

    I think you have your songs confused. "American Pie" was about the day the music died, Feb. 2, 1959, Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper and Richie Valens in a plane crash.

    The song you are probably...
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    Lucky me, I quit smoking 5 years ago. But I...

    Lucky me, I quit smoking 5 years ago. But I smoked at Oshkosh for many, many years before I quit. I made sure over time that I knew where every single designated spot was from Warbirds to...
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    I don't camp but I like your style and skills....

    I don't camp but I like your style and skills. I'd like to come by next year for a margarita, stirred not shaken.
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    EAA wouldn't do that? Would they?

    EAA wouldn't do that? Would they?
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    No bazillionaire required. EAA is unbelievably...

    No bazillionaire required. EAA is unbelievably good at finding corporate sponsors to fund and support anything and give them naming rights."The Ford Moving Sidewalk" The Airbus Moving Sidewalk" " AMJ...
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    I'm sure you mean a moving sidewalk, not...

    I'm sure you mean a moving sidewalk, not escalator, like found at large international airports. Waitress, free beer and soda is all good.
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    Ok, I'll poke. I'm from outside Wisconsin. Why?...

    Ok, I'll poke. I'm from outside Wisconsin. Why? Can't be a Catholicism thing because that's a world-wide requirement or suggestion. BTW, I love your handle, where is this place, it sounds eutopian?
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    LOL Dale. My therapist tells me it's good for my...

    LOL Dale. My therapist tells me it's good for my overall mental and emotional health and well being to always call out the aviation snake oil salesmen. Looking at my left shoulder and swiping, "GET...
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    Why not Disney? Oshkosh needs a monorail. Faster...

    Why not Disney? Oshkosh needs a monorail. Faster and more efficient for transit and transit users and safer for pedestrians. M-I-C, see ya real soon, K-E-Y, why, because we like you....
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    Never! For $400K+, I can get 2 great 185's on...

    Never! For $400K+, I can get 2 great 185's on amphibs or a damn good Beaver on straight floats. And besides, in a few short years they'll be selling on Barnstormers for 10 cents on the dollar( or...
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    I'm a dog lover and former owner of dogs but I...

    I'm a dog lover and former owner of dogs but I would never bring one to hot, sweaty, humid, strong sun Oshkosh in July. That's cruel in my opinion.

    Oshkosh has lots of rules to govern the event...
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    Hey, hey hey, let's not get xenophobic about...

    Hey, hey hey, let's not get xenophobic about this. Of those 10,000 airplanes, about 1500 were Canadian registered. So your math of 7% must be revised downward to 5.9%.
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    Good one! I'd prefer to quote something more...

    Good one! I'd prefer to quote something more current like when the present occupant of the WH goes to his most favorite, most used highly intelligent phrase, "We'll see what happens."
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    Machine Shed had some good items that others...

    Machine Shed had some good items that others didn't.
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    It's a sh*tty job but someone has to do it. And glad someone does.
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    I'm afraid that by the time the jury re-enters...

    I'm afraid that by the time the jury re-enters the courtroom, two things will have occurred: Either Icon will close the doors and go out of business or the insurance industry will refuse to cover...
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    Agreed: don't believe any of the accidents point...

    Agreed: don't believe any of the accidents point to any failing of the airplane.
    Agreed: don't believe there's any evidence of a flaw in the design.
    Agreed: the obscene marketing strategy tied to...
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    Another Icon A5 Goes Down

    This one in spectacular fashion as shown in 2 spectacular videos. Amazing no one killed on Michigan lake 3 days ago. How many does this make now, I've lost track? i'm sure this will be...
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    But Chris is a warbird pilot with a warbird that...

    But Chris is a warbird pilot with a warbird that participates in the liaison part of the warbirds show. His black 0-2A is the military version of the Cessna 337 in line twin.
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    Very good to hear that you do get reimbursed for...

    Very good to hear that you do get reimbursed for fuel. All participants should. It's a secret to me, first I've ever heard this because that show announcer, Danny Clishem, every year says over and...
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    Those announcers are not EAA HQ staff so...

    Those announcers are not EAA HQ staff so hopefully they will convey in writing the squeaky needs to the appropriate EAA Oshkosh decision makers/organizers. If I can find out who to talk to, I'll do...
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    In past years I've seen your 0-2A in warbird...

    In past years I've seen your 0-2A in warbird flypasts. Hopefully paying for your own fuel for the show doesn't impact your Demi-god status too much.
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