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    I ride a 'noble' 1986 Kawasaki Voyager XII full...

    I ride a 'noble' 1986 Kawasaki Voyager XII full dresser motorcycle. I am also an ATGATT rider - All The Gear, All The Time. That means I NEVER even back the bike out of the garage without wearing...
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    I'm 70 and I grew up fixing that which was...

    I'm 70 and I grew up fixing that which was broken. "Stuff' was manufactured with an eye to repairing it and replacing parts down the road to keep it running. VERY little for the past several decades...
  3. Sounds like if you didn't like the long walk back...

    Sounds like if you didn't like the long walk back from the evening Fun Fly Zone events, you are REALLY gonna be unhappy walking even farther. My first question would be "Why move the runway away from...
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    Considering how truly deafening so many of the...

    Considering how truly deafening so many of the aircraft flown at AirVenture are to us mere humans - I can't imagine how much agony that noise must create for dogs. Bringing one to the event strikes...
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    "A jet powered portable toilet would be more...

    "A jet powered portable toilet would be more appropriate"

    OK, now I'd pay to watch a guy get launched in a Rocket-Potty. Maybe trailing a stream of TP and a pleasant blue mist? Cool Beanz!

    In...
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    At some point, annoying too loud noise is just...

    At some point, annoying too loud noise is just annoying too loud noise. I twist in the Howard Leights snuggly and don't bother to look to see what is creating the nuisance.
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    Just wondering out loud, what health smart...

    Just wondering out loud, what health smart chemicals are in aircraft exhaust, showplane aerobatic smoke - seems like everyone uses it to the max - and fuel powered pyrotechnics? You know, like...
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    I'm guessing Ron meant the "Fun Fly Zone" - a...

    I'm guessing Ron meant the "Fun Fly Zone" - a name not in common parlance, since everyone I've run into asks about Ultralights. lol

    On my strongly disliked list would be those Aero Shell needless...
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    Thanks for the Google Earth mini tutorial Kim....

    Thanks for the Google Earth mini tutorial Kim. Looks like counting in the Musuem, North and South 40 areas AirVenture is 'about' 1500 acres all in.

    I've never used Earth for more than visual...
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    I hear what you're saying Ron, but the issue is...

    I hear what you're saying Ron, but the issue is we can't leave any trams stranded north of Celebration Way. Volunteers are waiting for all the units for washing and fueling chores. Tram service...
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    Or, you could always use one of the existing...

    Or, you could always use one of the existing Oshkosh storage units?

    https://www.google.com/search?q=storage+units+oshkosh,+wi&ie=&oe=
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    Commercial buses - especially those with kneeling...

    Commercial buses - especially those with kneeling front suspensions -are a good source of transportation for the general public over any distance on good roads. School buses are great fror...
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    " they can continue the policy of discontinuing...

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    they can continue the policy of discontinuing the tram service through those few blocks that they did this year right after the airshow finale."

    When EAA security closes off Celebration Way to...
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    Thanks Joda! Makes sense to me now. Looking at...

    Thanks Joda!

    Makes sense to me now. Looking at pics of the tail area on an Ercoupe always had me wondering how they could deflect very much inboard. I no longer need wonder knowing now that they...
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    Ercoupe Rudders Question

    I know this will sound grossly uniformed on my part, but that is simply the result of my total ignorance on the subject - lol

    On an Ercoupe, do the rudders only move outward? That is to say, the...
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    I accept the tram service as doing the best it...

    I accept the tram service as doing the best it can with what it has to serve the most people it can each day. That is subject to the logistical realities of how many trams can be put into service,...
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    Not really interested in who owns what land...

    Not really interested in who owns what land parcel, more just seeking a figure to use describing the event in terms of how many acres of airplanes and airplane people comprise the average AirVenture.
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    Cool. Thanks for the info - Us city slickers are...

    Cool. Thanks for the info - Us city slickers are hard pressed to convert space into land acreage - lol
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    AirVenture Acreage???

    I've always kinda wondered, anyone know just how many acres the whole AirVenture site occupies? Not counting parking lots and runways?
  20. " Hopefully The STUDY...

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    Hopefully The STUDY
    , that EAA has commissioned, will recommend high quality camping accommodation"

    As I understand it, the N/W University Transportation study is studying pedestrian flow,...
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    THANK YOU EAA AirVenture 2019!

    As always it was a marvelous 9 days spent volunteering on the trams, surrounded by airplanes, airplane people, airplane 'stuff' and more airplanes.

    As always it was amazing to watch the creation...
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    You can schedule dates for a massive event, you...

    You can schedule dates for a massive event, you can publish arrival guidelines till the cows come home, but Mother Nature always gets the deciding vote. so there's not much the best planning and...
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    For Catholics the 'pain of sin' was removed from...

    For Catholics the 'pain of sin' was removed from the Friday meat fasting back in 1966. Not that it matters to the beloved and respected Friday Fish Fries available throughout the Midwest. Purt near...
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    In my last few years as a conductor I've found it...

    In my last few years as a conductor I've found it expedient and more helpful to begin answering the question "Where does/ which way does THIS tram go?" by simply asking "Where are trying to go?"...
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    I am never on the grounds without a pair of...

    I am never on the grounds without a pair of Howard Leight banded earplugs within easy reach. Low cost & effective. When you're there for 9 days, at some point, at least perhaps only for ME, jets and...
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