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  1. I recall it being made pretty clear in 2017 that...

    I recall it being made pretty clear in 2017 that FiFi and Doc on the same field would likely be a one time thing. Boeing and EAA wanted it to happen, (the two of them together for the first time) at...
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    Right, We have never been East of Binder or in...

    Right, We have never been East of Binder or in the woods. Those areas must essentially fill up in the first two or three days. We typically camp in the area framed by between the Elm and Lindbergh...
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    Chapter spots are from two to six units. If a...

    Chapter spots are from two to six units. If a chapter has six parties, the spot would need to be decently large. I do not think the Chapters themselves are marking the spots, it is done by EAA on...
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    My brother went up on July 16th, much sooner than...

    My brother went up on July 16th, much sooner than we usually arrive. In the past we have arrived Wednesday before the opening, five days early. From 2012 to 2017 that got us a spot as close to the...
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    Chapter camping?

    Will Chapter camping be available this year as it has in years past??
  6. Thread: Swimming Hole

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    That green "stuff" in your picture is actually...

    That green "stuff" in your picture is actually Lemnoideae more commonly known as "duckweed". They are small individual leaves about 1/8" long and firm. I scooped some of that out of that exact area...
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    Duplicate.

    Duplicate.
  8. Thread: Swimming Hole

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    There has been a "swimming hole" at the seaplane...

    There has been a "swimming hole" at the seaplane base for at least 30 years. There is a beach area next to the large tent that gets used every year unless there is an algae bloom. It is swim at...
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    We almost had enough rain for it to happen this...

    We almost had enough rain for it to happen this year, but on hot years I have always dreamed of a lazy river type canal you cold grab an tube and float down. The tire companies could provide the...
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    I have to agree with this. I have really grown...

    I have to agree with this. I have really grown to hate the T-6's. They exude a sound of inefficiency. Mustangs (and all Merlin/Allison/Griffin siblings) sing out a fantastic "time to wake up,...
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    I was really happy to see the Jerry tribute and...

    I was really happy to see the Jerry tribute and speaker set up. The music could be a tad louder, but bravo to who put it together. hope it becomes a permanent tribute. Airventure will always be...
  12. Camp Scholler Street Numbers Have Changed, but not maps.

    Be advised the street numbers have changed in Scholler. It seems they have widened the streets and some of the distances between streets, effectively removing nine streets. The last street to the...
  13. Thread: Web cams

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    Rewinding the Youtube feed it appears a flash of...

    Rewinding the Youtube feed it appears a flash of lightning strikes behind the camera (there is a flash anyway) and it stops panning then goes black. That was at 5:20 AM.
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    I can recall the kitchen sink shower sprayers,...

    I can recall the kitchen sink shower sprayers, they still use them! I was almost brought to tears when they brought Bill Ricketts yodeling back via recording in 2013. It was a staple for dad and I...
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    50th Year Celebration...

    I have been attending Oshkosh since 1973 when I was 9 months old (thanks to dad wanting to go and to mom for going along with him to keep us alive while there). I have missed only two since. I am...
  16. So glad they brought this back, really missed it...

    So glad they brought this back, really missed it last year!
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    This is interesting. It will surely make spots...

    This is interesting. It will surely make spots bigger not smaller. We pay for three spots for our families between myself, my brother, and my sister starting in mid July. Oshkosh is our family...
  18. Awesome, they basically did the old webinar in...

    Awesome, they basically did the old webinar in the Green Dot as pointed out by Wrongway Feldman.
    It is here:http://inspire.eaa.org/2018/07/11/ea...shows-preview/
    I have only listened through...
  19. Wow, that is a bummer. It was always something I...

    Wow, that is a bummer. It was always something I looked forward to, and it helped me plan my week.
  20. 2018 Airventure Features and Attractions Webinar?

    In past years Rick Larsen and Dennis Dunbar conducted a "features and attractions" webinar that kind of set the stage with detailed information regarding daily activities. Will this be conducted...
  21. Yes, for some reason the paraglider launched from...

    Yes, for some reason the paraglider launched from the UL strip to go meet up with the rest of the team at show center. Airboss was NOT impressed. Several people around us were tuned to the...
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    Thanks Glenn. Taken with a pretty entry level...

    Thanks Glenn. Taken with a pretty entry level Canon T5i DSLR and a rented Sigma 100-400 telephoto lens. Jim Koepnick (Past EAA photo staffer and one of the true greats in aviation photgraphy) is a...
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    Thanks (mostly everyone) for the kind words. I...

    Thanks (mostly everyone) for the kind words. I enjoy ALL of Oshkosh for the week plus every year, form the Ultralights to the Warbirds. In Paul's words "Everyone is welcome. Who do we tell to stay...
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    My Oshkosh Top Ten, and thanks EAA.

    It was another great year at Oshkosh. This was my 41st year, and one of the best in terms of Warbirds and weather. It is hard to say why Oshkosh is such a magical place to me. I grew up there for...
  25. All true. My family and I have had reasons to...

    All true. My family and I have had reasons to visit the on field and camp scholler aid stations several times over the years. At first it was young children and bikes, now it seems to be aging...
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