To celebrate the 2012 first flight of my Sonex, I am really wanting to fly-in this year. Although technically I've flown-in before, that was in a twin with another PIC, so I didn't have too much skin in the game.
I was thinking of arriving on the Friday before in order to miss most of the mass arrival confusion.
Anything special to know? Is homebuilt parking open at that time? (Specifically, by the Sonex booth...) Volunteers on the ground? I've read the notam in the past, but can't recall if special rules are in effect (Ripon/Fisk) on Friday or if everything starts on Saturday.