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    Quote Originally Posted by robert l View Post
    But approximately how far would you say it is from the entrance of the convention area to the sites out by 41? 1 mile? More/less?
    As near as I can guess from the last time I went, 2018 and I was only 71 and pre knee replacement, I'd say about 35 miles !!! After that trip, I got a Titanium knee !
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    Robert, i looked at Google Earth and from an extreme location in the south west corner of Scholler, to the gate near the bicycle parking corral, it is about 1 mile, straight line. But remember that busses run thru there and take you to the gate. If you are camped at Scholler, you will not ever have to go the the "entrance to the convention" gate. You will get wristbands (maybe you have pre-ordered them) so no need to do anything but go thru the gate there. Maybe there is another one closer, but that gate is just south of the four main exhibit buildings (A, B, C and D).....I am planning on flying up but if I don't I will be camping at Scholler. We are pretty much the same age, but your titanium knee is probably better than my original equipment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Inspector Fenwick View Post
    Robert, i looked at Google Earth and from an extreme location in the south west corner of Scholler, to the gate near the bicycle parking corral, it is about 1 mile, straight line. But remember that busses run thru there and take you to the gate. If you are camped at Scholler, you will not ever have to go the the "entrance to the convention" gate. You will get wristbands (maybe you have pre-ordered them) so no need to do anything but go thru the gate there. Maybe there is another one closer, but that gate is just south of the four main exhibit buildings (A, B, C and D).....I am planning on flying up but if I don't I will be camping at Scholler. We are pretty much the same age, but your titanium knee is probably better than my original equipment.
    Yes indeed Inspector Fenwick, my new knee is ssssoooooo much better than the original and is virtually pain free, just an occasional crack or pop and sometimes a little pain but I'll take it. Of course I was joking but my walking was cut way to short that year. This year I will be flying in with a friend in our 1966 Cessna 150f and camping with the plane, I can't take much of that either but flying in has been on our bucket list for a while so we're going for it. We haven't decided if we're going to camp in vintage or just where they put us. I will spend a lot of time in the ultralight and sport plane area, and of course hit the fly market, camp store and get a tee shirt or two. We aren't going to try to see it all this time, just keeping it low key. Thanks for info.
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    This is all good information. We enjoy biking and 1 mile is nothing on a bike for us. So probably won't be too bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robert l View Post
    Yes indeed Inspector Fenwick, my new knee is ssssoooooo much better than the original and is virtually pain free, just an occasional crack or pop and sometimes a little pain but I'll take it. Of course I was joking but my walking was cut way to short that year. This year I will be flying in with a friend in our 1966 Cessna 150f and camping with the plane, I can't take much of that either but flying in has been on our bucket list for a while so we're going for it. We haven't decided if we're going to camp in vintage or just where they put us. I will spend a lot of time in the ultralight and sport plane area, and of course hit the fly market, camp store and get a tee shirt or two. We aren't going to try to see it all this time, just keeping it low key. Thanks for info.
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    Robert I will strongly recommend Vintage as a parking area. Close to ultralight field. Close to Tall Pines Cafe. You will be walking or bussing to the camp store. Tramming to light sport and fly market. Stop in the I-195 rows and say high.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Inspector Fenwick View Post
    Robert I will strongly recommend Vintage as a parking area. Close to ultralight field. Close to Tall Pines Cafe. You will be walking or bussing to the camp store. Tramming to light sport and fly market. Stop in the I-195 rows and say high.
    Well that works for me, I was wondering where would be the best place to camp, so Vintage it is. I'll come looking for you. Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by robert l View Post
    Well that works for me, I was wondering where would be the best place to camp, so Vintage it is. I'll come looking for you. Thanks
    Bob
    Don't forget to print out a VAC sign. You can get the artwork for that on the EAA website. What I do is I use the other side of the sign for the VFR sign which you will need on your departure. The link to the sign artwork is on the first page of the NOTAM.

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