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  1. Horrific Dallas CAF airshow crash B-17 and King Cobra

    No survivors. Both aircraft totalled. Sympathies to the families of all involved.

    https://www.cnn.com/2022/11/12/us/dallas-air-show-collision/index.html
  2. "how do I provide my email address or phone...

    "how do I provide my email address or phone number without broadcasting it to China?"

    Hi Jim, if you click on anyone's underlined name just below the blue bar and date of a post, you will see the...
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    The difficult takes time, the impossible takes...

    The difficult takes time, the impossible takes money, but to REALLY screw things up takes a government agency. I don't expect reason or logic from most government regs any more than I expect sanity...
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    South of Boeing Plaza most, but certainly not...

    South of Boeing Plaza most, but certainly not all, of the planes are parked facing North or South, so they always deal with crosswind issues. HBC most are East/West facing. The variety of parked...
  5. The Purple is a 'relatively' new creation, maybe...

    The Purple is a 'relatively' new creation, maybe 4 years old now? Most of the passengers I've seen on it are the vendors since we stop close by their parking lot. Hopefully it will gain notice and...
  6. Just curious regarding attendance figures

    I've always wondered how EAA calculates attendance? Do they simply add up the number of daily wristbands sold and factor in the number 7 for each weekly one to arrive at a "total attendance" figure?...
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    Per a recent posting by EAA total airplane count...

    Per a recent posting by EAA total airplane count included nearby airports. AFAIK you are correct, attendance was based on entries. Those of us with weekly would count as 7.
  8. Sincere HUGE kudos and THANKS to the EAA brass...

    Sincere HUGE kudos and THANKS to the EAA brass who listened to our long-standing annual complaints about poor tram signage. The new color-coded tall TRAM pylons on both sides of the road were a big...
  9. "Trams. When it’s busy, they need to kick people...

    "Trams. When it’s busy, they need to kick people off when it gets to the end. Too many people going in circles while others are waiting in the heat mid route only to be passed by."

    To this one I...
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    Of which sort of notice do you speak? Website,...

    Of which sort of notice do you speak? Website, text message, printed leaflet? There is a 'Contact Us' on the EAA website too.
  11. Back home to my Chicago 'hood - sigh - after a...

    Back home to my Chicago 'hood - sigh - after a near 4 hour drive following my 8-4:30ish tram conducting shift today. THANKS Milwaukee for shutting down a stretch of the VITAL North-South expressway,...
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    Getting settled in........

    I was lucky and booked an extra day at my motel so I was able to check in this afternoon rather than getting up at oh-dark-thirty tomorrow morning in Chicago for the 270 mile commute to the motel and...
  13. Thread: Web cams

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    The EAA website for all the live feeds is -...

    The EAA website for all the live feeds is - https://www.eaa.org/airventure/live
  14. Thread: Web cams

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edtQzZq7wbs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edtQzZq7wbs
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    I am sorry you had an unhappy experience last...

    I am sorry you had an unhappy experience last year. Someone got over-zealous in the ongoing legitimate attempt to keep unauthorized conveyances out of the grounds, not an excuse but a reality. The...
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    I use a 4 wheeled mobility scooter (bad knees) -...

    I use a 4 wheeled mobility scooter (bad knees) - no issues, just drive right in after the quick security check of my backpack.
  17. Thread: Web cams

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    They look terrific. Thanks for sharing the links....

    They look terrific. Thanks for sharing the links. Always fun to watch an entire town spring up out of the bare grass in a matter of mere days.
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    Both States have good Tourist Information...

    Both States have good Tourist Information websites. You might give them a look-see? And of course there is always that new-fangled interweb thingee called Google?;)
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    "We will be bringing 6 kids between ages 5 and...

    "We will be bringing 6 kids between ages 5 and 13!"

    You are FAR-FAR braver person than I -lol
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    A quick intro to flight

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  21. I almost forgot - bring a sense of adventure, a...

    I almost forgot - bring a sense of adventure, a sense of humor, a bag full of patience and GOOD rain gear. Half the clothes and twice the money is always sound advice - lol
  22. Can I park my RV at a Walmart store? While we do...

    Can I park my RV at a Walmart store? While we do not offer electrical service or accommodations typically necessary for RV customers, Walmart values RV travelers and considers them among our best...
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    Since I missed International Joke Day

    I usually 'treat' everyone to couple of my bad jokes pre-AirVenture on Joke Day, so to make up for my neglect here is one long one instead -

    "So an elderly Italian man living alone in New Jersey...
  24. Thread: Concert?

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    Well 'Turtle', I'm assuming you won't be in...

    Well 'Turtle', I'm assuming you won't be in attendance this year owing to the many negative factors you have ably detailed. There may well be many others of the same opinion as yours who also will...
  25. Thread: Concert?

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    There are a myriad of non-aviation vacation fun...

    There are a myriad of non-aviation vacation fun things to do in that area of Wisconsin within an hour's drive or so of the airfield. I would not expect a single-purpose event like AirVenture to cater...
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