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    AirVenture 2022

    Getting ready:

    1. Vacation dates scheduled and approved with boss—Check
    2. Camp site reserved—Check
    3. RV reserved—Check

    now let the waiting begin…..
    Todd “I drink and know things” Stovall
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    WAR DAMN EAGLE!

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    We can't wait! It is going to be a good year!

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    See ya there.

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    Hey it’s a new year and I’m getting excited to make AV2022. Waiting to see if my planned time in Wisconsin and the work weekend dates match up. However, COVID and it’s aftermath is already impacting EAA. If you noticed, EAA cancelled its annual Hops and Props event for this year citing lack of supporting craft breweries and availability of support staff. I find it ironic that a state that is known for cheese, beer, and brats that EAA can’t find enough brewers. Lack of service staff is a real problem everywhere. I don’t know the specifics but heard that even AV 2021 volunteer numbers were down despite the huge turnout. Don’t have any insight how impacted EAA was in hiring it’s work force for AV but wonder if the current manpower issues which seem to mostly impact vendors could carry over into this summer.
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    Getting ready:

    1. Vacation dates scheduled and approved with boss— N/A - retired
    2. Camp site reserved— N/A - HBC for me
    3. RV reserved— my 9A is standing by

    See ya'll there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve View Post
    Getting ready:

    1. Vacation dates scheduled and approved with boss— N/A - retired
    2. Camp site reserved— N/A - HBC for me
    3. RV reserved— my 9A is standing by

    See ya'll there.
    We camped in HBC with our RV-10 for 5 years straight after it’s first flight in 2015. In 2020, with no show we stayed in the Hilton. Last year we stayed in a rented RV and that’s like going on crack. As a result, we’re pretty much through with tent camping at this point although it’s always an option if the need arises.
    Last edited by Auburntsts; 02-02-2022 at 02:15 PM.
    Todd “I drink and know things” Stovall
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    WAR DAMN EAGLE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airmutt View Post
    Hey it’s a new year and I’m getting excited to make AV2022. Waiting to see if my planned time in Wisconsin and the work weekend dates match up. However, COVID and it’s aftermath is already impacting EAA. If you noticed, EAA cancelled its annual Hops and Props event for this year citing lack of supporting craft breweries and availability of support staff. I find it ironic that a state that is known for cheese, beer, and brats that EAA can’t find enough brewers. Lack of service staff is a real problem everywhere. I don’t know the specifics but heard that even AV 2021 volunteer numbers were down despite the huge turnout. Don’t have any insight how impacted EAA was in hiring it’s work force for AV but wonder if the current manpower issues which seem to mostly impact vendors could carry over into this summer.
    Looks like there were about 500 less volunteers in 2021 compared to 2019.

    2019 Facts and figures: https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-a...-a-Record-Year

    2021 Facts and figures: https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-a...tstanding-year

    Not my video, but a great clip of flying a J-3 to Oshkosh 2021.


    Can't wait for this year!

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