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    OSH 23 - No complaints

    I think 23 was one of the best managed Air Ventures I have attended (since 2006). Staff and volunteers did a terrific job. I would like to see fewer golf carts and ATV's motoring around pedestrians. Maybe vendor traffic could be restricted to after show hours? Waiting for 24.

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    Personally I generally concur but I know others that probably don’t feel this was the best Osh they attended— arrival and departure issues depending on the day, the fatal accident, etc, etc. We were there Friday to Friday and arrived IFR so we didn’t experience any issues. Actually for us the arrival and departure was the smoothest ever since we started flying up in 2015. I particularly liked that the aviation vendors showed up in force. Overall for me it was a B+to A-
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    I always consider the incredible logistical "challenge'' that a week long event like this presents. With that in mind EAA does an amazing job IMHO of balancing the physical, emotional and financial realities of handling some 90,000 people of all ages with their unique interests and desires, all day EVERY day. It remains a delight to volunteer for 9 long days each year and I always leave with a heart full of smiles and a mind full of joyous memories. It's perhaps trite to say it, but most all airplane people are just good folks to be around. Yes indeed I DO luv me some airplanes. The NRA annual convention is the only other huge gathering of happy like minded souls that I attend which so moves me in mind and spirit. I tell you it restores my faith in humanity.
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    The EAA needs to beef up their emergency services policy. They dumped this rediculous plan that only addressed (poorly) the tornado warning of last year. The phone number listed for EAA security is only staffed until 5PM. Fortunately, most of the time, you don't want EAA security, which are largely untrained locals. 911 works well.

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    I sure wish they would change up the airshow performers. How many times can a person watch the same performances and be entertained?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CJW View Post
    I sure wish they would change up the airshow performers. How many times can a person watch the same performances and be entertained?
    I rarely watch the airshows anymore per se, unless it’s something unique like the Martin Mars a few years ago. It’s not just the performers but the routines— I’ve seen enough Lomcovaks and basic aero maneuvers to last a lifetime. For the non-flying public I’m sure it’s all exciting. For me, not so much. We come to the show now mostly for the social aspect and a little volunteer work.
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