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Thread: The Good and Bad and Other of Oshkosh 2014

  1. #11
    Inspector Fenwick's Avatar
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    Thanks, EAA, for sharing The Yodeler with us once again. GREAT way to start the day.
    Larry Nelson EAA 35011
    President EAA Chapter 821
    Springfield, MO
    PA 30 / Cessna 195

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    Weather: Great
    Forums: Great
    Exhibitors: Good. Except some who were being very exclusive (Cirrus, Honda to name a couple).
    Airshow: Great
    Fireworks: Best I've ever seen
    Wall of Fire: AWESOME
    Food: Needs improvement
    Port-o-lets: Good except Sunday
    Trams: Good, see other thread
    Volunteers: THE BEST

    Paul

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    It was a great Airventure. I guess someone read my comments from last year and installed more water fountains. Good job!
    I liked the the new Workshop/forum buildings also. Good job.
    I really liked the Valdez STOL competition and the up close Valdez STOL flights at the ultralight field.
    Maybe more up close flights of antiques at the ultralight field for next year?

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    Ditto Bill, really enjoyed the Valdez flyers at the ultra light field. No real complaints except having to spend hours in the rain Fri. due to getting kicked out of our camp site, but that is another thread. As always enjoy the show but we shortened it two days this year due to the camp accessibility restrictions.

    L
    No matter how far you push the envelope; its still stationary!

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    Byron J. Covey
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    Good:
    A&W soft serve ice cream.
    Forums.
    Homebuilders reviews.
    Workshops.
    Turnout of homebuilts and classics.
    STOL demonstration.

    OK:
    Trams.
    Commercial displays of aviation products.
    Traffic flows.

    Bad:
    Thunderbirds. Please, never again.
    Airshows.
    Airshow announcers.
    Handicap parking - early arrivals had to park the furthest away from the entry gate.
    Non-aviation product vendors.
    The concerts.

    Continuing major problem:
    Cars, trucks, and golf carts charging through the pedestrians. They should be totally banned from 0900 until 1900 hours.
    Last edited by Byron J. Covey; 08-07-2014 at 07:35 PM.

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    Good & Bad

    My group was there Sunday through Friday AM.

    Good: Weather - perfect temps.
    Night airshow
    Volunteers! - what a group
    Kenny Loggins concert
    One-week wonder
    NBAA tent - great place to sit and relax
    North 40 camping
    New vendor buildings vs. tents (e.g. Bendix King and Hartzell Engine Tech.)
    Diesel engine displays (EPS, Continental)
    Fair prices (camping, meals etc.)

    Bad:
    Nothing was really bad
    Seemed to me there were fewer water fountains
    North 40 buses get "clumped up" (none for 15 min. and then 3 at once)
    Need more showers on North side of North 40
    EAA Radio seems to have tried to duplicate commercial radio with meaningless chit-chat, etc. More good content please.

    Another great AirVenture. I've been attending since 1978 and it's as good as ever - better is many ways.

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    The Bad
    Golf Carts
    I am a volunteer in the warbirds area and we do not allow golf carts in warbirds in review and surrounding area.
    I had people tell me that they have a "everywhere pass" and they can go anywhere.
    The EAA did try to shut down the carts in center square, but the people just drove around the barricades.

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    I'd like to see smoking banned completely on the grounds. The grounds aren't that wide and it's not that much of an inconvenience to go outside a gate to smoke. I saw several people smoking outside the designated zones, but as a woman by myself, I don't feel comfortable confronting someone who's with a group of friends/family.

    Curious where the Flying Magazine tent was, and Duggy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeagleOne View Post
    Curious where the Flying Magazine tent was, and Duggy.
    Me too. Didn't see the Commemorative Air Force tent either.
    Ron Barker
    Manitowoc, WI
    EAA# 784308
    Webmaster - EAA Chapter 383


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    Quote Originally Posted by BeagleOne View Post
    I'd like to see smoking banned completely on the grounds. The grounds aren't that wide and it's not that much of an inconvenience to go outside a gate to smoke. I saw several people smoking outside the designated zones,
    x2 and inconvenience or not, even a ban won't end smoking on the grounds.

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