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Capt_Pepper
04-24-2004, 03:50 PM
Greetings All,

I was just reading a thread by Gibbage talking about some vintage aircraft that flew over his house, and it made me think about the EAA show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

I'm sure many of you are well aware of this event, but perhaps many others are not. With that in mind, I thought I'd post the link for this year's show. Since it's almost May and the show is in mid summer (usually the last week of July), it's not really too soon to plan for it if you can attend.

If you've never been to this event, it's an absolute MUST SEE for any aircraft lover, and especially for vintage warbirds. It usually goes on for a week, with daily viewing of all aircraft, airshows, plane rides, etc....way too much to list here. Personally, I'll never forget the WWII warbird airshow 2 years ago...dozens and dozens of them, all types, flying overhead in formation....several times over....a true once-in-a-lifetime memory.

FYI, most of the photos currently posted on the link are from 2003, which sadly, was not a great year to attend because there was record rain fall the entire week, i.e. fewer planes were able to get there, so fewer than normal shown. In a typical year, however, it can't be beat: P-39's, P51's, F-4U's, Jugs, B-24's B25's, B17's, Spits, and on and on.....

To me, the thing that makes this show so different is that you can actually go up to (almost) all the planes, look inside, talk to the pilots...not simply see them from a distance in a roped-off area. Lastly, it's also very affordable and most things are included in the daily admission fee.

Anyway, here's the main link and below it, the event link, along with the warbirds link. Since there's so much to it, I suggest digging around a bit to get the full idea of what it's all about.

http://www.eaa.org/

http://www.airventure.org/

http://www.warbirds-eaa.org/who/pictures.html

I'm sure there's other shows and events that are special too. Anyone care to post them as well?

[This message was edited by Capt_Pepper on Sat April 24 2004 at 03:01 PM.]

Capt_Pepper
04-24-2004, 03:50 PM
Greetings All,

I was just reading a thread by Gibbage talking about some vintage aircraft that flew over his house, and it made me think about the EAA show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

I'm sure many of you are well aware of this event, but perhaps many others are not. With that in mind, I thought I'd post the link for this year's show. Since it's almost May and the show is in mid summer (usually the last week of July), it's not really too soon to plan for it if you can attend.

If you've never been to this event, it's an absolute MUST SEE for any aircraft lover, and especially for vintage warbirds. It usually goes on for a week, with daily viewing of all aircraft, airshows, plane rides, etc....way too much to list here. Personally, I'll never forget the WWII warbird airshow 2 years ago...dozens and dozens of them, all types, flying overhead in formation....several times over....a true once-in-a-lifetime memory.

FYI, most of the photos currently posted on the link are from 2003, which sadly, was not a great year to attend because there was record rain fall the entire week, i.e. fewer planes were able to get there, so fewer than normal shown. In a typical year, however, it can't be beat: P-39's, P51's, F-4U's, Jugs, B-24's B25's, B17's, Spits, and on and on.....

To me, the thing that makes this show so different is that you can actually go up to (almost) all the planes, look inside, talk to the pilots...not simply see them from a distance in a roped-off area. Lastly, it's also very affordable and most things are included in the daily admission fee.

Anyway, here's the main link and below it, the event link, along with the warbirds link. Since there's so much to it, I suggest digging around a bit to get the full idea of what it's all about.

http://www.eaa.org/

http://www.airventure.org/

http://www.warbirds-eaa.org/who/pictures.html

I'm sure there's other shows and events that are special too. Anyone care to post them as well?

[This message was edited by Capt_Pepper on Sat April 24 2004 at 03:01 PM.]

porcupine1
04-25-2004, 03:01 AM
oHH thats a fun one. Where do you live? in wisconsin. I personaly live in Oshkosh, WI. about 1/4 of a mile directly north of their north south runway. every other morning i am woken up by the C-130s doing touch and goes! ive been going to the flyin for years now.

LW_lcarp
04-25-2004, 08:01 AM
Live about an hour away from Oshkosh been there the last 2 years and will be there again this year

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