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July 29, 2016.   Issue No. 4,169.
  Looking forward to some of the OSH'16 photo albums coming online over the next week or so as things settle back to 'normal'.  Those are always pretty good.  Wishing you and yours a happy, safe and RV-filled weekend!

Pic from Av8torTom's Son ...OSH museum

Where it started...


Osh'16 ...catmandu write-up

World's Greatest Aviation Celebration®.  Airventure.  Better Than Sex (No).

For years, as so many have, I said, “I should go to Oshkosh.” I read the tales of joy, the tales of woe, the tales of arrival and departure terror, friends met, friends lost.

This year, prodded by the 30th Anniversary of the RV-6, was my year, finally, but almost whimsically. We came home from the “big family summer vacation” last Friday, and then I was able to recover from all things that pile up during vacation, and flew my purchased RV-6A to KOSH and stayed in Home Built Camping for three nights.

The arrival Sunday around lunch time, thanks to a low overcast, was a non event: I did not see a soul between the Chicago lakefront and the downwind to runway 27. The departure today, ahead of the rain, well, that was fun!  continue


Arrived home safe from Osh thread

...chime in if you feel like it.


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Alaska 2016 Second Coming! ...Vlad

Two years have passed quickly since my first encounter with The Last Frontier in 2014. Time for another trip counteracting Caribbean Rosie. I decided to shift the visit to August. The weather of July 2014 was not favorable and I was not able to reach some destinations I originally planned. The difference between the last trip and this one is absolute flexibility. There will be no rigid schedule no deadlines and no established routes. The only planned stop is the base of CanAlaska Squadron in Vernon, BC. I want to pick some brains of fine Canadian folks who just returned from their epic trip.

We are two Vans RV aircrafts and two solo pilots. Aircraft #1 is newer, faster, with bells and whistles piloted by a good friend of mine Chip Diggins. He will also be a recovery ship in case my old bird hiccups. He will start moving from Boston area one day later then me. He will catch on me somewhere in Montana and we cross Canadian border as a flight of two. Chip is well trained and was asking me more then a year to join a trip of a lifetime. You are in buddy!  continue


Oshkosh 2016 - 34 Aircraft in formation cockpit footage! 360 Camera


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Dynon Intercom Dimensions ...Dave Bernard

Just a heads-up before you cut your panel!  The actual dimensions of the Dynon Intercom that I received were different than listed on the Dynon support documents and the actual template that came with the unit.......

.........After a couple hours of swearing and brainstorming, I made a fix with a spacer and backing plate for the nut plates, it all came out looking fine after all.


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VAF Calendar ...upcoming Events for the Next 60 Day(s)
07-28-2016: OSH
07-29-2016: OSH
07-30-2016: OSH
07-31-2016: OSH
08-12-2016: Independence Fly-In & Van's Homecoming, Sparta Michigan 4th Annual flyin and breakfast
08-13-2016: Independence Fly-In & Van's Homecoming, Sparta Michigan 4th Annual flyin and breakfast
08-14-2016: Independence Fly-In & Van's Homecoming
08-15-2016: Independence Fly-In & Van's Homecoming
09-03-2016: Mauston New Lisbon Fly-in.

09-17-2016: Belfast Maine Lobster 2nd Annual Fly-in

Mothership News

Fly52F.org News..where theVanCave lives.
The 'Hyde Restrictions' no longer exist.  New runway soon.  (more info)
• Runway Construction Committee evaluating civil engineering finalists
Why I voted 'YES'  dr

Phase I of new 52F runway begins....


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