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
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!
Arrived home safe from Osh thread
...chime in if you feel like it.
Courtesy Gary Sobek's iPhone Thursday
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
Oshkosh 2016 - 34 Aircraft in
formation cockpit footage! 360 Camera
OSH News for VAF Advertisers and friends:
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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