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Old 07-07-2016, 08:00 AM
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I never put stakes in vertically -- I put them in at a 45 degree angle so that the rope is perpendicular to the stake. Makes it lots harder to pull out.

I cringe when my neighbors have crappy tie downs, because they can put me at risk. Frankly, I'd welcome tie down enforcement rather than having a plane I can't fly home.

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Old 07-07-2016, 05:27 PM
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EAA just put out an update to the N40 camping situation which directly impacts the homebuilt camping area. You can see it here:

http://www.eaa.org/en/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/07-07-2016-aircraft-parking-update-north-40-project-no-problem-for-arriving-oshkosh-aircraft

The graphics shows the new, expanded area of HBC on the southwest corner of the existing HBC area. The areas labeled "GA Parking/ Camping" are for just that, overflow due to the construction in the N40. I've been promised that next year and beyond, that land will be available for homebuilt parking/ camping, which will give us room to grow for the foreseeable future. This is a good thing for HB, long term.
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Old 07-07-2016, 07:53 PM
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All good stuff Jeff, thank you!
Hope to be back next year.
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Old 07-07-2016, 08:05 PM
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I'm curious how they are going to get aircraft in and out of these two new GAC areas. Two gravel roads. At least they were gravel. The other option is through major pedestrian walk way and road well traveled by autos. It appears to be really awkward for any aircraft that want to go in and out during the week.
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Old 07-07-2016, 09:28 PM
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It will be awkward, no doubt, but it beats Fond du Lac. Part of the gravel road has been paved for taxi purposes, and the pedestrians will be re-routed since the area is no longer auto parking.
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Are the facilities in HBC (coffee and showers) going to be up back again?
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Are the facilities in HBC (coffee and showers) going to be up back again?
And from someone who will be camping there for the first time ever... where ARE the two most important things, showers and coffee?
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Old 07-08-2016, 06:12 AM
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Yes..to both. those who missed our updates & Improvements last year will be impressed with the new shower trailers & more. Coffee will be from 6-9 AM and preparedby our excellent staff of HBC volunteers. See you in 2 weeks. I will be departing winder in the wee hours of Tuesday the 12th for OSH to get things ready for all y'all.
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Old 07-08-2016, 06:17 AM
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Yes..to both. those who missed our updates & Improvements last year will be impressed with the new shower trailers & more. Coffee will be from 6-9 AM and preparedby our excellent staff of HBC volunteers. See you in 2 weeks. I will be departing winder in the wee hours of Tuesday the 12th for OSH to get things ready for all y'all.
Great news on the return of the showers! Are the men going to get more than one porcelain throne this year?
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Great news on the return of the showers! Are the men going to get more than one porcelain throne this year?
You will just have to be patient...
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