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Old 08-27-2016, 06:00 PM
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Oshkosh is never closed to homebuilts . Unbelievably great trip write up by the way.

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Old 08-27-2016, 06:30 PM
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Never say never. As I understand it, this was the first year they considered HB full. However, I thought there was still room in the corners.
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Old 08-27-2016, 07:51 PM
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I believe there was some correspondence of some sort from Jerry that "we WILL find a place for you in HBC" when the reservation thing got thrown out there.

I know that my partner flying there in our Vintage aircraft declared he did in fact have a reservation (at my suggestion: "what's the worst that could happen, they tell you to take off?") after the 'reservation only' broadcast and did indeed find a place to park in Vintage Camping.

Just for future reference.

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Old 08-27-2016, 09:54 PM
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Not to drift, but Osh will never turn a HB away. Even if that means they have to evict a spam can to make room.
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Old 08-29-2016, 12:43 PM
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WONDERFUL Blog of your trip! I have noticed that most pilot/airport folks are generous and friendly. I plan to do something similar one of these summers. I plan to start on a smaller scale. Just a two week trip around my home state of Michigan and the U.P.

The only thing that frightens me is how many times your wrote "I was the only soul at the airport" Makes me wonder what GA will be like in 10 years.


I have seen our own airport activity steadily decrease year after year.

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Old 08-30-2016, 06:56 AM
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That is when all the fun began.
Nice cliffhanger...can't wait to hear the next episode!
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Old 08-30-2016, 08:20 AM
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Well, doesn't it just figure that when you finally drop into an unfriendly, unwelcoming, rude place, it's Minnesota, the home of "Minnesota Nice." Cripes.

There's nothing in the AFS about needing to call. It notes fuel is available 24 hours a day. And that the FBO opens at 8am. The airport is owned by the state of Minnesota.

I feel like organizing a massive unannounced fly-in to 48Y to protect our right to fly there without bowing to these people.

I'm sorry you had such a rude introduction to my state. It's cold up here sometimes. And the weather is often chilly, too.
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I feel like organizing a massive unannounced fly-in to 48Y to protect our right to fly there without bowing to these people.
Chuckle... I'd sign up for that one.
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Old 08-30-2016, 09:31 AM
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Imagine joining ICE with visions of fighting terrorism at the hot spot borders of our great nation...then being sent to an isolated spot on a two lane road to Canada, probably for being a jerk.
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Old 08-30-2016, 09:52 AM
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He's stuck in Roseau and isn't even a hockey fan. It's gotta be tough.
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