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Old 07-17-2019, 10:44 AM
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(Sorry about the large size... I reduced them enough to display ok on my computer without having to scroll. Hope it worked for everyone else.)
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Old 07-17-2019, 10:47 AM
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Thanks again for the surprise arrival; it made a good day a whole lot better. Had a great time. Special thanks to Miles for hosting the event.
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Old 07-17-2019, 03:10 PM
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Wonderful story and pics. Enjoy the rest of your trip!!
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Old 07-20-2019, 01:44 AM
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From Kalamazoo I flew to Michigan City KMGC for some patterns. So easy here, no landing fees and not showing up to show the documents, just leave and head for the next destination, Naper LL10. Here I was invited by Paddy (see post #6). Jim let me use his hangar and tools for a 100h inspection. I did not expect to fly that much but now I´m ready for my final destination Oshkosh - and home! He also invited me to stay in his house and he and his wife provided everything for me to keep going these days - thanks Jim. He is planning a trip over the Atlantic very soon so I could tell some of my experience I made so far. Thursday evening we flew together around Chicago city in his RV-10 and I was very impressed how this thing flies. Very quiet and of course a little heavier on the controls than my RV-8, but so also a better IFR plattform.
Then on Friday morning I made "My Flight to Oshkosh". What a great feeling to come this long way and land the plane I built in Oshkosh. I was immediately greeted by my neighbors and felt just right.
Late in the evening storms were active northwest of Oshkosh and moving in. Fortunately they throw most of the bad things out before reaching the field so nothing bad happened.


Jim and me


Chicago Thursday evening


Left base Rwy 36L at Oshkosh


Landed


Foreflight screenshot Friday night, weather approaching Oshkosh
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Old 07-20-2019, 07:28 AM
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"Welcome to Oshkosh!"... that's just coolest thing to hear from the controllers the first time landing your homebuilt at the Big Show...
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Old 07-23-2019, 11:19 PM
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Now the weather cleared up and the temperatures came down for the show. I met many friends and made new ones. But I didn´t have much time to walk around. Yesterday evening Tobias from Germany showed up and said we will fly a formation in the morning for breakfast to some place nearby. I was hesitant because I´m not proficient in formation flying and was afraid loosing my parking spot. Anyhow we met at 6 am in the morning and briefed the flight and I got an expert in the back seat and was good with it. The flight was great, the breakfast in Madison was good and I learned something again. But believe me, during the flight I only saw this plane beside me and two runways just prior landing - Madison and Oshkosh. I need more training and will then probably see a little more around me.
In the evening I was invited to the Vans banquet and met many builders and the Vans crew I already met three weeks ago. We all agreed that we are building and flying the greatest kitplanes!
And now unfortunately I have to think about my return flight and just checked the weather forecast for Canada and Greenland and believe that leaving on Thursday morning is best, will make a final decision tomorrow and keep you updated.






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Old 07-24-2019, 08:12 AM
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I bet you will be sad to leave, but what a great trip and fantastic memories. Best of luck for the journey home and thanks for sharing with us!
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Old 07-24-2019, 10:07 AM
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Hermann, say hi to my California buddy (and Karen’s favorite substitute teacher) Paul Rosales (N628PV)!
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Old 07-24-2019, 03:49 PM
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Hermann, say hi to my California buddy (and Karen?s favorite substitute teacher) Paul Rosales (N628PV)!
Rosie is not at AirVenure 2019 but his airplane is. At 4,500 hours, the airplane knows it?s way with a great Swissair pilot Tobias.
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Old 07-25-2019, 02:49 AM
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I'll be arriving Thursday morning; I'll see if I can find your plane before you leave. If not, I'll mail your thumb drive photos Friday. Fly safe...
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RV-8 #83507 - registered; final assembly continues; engine remounted.
Builder websites:
http://goatflieg.blogspot.com/
http://www.mykitlog.com/goatflieg/
YouTube Channel:
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