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Old 07-10-2019, 06:54 AM
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As others have noted there are no special procedures in effect on Thursday, just normal tower operations. However... things can get pretty busy on that day with arrivals, and the tower controllers (these are not the Oshkosh all-stars, just the normal contract tower folks) can get overwhelmed. They are just not used to that volume of traffic.

I fly into OSH on a semi-regular basis throughout the year. It really isn't busy enough to warrant having a tower for the other 51 weeks. Were it not for EAA I suspect the tower would have been closed years ago.
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Old 07-10-2019, 07:37 AM
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NOTAM, what's a NOTAM? Don't you just pick what runway is closest to your preferred campsite, check Foreflight's airport-pattern advisor, and go charging in?

All kidding aside: if you want some idea of KOSH traffic prior to the big rush, LiveATC.net has a live feed from KOSH. There's also some archived audio from last year's craziness.

I've been listening during the day this week, please don't tell my boss, as a fun way to help build on the anticipation of OSH19.
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Old 07-10-2019, 08:46 AM
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NOTAM, what's a NOTAM? Don't you just pick what runway is closest to your preferred campsite, check Foreflight's airport-pattern advisor, and go charging in?

All kidding aside: if you want some idea of KOSH traffic prior to the big rush, LiveATC.net has a live feed from KOSH. There's also some archived audio from last year's craziness.

I've been listening during the day this week, please don't tell my boss, as a fun way to help build on the anticipation of OSH19.
Well that's basically what this guy tried to do. Everyone please don't be this guy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=no5YX71PT6o&t=50s
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Well that's basically what this guy tried to do. Everyone please don't be this guy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=no5YX71PT6o&t=50s
This has to be staged, a training session maybe?
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This has to be staged, a training session maybe?
I can't vouch for it's authenticity, but I believe it to be the real deal. The reason is while I haven't heard anything so bad, I have personally heard some pilot (and I use that term loosely) exchanges between the controllers at Fisk and with both OSH towers that were almost as bad, just shorter in duration. So yeah I believe it.
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This has to be staged, a training session maybe?
The lady that comes on at the 2:55 mark is from my home airport. She was one of the "chosen ones" for controllers at OSH for about eight years. 2017 was her last year there. She retired.
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Thanks Jeff

Should be there around noon weather permitting...

i'm not worry about the traffic for myself but more for my 2 flying partners who are not as used to high traffic loads as I am..

Either way it goes, we will have a properly briefed alternate course of action if the situation warrants it.

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