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Old 09-06-2021, 01:46 PM
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Question Oshkosh 2022

Iím over the pond in that there Scotlandia , currently booking leave for my first Oshkosh next year in 2022. Now I can either arrive at the beginning of the week or before 23/24th but would have to leave mid week around Thursday to be back on shift by Sunday. Or arrive at Osh mid week and stay till the end.

My question is what period of the week is favoured by most ?

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Old 09-06-2021, 01:53 PM
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If I wasn't flying in I would arrive mid-week and stay to the end.
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Old 09-06-2021, 01:55 PM
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The vast majority of homebuilders are there from the first weekend until mid-week, so if community is what you want….early is better.

Homebuilt parking gets pretty deserted by the final weekend.
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Old 09-06-2021, 02:34 PM
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Thanks weíll be driving in probably an RV
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Old 09-06-2021, 02:45 PM
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I'd arrive early before all vendors and presenters are worn out. For many years I've been arriving early and leaving on Thursday.

The only caveat is if you arrive in an RV after about the Friday before, you may have less choice in getting a nicer camp site. In that case, you may be better arriving on Thursday and taking the sites people like me leave. In either case, you might consider a bike to get up to the site unless you are willing to wait on the bus schedule.
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One thing I noticed this year (first time staying the whole week) was that airshows got significantly better starting at about midweek. This of course is opinion and I generally love watching modern fighters more than anything so take it as you may. Of course this doesn't matter if you aren't the airshow type either.
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As Paul mentioned, most of the RVíers arrive the weekend before and depart mid-week. It really depends on your goals and objectives for attending. Unfortunately, the forum schedule is only posted a week or two before the show starts.
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Old 09-06-2021, 07:13 PM
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One thing I noticed this year (first time staying the whole week) was that airshows got significantly better starting at about midweek. This of course is opinion and I generally love watching modern fighters more than anything so take it as you may. Of course this doesn't matter if you aren't the airshow type either.
Thatís really the way its designed. The first part of the week, its a mega-gigantic aviator social event/fly-in, and the end of the week, its an airshow for the general public. So the shows build up all week long.
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Thatís really the way its designed. The first part of the week, its a mega-gigantic aviator social event/fly-in, and the end of the week, its an airshow for the general public. So the shows build up all week long.
This explains a lot.
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Sounds like either way you'll be there for the Wed Night airshow, which is usually good to see.

Monday has a band in the evening, some have been, shall we say, better than others. Not sure if the evening entertainment is high on your list.

People start leaving Thursday, so if smaller crowds appeal to you, that's the way to go.

I've been 3 times. I arrive Sunday and leave Saturday.
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