I'm an RV disciple from the bottom of the Pacific. I fly my RV-6 anytime I can and love every moment of it. My RV and me have even flown across the Tasman to Australia!
This year a mate of mine (who fly's a Tecnam
) have decided to do the pilgrimage to Oshkosh with our wives. Sadly we're not likely to find an RV with 4 seats that has the payload of a Cessna 182 so we've settled on flying a C182 into Oshkosh.
We're landing in Houston and plan to tour Houston, New Orleans and Memphis by car before collecting a C182 somewhere in Texas, Louisiana Arkansas or Mississippi and taking a week to get to Oshkosh and a week to get back. Most flight schools seem to want their aircraft to fly about 3hrs/day but we're not likely to get much beyond 1.5 - 2hrs/day on account of the aircraft being parked at Oshkosh for 5 days.
Ideally we're looking for a private owner who may be prepared to rent their aircraft to us after we're appropriately checked out by an instructor they trust. If you know someone on your airfield with a C182 who might be prepared to rent their aircraft to us I'd be grateful for their contact details.
I have 1350hrs total time, incl 500hrs in my RV-6 and 110hrs in a C182.