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Old 07-31-2015, 01:30 PM
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Default Oshkosh Ripon Arrival Video (3 Tries)


Another year at Oshkosh has come and gone. Thanks to everyone for making it another great show this year. I had lots of fun chatting plane side, and I may have had one or two beers at the RV Social on Monday afternoon -

My approach in from Ripon was a bit interesting this year. I got bounced back to Ripon twice. The first attempt was all the way in to downwind on 27, when the B-52 landing closed the airport for 10 minutes. I was bounced back to Fisk and then Ripon. My second attempt only made it to Fisk. Just after my third wing rock, a flight of 4 Kitfox was turned into my flight path. I edited out the swearing from my video as I dove under them, then ATC saw what was happening and started spinning me out of line, eventually just sending me back to Ripon for a second time. On my third attempt, fourth wing rock, it was smooth flying the rest of the way in. The only issue being downwind getting strung out over the water on 27 for arriving IFR traffic from the East.

Side Note: my hobbs passed 300 hours on the trip home.

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I had a BIG tail wind on the trip East ( not so much going home ). 120 IAS knots, 13,500 Altitude (Oxygen), 218 MPH ground speed.

A few scenic shots after passing by Moab, UT. Spent the night after landing at Canyonlands airport (KCNY)

Peter McCoy
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First Flight: April 2013
Hobbs: 400 hours after Oshkosh 2017

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Old 07-31-2015, 01:45 PM
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Man, that is too much experience on the Osh arrival!

You did well remaining calm and collected!
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Old 07-31-2015, 02:00 PM
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Default Nice

That is a great vid.... Just shows all the things that can complicate it. Well done.
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Old 07-31-2015, 02:06 PM
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Great video Peter! Thanks for posting. Great job flying as well!
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Old 07-31-2015, 02:08 PM
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Thumbs up Nice job!

You showed a lot of patience (well perhaps some of it was editted ) with all of the unexpected changes.

One thing I noted is that there were a few times when the controller asked you to talk. It's obvious that it is a challenge to many pilots to NOT talk on the VFR arrival, except on the rare occasion when they ask you to. You flew a very professional arrival, well, two very professional attempts and one very professional arrival.

This video should be very educational with the emphasis on what might happen. It's important to know the published arrival procedure, but it's also important to be prepared for the unexpected changes that might arise.

Thank you for sharing with us.
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Old 07-31-2015, 02:15 PM
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As a newer low-time pilot your video shows me what I might expect should I decide to fly to Oshkosh.

You provided an excellent example. Great video! I appreciate you taking the time to post.

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Old 07-31-2015, 02:40 PM
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Default Wow.

With all that "back and forth" you deserved your choice of spot in the HBC! Nice work keeping your cool.
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Old 07-31-2015, 05:26 PM
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Nice video.

I would say FREE spotted cow for at least 2 days
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Old 07-31-2015, 05:30 PM
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Crikey! I've done the FISK approach many times, and never had that happen.

We've been put in the Green and Rush Lake holds a few times, but nothing like what happened to you. To you rookies watching this video and thinking "Man, I'm never flying into OSH!", please note that this experience is very atypical.

The norm is a very easy, piece of cake approach.
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Old 07-31-2015, 06:04 PM
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Wondering if you would let me know what route you flew, stops you made, etc to Oshkosh? I live in Hemet and have dreamingly planned out the flight from here to OSH a couple times, but would love to hear what you did and how you broke it up, since you've done it a couple times now.....and any tips or suggestions.

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