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Old 06-12-2019, 10:24 AM
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Default OSH Event: 40 Years of the RV-4 at AirVenture!

Hi all so here?s a little update on Oshkosh 2019 and the RV-4 celebration. I had a conference call with Greg Hughes from Vans and Charlie Becker from EAA and the following is the cliff notes recap:

Below is a map of the homebuilt parking and camping area. The area boxed in Red will be our reserved RV-4 only parking. From what I?m told, everyone parking in HBP flying a -4 will be escorted to that red boxed area just east of the forums. It will be reserved for RV-4's Only all week as many rows as necessary.

The Blue box is the area set aside for us to group camp for those who plan on camping. I?m excited for that. Although we wouldn?t be next to our planes, we will have a sweet camp group setup where we all can gather.

Charlie has told me that although the EAA supports group anniversary celebrations like this, we will be the ones to organize and make the events happen. I have volunteered to step up to the plate here. Please feel free to give me feed back in the comments below or send me a message on facebook. Looking forward to getting everyone together and I will need as much help as I can get especially regarding the RV-4 40th lunch!

Below is a brief list of the Vans RV-4 40th celebration get-together ideas and activities that I think would be fun (of course all vans people are invited) Please note that the most exclusive RV-4 40th event will be the Tuesday Luncheon:

7/21/19 - Sunday evening: FOURTH Annual HBC Beer Tasting
When: 5pm
Where: HBC Camping Pavilion (Light Blue box)

7/22/19 - Monday evening: RV Social
When: "When the airshow ends" - the keg runs dry
Where: 1366 WEST WAUKAU AVENUE (area near the Orange box)
all info can be found in another thread here:

7/23/19 - Tuesday Lunch: RV-4 Pilots 40th Anniversary Lunch
(This one is the important one for the RV-4 Pilots and builders celebrating the 40th anniversary of the RV-4)
When: 11:30am-whenever
Where: HBC Pavillion (area just to the left of the camping area in the Light Blue box in the picture)
What: Burgers and Dogs will be served and drinks and chips. I will need help from anyone with a vehicle at the show that can help me make a food run to target or sam's club. I will be purchasing supplies and looking for some people to help man the grill so that I can socialize a little as well. Please bring a few bucks to throw into the jar because currently I am the one footing the bill for this luncheon. I am planning on this being the main 40th Anniversary RV-4 meet up of pilots so there will most likely be a picture taken by the EAA. Feel free to bring some beer to share.

7/23/19 - Tuesday evening: Vans Aircraft Banquet
When: After the airshow
Where: TBD Tickets will be available on Vans Aircraft website soon.

7/24/19 - Wednesday Morning: Group RV-4 40th Anniversary picture at the Homebuilt Coffee and Doughnuts event.
When: 8am-ish
Where: Homebuilt Headquarters (near the Purple box)

7/24/19 - Wednesday Afternoon: Gallagher Insurance Luncheon and Party
When: 12-1pm-ish
Where: 1366 WEST WAUKAU AVENUE (area near Orange box)
What: Social beer gathering and food sponsored by Gallagher Insurance Co.

7/24/19 - Wendnesday Evening: Corn Roast
When: 5-6pm after the airshow
Where: Homebuilt camping pavillion (Light Blue box)

There will also be more to come as we get closer including Vans forums and Homebuilt Review with Q+A sessions in the area boxed in Purple

Last note is RV-4 40th Anniversary tee shirts:
please register at the link below if you have not already. please be sure to include your shirt size in that link so that we will have the correct number of shirt sizes.

I?m posting my personal cell number below and will certainly need help especially with the RV-4 40th luncheon. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to call or text and I?ll do my best to answer them. 570-406-4868.

Looking forward to seeing everyone!

- Devin Albrecht
Williamsport, PA

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Old 06-12-2019, 11:42 AM
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Thanks Devin for posting the details ! Wx permitting, I'm hoping to arrive Sun or Mon and stay until Wed. I do wish we could be closer to our planes, as I have always camped next to what I flew in. Kind of partial to being near my plane! At least everyone will be in the same area though. I may be 2 ship with a friend in a Lindy winning F1 Rocket, and will have to see where he can be put/camp. I'm really looking forward to this event!
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Old 06-12-2019, 07:21 PM
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This is going to be absolutely wicked!! I could not have picked a better year for my first trip to OSH. I'm really excited!! And, I'm racing, too!! WooHoo!!!
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Old 06-17-2019, 10:06 AM
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Thanks Devin for heading this up!
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Old 06-17-2019, 12:51 PM
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Question RV-4 40th Anniversary

Hi Devin

Reference: The 40th Anniversary T-Shirts

I did registed already but I'm not sure if I put in a preference for my T-Shirts and I sure would like one or more of those..

Is there a way I can check if I did put in a preference or do I need to register again??


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Old 06-21-2019, 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Nived17 View Post

7/24/19 - Wednesday Afternoon: Gallagher Insurance Luncheon and Party
When: 12-1pm-ish
Where: 1366 WEST WAUKAU AVENUE (area near Orange box)
What: Social beer gathering and food sponsored by Gallagher Insurance Co.
We can't wait to see our current clients and any guests they may bring. We just wanted to update the post a bit. We are hosting a happy hour event from 3-6 with snacks, beer, soda and water. We just didn?t want a lot of people to show up hungry at lunch time and no one be there. See you soon! 
*This is an informative post to help educate and explain different aspects of the insurance field.

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Old 06-21-2019, 04:42 PM
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Default rv4 40th

Hi Devin,
Left a phone message re: helping with Tuesday Luncheon. Expert burger flipper and dog turner here. Also driving in from Madison WI on Tuesday morning. Gordons Food Service is close by our home. Could pick up supplies if need be.
Thx for putting this together.
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