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Old 06-01-2012, 04:09 PM
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Default Homebuilders at Oshkosh

I did get confirmed today that the 12-1 hour on EAA Radio during Oshkosh will be homebuilder specific. I'm hosting the show. As such, I'm always looking for people who fit the bill. Ideally, I'm looking for people/stories that aren't already getting attention. Maybe it's the guy who took 20 years to build a plane. Or the person who's a test pilot. Or the person who does something really interesting for a living and builds the plane on the side.

Anyway, this is one of the "put up or shut up" moments for those of us who want more homebuild/experiment chatter during the week.
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Old 06-01-2012, 04:57 PM
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Default VAF Make a Wish

Bob,

How about a short story over the airwaves about the VAF Make a Wish mission to get Alex and his Dad to OSH? I think it's a great example of the goodwill (and power) of the homebuilder community. It also would be a really cool experience for them.

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Old 06-01-2012, 05:43 PM
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Great idea. I'll do it!
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Default great idea

I think that is a great story - VAF members and some venders help a dream come true. I would listen!
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:00 PM
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How about a story about a guy in MN who wanted to give up on his project a few times (ok, a bunch of times) yet perservered, stuck to it, and recently completed his plane - even with the tough stuff life kept throwing his way!?!?

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Old 06-01-2012, 06:11 PM
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Yes, a story about Bob The airplane builder
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:15 PM
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Another vote for Bob- THE AIRPLANE BUILDER!
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:54 PM
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Bob, what do you mean you're not coming to Oshkosh?!? You have to come! It won't be the same without you!

(Oh wait, never mind. Glad you're coming!)

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Old 06-01-2012, 06:57 PM
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Default Don't forget the girls... :)

The best tool for any airplane builder is a supportive wife. One who keeps you motivated, supports you blowing cash, and encourages you to press on when you are losing motivation.
  • They'd make a good interview.
The second best tool for any airplane builder is no wife!
  • But you can't interview a wife that doesn't exist.
The absolute worst tool for an airplane builder is an unsupportive wife.
  • But you won't find an unsupportive wife within 200 miles of Oshkosh in late July.
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How about a story about a guy in MN who wanted to give up on his project a few times (ok, a bunch of times) yet perservered, stuck to it, and recently completed his plane - even with the tough stuff life kept throwing his way!?!?
++10000

Bob--you gotta somehow do your own story. Actually I get a little tired of hearing about the ex-military, former astronaut, PhD mechanical engineer who built his sixth RV and has a full dedicated workshop on the airport next to his mansion. In other words I really like hearing about Joe Average who isn't some wealthy stud but nevertheless is building his plane. I can relate to Joe Average and I can relate some to your story...what very little I've heard.
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