Oshkosh 2019.

Oshkosh 2019.

Postby GeorgeP on Wed 09 Jan 2019, 6:42 am

Happy new year, everyone.

I will be in NY in the weeks leading up to this airshow and convention, so I have decided to extend my stay and attend for the entire week. Is anyone from this forum planning to attend? The Twin Mustang has probably flown by now and may be a participant. It's also a significant commemoration of D-Day in 2019 so, whether or not they participated, there's a chance that a few warbird types that I have not seen on my previous two visits may attend. I'm thinking P-47, P-39, P-63 and, perhaps, some enemy aircraft. The DC-3/C-47 may also be there in greater numbers than previous years. I hope to hear that other forum members may be thinking of making the pilgrimage and would be interested in others' "wish lists".

The EAA has begun to publicise some of the participants here: https://www.eaa.org/en/airventure
Cheers,

George

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Re: Oshkosh 2019.

Postby PeteFenwick on Wed 09 Jan 2019, 4:24 pm

I am planning to attend all 7 days (and the arrival weekend). After my 2016 visit travelling over an hour each way (from Green Bay) meant I missed the sunrise/sunset pics. I have booked the basic UWE accommodation and at least will be able to ditch the car.

Hoping for some great warbirds and just wall to wall aviation.

Happy New Year to All

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Re: Oshkosh 2019.

Postby verreli on Wed 09 Jan 2019, 6:44 pm

Another significant anniversary is 50 years since the Apollo 11 moon landing which was in July 1969. May get to see a few astronauts.
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Re: Oshkosh 2019.

Postby AlexC on Thu 24 Jan 2019, 5:06 pm

I was there 2009 through to 2013. Thinking of one final trip this year.
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Re: Oshkosh 2019.

Postby SkyDave on Sat 26 Jan 2019, 7:13 pm

I'm Line Crew at Oshkosh and wouldn't miss it, if you need any hints or tips Pm me

Regards

Dave
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Re: Oshkosh 2019.

Postby GeorgeP on Sat 26 Jan 2019, 11:34 pm

SkyDave wrote:...if you need any hints or tips Pm me

Regards

Dave
Thanks for the offer, Dave. :up: It will be my third visit, so my mate and I are reasonably familiar with the place. I hope to attend at least two more.
Cheers,

George

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Re: Oshkosh 2019.

Postby SkyDave on Sun 27 Jan 2019, 4:38 pm

No problems, mate! Stop by the P-51 ramp and say "Hello" if you have the time!

Cheers

Dave
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Re: Oshkosh 2019.

Postby AlexC on Sun 27 Jan 2019, 7:25 pm

SkyDave wrote:I'm Line Crew at Oshkosh and wouldn't miss it, if you need any hints or tips Pm me


So you're one of those bods running around on scooters?
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Re: Oshkosh 2019.

Postby SkyDave on Sun 27 Jan 2019, 9:18 pm

No , my Lead does, I have access on request for the Golf Cart :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Oshkosh 2019.

Postby GeorgeP on Mon 28 Jan 2019, 12:46 am

SkyDave wrote:No problems, mate! Stop by the P-51 ramp and say "Hello" if you have the time!
Cheers
Dave

The warbird area in general and the P-51 in particular is our first port of call every morning. I'll definitely look for a bloke named Dave who's not riding a scooter.
Cheers,

George

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Re: Oshkosh 2019.

Postby AlexC on Mon 28 Jan 2019, 9:49 am

I have to say that AirVenture is remarkably well run, the only mishap that I'm aware of happening during the five years that I was there was an F-16 that run out of runway for some reason.

One if the other remarkable things about AirVenture is that there is no actual barrier on the crowd line to the runway, just a faint line on the ground which everyone respects, although if a foot should cross the barrier one of the scooter guys soon puts you in your place. Also, if you put what is known as a 'lawn chair' on the barrier and then wander off during the flying display, as soon as one of the scooter guys spots it will be removed and placed at the rear of the spectators.
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Re: Oshkosh 2019.

Postby GeorgeP on Mon 28 Jan 2019, 10:12 am

AlexC wrote:I have to say that AirVenture is remarkably well run...
+1
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