Oshkosh 2020.

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The only commitment I made for the trip was buying a one week pass. I believe that the EAA are offering to roll that forward but haven't yet heard from them - they'll have a few more pressing things to do - but will follow up in a few days.

I would be nice if we could arrange to meet up next year. Any thoughts?

Andy :smile:

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Blackbird wrote:
Sun 03 May 2020, 9:31 am
...I would be nice if we could arrange to meet up next year. Any thoughts?

A great idea! From other posts on this thread, quite a few people (farnboroughbob, FlankerPhoto and PeteFenwick) were planning to go this year. You may know one another, so it may be easier for one of you to plan it. I'm happy to go along with whatever you blokes organise and I can offer advice to any first-timers who are attending.

The other matter for any 2021 Oshkosh attendees to consider is the Thunder Over Michigan airshow. It is sometimes scheduled for the w/e after Oshkosh and well worth attending. Last year's show featured about a dozen F-4U Corsairs!
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GeorgeP wrote:
Sun 03 May 2020, 12:05 pm
The other matter for any 2021 Oshkosh attendees to consider is the Thunder Over Michigan airshow. It is sometimes scheduled for the w/e after Oshkosh and well worth attending. Last year's show featured about a dozen F-4U Corsairs!
But only if I want a divorce :lol:

I think we can wait to try an organise a meet til a little nearer the time though!

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Blackbird wrote:
Sun 03 May 2020, 12:16 pm
But only if I want a divorce :lol:
Bribe her!
Blackbird wrote:
Sun 03 May 2020, 12:16 pm
I think we can wait to try an organise a meet til a little nearer the time though!
:up:

EDIT: 10th May 2020 I have just received notification from the U of W (Oshkosh) that our accommodation booking for 2020 has been rolled over to 2021. I look forward to meeting the UKAR members who plan to attend Oshkosh next year. About 440 sleeps to go...
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I am hoping to go in 2021 for the first time. Trouble is there is a bit of lack of income, combined with uncertainty on travel so may wait until Christmas before committing. Trouble then is accommodation, if they are rolling over this years bookings will there be any left by Christmas?

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Although we have rolled over our accommodation to 2021, we believe that there is only a 50% chance that we will go. Restrictions on overseas travel, availability of a vaccine, possible quarantine periods upon arrival ... etc. will be things that we consider.
farnboroughrob wrote:
Sun 17 May 2020, 12:22 pm
I am hoping to go in 2021 for the first time. Trouble is there is a bit of lack of income, combined with uncertainty on travel so may wait until Christmas before committing. Trouble then is accommodation, if they are rolling over this years bookings will there be any left by Christmas?
My recommendation would be to book a room (I presume that you're planning to stay at the uni dorms) when bookings open for next year. If you decide not to go, all you lose is one night's deposit. Check the university's website to determine when bookings for 2021 open. Good luck, I hope you make it.
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FWIW I've cancelled my plans to go this year and received the refund for my one week ticket quite promptly.

Hoping for next year!

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Blackbird wrote:
Fri 30 Apr 2021, 7:42 pm
FWIW I've cancelled my plans to go this year and received the refund for my one week ticket quite promptly.

Hoping for next year!

Andy
I received an email from the U of W (Oshkosh) who realised that some of their attendees (from O/S and the USA) may feel uncomfortable with/may not be permitted to travel to the USA. They offered either a refund or a rollover to 2022. I opted for the rollover to 2022. Might see you there, Andy; look for an Aussie with a big hat and way too much photo gear. :wink: :smile:
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GeorgeP wrote:
Sat 01 May 2021, 3:17 am
Blackbird wrote:
Fri 30 Apr 2021, 7:42 pm
FWIW I've cancelled my plans to go this year and received the refund for my one week ticket quite promptly.

Hoping for next year!

Andy
I received an email from the U of W (Oshkosh) who realised that some of their attendees (from O/S and the USA) may feel uncomfortable with/may not be permitted to travel to the USA. They offered either a refund or a rollover to 2022. I opted for the rollover to 2022. Might see you there, Andy; look for an Aussie with a big hat and way too much photo gear. :wink: :smile:
I will truly look forward to that George.

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For all of us who couldn’t make it this year, speaking to my friends at the show for the last week it was one of the best. I don’t have totals yet but for the warbirds fightertown this year it had 1 Spitfire, 1 Hurricane, 3 P40s , 1 P38, a couple of Wildcats, 4 Corsairs and 18 P51s of which 3 were first timers. Here’s hoping next year the gates are open for international travel.

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The downside to giving punters such great access the the aircraft:

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SkyDave wrote:
Sun 01 Aug 2021, 3:56 pm
For all of us who couldn’t make it this year, speaking to my friends at the show for the last week it was one of the best. I don’t have totals yet but for the warbirds fightertown this year it had 1 Spitfire, 1 Hurricane, 3 P40s , 1 P38, a couple of Wildcats, 4 Corsairs and 18 P51s of which 3 were first timers. Here’s hoping next year the gates are open for international travel.
There were 5 Corsairs in total, I think one didn’t arrive until later.

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Shame about the Ercoupe, an expensive little accident. Have watched lots of the live feeds and am really impressed with what I see. The sight of 30ish T-34's and the same numbers of T-6's was amazing on the webcams. I am not massivley into homebuilts and will probably spend the flying display around the exhibition and warbirds hoping it is quiet for photos then.
Planning to fly out on Friday 22nd July 2022 to Chicago, then drive up Saturday and do the museum. Will stay at the university campus until Saturday then south to Milwaukee and Chicago to do some serious airliner number crunching.

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Sounds like a great plan. I've been researching AirBandB as alternative to the University - maybe nice to "meet the neighbours", have a BBQ in the back hard etc
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pbeardmore wrote:
Mon 02 Aug 2021, 1:09 pm
Sounds like a great plan. I've been researching AirBandB as alternative to the University - maybe nice to "meet the neighbours", have a BBQ in the back hard etc
I did look at them and they seemed very expensive. I like the idea of parking the hire car on the Saturday at the university and not need it again for a week. I always end up driving so the shuttle means have a beer in the afternoon and chill out. I am expecting to pretty much be at the airport from the first shuttle bus in to the last one out so would like to do this hassle free as possible.

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pbeardmore wrote:
Mon 02 Aug 2021, 10:57 am
The downside to giving punters such great access the the aircraft:

That some damage for a person to affect? Swiped by a golf buffy r such maybe?
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Plus the Fagen Fighters Grumman Hellcat which won Grand Champion restoration and a Bearcat. Plus several B-25s, C-47s, Skyraider, Dauntless and the many T6/Harvards.

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There are plenty of folk around Oshkosh willing to give up their houses for the week of the show. The Oshkosh Tourism Centre has a list. If you know each other and can co-ordinate , why not club together and get a house. Alternatively, one of the cheap ways is to buy a tent and camp out at Camp Scholler. OK keep the car handy near by for your gear dry and raiding Walmart but many people do this. Personally , next year I'm doing a road trip then staying in an RV next year and camping on site at Warbirds so I'm up and ready for the Mustangs at 6am.

Next year will be my 13th year so if anyone wants any info please just let me know.

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pylon8 wrote:
Sun 08 Aug 2021, 7:07 pm
There are plenty of folk around Oshkosh willing to give up their houses for the week of the show. The Oshkosh Tourism Centre has a list. If you know each other and can co-ordinate , why not club together and get a house. Alternatively, one of the cheap ways is to buy a tent and camp out at Camp Scholler. OK keep the car handy near by for your gear dry and raiding Walmart but many people do this. Personally , next year I'm doing a road trip then staying in an RV next year and camping on site at Warbirds so I'm up and ready for the Mustangs at 6am.

Next year will be my 13th year so if anyone wants any info please just let me know.
I can highly recommend camping at Scholler - everything is right on your doorstep.