Monday, August 12, 2013

Slick does it again

I'm not sure I'm ever going to get around to writing up my Oshkosh trip report; on the whole, my experience wasn't much different than others, other than I flew into the dogfight orderly flow at Ripon for the first time.

So maybe we'll just do what we've done in previous years, and let Slick Hutto put the exclamation point on Oshkosh. Because he's done it again.



Update: And now, the "10 minutes of AirVenture" series begins:

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The ballooner

One of the neat moments I had at Oshkosh this year was meeting Noah Forden of Rhode Island. As it so happened, he was camping just a short way from us in the homebuilt-camping section.

Noah is a ballooner and also owns an RV-7. But a big balloon doesn't fit in an RV, so he built a smaller balloon.



So you get cool views like this (pictures courtesy of Noah):


And this:


All from this:

RV Aerobatics at Oshkosh

But not by me, of course.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Home from Oshkosh


I think every pilot has a common theme: To one day fly into Oshkosh.

Thanks to my pal, Brad Benson, that happened for me on Thursday when we flew in. I will be putting together a long post on the days we spent there soon but one of the benefits of doing this -- especially with someone in the right seat who's done it before -- it it provides a great confidence boost.

We left this morning. Sunday is pretty abandoned at Oshkosh so you'll just have to imagine about 50 times as many planes floating around as what you see here, but this is a good tour of the taxi from homebuilt camping down to Runway 18.



Tomorrow I have another doctor's appointment and some new gizmo has arrived from Medtronic. I'm feeling great and I'm ready to get to work giving the FAA what they need to get my renewal.

I just flew into the busiest airport in the world; I can fly anywhere.