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EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LETS GO!!!!

OK ok ok. Soooo, OSHKOSH 2013, LETS GO!!!!

I don't need to say anything about this event other then we must all go. It would be good to get a solid RSVP as soon as practicable. Ill work with EAA to organize aircraft parking for our group. When you RSVP, can you please share the year and model of the aircraft you will be flying? Anything prior to 1971 will be able to secure vintage aircraft parking which is premium on the field.

I was thinking of flying out there on Tuesday and leaving to come back on Sunday. Of course this is a long trip and can be supported if there are members that are interested in being involved in this long trip.

People that wont be flying, I am sure our membership will have adequate amount of aircraft that will be flying out to the event. I will of course be in my Mooney. Anyone riding with pilots should be ready to equally share the cost of the flight evenly as specified by the FAA. A long trip like this will be an expensive burden for any aircraft owner. Anyone flying with someone should be ready to cover their fair share  however, keep in mind, a private pilot can only evenly split the costs of his or her flight with those flying in his or her bird.

The flight is around 2,000 statute miles. We may want to discuss breaking the flight out and back into two days. Having just flown in from Nebraska, taking the south route, and fighting a headwind, it took about 10 hours. Thinking this flight may be a day and a half of flying out and back. Should be a great experience.

Details can be found here:

RSVP sooner then later!


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  • joel w.

    Cost: I budget $2k for gas round trip San Jose <-> Oshkosh, another $1k for food/admission etc (I plan to camp at Osh, and 2 hotels enroute.)
    If anyone wants to join me, co-pilot seat is empty. Hurry, leave very early Sunday.

    July 27, 2013

  • joel w.

    Flying my Grumman Cheetah RHV -> OSH, Leave Sunday, overnight in Rawlings arrive late afternoon on Monday.
    Would love to meet up there[masked]

    July 27, 2013

  • Neel

    Anyone worked out how much is the shared cost of the journey ?

    July 27, 2013

  • Steve

    Hi all -- sorry I haven't been very active in the group for quite a while. Thanos and I are departing early tomorrow morning (Saturday), stopping overnight in Colorado. We are hoping to make it to KOSH, park, then head back via shuttle to Ripon College where we'll be staying. My cell # is[masked]-8126. By all means, please try to reach me if you're there and you want to hook up. I would love that. I don't know how else to reach anyone.

    July 26, 2013

  • Roland

    William, you flying yourself out there? How long is the flight?

    July 25, 2013

  • Jane

    I have been to Oshkosh every year since 2006 with exception of 2007. Flew in twice (2006 and 2008). But recently years it has been commercial flights :-( I will be there July 29- Aug 4 this time.

    July 25, 2013

  • Steve

    Thanos and I are flying in his plane. I'd love to meet up with others from the group during the show.

    July 24, 2013

  • Sam

    Rolland, there was a seminar on Flying to EAA Airventure in Oshkosh yesterday at SQL airport by Bob Leuten. He shared with us his insights into a pilot's pilgrimage to Oshkosh. He also discussed route selection to Oshkosh from the SF Bay area, and how long you should expect the trip to take. I truly enjoyed the seminar.

    June 9, 2013

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