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leewwalton
 Post subject: Oshkosh 2017
PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:55 pm 
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Hello fello Thorpies (or T-18ers as I remember it). Just a quick update on the plans for this years grand event.

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Hopefully Thursday July 27th
Location Pending

Thorp Dinner
Friday July 28th
7:00 pm
Roxy Supper Club

I wish I had more to convey but the forum location is proving to be trying. I plan to be there Sunday - Saturday with a journey to Gary Greens on Friday and then to the Midwest headquarters of Thorpland in Olney, Il Saturday.

Looking forward to seeing all that are planning to make the trip. Two B-29s this year!!

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 Post subject: Re: Oshkosh 2017
PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:56 pm 
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Thanks for posting the info so far, Lee. I plan to be there all week, probably arriving Saturday depending on weather. This will be the 20th time for my T-18... not a record among this group by any means, but a nice round number.

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 Post subject: Re: Oshkosh 2017
PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:59 pm 
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Sorry for the late notice all .. some more Oshkosh 2017 details.

Thorp Forum
Thursday July 27th
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Homebuilder's Hangar (this is the old NASA building due West of Homebuilder's Headquarters on the flight line 1000 ft.)
This will be similar to last year .. we'll meet out in front and hopefully make the best of it. I'd like to put a Thorp out for display if anyone would
be kind enough to offer.

Thorp Dinner
Friday July 28th
7:00 pm (cocktails before hand .. most likely dinner at 7:30)
Roxy Supper Club
571 N Main St
Oshkosh, WI 54901
(920) 231-1980

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 Post subject: Re: Oshkosh 2017
PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:02 am 
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FYI

Since I live so close to Oshkosh, my family has already (friday) set up camp on the grounds. My trailer is located in camp scholler at the south west corner of 56th and Lindbergh (same exact spot as last year).

Spent the night in the camper with our commune group of campers! I cant wait for the event to begin! We plan to get to EAA on Thursday wvening July 20th. See you all there!


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 Post subject: Re: Oshkosh 2017
PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:21 pm 
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Hey guys, I'm really looking forward to this also. First time for me since my only other time (1993). Flying this new bird there will be quite an experience. Planning to camp HBC so look for it there, and I'll be looking to me all of you in the T-18 group parking.

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 Post subject: Re: Oshkosh 2017
PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:54 pm 
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Well that settles it. Since Les will be taking his bird to KOSH- I nominate 48LK to be the "show" bird that Lee was requesting. Any seconds?

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 Post subject: Re: Oshkosh 2017
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I have studied the Les' pictures and consider his plane a work or art. I third that motion!

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 Post subject: Re: Oshkosh 2017
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Les,
Any chance we can talk you into parking your bird on the flight line? We always camp at OSH as well but I can promise you the experience is much more enjoyable when your plane is on the flightline and you camp in the proper campground. The facilities are better, better access to food, coffee in the morning entertainment at night, and HB camping is really just the back nine to the show. People rarely walk back there.

Oh and the OSH experience is much better when you're watching the show with your bird rather than sitting next to someone else's.

If you'd like we can stake you off a spot with us.

Lee

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Fraser MacPhee
 Post subject: Re: Oshkosh 2017
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Concur with Lee Les - gotta put your bird out there for the masses to admire.

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 Post subject: Re: Oshkosh 2017
PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:47 pm 
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Hello Thorpies,

I plan to be in Osh this year with the hope of good weather along the way, since I am a fair weather pilot. Don't like the idea of looking for grass or tree limbs under my shoes while flying.

My plan is to fly in on Tuesday, stay until Friday or Saturday with weather cooperating. I too was planning on HBC but do like Lee's idea of parking on the flight line and have no idea where to park or drag my camping gear to. I will be bringing a friend who wishes to buy the Thorp I'm currently building.

Since this is my first to fly my Thorp in to Osh, a little instruction for idiots would be appreciated along with what windshield sign to display for the parking.

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Rich Brazell
 Post subject: Re: Oshkosh 2017
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Don : Go to the FAA NOTAM for OSH . A MUST HAVE DOCUMENT !! ;) It has everything for getting into and out of OSH , including the required windscreen signs for the ground directors . :o I had my wife make up a small sprial binder with all the arrival and departure procedures , which I had open to the arrival in use . She also printed up in LARGE BOLD PRINT those required ground signs that were very easy to read . Head on a swivel , listen to other radio calls and be prepared for last minute changes from ATC . ::) BING , BANG ,BOOM ! So simple a Cave Dude can do it ! :P

You tube also has some useful videos on getting into and out of OSH done by average Joe pilots . 8)

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dondday
 Post subject: Re: Oshkosh 2017
PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:40 pm 
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Rich,

I grew up in a cave! Got the NOTAM for Osh and have familiarized with it. I had the same for Sun n' Fun. Have the approaches printed and in tablet with hard copies of parking venues. I should be ok, but always good to have more immoral support from those who have gone before me. Thanks!

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Rich Brazell
 Post subject: Re: Oshkosh 2017
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Oops ! Guess I was monitoring the HF for Tokyo Control when I thought you had NOT been to OSH ? ??? Me bad ! ::)

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 Post subject: Re: Oshkosh 2017
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Don the campground is called Camp Scholler. You can't miss it, it's about 50% of the acreage of the show. Park the plane on the flightline, walk to Homebuilt Headquarters (a few 100 ft from the Thorp parking). After you register your plane they have a shuttle service there that will drive you to the campground.

https://www.eaa.org/en/airventure/plan- ... p-scholler

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