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DrDrift
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:16 pm 
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I’m planning on being at Oshkosh from Friday the 27th to Sunday the 29th. I bought the EAA weekend camping package, but is there much hope of parking spaces available on the field on the last weekend?

I’ll be flying up from central Florida on Friday morning in N41BS... unless my new registration comes in, in which case it will be in N444MA.


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flyingfool
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:23 pm 
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I think there will be parking for aircraft on friday. Some people Who fly slow llanes and or come from Far away start meaving on Friday.

Saturday the departures outnumber the arrivals probably 5 to 1. So if you don’t like your r spot fromfriday you probably can move on Saturday.


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DrDrift
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:26 pm 
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Bob (and anyone else flying from the southeast),

Where are you planning your fuel stop(s) on the way up to Oshkosh? From Gainesville, the halfway point is at the Tennessee / Kentucky border. Can you recommend a good place to stop near there? I'm not looking to spend a lot of time on the ground, but an on-field restaurant might be nice.

The direct route from Florida goes through Atlanta and Chicago class B airspace. It's easy enough to go around, although a high-altitude overflight would be fun.

Do any of you guys fly formation enroute to/from Oshkosh, or is it mostly single-airplane flights?


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fytrplt
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:13 am 
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I will be driving this year, unfortunately. Usually stop in McMinnville and get the crew car. Cheap gas. Overnight in West Chicago. Not cheap gas. Relatives. Not too many airport restaurants any more. Pack a lunch. Several groups on this forum do fly up in formation. Go around the class Bs as the airliners drop in from the top. Beware of wake turbulence from descending large jets.

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david read
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:59 pm 
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This is a good time to mention that we will be having our usual Saturday before OSH get together at KOLY in southeast Illinois on Saturday the 21st. Anyone passing through is welcome to join us. The plan is that some folks will be stopping in later in the morning. We always play airplanes all day, hopping rides and flying formation around the area. We plan to fix something in the smoker for lunch. If you stay till dark we always go into town to the Mexican restaurant for the evenjing festivities. I already know we are putting up 3 folks at our house that night but I can farm out more if necessary. Sunday morning we fly on up to OSH as a group, usually a nearly 2 hr flight to Watertown. Stop for fuel and walk down the drive for an early lunch then fly the arrival and set up camp.


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