Published: August 1st 2011July 30th 2011
Meeting in Oshkosh
Millers, Bavadzs and Endemanns, like in Tannkosh before
The EAA AirVebture Oshkosh is the largest aviation event anywhere, with about 10000 airplanes flying to it every year. All aviation journals report about it, but to see it is to believe it - it really is gigantic affair. After 6 days in Oshkosh we still haven't seen the North side airplane parking (there must be several thousand more planes, including a major gathering of Mooney - we missed it), and on the market with its hundreds of shops I found today a new area with most fascinating shops selling only aircraft screws - too late for serious shopping.
We have seen the aviation legends Bob Hoover, Chuck Yeager and Burt Rutan and many more - and many more aviation related events, superb airshows (while writing this text, we are just sitting at beginning of the night airshow - never seen before).
Our highlights were the visits of Keith & Drusilla Miller, and of Marcos, Lydia, Luca & Alenka Bavdaz, the 'old' Tannkosh crew. So we had our first joint Oshkosh visit, as planned a few months ago. And when the weather turned bad on Wednesday we stayed over night with Keith and Dru to enjoy a nice evening
we usually got up quite early
in their appartement. It was a welcome change from our nights in the tent.
But after a week of noisy airplanes its becoming time to do something different. Regina is flying back to Amsterdam with an airliner to work again, while I'll fly with DDN on to Denver. More from there.
There are more photos below