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July 30th 2011
Published: August 1st 2011
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Meeting in OshkoshMeeting in OshkoshMeeting 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.

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the wordl's busiest control towerthe wordl's busiest control tower
the wordl's busiest control tower

the controllers are all volunteers from busy airports like Chicago O'Hare
large airplane formationslarge airplane formations
large airplane formations

over 50 airplanes at the same time over Oshkosh
Boeing Dreamliner arrivalBoeing Dreamliner arrival
Boeing Dreamliner arrival

the first open display of the new airliner in the US
pilot legend Bob Hooverpilot legend Bob Hoover
pilot legend Bob Hoover

draws a large crowd on the main square

2nd August 2011

Guten Morgen !
Guten Morgen Martin! Schoen, dass Dir das Wandern in den Rockies Spass gemacht hat !! Das Blog habe ich nur gefunden, weil ich gesucht habe. Irgendwas ist da wohl beim publishen schief gegangen.... In der business class war uebrigens Martin von der Linden, der auch aus Oshkosh zurueckflog (und es war noch ein anderer Tenor aus dem Cecilia choir im Flugzeug, aber nicht aus Oshkosh - wie klein die Welt doch ist!) Martin folgt auch Deinem Blog. Habe ich dann auch mal von Tankosh erzaehlt und er will sich das mal ueberlegen. Viel Spass noch mit dem Elektronik einkaufen. Den Nook USBToUSStecker habe ich uebrigens noch immer nicht gefunden.. Viel Spass noch und viel Erfolg beim Vortrag ! Tschuess, Regina

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