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Old 07-24-2016, 10:42 AM   #1
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Who is at Oshkosh?

I'm camped in Camp Scholler, the EAA campground at Airventure. There are quite a few Airstreams here, but they are widely scattered. Curious to know if there are any other Forums members here.
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Old 07-24-2016, 01:32 PM   #2
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Your lucky to be there for a rememorable show.

Saturday morning the last flying Martin Mars flew over my house at 7:33 AM heading east for the first showing of the Mars in Central America. Took about 8 hrs to fly there I think.

You will see it fly over, but you should hear it once it is off the water. Those four big radials can be heard for miles.

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https://www.eaa.org/en/airventure/ea...e-oshkosh-2016

Take lots of pictures, and post some here!

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Old 07-24-2016, 03:40 PM   #3
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We're in Watertown, not too far away. The plan was for a couple of us to go up either yesterday or next Saturday, but both of us who planned to go had events that caused us to cancel. We had a new grandson last week, so Jo Ann is down in St. Charles, MO for a week to help out. The other couple has had their house for sale for quite a long time, and it finally sold. The wife will be heading down to TX to take care of some last-minute stuff. Too bad that we're this close and won't get there.

Maybe next year.
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Old 07-25-2016, 05:34 PM   #4
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The Martin Mars flew in the afternoon airshow today. Big and a beautiful piece of history.

I saw a Mars in Navy service take off from Honolulu for the mainland when I was a child. Good memories when I saw it today.
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Old 07-25-2016, 06:32 PM   #5
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The Martin was cool,but the two F4 gave me goose bumps
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Old 07-25-2016, 06:39 PM   #6
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We're in private CG at South end,near ultralight ent
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Old 07-25-2016, 06:41 PM   #7
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Not there but wish I was. Last weekend we were in Elkhart Lake, WI, at the vintage sports car races. That's a great Wisconsin attraction too.

Oshkosh is supposedly quite crowded. I might have trouble with that. Are you finding the crowds too much to take?

Here is a photo of the first Lancair two place EAA plane I ever saw. I was amazed at how small and sleek it was. Reminded me of the Lotus Elan, one of my favorite sports cars.

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Looks like it's doing 120 knots just sitting there. Beautiful.


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Oshkosh is crowded, but it's a polite and friendly crowd, for the most part. I don't have trouble with crowds, but my late DH did, so I understand your concern.
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We're in private CG at South end,near ultralight ent

I'm in Camp Scholler, on 14th between Elm and Cottonwood.
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The Martin Mars flew in the afternoon airshow today. Big and a beautiful piece of history.

I saw a Mars in Navy service take off from Honolulu for the mainland when I was a child. Good memories when I saw it today.
I had a personal one on one tour of the Mars a few years ago at its home base on Victoria Island. Very impressive.
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Have a great time at a great show - maybe next year for us
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Old 07-26-2016, 07:36 PM   #13
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Could someone please take a photo of the Mars? Would like to publish in the vintage aviation rag I edit.

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Old 07-27-2016, 05:54 AM   #14
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The Mars is over at the seaplane base, near but not on the field. I'll try to get a picture for you, but someone else probably will have a better chance to do so. I'm traveling with my dog, and I have to get back to my trailer every couple of hours to make sure she's not too hot or too desperate for a walk.

If the weather turns cooler, my "range" will improve. Meanwhile, she's dependent on me to start the generators and run the AC when ventilation will no longer do the job.

I'll get what I can if the Mars flies in the airshow again as it did on Monday, but none of my cameras has enough zoom to get a really good airborne shot.

Hope someone else is here with better equipment.
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