Boston to OSH 2015

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Boston to OSH 2015

Postby mike.smith » Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:36 pm

After scratch-building my Sonex I finally got to fly it out to OSH this year! The engine is an AeroVee (VW conversion), 80hp. 110-115mph average airspeed, burning 4.4 gallons per hour. On the way out I got stuck for a night in Knox, IN (OXI) at a very nice FBO. They let me spend the night on the couch (free wi-fi, food [leave $ in the jar], shower, cheap gas [$4.04], and keys to the pickup truck if needed). 35 kt tail wind on the way home, so I shaved over 2 hours off my time going out! Only the PA/NY mountains made me nervous. Not may places to land!

Mike Smith
Maynard, MA
Mike Smith
Maynard, MA
Sonex N439M
Scratch-built tail dragger

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Re: Boston to OSH 2015

Postby Scofreyjet » Sat Oct 24, 2015 8:34 pm

I was there when Mike landed at OSH. It was crazy busy, and I almost missed his landing. This link is to a picture of him taxiing in after landing on RWY 27.

Mike S. taxiing at OSH
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Re: Boston to OSH 2015

Postby champguy » Sat Oct 24, 2015 9:26 pm

Flying a plane you've built and care for is so special, a thrill. Turning off the runaway at Oshkosh in the plane you love is a fulfillment of so much care and dreaming.
Remember, not all who wander, are lost.

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