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Oshkosh 2008

Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:44 pm
by jschnud
It's here, or at least, it's partly here. Camp Scholler at Wittman Field, home of EAA AirVenture is officially open for business. I had to drive past Wittman yesterday, and you can already glimpse an RV or two on the grounds. The grass has just been cut, and with the above average rainfall so far this spring and summer in the Oshkosh area, the grounds look the best they have for the past several years - from the perspective of Hwy 41 at 65 MPH.

The AirVenture NOTAM is available from FAA, EAA or online, and they mention several changes, but not one that I think is significant for those who may be flying ultralights, powered parachutes or other low-powered aircraft. Somewhat south of Fond du Lac, alongside Hwy 41, there have been for years, 2 windmills just east of Hwy 41. Since AirVenture 2007, another 40 or so windmills have been added west of Hwy 41, all roughly the same size, but spread out over a much wider area. Anybody not paying attention is in for a rude surprise if they fly into that area too low. In the ultralight section of the NOTAM, it is mentioned that aircraft should remain at least 300' AGL over houses, livestock, parked aircraft, etc, but these windmills are located in the middle of farmer's fields. Be careful south of Fond du Lac.

See you all at AirVenture '08.

Re: Oshkosh 2008

Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 11:15 am
by terry.mortimore
A very important question!


Where is the best place to buy some Linies beer and the way into town coming from the north?


cheers, Terry.

RV-6A, just finished fuselage kit.

Re: Oshkosh 2008

Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:40 pm
by Dave Higdon
terry.mortimore wrote:A very important question!


Where is the best place to buy some Linies beer and the way into town coming from the north?


cheers, Terry.

RV-6A, just finished fuselage kit.


Terry -- If your driving down U.S. 41 from Appleton/Green Bay, there's an exit directly opposite the arrival end of Runway 9...take a left over 41 and you'll be looking directly down 9...

As for the *best* place to buy Leinnie's, I've always been happy with what I've found at a big supermarket just northwest of the airport...sorry I don't remember it's name -- but it's in a large shopping center and next to a huge Target...the center is diagonally across the intersection at the NW corner of the field...hard to miss...

Safe driving and all -- hope to see you there!

And congrats on your RV-6A progress!

Dave

Re: Oshkosh 2008

Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 5:25 pm
by champguy
That supermarket has everything, including some budget whisky that makes Southern Comfort taste good. Jay walking across two buisy streets to get there from the North Forty, priceless.
The Camp Store may also have Linies right on the grounds. A small easy to carry cooler, a couple of brown paper bags, a folding chair with shoulder straps while moving....home is where you park your butt.