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michaeladams
07-08-2011, 05:13 PM
who's going to the eaa convention in oshkosh. i will be there fromthe 23rd till it ends

michaeladams
07-08-2011, 05:14 PM
they have a fantastic nighttime airshow followed by great fireworks with the 200 foot wall of flames tofollow on the last saturday of the convention.

frnash
07-08-2011, 06:22 PM
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gary_in_neenah
07-09-2011, 06:26 PM
The E.A.A. is just down the road from us here in Neenah. Close enough that many of the older piston engine planes are seen and heard flying overhead throughout the convention. I especially enjoy the warbirds. They park a B 17 next to our hangar at ATW and they sell individual rides during that week. The price for a ticket is kind of steep, around 600 or so, but how many of us can say we rode in a B17?

Definitely one for the Bucket List!

frnash
07-09-2011, 09:06 PM
If you like old warbirds, you'll love this video Warbird mountain flying (http://vimeo.com/18135369). The scenery isn't too bad either, and the music's an excellent fit! (2min+45sec)


This video was shot last November as part of the Commemorative Air Force's participation at a Veteran's Day celebration in the Phoenix, Arizona, area. Filmed over the Superstition Mountains east of Mesa and over Saguaro and Canyon lakes on the east edge of the Phoenix valley, the backdrops are stunning, enhanced by the soaring music from the HBO miniseries John Adams.

goingnorth
07-09-2011, 10:17 PM
Love Oshkosh - Headed either up to Land-o-lakes or Air Venture in a couple weeks. It's a great time, usually camp for a couple of days. Never really liked air shows until I went my first show @ Oshkosh show.

Did you hear about "Liberty Belle" last month. Only nine B-17 flying now. It was in Aurora giving rides. I saw it take off for it's last flight. Fortunately everybody got out ok.

gary_in_neenah
07-10-2011, 08:23 AM
The two bombers in that video look like they just came off the factory floor and the scenery is great also. Here's a highlight vid from Air Venture in Oshkosh last year. We often take the boat out on Lake Winnebago to watch the planes, avoiding the crowds and traffic. They have a base out on the lake for the Sea Planes too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgM2W2vxsbw

Here's another with more footage and great editing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDwjguYqLuk&feature=related

racerx
07-10-2011, 06:25 PM
Always have been wanting to go to this one for quite a long time but it doesn't work out for me plus it is always hard to just pick one day so I have talked myself out of it as well. Hopefully some day I can attend.

michaeladams
07-11-2011, 09:30 AM
if you pick one day to go i'd pick july 30 as the nighttime air show with fireworks is worth the price of admision alone