Dad and I spent almost the full week at Oshkosh this year, and it was a big one.
Always one of the highlights of the show is Dad’s favorite Industrial-Strength Bug Shelter, which only seems to get used on this one occasion – for obvious reasons.
Weather was mostly good at OSH this year, but occasionally the wind would pick up for a bit in the afternoons.
And any time a brief rain shower rolled through, the Bug Shelter defiantly mocked the wind like the Rock of Gibralter.
The big mission this year was to finally order an engine and propeller, so we spent lots of time talking with Van’s, Lycoming and Hartzell reps.
As usual, there were lots of gorgeous Van’s Aircraft RVs parked in HBC and HBP, and we considered it our solemn duty to inspect nearly every one. If our project doesn’t win any awards, it certainly won’t be for lack of research.
While I think most show attendees praised the EAA last year for the wider variety of food that was offered on the grounds, one of the biggest gripes was the absence of the Famous Oshkosh Donuts. Well, that oversight was clearly fixed this year. Thank you, Mr. Pelton, you have heard us.
And finally, there were an abundance of cool warbirds and racers again this year.
All in all it was a great show – I just wish it lasted all year. Oh well, back to building…