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  • Oshkosh 2019

    Good Morning.

    Is anyone flying to Osh 2019 from the Mid East Coast area....Say Maryland / Pennsylvania / Virginia / West VA / North Carolina / Ohio ?

    Is a long trip I would rather have company and as a "just in case".

    Ralph

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    I am trying to get there but have some engine work to do and don't know if I will make it in time. I would be leaving from the far SE corner of Virginia (Sufflolk VA KSFQ). Agree that a gaggle fo like performance planes would sure be nice. I have a 41 with a 65 HP Cont.
    Which airport are you at? Are you inside the 60 restriction around D.C.?

    Hank
    Last edited by Hank Jarrett; 07-09-2019, 14:38.

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    • #3
      Hank.

      Im based at the Warrenton Airport [KHWY] located outside of the DC SFRA .

      Planning to depart on 7/22 at 0600 via direct KVPZ [Valparaiso] = South of Chicago and evaluate the weather before flying over the lake shore east of Chicago and under the Class Charlie = a treat :-)
      Returning mid / late week weather permitting.

      And yes; the more to merrier when it comes to long flights. Let me know if you are going....anyone else going from our neck of the woods ??

      Ralph
      46 Taylorcraft C-85-12F O-200 STC on 850x6

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      • #4
        I have been playing with flight plans for the trip for a while. Couple of questions. Fuel stops? I have not put my wing tank back in commission (mainly because my bladder tends to fill faster than the main tank goes empty) and second, why fly to the east of Chicago over the lake? Going around the south west adds very little time and I am a bit old to swim in the lake! I had looked at going to LC09 and then KDKB and completely avoiding the whole Class B area.
        Hank

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        • #5
          Well...the day has arrived... load the plane, check the engine, oil change, check tire pressure, check T/W, etc...
          Departing 7/22 from Warrenton Airport [HWY] at 0600 with apparent good flying weather through Chicagoland...as always, it doesnt fail...like every year .....same song .

          Overnight at LaPorte, IN [KPPO] and wait for a weather window to continue to OSH 2019...weather looks pretty good for next week....

          see you folks there...

          Ralph

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          • #6
            Looks like my plane is a bust this year. No way I am going to have her ready. Man am I ever bummed out.

            Hank

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            • #7
              My wife and I will be there Saturday thru Monday camping at Circle R

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              • #8
                Good thing you are coming in today. We drove here in our motorhome. Last night at about 11 o’clock an announcement was made of a pending storm. Those who had campers and motorhomes were told to shelter in place. Those in tents (and under his wings) we’re offered the opportunity to shelter in the museum. It rained buckets. The road in front of our motorhome is ankle deep.

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                • #9
                  Thanks for the update, hopefully the rain is over.

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                  • #10
                    Time is now 1:30 in the afternoon, Saturday. After the last storm passed we find ourselves sitting in 6 inches of water. Fortunately the motorhome is a foot and a half higher than that. Another storm is expected through around three or four o’clock Looks clear after that.

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                    • #11
                      Sounds great, please keep us that can't be there up to date, gary

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                      • #12
                        As of 2:30, Monday afternoon, general aviation camping is closed. General aviation parking is open. Ultralight runway is closed.

                        A few days ago, the entrance was locked to class a motorhomes. That is apparently changed as I see some of them entering. If one ventures off site, there are motorhomes and campers all over the surrounding area.

                        Bottom line, recommended one call ahead and see what can and can’t be done.

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