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  1. wxman1

    wxman1 Well-Known Member

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    Anyone else going up to Oshkosh this year? I will be taking the in laws up on Monday sadly driving since the plane is not cooperating right now.

    Maybe if we stop on Madison CowGirl will make us a pie.
     
  2. cyflier

    cyflier Active Member

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    Super jealous. I flew up last year. I love that place.
     
  3. Goothrey

    Goothrey Well-Known Member

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    I've flown in there but not during Airventure. Ate at Friar Tucks and visited the museum.
     
  4. wxman1

    wxman1 Well-Known Member

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    We were going to fly until the transponder went out...
     
  5. SwirlingFloater

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    I have to fly up to North Dakota for a board meeting on Monday. Thought about swinging through Oshkosh for a day on the way back to Iowa, but I can't take the time. Maybe next year. I have never been... but would love to go.
     
  6. harty83

    harty83 Member

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    Used to go all the time with my dad, but he sold his share of his plane (Mooney) last year. He is driving but I am sitting this one out. I think that in a few years when my son is older we will make it a three generation trip.
     
  7. KidSilverhair

    KidSilverhair Member

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    You don't need a transponder to fly into Oshkosh! Heck, just claim you don't even have a radio and use the non-radio procedures to get in there easy. Piece of cake! The controllers will love you for it!

    :jimlad:

    (Full disclosure: I am a controller, although I've never had the desire to work Oshkosh, no thank you. And a former fellow controller flew in there a few years back in his Cub using the non-radio procedures even though he had a radio, because he didn't want to hassle with those pesky ATC instructions.)
     
  8. Wesley

    Wesley Well-Known Member

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    Tell cowgirl that you want a huckleberry pie.
     
  9. wxman1

    wxman1 Well-Known Member

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    Very true. Although legal I was not up for flying from ICT-C17-OSH-AXN-ICT without one.

    Great to know there is a controller on here? Where are you at?
     
  10. KidSilverhair

    KidSilverhair Member

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    Cedar Rapids. So I know exactly where you mean by C17.

    This week is usually our busiest of the year ... and non-transponder guys who don't call us on the radio are a bit of a pain (although our radar can track you and we can give you pretty good radar service as long as you're talking to us - the cropdusters that are buzzing around here this time of year not talking to ATC are a bane to our workload).
     
  11. wxman1

    wxman1 Well-Known Member

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    I can imagine they are a pain to deal with. I will have to keep you in mind next time I fly up, would be nice to know the voice on the other side is a Cyclone.
     
  12. wxman1

    wxman1 Well-Known Member

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    I had a great day yesterday. My in-laws didn't seem too impressed but that was expected since they are not aviation nerds like me.
     

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