Oshkosh 2019

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  1. Jul 18, 2019 #81

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    My plan was to fly the Maule to Oshkosh this year with my girlfriend. Would have been the first time flying in in my own airplane. Then my gf changed jobs and randomly started getting really sick flying so that put an end to that. I don't think a 3000+mile trip would have been a good idea for someone barely accustomed to small aircraft.

    We're talking XXX-bad airsick here; almost passed out on the ground. The previous long flight was perfectly fine, but I had her practicing turns for a while. That may have done it.
     
  2. Jul 18, 2019 #82

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    Small aircraft are often not the best way to travel long distance.
     
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    No, but the trip itself was supposed be the main event. We were going to take our time and meander our way there and back. Ah well..
     
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    In that case, just fly real early and late evenings and cancel if turbulence. It will take a long time but might be the only option.
     
  5. Jul 18, 2019 #85

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    Sounds like you are keeping the girlfriend and not coming to OSH. Bummer, it would have been good to see you.

    We did wonder for a moment if it meant something else...

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    A good plan if you can tolerate the ride...
     
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    Too late for now but Teach her how to fly it. Many get sick because they feel out of control. She does not need license quality instruction. Teach her how to fly point to point then turn around and go back. Once she can steer around it will be less of a surprise.
     
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    That is the plan. Before this happened she actually thought about getting her license. This was her first real "lesson". Too.Many.Turns! She was actually doing pretty well controlling the airplane.
     
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    We have a bunch of observers that ride in the company I work for’s helicopters. For new riders we tell them not to just look around without focusing at a point. In a turn, having ones eyes running all over; shifting around will tumble their gyros. If looking at the ground, look at something on the ground until leveled. Looking down the wing at the ground while in a turn and then spin the head to straight ahead can give the brain a big dose of acceleration when all you did was turn your head. You might wait till it cools down, heat makes things worse.
     
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    We are on schedule to arrive Sunday afternoon at the campground. Looks like they got some rain Saturday but should be dry all week? How is the mud factor in the campground?
     
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    Anyone sloshing around yet? On another forum, they had a picture of a stuck 4x4 and camper.
     
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    We're on our way still, hopefully the situation will be a little more reasonable in the next few hours? Otherwise it'll be a matter of unpacking a booth and re-assembling our plane late at night or first thing in the AM, or just accepting the mud.
     
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    Be prepared for a long wait to get in. Hundreds and hundreds of campers are lining all roads accessing Scholler.
     
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    Looks like they are still not letting anyone into the camp?
    Any chance of it opening tonight?
     
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    They are not letting anyone in currently. I am camped about midway down "registration row" and it's been the same view of the same RVs for well over 24 hrs.
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    Best source of info on opening is probably https://www.eaa.org/en/airventure/e...sh/ground-operations/airventure-ground-status
    RVs are lining the road to the north of the entrance and all the way south to Fisk Road. Also along Ripple Rd btwn Poberezny & Knapp St. That was about noon; there could be more now.
     
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    Looking forward to seeing some of you characters again tomorrow, at Homebuilt Headquarters, around 0745, and hopefully meeting some new HBAers. Look for the small table card indicating “HBA.com”. Or just zero in on the BS.


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    We are camping at a truck stop 30 miles south. Maybe Tuesday...
     
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    I'm showing up tomorrow with 4 boys and my mom.

    Sounds like a lot of chaos going on at the EAA grounds. Almost feel like cancelling and trying to shoot for a different day.
     

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