Oshkosh 2021

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Bigshu

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Does anyone know if the residence hall rooms without air conditioning have a window that can be opened?

BJC

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Does anyone know if the residence hall rooms without air conditioning have a window that can be opened?
The two that I have stayed in did. A fan is highly desirable for those rooms. If you have a choice, pick one that is on the east side of the building.

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TFF

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Before the AC, you could have made a killing on fan rental. Windows open, cool air outside, and so stagnant that not one bit would waft in. No room for a fan in the plane baggage. That was the last time I was in the dorms. I think the next year was the first that had AC option.

Bigshu

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Before the AC, you could have made a killing on fan rental. Windows open, cool air outside, and so stagnant that not one bit would waft in. No room for a fan in the plane baggage. That was the last time I was in the dorms. I think the next year was the first that had AC option.
I actually have a small portable rolling AC unit that I use when working in areas that are enclosed. The window is key for getting rid of the hot exhaust air. I put in my application for a dorm room, and we'll see how it goes. I'm not a great hot weather guy!

PMD

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Will be there Tuesday and Wednesday this year. Driving in from Waupaca, just hope we can get parked and through the gates by 07:30.

TFF

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A hot day at Oshkosh is like air conditioning down in the South.

No room during the times I went and stayed in the dorm. I got two bags , owner of the plane had two. I started driving and tent camping after that because his tent was in my seat in his plane. You can only carry so much in a two seat plane. Four hours was a nice ride; eleven by car.

Bigshu

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Reservation confirmed! Now to solidify my plans for what to focus on at the show. Any must see speakers/forums announced yet?

robertl

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A hot day at Oshkosh is like air conditioning down in the South.

No room during the times I went and stayed in the dorm. I got two bags , owner of the plane had two. I started driving and tent camping after that because his tent was in my seat in his plane. You can only carry so much in a two seat plane. Four hours was a nice ride; eleven by car.

TFF

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Exposure sucks, you do have to take care of yourself out there. I know I can’t carry enough water. Best tent is the easiest to put up that is cheap.

robertl

I ordered a 3.6 pound tent at Walmart.com with free shipping to store for $22. I have an older Igloo pop up that is only 3.6 lbs also and am ordering another for my flying buddy. I will be packing my clothes in a styrofoam cooler and when we get there, we can use the cooler for beer, and food of course. Bob Bill-Higdon Well-Known Member I have an older Igloo pop up that is only 3.6 lbs also and am ordering another for my flying buddy. I will be packing my clothes in a styrofoam cooler and when we get there, we can use the cooler for beer, and food of course. Bob Beer has nutritional value so the cooler is for "Food"," just sayen for a friend" Bill-Higdon Well-Known Member It’s Oshkosh, it’s going to rain at some point during the week. It's not a case of it will rain, "It's how many times?" Kyle Boatright Well-Known Member HBA Supporter I ordered a 3.6 pound tent at Walmart.com with free shipping to store for$22.
There is a drop ship location at the show. More than a few people send themselves parcels - tents, pads, whatever.

dwalker

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I am driving up from TN and bringing my son with me, as of now we are camping, planning on being in a tent but might throw an "overlander" rig on the truck. I will not get there until probably Monday AM, so I am hoping a decent campsite will be left.

BJC

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If you never have seen Wittman Field other than during AirVenture, you might enjoy this video. Scroll down once at this site, taken from a post by Pago Bay Wittman. Field. - KITPLANES

PS Our coffee spot is Homebuilt Headquarters, shown in the 7th photo down.

BJC

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robertl

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If you never have seen Wittman Field other than during AirVenture, you might enjoy this video. Scroll down once at this site, taken from a post by Pago Bay Wittman. Field. - KITPLANES

PS Our coffee spot is Homebuilt Headquarters, shown in the 7th photo down.

BJC
Thanks for the views, first time I've seen it this way.
Bob

Bigshu

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If you never have seen Wittman Field other than during AirVenture, you might enjoy this video. Scroll down once at this site, taken from a post by Pago Bay Wittman. Field. - KITPLANES

PS Our coffee spot is Homebuilt Headquarters, shown in the 7th photo down.

BJC
Thanks for posting that. Even though it was published last September, I left a comment on the site about how much I enjoyed reading it, and the place homebuilt airplanes occupies in my life.