- Feb 5, 2008
Both times I've been, the SOS tent was how we finished the day. Sitting around drinking beer and BSing in beautiful weather with airplanes flying around... it doesn't get much better. Especially when Dad's buying the beerI am a regular customer at SOS Brothers. I like the fact that I can get a beer and food at something resembling market level price, as opposed to the highway robbery on the grounds.
The EAA’s transition to becoming money grubbing bullies started in 1977 and was completed in 1989.
What they want to do to the SOS is minor compared to their land grab to expand the convention site.
We are in complete agreement.Short answer to the question in the thread title...when Tom took over from Paul and the sponsors became more important than the members.
And I could see it going down the slope each year. After going to OSH each year, after about mid 1980's I didn't care if I went or not.We are in complete agreement.
edit: Tom became chairman of the annual convention and fly-in, as it was called back then, in 1977, and became chairman of EAA in 1989.