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Old 06-27-2015, 03:09 PM
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Default 2nd Call -- You're invited to the 13th Annual N40 H.O.P.S. Party

This is your official invitation to our annual HOPS Party in the North 40 during Oshkosh Airventure. ("HOPS" stands for "Homebuilt, Owning, Piloting, and Student" -- the old rec.aviation Usenet groups that pre-date the modern internet.)

Mary and I are long-term EAAers, and this will be our 33rd consecutive Oshkosh Fly-In! As always, this party will be held at our campsite in the North 40 aircraft camping area on Wednesday during the week of Airventure. This year, that will be Wednesday, July 22, 2015.

If you're wondering what it's all about, here are some pix from each year's event.

It's laid back, fun, and allows all of us to put faces with the names we've seen on-line for years. "Admission" is a six-pack of good beer from your hometown. Because we're from everywhere, this lets us all sample beers from all over the country. It's great fun!

How does one find this party, you ask, in a sea of aircraft? It's actually easy, with a bit of planning. Simply stop at the EAA booth at the entrance to the North 40, and either give them our name, or our N-number -- N14EG. They will vector you right in to our site.

Just remember that the EAA camping booth closes around 6 PM, so you should obtain the party location earlier in the day. (Someone usually posts it here as well.)

The party starts after the airshow ends -- we usually have a nice crowd watching the arrivals/departures that begin as soon as they reopen the airspace. Bring a chair if you can, as that's usually what runs out first.

If all else fails, look for the blood red RV-8A named "Amelia" in the North 40. It will probably be the only RV-8A out there! We also usually fly an enormously tall Texas flag over our site, so that should help to track us down, too.

Hope to see you there!
Jay Honeck
Port Aransas, TX

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Old 07-12-2015, 09:07 PM
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Sounds great Jay...we'll be looking for the flag
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Old 07-13-2015, 09:05 AM
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I'll be looking too!
Mike Rettig
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Old 07-13-2015, 10:49 AM
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We look forward to seeing y'all!

T-minus 5 days till we launch for OSH!
Jay Honeck
Port Aransas, TX
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Old 07-13-2015, 02:00 PM
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I'll be there only in spirit. I yield my beer to you to be distributed as you see fit.
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