VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

- POSTING RULES
- Donate yearly (please).
- Advertise in here!

- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

  #1  
Old 04-24-2018, 06:34 PM
Robert Anglin Robert Anglin is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: houston, texas
Posts: 857
Default Oshkosh 2018?

I see they have some new rules about visiting the infield before the show this year. We have always driven up or flown in to HBP in the past. I would like to try out the Home built camping this year. In order to get a good spot we think it would be a good idea to try and get there early, after seeing the numbers in HBC from last year. Question, how early can we get there and set up to camp? I have come in Thursday and Friday of the week before, but that was when we had a room to stay in.
Thanks for any input. Yours, R.E.A. III # 80888
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-25-2018, 05:39 AM
BCP Boys's Avatar
BCP Boys BCP Boys is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Kennesaw, Ga
Posts: 539
Default HBC

For the paste several years I've been able to get a fairly good spot on Friday or early Saturday at HBC. I would say that it starts to fill up by late Saturday and some years in the past, even by Sunday. Honestly, one of the main factors as to how fast it fills up has always been the weather pattern in the surrounding states.
__________________
Amir
----------
RV-7 QB - N174WM
Supporting VAF since the first visit
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-25-2018, 05:46 AM
MikeyDale's Avatar
MikeyDale MikeyDale is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Garden City Texas
Posts: 807
Default

We met some folks that got there Wednesday before the show last year. Just Parked themselves and set up camp then visited local attractions every day till the show started.

Just don't expect all the nice things like food, water, bathrooms, showers, hospitality crew, welcome wagon, ect!
__________________
Mike Hillger
RV 7 FLYING SINCE 4/2015!
Garden City, Texas
First Flight https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqgxhWH3pqA
Build Blog http://mikesrv7.blogspot.com/
Dues Paid

Last edited by MikeyDale : 04-25-2018 at 05:48 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-25-2018, 06:07 AM
scard's Avatar
scard scard is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Cedar Park, TX
Posts: 2,798
Default

I'm just not going to worry about exactly when we get there. I know Jeff will find a place to stick my airplane and tent. If you try to too carefully engineer your Oshkosh experience, you'll surely be disappointed at some point.
__________________
Scott Card
RV-9A N4822C flying 1900+hrs. / Cedar Park, TX
Track
RV8 Building - fuselage / showplanes canopy (Done!)
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-25-2018, 07:58 AM
zmatt zmatt is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: OK
Posts: 26
Default

I've heard that they will always make room for homebuilts but how is the parking in HBC on Tuesday/Wednesday usually?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-25-2018, 08:15 AM
Gash's Avatar
Gash Gash is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Goodyear, Arizona
Posts: 703
Default

Scott, that's probably the best advice ever. It always works out somehow. It seems like each time I go, there's a minor irritant like being too close to banging porta johns, or a wet spot that doesn't get good drainage, etc. But the good always far outweighs the bad. I have a chance to meet lots of fun new neighbors and I get to wake up to the sweet morning sounds of yodeling and Mustangs taking off. This will be my 33rd year and it gets better every time...well, almost. Nothing can top when the Concorde visited.
__________________
Karl, Goodyear, Arizona (KGYR)
RV-7, Flying
Extra 330LX, Flying
RV-8, Sold
Bearhawk 4-Place, Sold
=VAF= donor 2018
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-25-2018, 09:39 AM
roadrunner20's Avatar
roadrunner20 roadrunner20 is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Bay Pines, FL (based @ KCLW)
Posts: 1,844
Default

I've arrived around noon on Saturday the past 3 years & have been parked in rows 2 & 3 closest to the HBC pavilion.
__________________
Danny "RoadRunner" Landry
Morphed RV7(formally 7A), N20DL, PnP Pilot
1080+ hours
2018 Donation Paid
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-25-2018, 11:01 AM
DanH's Avatar
DanH DanH is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: 08A
Posts: 7,804
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gash View Post
Nothing can top when the Concorde visited.
You are so right. It made the earth shake with every departure.

There is one thing that will top it, when it happens....SpaceX or Blue Origin landing a booster at show center. I want to live long enough to see a spaceship drop out of the sky and land vertically, like the science fiction pulp I read as a kid.

REA, I saw the new access rules for the main display area. I don't think it will make any difference for the folks in HBC.

About time to wake the Beer Fairy.
__________________
Dan Horton
RV-8 SS
Barrett IO-390
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-25-2018, 11:51 AM
Robert Anglin Robert Anglin is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: houston, texas
Posts: 857
Default Thanks All.

Yep sounds about right. I was there Friday last year and that was a very good day for HBP, next to that Dragon thingy. You have a good idea, Beer Fairy and are the 8 drivers going to meat at the Theater again this year? It will be here sooner than later. Yours, R.E.A. III # 80888
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-25-2018, 12:21 PM
DrillBit's Avatar
DrillBit DrillBit is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Pleasanton, CA
Posts: 140
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DanH View Post
...a spaceship drop out of the sky and land vertically, like the science fiction pulp I read as a kid.
And how. Felt that way the first time I saw a video of a SpaceX booster return.

But Sheldon Cooper figured it all out; he was just ahead of his time.
__________________
Kurt Haller
P-town, CA (10 min from KLVK!)
N748PK, RV-9A
In final assembly...

VAF dues paid 5 Dec 2017
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:41 PM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.