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Old 07-12-2017, 06:38 AM
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Default Oshkosh Oddysey

Arrived at Home Built Camping yesterday afternoon about 1 PM after a 15 1/2 hour drive from Winder. ( I'm gettin' too old for this straight through stuff)
Got the bugs swept out of the building to start with
Looked at progress of Pavillion, (Pictures later).Sod down & looks great. Roof dried in & tin to be installed on Friday. All y'all will be impressed with sheer size
(40 x 80)
Had supper with my buds from Home Built HQ @ Friar Tucks. beer & French Dip hit the spot.
Hot Shower
Bedtime 2145 (9:30 PM)
Woke up @ 0645 to drizzling rain, so plan is to clean inside & hit Menards for HBC supplies.
More tomorrow...stay tuned
Jerry Fischer KW4F
VAF# 1646
RV7 N364SJ Miss Sandy sold
RV1 N1583 "Mockingbird 1" SOLD
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EAA 690 RV12 build underway
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Old 07-12-2017, 06:47 AM
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Thanks Jerry! Man I'm starting to get antsy with anticipation. For those who care, the Webcams are up and transmitting:
Todd Stovall
RV-10 N728TT - Flying!
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Old 07-12-2017, 06:50 AM
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I hate those webcams. If I look at them even once I end up going to OSH!
RV-8 180 hp IO-360 N247TD with 10" SkyView!

VAF Donation Made 7/2017 ------ "It has taken us this long just to get where we are!"
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Old 07-12-2017, 08:17 AM
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Jerry, keep us updated... while the rest of us are flying a desk until it is time to escape northbound.
Scott Card
RV-9A N4822C flying 1850+hrs. / Cedar Park, TX
RV8 Building - fuselage / showplanes canopy (Done!)
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Old 07-12-2017, 09:15 AM
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Really appreciate all that you do up there, Jerry! Looking forward to seeing you soon.

Vic Syracuse

Built RV-4, RV-6, 2-RV-10's, RV-7A, RV-8, Prescott Pusher, Kitfox Model II, Kitfox Speedster, Kitfox 7 Super Sport, Just Superstol, DAR, A&P, EAA Tech Counselor/Flight Advisor, CFII-ASMEL/ASES
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Old 07-12-2017, 09:30 AM
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Thanks for all your effort. This will be my first trip to Oshkosh, weather and work allowing. I plan to camp in HBC and take it all in...
Jeff Kersey
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Dues paid
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Old 07-12-2017, 09:44 AM
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Default Great Job Boss!

Thank you for all the advance work Jerry. I can't wait to get there on Saturday. Volunteering at HBC has been the best experience.
Steve Ashby
Stone Mountain, GA
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Old 07-12-2017, 12:08 PM
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Default Jerry!

Thanks for the news. Carol and I hope to get there next Thursday
Jay Pratt VAF #2
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Old 07-12-2017, 04:33 PM
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Thank you Jerry & Jay for all you do for us in HBC.
Looking forward to catching up.

See you next weekend.
Dan "RoadRunner" Landry
Morphed RV7, N20DL, PNP Pilot
1050+ hours, hit 1000 enroute to Oshkosh
2017 Donation Paid
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Old 07-12-2017, 04:37 PM
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Thanks Jerry for all your hard work to make the OSH experience so great for everyone.
Frank Smidler
N96FS, RV-6, 2WI6
Flying 1/11/09
760 hr
Stoughton, WI
Formally of Lafayette, IN
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