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Old 06-23-2019, 06:48 AM
ALagonia ALagonia is offline
 
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Smile Recommended fuel stop enroute to Air Venture

I have a 9 with an O-360 engine. Looking for recommendations for an RV friendly fuel stop. Departing North Georgia.
Thanks for any help.
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Old 06-23-2019, 07:01 AM
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Right now, I'm planning Kankakee, IL. About 200 miles from the show. That makes for a good one stop strategy for us, despite not so good fuel prices.

Depending on fuel and bladder, our two stop strategy is usually French Lick Indiana and Aurora, Il. The challenge with Aurora is they have massive expansion joints in some of the taxiways and runways that beat the **** out of a tailwheel.
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Old 06-23-2019, 07:58 AM
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Coming from the SE, Starke County (KOXI) has been a reliable stop. Showing $4.14 on AirNav today. Usually have hot dogs for the OSH traffic. Paved N-S, turf E-W.

From there, fly the Chicago lakefront VFR corridor and turn left before Waukegan.

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Center on Chicago, then click the tab for "Chicago FLY"
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Old 06-23-2019, 09:21 AM
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Kyle,
I can sympathize with you on the bang, bang, bang of those concrete expansion joints. I just upgraded to the Flyboy's Condor 2 pneumatic tailwheel, problem solved! Great mod!
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Old 06-23-2019, 12:33 PM
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Iím coming from central Georgia and planning a fuel stop at Madison, IN (KIMS) and an overnight stop in Watertown, WI (KRYV) with an early morning departure for the short hop to RIPON/FISKE/KOSH - planning to be over FISKE at 0730 on Sun.
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Old 06-23-2019, 02:33 PM
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Depending on your route, and if you want to fly East of Chicago then French Lick may be on your way but if decide to go West of Chicago you want want to stop at Dekalb which is just West of the Chicago Class B. It can get a bit busy too but it has multiple runways and they've been really nice the last 3 or 4 times I've stopped there. The Fuel price has always been fair. They even break out the free Hot Dog and Soft drinks for the OSH bound pilots making a stop there.
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Old 06-23-2019, 02:44 PM
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If coming from the north west Stevens point (KSTE) is a good place to top up before OSH.

About 55 miles away and relatively cheap gas, presently showing $3.96.

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Old 06-25-2019, 08:38 AM
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Iím coming from central Georgia and planning a fuel stop at Madison, IN (KIMS) and an overnight stop in Watertown, WI (KRYV) with an early morning departure for the short hop to RIPON/FISKE/KOSH - planning to be over FISKE at 0730 on Sun.
I also like to stage out of Watertown. It's especially handy if you want to overnight, since there are hotels within easy walking distance of the airport. Also the people are super friendly, and it's close enough to OSH that the final leg is nice and easy.

That really came in handy last year when it took three tries to get in. I bought gas at RYV three times in the same day! (wait, maybe that's why they were so friendly)
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Old 06-25-2019, 12:04 PM
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DeKalb (KDKB) in Illinois was always my last stop coming up from Florida. They have hot dogs on the grill and cold water in the cooler. It's west of Chicago and about an hour south of KOSH.
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Old 06-25-2019, 09:17 PM
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Already have my room booked at Watertown for a Saturday night stay with a dawn departure into OSH on Sunday
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