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Old 07-08-2018, 09:38 AM
greghughespdx greghughespdx is offline
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Default Airventure Oshkosh Flyover Opportunity for RV Pilots - and update on special parking

EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2018 - 10,000 RVs Flyover Opportunity

We wanted to let everyone know about an opportunity for a handful of experienced volunteer RV pilots to participate in a fly-over during the EAA Airventure airshow at Oshkosh. We're looking for volunteers who would like to fly their aircraft, one of each flying model number. Experienced pilots would participate in two morning airshow briefings and then participate in an afternoon flyover display commemorating the milestone of 10,000 flying RVs. The pilots' time commitments that day will be for two 45-60 minute briefings in the morning and then a few hours in the afternoon of Monday July 23rd for the airshow staging and actual flight. So, it will be necessary for participants to already have arrived and gotten settled before Monday morning.

The flying event consists of taking off and entering what is essentially a large holding pattern/area, then flying over airshow center while we announce the aircraft model and history, pilot's name and a little something about you and the airplane ("John Smith flew to OSH this year from his home in Indiana. He completed his RV-7 in 2003 after xx years, and has flow it to Oshkosh xx times as well as to other amazing places with his kids and grandkids," etc.)

If you are interested in being part of this fun celebration, feel confident in your aircraft and flying skills, and can make the commitment (the RV world would be counting on you after all!), please send an email to and let us know your airplane model and N-number, your flight experience (hours flying the airplane or other RVs), and a little about yourself (we love a good story). Please also include a photo of your aircraft if possible. Van's will be selecting participants for this special opportunity to fly in an Oshkosh airshow display between now and July 17th.

We also have a few remaining slots in a special "10,000 RVs" parking area near show center along the flight line. We have several volunteers so far (and our goal is to have customer-built airplanes on display of course), but there are a few models that are not yet represented on our list (the RV-12 and RV-9 come to mind). So, if you're willing and able to park your awesome ship where lots of people will see it in the context of celebrating 10,000 flying RVs, please let me know! Again, an email to will do the trick.

Oh, and you do already have your banquet tickets reserved, right??

Thanks, and see you at OSH!

- greg hughes
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