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Old 07-28-2013, 08:00 AM
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Exclamation Please, get to your elevation BEFORE RIPON

While most of the trip was pretty smooth and uneventful I had a spooky incident just after leaving RIPON. As I approached RIPON, I made S-turns while lowering to 1800' msl and slowing to 90 kts. When I merged into RIPON and joined the conga line with someone about 1/2 mile ahead of me, it looked like a simple approach. However, a short ways down the railroad track, a plane dove down into line in front of me. Then another. Since they were flying much faster than the 90 kt speed, they then "hit the brakes" compressing the interval between our four planes. I pulled back to about 78 kts, put some flaps in, and came very close to pulling out for a re-entry. (The problem resolved itself when they suddenly pulled out of the line, perhaps realizing the problem that they had caused?)

The incident made me realize how incredibly important it is to get to your elevation and speed established BEFORE RIPON. Once everybody is flying the exact, same line over the railroad tracks, any descent or climb is a recipe for disaster! I had no clue those guys were coming down right over me and, no doubt, they didn't know I was so close under them. You are also admonished to not make S-turns past RIPON, so please get your elevation and speed established before RIPON.
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Old 07-28-2013, 08:06 AM
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Angry Here's a PIREP for you ...

EAA has done a lot of things to honk me off over the years, but THIS is the last straw!

The Breakfast of Champions -- Oshkosh Doughnuts -- are no more. They sell a tiny little bag of "mini-donuts" for five bucks. Bite-sized globs of mush. Yuck.

Seems that the EAA is determined to ruin everything that everyone loves. :-(

The only things they can't touch that remain good are Friar Tuck's and the Sacred Heart brat stand.
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Old 07-28-2013, 08:44 AM
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Arrived around 5 yesterday. My first time to osh! It doesn't get this cold in Georgia in winter! Wow. Went to fryar tucks and had my first spotted cow, nice. Will be here till wed. In HBC.
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Old 07-28-2013, 09:45 AM
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Got breakfast at one of the several Subways this AM, 6 in. egg, ham, turkey, bacon with trimmings for $4 ft long for $7. Also Sacred Heart over by the Bus Stop behind Admission Entry Gate best burgers/brats for $3.See u all at Dan's Monday Nite
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Old 07-28-2013, 10:08 AM
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Went to fryar tucks and had my first spotted cow, nice. Will be here till wed.
I've heard of dedication but spending 4 days at Fryar Tucks?! That's dedication !

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Old 07-28-2013, 10:31 AM
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Sacred Heart over by the Bus Stop behind Admission Entry Gate best burgers/brats for $3.
My father and I ate at Sacred Heart everyday last year, sometimes twice a day due to the excellent value. Best $3.00 value on the field that we found.
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Old 07-28-2013, 01:16 PM
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Our flight of two made it! It was a challenge getting out of KMOR at 0630 this AM. Rain and bunch of low clouds. Solid undercast took us up to 11,500. We got off the undercast about Sumerset Ky.

Landed for fuel in bumpy and gusty conditions at Danville, IL. Gas prices too high!

Just north of Danville we had to get under the overcast down to 2900-2500ft. Last 125 miles at about 1500ft AGL.

30+ knot headwind almost the entire flight.

Very cool and windy here at Osh. Had a huge crosswind on 36L.

Parked and tied down:

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Old 07-28-2013, 01:31 PM
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Our flight of two made it! It was a challenge getting out of KMOR at 0630 this AM. Rain and bunch of low clouds. Solid undercast took us up to 11,500. We got off the undercast about Sumerset Ky.

Landed for fuel in bumpy and gusty conditions at Danville, IL. Gas prices too high!

Just north of Danville we had to get under the overcast down to 2900-2500ft. Last 125 miles at about 1500ft AGL.

30+ knot headwind almost the entire flight.

Very cool and windy here at Osh. Had a huge crosswind on 36L.

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Ha! Gotta love this information age...I was listening to LiveATC and heard him ask you if you were a flight. Now that I see your planes it makes sense as to who he was talking to when he said "Red and White RV, start your descent...Blue and White RV, start your descent". Have fun!
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Old 07-28-2013, 03:50 PM
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Driving (17 hrs.) to OSH but will be there for the first time with my Wife and Daughter! I even managed to snag a Hotel room. Finally after years of flying and building! Hope to make it by Wed/Thurs and Leave Sat evening.
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Old 07-28-2013, 05:06 PM
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I lost my alternator over Ripon, fortunately I was following over RV's in.
I need a replacement for a 540. I'll start looking in the morning, anyone with ideas please let me know.
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