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Old 09-08-2009, 08:12 PM
flybill7 flybill7 is offline
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Default Oshkosh 2009

It took me awhile, but I finally wrote up my week at Oshkosh. I finished flying my Phase One hours on Tuesday and on Saturday was winging my way towards Oshkosh from Baltimore with a couple of RVs from Gaithersburg, Maryland. This was the first time I"ve spent the entire week at the show, first time camping on the North40 with a group, and the first time I've arrived by air in an airplane I built!

Enjoy! Link
Bill Cloughley
Severna Park, Maryland
RV-7 Flying (1,300 hours)
Building Fokker DR-1 Triplane from Plans
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Old 09-08-2009, 08:38 PM
LOGGY LOGGY is offline
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Bill, Nice job! I enjoyed the photos and the write up......... I looked at your RV when it was in the show can be proud of it ..........Have fun, Mike
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Old 09-09-2009, 04:22 AM
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Capflyer Capflyer is offline
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Default Excellent

Very nicely done Bill. Only 11 months to go now....
Based in the DC SFRA where the Forces of Darkness gaze upon our every move
Current Project - RV8 Hot Rod
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Old 09-09-2009, 06:39 PM
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Default Well done

Bill I liked some words/phrases from your novel so much I have made some notes for future:

...The Disneyland of Aviation

...Saturday morning we got up at some ridiculous hour

...Chicago has a scenic skyline; that's about the only nice thing I'm going to say about this corrupt city

...We were all exhilerated

...gigantic formation flight

...but then found out it was $100 or something so I exited the line

...jetski for the sky

...I have no doubt Burt Rutan can put the inept federal government out of the satellite launching business. plane got thoroughly soaked.

...Mayor Daly just had it bulldozed inthe middle of the night.Out of control government

...picked up a strong tailwind, and zoomed home

Very well written Bill. Spaseebo. Da.
Не имей сто рублей, а имей сто друзей.
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Old 09-09-2009, 07:01 PM
Frank Smidler Frank Smidler is offline
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Default Flaming RV-3

Thanks for giving me the credit for the picture of the flamed RV-3, unfortunately you got the builder/owner's name wrong. He is Dave Sloan or "Sloanie" from Boswell, IN.

Nice write-up and pictures. Thanks for the effort.
Frank Smidler
N96FS, RV-6
Flying 1/11/09
1085 hr
2WI6 Stoughton, WI
Formally of Lafayette, IN
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Old 09-10-2009, 02:27 AM
Ray Williams Ray Williams is offline
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Default Thanks Bill

Last time I was in Oshkosh was 1995. You took me back there again! Great shots and storyline.....I will look out for you next year

Best, Ray Williams
Mittagong, New South Wales
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