Saturday, July 26, 2008

Are you ready for Oshkosh?

I know, I know, it has been a long time since I have posted anything. I've been thinking about flying every day, but doing just about everything else :( Well today I'm shifting back into full-blown aviation mode! My wife and are gathering our gear and heading to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. We'll be there most of the week.

It should be a good time this year. There are going to be a number of first. One I'm really looking forward to see is "Rocket Man." We've all dreamed of the day when we could be Buck Rogers and strap a rocket-pack on our back and fly away. Yep, that's right. This dream may be a reality. They will be demoing the "Martin Jetpack" on Tuesday at 9:30 am. What is cool about this one is that it will fly for 30 minutes and has a 1000 hour TBO. How cool is that?

The Boeing Dreamlifter will be arriving Monday at 5pm for a 24-hour stop. This colossal modified 747-400 aircraft and is one of only three in the world! The Dreamlifter features a significantly enlarged fuselage allowing it to carry more cargo by volume than any airplane.
Can't wait to see it!

The V-22 ‘Osprey’ Tiltrotor Aircraft will be Coming to EAA AirVenture for the First Time Ever. The Osprey is the worlds first production Tiltrotar airplane.

The F-22 Raptor will be there on Thursday

The Goodyear Blimp will be there again this year flying every day over the field!

Suffice of to say, it is going to be a great time. Hope to see you there.

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