Tagged: Oshkosh

My Breezy Ride at AirVenture: Third Time’s a Charm?

   It almost happened at AirVenture 2011.  I knew I’d be waiting for hours.  My nephew brought me famous EAA donuts and held my place in line while I visited the porta potty.  Just as it seemed I was...

Twas The Night Before Oshkosh…..

It’s Sunday evening, we just got to Oshkosh for the 2013 EAA Convention.   AirVenture is ready to start in the morning.  People have been here for months setting up the show.  Campers have been coming in for weeks.   Airplanes...

Reno Air Races 1964 to 50th Anniversary

  There have been few events in sports that manage to last 50 years. Fortunately the National Championship Air Races at Reno are one of them. This year will mark the 50th running of this race during September 11th-15th...

Splash In 2013

For the last 6 years, as a part of Sun n Fun, Kermit Weeks has hosted an event as unique as his Fantasy of Flight attraction.   You see when Kermit was looking for a place for Fantasy of Flights,...

Bill Yoak has Gone West

  Earlier this morning on March 12, 2013, WIlliam Yoak of Lewisburg, West Virginia went west to join generations of aviators.  Bill wasn’t someone who’s name popped up in magazines everyday, but he made some significant contributions in his...

A tribute to Bob Odegaard

Robert Odegaard was born and raised in Kindred, North Dakota. Bob’s love for aviation started as a child on the family farm where he would watch DC-3s fly overhead. Bob founded and operated Odegaard Aviation, a fixed-base operation and...

Oshkosh 2012

Oshkosh isn’t about airplanes, it’s about people. Think abstractly; people created (not invented mind you) the need to fly,, then airplanes were invented so men could become aviators. Without people there would be no need for airplanes. On a...

Howard Pardue… Gone West

On April 4, 2012 just after 2PM, Howard Pardue left us before his time had come.  He was 77 years young.  His XF8F-1 Bearcat NL14HP crashed shortly after takeoff from Breckenridge Texas.  We send our sincerest condolences from the...