Jul 2011 Day 5 & 6 Oshkosh
I’ve got my stuff all packed up and getting ready to hop on the U of W bus back to the OSH airport. Before I get my weather/departure briefing, do my preflight and get in the long line of aircraft taxiing for departure, I thought I’d post just a few pictures from yesterday.
I ran out of wrist Â bands yesterday and was pulling my cash out to buy Friday’s entry wrist band when this very nice young lady runs up to me. Free ticket? Me? You bet!! Great way to start another day at Oshkosh.
Friday is always Women in Aviation’s mass women pilot picture day and green was the color this year. I bumped in to several lady taildragger pilots including Juliet Lindrooth. What you can’t see in this picture are the hundreds of women pilots behind us. We’re in the very back row but managed to get a friendly bystander to snap a quick one of us.
I got a call around noon from a friend saying the “stars” Â from the cable show “Flying Wild Alaska” were in the Cessna tent greeting people and to get myself over there fast – they were holding a place in line for me! I really enjoyed the show the short 10 weeks it was on and was happy to hear they just finished shooting season two. I’ll be looking forward to the next round!
One of our lady taildragger pilots, Julie Hartlaub, and her husband were a couple of fun people to meet. They distribute and were displaying a Zlin Savage Cub that I got a chance to take a close look at. It was pretty amazing to me how similar it is to my Rans S7. I could see myself being very happy flying this brand new bird around. I know $77,000 is a whole lot of money but compared to other new light sports available this is a bargain. It’s not a kit – it’s ready to hop in and fly home!
OK, I’ve got to get moving. I’m looking forward to a beautiful flight home with unlimited visibility and no weather between me and Indianapolis!