Aug 2012 Oshkosh Seaplane Base 2012
If I have any regrets about AirVenture 2012 its that I never made it over to the Seaplane base. I kept bumping into people all week long who’d taken the EAA bus over and they were raving about the picturesque seaplane base, the aircraft and talking about the slower, laid back pace compared to the high activity & noise level at AirVenture.
Turns out there were some taildragger beauties hanging out over there and the ONE I kept hearing about was a mysterious, gorgeous Cessna 195 on floats.
BTW, all but one of these seaplane base pictures is courtesy of “Mooney Bob”.Â If you came to our Lady Taildragger fly-in in June I hope you got to meet him and if you were at our LLT lunch at OSH on Friday I know you got to meet him. Bob was one more person that told me he went to the seaplane base and it made my day when he showed me his great pictures.
Looking through his shots I decided I need to get my butt to the seaplane base next year and spend some time relaxing and soaking in the sights and sounds.
And about that mysterious Cessna 195! Â I found out it’s owned by Troy MacVey of Milan, Indiana who operates Macâ€™s Seaplane Service on the Ohio River in Rising Sun, Indiana. Troy gives rides and trains pilots seeking their seaplane certification.
MacVeyâ€™s 1949 Cessna 195 won the gold â€œLindyâ€ award this year – named for Charles Lindbergh – at AirVenture on July 28.
â€œIt is just a beautiful art-deco style aircraft. Very rare,â€ Troy MacVey.
Mystery solved and the best part is the 195 is based in Indiana ….. just like me. Â Guess where I’m headed this weekend?!!