Early morning departure for Oshkosh from Alliance Airport in Fort Worth, TX
Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri (see the boats and their wakes?)
Heading for a gap in the weather... notice we're EAST of the magenta line, accounting for XM NEXRAD lag... notice the river in the map?
Following that river, through the gap in the storms.
IFR = I Follow Rivers
Through the gap... we can see sunshine on the other side.
Rain from the cell to the west...
Through the line of weather! Now, on to OSH before that NW Wisconsin cluster arrives!
Pretty and clear near Madison, WI
The arrival into Oshkosh...
Following the RR tracks on the RIPON-FISK arrival
Approaching FISK; we were cleared to turn right, follow Fisk Avenue for Runway 36L
KOSH appears, on the shores of Lake Winnebago!
Left base for Runway 36L
Stan's pants made a great windsock...
Landing at OSH, Runway 36L. We were cleared "past the yellow dot", but as the controller acknowledges, it's more like "lime green".
Darryl and myself, at our row 517 end spot.
Senior Nap at OSH
North 40 camping is filling up...
Camping, turbine style.
Stan photographing a DC-3
It's a jungle out there!
The sign actually says "original paint"...
Pirate's Cove... and a GORGEOUS Bonanza.
"Judge my wife" - Indeed!
Original factory option: parachute flare launchers, to light up a strip at night if you had to land off field.
"LOOK, but please do not TOUCH." :-)
Staying cool, and sleeping... what more does one need?
Only one flying!
Check out the chronograph in the panel.
Dick Rutan, checking text messages...
Check out the window on Rutan's plane...
Wing Warping demo. This was built and flown by the guy in the brown shirt for the movie Amelia...
Row 517, where we camped
Pete and Stan, at our campsite
Big girls fly, too...
Unique "gear down" indicator affixed to gear doors. If you see orange above the leading edge, they are down!
Simple "gear down" indicator
Landing on a moving recreational vehicle!
This is my current project, plans-built
Me, in the Bearhawk Patrol. Fits nicely!
Fabric covering class
This guy flew was the engineer as a kid... and now gets to do it again.
Ham radio setup
Rutty conditions after the rains...
Jay H, me, and Stan B
Early morning sun reflecting dew and flowers on my tent... taken from inside the tent.
Walking out for our ride.
That's where I took my nap, between those two trees. Stan caught a picture of me sitting there.
Don't think the Buzzer 2 would fit me....
Is the red/green thing an old style AN navigation indicator? SOLVED BY TONY C: "It's a Cosim pellet variometer"
Oops. F-16 ran off the end of the runway, broke his nose and front gear, ingested dirt.
My nephew's "Flat Vincent" went with us on the trip
Flat Vincent made the trip, too.
On the Signature ramp, N912VM sees downtown KC before a morning departure
N912VM fuels up in Hays KS, as a Beech Great Lakes commuter gets ready to head to Denver.
Pike's Peak, the tall point in the distance, middle left.
Approaching Denver... there be mountains here!
Stan's neighborhood, just beyond the unfinished roads in the foreground.
On final approach to runway 28 at KAPA, Denver Centennial
Went glider flying in this ASK-21 with Stan @ Kelly Airpark, Black Forest Soaring Society
Stan went flying a second time, to do a CFI checkout for Jacob, a USAF cadet.
Kelly Airpark, glider on the runway