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Erik Hoopes

Airventure 2013

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I've never been, and I won't be able to make it this year, unfortunately. I will be out of town that entire week (bad planning, I know). This probably sounds ridiculous considering that I live in Stoughton, WI which is only about a 2-hour drive or so. :-)

Next year I will need to plan my family vacation at a better time.

Just for my reference, how complicated is it to fly in to OSH during AirVenture and get a parking spot for the week or a few days? I flew there a time or two during my pilot training (2nd solo X-country), but obviously it was less hectic than the craziness of AirVenture.

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You need to listen to the radio and keep your head on a swivel once you get within an hour of OSH, other than some slow traffic following the tracks I have never had an issue getting in. Never had any issues getting a parking/camping spot in the vintage area.

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Judy, text me at (405) 834-2124, I have someone that might be interested in joining up with you and going to Oshkosh.

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I am planning to join up with some other pilots from the Oklahoma City area and fly in a Cessna 182. There will be several other airplanes flying with us, and I plan on camping under the wing in the north 40. We plan on flying down on July 28th and returning on Aug 4th.

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I can almost taste the trip. Have fun!

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I've never been, and I won't be able to make it this year, unfortunately. I will be out of town that entire week (bad planning, I know). This probably sounds ridiculous considering that I live in Stoughton, WI which is only about a 2-hour drive or so. :-)

Next year I will need to plan my family vacation at a better time.

Just for my reference, how complicated is it to fly in to OSH during AirVenture and get a parking spot for the week or a few days? I flew there a time or two during my pilot training (2nd solo X-country), but obviously it was less hectic than the craziness of AirVenture.

Matt, just make a "family detour" your kids will thank you ;-)

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I got the camper inspected for axle alignment, tires, and wiring. I need to fix a place where a blown tire beat up the side. Other than that, I'm ready to pack up and head out. My son and I plan to go to Brodhead, WI for Saturday the 27th and partake in the activities there, then head for Oshkosh Sunday morning. Hope to see some Cessna 175 people on the flight line. Look for me, I'll be wearing a T-shirt and shorts. I've already bought my "Dusty" and "Leadbottom" model planes for the "Planes" movie on the 2nd. That is one of the benefits of staying in the campground. You can get a movie and free popcorn every night.

For those that are squemish about flying into Airventure, I have done it many times. Just follow the written instructions to the letter and LISTEN on the radio. They will tell you every move to make, just rock your wings and follow what they say. Turn on every light you've got and turn off the transponder. I've never had a problem even when it is busy. They know what they are doing, just don't louse up their system by second guessing them or talking on the radio. When they say "Put her down on the green dot", do just that even if the green dot is half way down the runway. There will be another plane landing on the dot behind you. Fly the plane and keep it under control. The only real problem area is from Fisk to the airport. Trying to maintain airspeed with some of the slower planes can be trying. They don't allow passing and want everyone to either be in the slow lane or the high speed lane higher up. Practice your slow speed flying or try not to get behind a Piper Cub. Once on the ground, display your camping option card to the groundcrew and they will show you where to go. Above all, have fun!

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Guest Tom Pasetka

Yes won't make it this year.

Just putting the finishing touches on a floatplane kit installation on a1958 175.

Have been asking Cessna for help to find out the weight and arm for the fuselage reinforcement kit,but no joy.

They tell me to reweigh the aircraft. it would be much simpler to just calculate the thing if we had the info.

The floatplane kit is the one shown in the Cessna 172/175 parts manual.

any one who has that weight and measurement ?? it would sure help.

thanks in advance good flying everyone,

ps. I'll need a set of floats for her for next year.

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Guest Dale Mitchell

Erik,

Counting down to OSH. I assume you are going? Just read my previous post and realized I pushed the wrong key--

I have a C175 not a D175. Surprised someone didn't dig me for it. Actually my A&P just annualed a 172D model

which is close since it is an improved 175. Enough babbling, hope to see you and other Skylark pilots at OSH.

Dale Mitchell

N6900E

C175A GO300

4M1 Carroll County, Arkansas

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Guest Erik Hoopes

Dale.. Next year for me. I have to work that week this year. I am also installing an extended baggage compartment this year because

there will be 4 of us when we go and I simply don't have enough baggage space for camping.

I still need to make good on meeting you in AR sometime... So sorry we didn't get to meet Mrs. Mitchell.

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Hello All:

I'll be "flying" my Toyota Camry in this year from Maryland and will be at Camp Scholler Sunday thru Friday.

I have my instrument panel apart doing a long overdue avionics upgrade.

Looking forward to meeting 175 Club Members.

Carl Kress

N7546M '59 Nosedragger GO-300

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Almost time. Blue Skies everyone!

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How about some pictures guys? OSH is happening!

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Walked down the parking and saw a couple of 175s. One nice red & white one for $28.5, don't know specs.

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Unable to make it this year but there is C-GARU C-175B that is there at seaplane base Cessna 175 with 0-470 conversion. Sorry guys but i will redo the homework for next year

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That's too bad Norman, but I'm all for next year too!

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Hi All,

Thought I might find a group of Cessna 175 people out here at the fly-in, no luck. I have a general question. Just finished an overhaul on my GO-300A. Should be broke-in by now (11 hours and 11 quarts). I have run it hard etc.

Main question is, I usually put in 9 quarts (I do have a oil/air separator). Do most people leave the oil at about 6 quarts (for blow-by) or what. Is the actual minimum 6 quarts or 4 quarts like the O-300.

Thanks for any info. If you are in Oshkosh and want to get together please call me at 952-412-3555.

Regards,

don

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