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AirVenture 2015 – Part 2

Tuesday-  Shopping Day I attended two forums on Tuesday. The first was FAA Section 333 Exemptions presented by Drone Media Group. This FAA exemption deals with using drones commercially in the United States. During the talk I learned that every commercial drone flight requires the UAV to be operated by a licensed pilot. That means […]

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AirVenture 2015 – Part 1

Pre-show Weekend Georgia and I returned to AirVenture this year after missing last year. We left home the Friday afternoon before opening day and drove the three hours to Sleepy Hollow Farm where we had a water, electric and sewer site reserved. That electricity was welcome when the temperatures reached near 90. Ahhh..air conditioning. Once […]

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AirVenture 2015 – Here We Come!

AirVenture 2015 is coming up the end of July. I bought weekly tickets for Georgia and I and reserved a space for our travel trailer. We will be staying at Sleep Hollow Farms again this year. Sleepy Hollow Farms is just as close to the action as the EAA camping but we get water, electric […]

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AirVenture 2013 – Part 2

Thursday morning I got the campground shuttle over to the bus park then got on the Seaplane Base bus. The atmosphere at the lake is completely different from that at the main show area. It is very peaceful and laid-back out there. If you go to Oshkosh, you should spend some time at the Seaplane […]

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AirVenture 2013 – State of Bliss

Part two of our AirVenture experience will be coming soon. In the meantime here is Slick’s video compilation for 2013. He always does a great job of capturing the essence of Oshkosh.

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AirVenture 2013 – Part 1

This was the first time that Georgia and I planned to spend the whole week at AirVenture and the first time we would take a trailer there to live in for that week. We hitched up Sunday morning and made the three hour drive to Sleepy Hollow Farm Campground in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. There are a […]

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Wings Over Waukegan

Saturday was a great day for an airshow. Blue skies with some puffy clouds provided a beautiful background for the aircraft in flight over the Waukegan airport. The 70 degree temperature and a brisk breeze made it cool out on the ramp but I prefer that to sweltering in the heat. All the pilots handled […]

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Garmin Pilot

Garmin has fleshed out its Pilot MyCast app with more features and made the interface much more like the GTN portable and G5000 panel mount touchscreen products. The app is now called Garmin Pilot. “The new design,” said Garmin’s Ben Kowalski, “follows through on our commitment to give our customers a consistent experience across Garmin’s […]

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Anywhere Map Now an APP

I have been waiting for this one! I have been watching the Anywhere Map web site for a long time and was impressed with the software part of their tools but didn’t like the idea of buying yet another piece of hardware. When the iPad came out I expected Anywhere Map to be an early […]

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Portable In-Flight Weather for ForeFlight

Sporty’s, Foreflight and Appareo have collaborated to bring portable ADS-B weather to the cockpit. The Stratus ADS-B reciever and wi-fi hotspot will display NEXRAD radar, text weather, TFRs and GPS position and more (but no traffic since this is ADS-B in only) on multiple iPads running Foreflight.

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