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Offline Turbomallard

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Re: OSHKOSH 2011
« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2011, 12:13:02 PM »

And looks like I really should try to make it next time!!

Yes, you should! I've yet to meet anyone who has attended who did not have a really good time at the event. There's something for everyone.

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Re: OSHKOSH 2011
« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2011, 12:54:04 AM »
Mike,,thanks for the awesome pic...she is one of my favorites.

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Re: OSHKOSH 2011
« Reply #17 on: August 05, 2011, 05:21:28 AM »
more soon!

I'm in Winnemucca now with Panaca Jane and we're busier than a one-armed paper hanger with the crabs!

I'll be back in here as soon as I can, got plenty more pics!


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Re: OSHKOSH 2011
« Reply #18 on: August 05, 2011, 01:34:27 PM »
I'm in Winnemucca now with Panaca Jane and we're busier than a one-armed paper hanger with the crabs!

Finally huh?
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Re: OSHKOSH 2011
« Reply #19 on: August 05, 2011, 05:59:52 PM »
The airshow is only a small part of what goes on at AirVenture every day... 2 hours out of what is a 19 hour or so day for seven days... here's a small sample of the small sample from this year...

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See more of you next year!

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Re: OSHKOSH 2011
« Reply #20 on: August 08, 2011, 10:05:06 PM »
F-18 with a cool old-school NAVY paintjob on it!
They used it for the heritage flight and it was awesome to see!


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Re: OSHKOSH 2011
« Reply #21 on: August 08, 2011, 10:10:38 PM »
"Chuck, is that you?"
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F-16 overshot the runway by a few feet. Looks like the Airforce Spec landing gear isn't all that sturdy (wonder if a NAVY plane could drive in the grass) .....


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Re: OSHKOSH 2011
« Reply #22 on: August 08, 2011, 10:16:40 PM »
Burt Rutan stopped by our booth and I got all excited that he knows Chicken Wings.  |:)\ |:)\

.... but then it turned out he didn't and was just asking for directions.  :-\

But we introduced him later when he was signing his new book. Got one of his books signed and one of our books signed by him. It was a great honor to meet him!


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Re: OSHKOSH 2011
« Reply #23 on: August 08, 2011, 10:23:36 PM »
Then we got to hang out with Martin Leeuwis. He is probably the biggest Aviation Humor writer in the business and a great influence and mentor.
His new book just came out and we will have it in our store shortly.


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Re: OSHKOSH 2011
« Reply #24 on: August 08, 2011, 10:24:31 PM »
....the next day I saw some plane with a Kangaroo on it. "Kinda cool", I thought.


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Re: OSHKOSH 2011
« Reply #25 on: August 08, 2011, 10:31:05 PM »
On Saturday I got interviewed by the EAA museums "Timeless Voices".
We'll see how much they cut out since my voice does have an Austrian accent and also uses cuss-words here and there (accidentally).

We will post the whole interview on the website when it's edited.


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Re: OSHKOSH 2011
« Reply #26 on: August 08, 2011, 10:32:32 PM »
never get tired of the Shark Mouth!  ::bow::

but I couldn't figure out where the Panda with the straw hat comes in and nobody I asked knew either....   

 ???


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Re: OSHKOSH 2011
« Reply #27 on: August 08, 2011, 10:45:49 PM »
hanging out with Chuck Aaron after the show and discussing important issues like which is the best aviation sunglasses brand......


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Re: OSHKOSH 2011
« Reply #28 on: August 08, 2011, 10:55:08 PM »
....then Chuck and I ran into Sergej Sikorsky, the oldest son of Igor Sikorsky!

Those of you who have been around helicopters and know a little about the history will know how big of a deal this was for both Chuck and I. It turns out he is a Chicken Wings fan and he drew a picture for me in my book. (he's a great artist too btw!)
I already thought that was the high light of my evening but then he ended staying for a drink and we got to hear stories about his dad and about the time he met Howard Hughes and Ginger Rogers and more......
Forget Bristol Palin! --> This guy needs to write a book about his life! Such great stories!

Just awesome!


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Re: OSHKOSH 2011
« Reply #29 on: August 08, 2011, 10:59:14 PM »
This one here is kind of a mystery to me. I thought we just had a thread about her crashing and the pilot bailing out . . .  ???

How many "Big Beautiful Dolls" are there?


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