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Old 30th Jul 2023, 20:08
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"The Sun serves to warm me, the Earth to walk upon." - Montagne.

"Yet I have wings!" - IFMU

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Old 31st Jul 2023, 15:26
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Some random pics from Oshkosh 23. I know the B29 might be out of the private flying category, but it was beautiful.






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Tonight's EAA Chapter meeting at my home airport was about the Fleet biplane. The red one is a 1932 American model, and the yellow one is a 1941 Canadian one.



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Old 18th Aug 2023, 02:47
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Outdoor movie night in our airport community. Tomorrow is our annual fly-in and the weather is going to be good. I'll have more pictures.

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Old 21st Aug 2023, 03:17
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Here are a bunch of pics. Mods, if this is too much please ban me, as I should be doing something productive.

Airport owner's Staggerwing:


A retired but back as a contractor co-worker, call him RJ, has this Waco Taperwing and Buehl Pup. That's his racecar too, he drives it on the street. The rest of the RJ aircraft show up later.


A Decathlon and a PA12 with a non-standard top hinged door. I learned to fly in a PA12 a long time ago.


PA12 closeup, again because you never forget your first. Unless it was a C152 or something.


Bush caddy on floats.


Gull wing Stinson. Nice looking airplane.


Not sure if we have more Stearmans or J3s on the field, but they are both definitely a scourge.


Another retired coworker's C170.


Very nice Hatz Classic.


Here are coworker RJ's other airplanes. A GB and the PT22 in the front. He also has lots of motorcycles and other cars.


J3 and a Kitfox.


Nicely restored Aeronca C2 with a 4-banger continental.


Navion


Another coworker has the Fly Baby that was parked next to the Waiex. He's not retired. He also lives in the neighborhood and has a PA20 as his company jet.


One of the instructors here flies this RV8.




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Old 22nd Aug 2023, 03:45
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Finished my cockpit lighting. Time to get my night currency and proficiency.

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Old 27th Aug 2023, 17:44
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Flew down to Rochelle, KPRJ, to pick up my chute. Spectacular day.








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Old 2nd Sep 2023, 20:05
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My son passed his US private pilot checkride today. Waiex solo up next!

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Congratulations! What a proud pair.
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Old 2nd Sep 2023, 22:36
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Congratulations! What a proud pair.
The guy in yellow is the examiner!
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First solo in the Waiex!


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Much easier to fly into KOSH late September!

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Old 28th Oct 2023, 21:02
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I keep replying to this dead thread, I should probably abstain.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has a program to encourage GA pilots to visit all of the airports in the state. Every 40 airports you get a prize - t shirt, flight bag, leather jacket. It's a cool program and gives an excuse to fly. Also helps answer the question "where should we fly to?"

We started yesterday and got the first 4 stamps in our passport book. Sauk Prairie, Portage, Baraboo, and Reedsburg. About 3 hours flying total.

One of the C77 residents leaving in front of us:



Enroute to Sauk Prairie:


First stamp collected:

Portage:


At Portage we saw these airplanes and walked over to check them out. The "All New" Mael twin - a failed new airplane from the '70s.


Baraboo/Wisconsin Dells. We got gas here.


Reedsburg


Spectacular day to fly. Much like today! Time to go.
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I can assure you that it's not moribund! Even if there aren't many posts, the thread gets an average of 50 page views per day. Maybe not many people are taking the trouble to post pictures as you do, but your photos are appreciated by many.

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