Sunday, November 11, 2012

Osh Kosh Air Show Mancation

Posted by Drew

Yes, I know you are asking what is a blog post from July 2011 doing out of order and over a year late in November 2012.  The truth is that I have been promising my head blog editor to get this out for  months.  The burden of properly representing the male species weighs strongly on all of us and this post continues to prove that the we continue to follow through with our promises. 

The Oshkosh Airshow is the biggest airshow in North America.  Hosted in late July up in, yes, you guessed it, Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  Spectators and aviators come from around the world.  My dad is a regular at the Oshkosh Airshow, and I have always wanted to join him to see for myself the spectacle that is Oshkosh.  I traveled to the 2011 show with my friend, Jim, and his father, Bill.  We met Dad there.  We spent a great few days geeking out about all things aeronautic. 

At the Oshkosh show there are vintage aircraft, military aircraft, and tons of general aviation aircraft on display.  Spectators can walk for days around the airport and wide open fields looking at these aircraft.  Throughout the day there are also aerial displays featuring everything from aerobatic routines, wing walkers, and formation flying being performed.  Sometimes these complex aircraft encounter problems and issues.
 An Air Force F-16 runs off the end of the runway during its landing roll out.

The air shows are cool, but most of all, I enjoyed just wandering around looking at really great planes.

I could go on and on, but if I don't get this post up, my lead blog editor is never again going to let me document a vacation again.  Oh, wait, she doesn't do that now anyway.  That's probably for the better if you readers want to know what we are doing in the current year.