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It's Friday of OSH 2016 and nobody''s said anything.  Did anyone make it there this year?  Even vansairforce.net has been pretty quiet.

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On July 31, 2010 at 5:31 AM, contraildash said:

 

Go-arounds are free. Cliche? Yes. True? Yes.

 

-rant on

 

Two weeks ago I butchered an easy approach rather bad, right over the threshold. I should have called my own go, but thankfully the other guy did. We went around to a full stop. What really pissed me off (other than my bad flying) was how the controllers were less than accommodating for us going around. It was eye opening on all accounts, but the fact that ATC was not supportive of our decision to go around really irks me. There was no other traffic at the time in the pattern or landing behind us. Seriously, what would mess their day up more: me going around and giving them 10 minutes of extra work, or crashing on their damn airfield?

 

-rant off

 

Roush undoubtedly was under the same 'must land' pressure that we all experience at one point or another and even more so at Oshkosh. You just have to be a big boy and make the correct call.

I'd rather burn one in than go-around.. 

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9 minutes ago, Zoom22 said:

I'd rather burn one in than go-around.. 

Cause of alot of accidents right there 

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On July 29, 2016 at 9:25 PM, Zoom22 said:

I'd rather burn one in than go-around.. 

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Back from commercial break...

Here's one guy that legitimately can't go around...

 

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only example i could find

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On July 29, 2016 at 4:31 PM, Stitch said:

It's Friday of OSH 2016 and nobody''s said anything.  Did anyone make it there this year?  Even vansairforce.net has been pretty quiet.

I went for just Wednesday. As expected, amazing time. 

Lots of rumor and scuttlebutt about EAA losing big patrons. I'd like to see their financials for the past year. 

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I've always thought it should be a biannual event. Yearly is just too much. (But I used to work for an oem manufacturer so I "had" to go every year.)

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On August 2, 2016 at 9:42 AM, Termy said:

I've always thought it should be a biannual event. Yearly is just too much. (But I used to work for an oem manufacturer so I "had" to go every year.)

Heresy!!! Burn the witch!!!

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18 hours ago, HuggyU2 said:

Heresy!!! Burn the witch!!!

That’s so true… On a similar note, when my son was in college he met a gal who worked the “OPS desk” for a local bible college which runs a substantial missionary aviation program.  She was cranking about how she had to go to some stupid week long airshow in Wisconsin of all places!  He tried to set her straight and even volunteered to take her place for the trip but no luck.  Poor girl… (and yes, she worked in a missionary position… so-to-speak)    

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I was there from Tuesday through Saturday. It is truly one of the best weeks of my year. It seemed that the military presence was down bit from last year, or maybe it just seemed that way because of the two years before that when there was virtually nothing mil there. As usual I got to meet some amazing people. One cattle rancher from Oklahoma who was there with his Marchetti s.211 gave one of my Zoo recruits a ride in his jet and I think helped solidify her decision to go AF. I also got a 2-hour VIP golf cart tour of the grounds with Nicole, the lovely young digital media specialist for EAA. If you're ever there and want to see everything with a pleasant, constant narrative, she is the person to see.

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On 8/3/2016 at 8:43 PM, HuggyU2 said:

Heresy!!! Burn the witch!!!

Couldn't agree more.  My first fly-in was '76; I was still in the stroller.  My grandfather's first fly-in was the first one in '53; he manned the crash crew that the WI-ANG supplied, as he and Paul served together in the 128th.  It can't be summer in Wisconsin without Oshkosh.

I'll just leave this here; best Oshkosh arrival video I've seen:

 

 

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