Even before leaving the Wisconsin Dells for Decorah, Storm and I began hunting for unusual nautical adventures. On Lake Merrimac we found a fully automated cable ferry for a unique ride across the lake. After our tranquil float on the Upper Iowa, Storm and I needed some bigger boat action so we headed east for […]
While not quite as exciting as the arrivals on Sunday, the departures on Friday can be entertaining as the controllers shoot off planes 2 at a time from each runway. Here is a sample of the hurry up and wait atmosphere of the biggest departure day at AirVenture.
From my previous posts you might begin to think that I was having so much fun at AirVenture 2016, I forgot to take many airplane pictures. Between not camping in the North 40 where I usually get a lot of photos and seeing so many wonderful old friends that I just had to talk to […]
One sad occurrence at Air Venture this year was damage sustained by the Martin Mars Water Bomber during an emergency water landing made because of a bird strike to one of their engines. We got to see them demo a water bomb run during the airshow but when we next saw the bomber, it was […]
While dining with our friends Matt and Jo from Flyinn New Zealand at the Airventure Seaplane Base, Storm and I met Marie who is a member of the Western Michigan University Precision Flight Team. Marie told us that she is an nationally ranked E6B flight computer manipulator. We were thrilled to learn of her skills […]
Trying to avoid the bizarrely high heat and humidity during the first days of the airshow, I look for things to do that will keep me cool and out of the sun. I start out on a walk through the tree lined streets of the RV park, Camp Scholler, to search for my friends Jim […]