Wed, Feb 02, 2005
The Skiplane Fly-In's Delightful
By ANN Special Contributor Kandi Spangler
The EAA held it's annual Ski-in this past Saturday at Pioneer
Field in Oshkosh, WI. The event was rescheduled from the previous
weekend because a snowstorm dumped about a foot of fresh snow in
the area -- great for the skis, but not so much for flying.
At about 1000, skiplanes started coming in one-after-the-other,
gracefully landing as the fine snow would form a white cloud and
follow them until they shut down. An hour later there was a display
of about 10 aircraft that any aviation enthusiast would appreciate.
There were many a Cub, a Maule and one hard-core aviator who braved
the elements flying his ultralight on an inflatable ski. All of
them came not only to congregate and admire each other's aircraft
and rigging handiwork, but for the toasty warm bowl of chili EAA
promised them upon arrival.
In the hangar, EAA provided anyone that attended a bowl or chili
or chicken noodle soup, and enough coffee to keep the attendees and
volunteers warm all day long. For those who wanted to fly in but
didn't have any sticks to attach underneath their aircraft were
able to land at Whitman Field and shuttle over to the ski-in. The
event had approximately 38 aircraft registered to fly-in, but the
marginal overcast and the threat of snow flurries further south
kept most away, but for those of us that made it -- it was well
worth the chili.
(Kandi Spangler answered our request for GA and Sport
Aviation stories from our readers. You, too can pitch in on an
issue close to your heart. Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
Also: UK CAA, E-Fest 2015, Citizens In Space, Gulfstream G500, Dassault Falcon Jet, CFM LEAP-1A, Tuskegee's Milton Crenchaw ANN Airborne Link: /index.cfm?do=video.playVideo&vid>[...]
Aero-News Quote of the Day "Thales pioneered fly-by-wire technology almost 40 years ago, and we believe that Cessna’s confidence in us as we embark on this exciting next step>[...]
Inner Marker A marker beacon used with an ILS (CAT II) precision approach located between the middle marker and the end of the ILS runway, transmitting a radiation pattern keyed at>[...]
Aero Linx: Mercy Airlift It is the Mission of Mercy Airlift to provide humanitarian aid on a nondiscriminatory and impartial basis to the victims of natural and man made disasters >[...]
Will Share Data Among 10 Airport Network In Sweden Swedish Airport Operator Swedavia has selected Lockheed Martin to deliver a new generation of multi-airport operational systems t>[...]