The Coffee Airfoilers Model R/C Club’s Warbird Fly-In was held at the group’s field in
Tullahoma TN. The flying site has a great pit area, but you need to bring your own shade!
The Coffee Airfoilers Warbird Fly-In had a variety of types and sizes of warbirds. It was a great
The lineup during the noon show on Saturday.
it works. You can also see where model
designers make changes or modifications.
I was only able to photograph a few
aircraft during AirVenture because my
wife, Esther, and I were there for merely
two days of the weeklong event, held
July 25-31. We hadn’t attended Oshkosh
in a few years, and I was surprised at
how it had grown.
Nearly every classic and antique
aircraft imaginable was there. World
War I and World War II warbirds were
among the many and varied airplanes in
the warbird section. Russian warbirds are
more popular because they are, in many
cases, cheaper to own and operate than
the heavy iron of WW II.
AMA was also at Oshkosh AirVenture.
I ran into Tony Stillman, AMA’s flying
site assistance coordinator and technical
director, behind the EAA Museum in the
KidVenture area. AMA’s education trailer
was there with flight simulators set up.
Volunteers were at the Control Line
(CL) circles helping novice pilots learn
the basics of CL flight. RC models,
including Giant Scale WW I airplanes,
were flown too.
AMA members flew RC electric-powered aircraft in the KidVenture
area in the evenings. I wish I could have
gotten in on that as well!
If you decide to go, take some time
and map out what you want to see.
Make hotel reservations now! Don’t wait
because you won’t find a room later, and
plan to stay at least 30 minutes away.
Many of the hotels that are close impose
a minimum seven-night reservation,
whether you stay that long or not.
One option for overnight
accommodations is to camp. We saw
everything from tents under the wings
of aircraft to 44-foot RVs at AirVenture.
You must be an EAA member to stay
on the EAA grounds at Camp Scholler.
There were thousands of campers
there. You’ll need some form of air
conditioning during the week because
it’s hot—no question about that! There
is a free 24-hour RV dump station.
Each time that we’ve gone to
Oshkosh, we’ve enjoyed it. You should
go at least once and plan to stay the
entire week because you’ll never see it
all unless you do! Enjoy!
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