Final Approach 270 OSH with Tower Audio

Here's what the last 4 minutes of approach to Oshkosh Runway 270 look and sound like. This was opening day, July 25, 2011 at 0730. The sun is in your eyes this early and there is fog on Lake Winnebago. The famouse "rock your wings" is at 1:50. Cleared to land on the GREEN DOT. There was a flight of 5 RV's behind me. Tires chirp just a little short of the green dot. Pull off as soon as possible in to the grass on the left.

Dad found the tower audio archive on I synced it up on the Rock Your Wings point.

This is the coolest landing you will ever make. I encourage everyone to do it at least once. It's really not that hard.
This video had to be compressed to upload on but the HD version is great.

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Comment by Tim Garrett on July 31, 2011 at 5:54pm
Agree, Michael! This was my second OSH and it was much easier knowing what to expect. Definitely read the NOTAM and have the frequencies handy. I laminated all the approaches and highlighted the frequencies, altitude, speeds so I would be ready for any of them. I would say try to hit Ripon early (7 am or so) to avoid the rush. Don't miss this!
Comment by Michael Herder on July 31, 2011 at 5:32pm
Great job Tim.  For all others contemplating the approach to OSH...  Yes it looks intimidating, but is a well coordinated orchestra.  As you can tell by listening to the Audio, the controllers are the best of the best, and they are incredible at keeping you calm and collected.  Do what they say, follow the NOTAM and study it days in advance ant is a total NON EVENT!!!  DO NOT BE INTIMIDATED OUT OF THIS.  It is incredible...  I flew in Saturday evening and will remember it forever!  This is a piece of cake to be honest.  Again, just study the NOTAM and do what they say and it's one of the easiest approaches of my 1000 mile trip I made from Dallas.  GOOD LUCK TO ALL and Congrats Tim.
Comment by Phill Barnes on July 31, 2011 at 5:23pm

Nice video Tim. Thanks for not adding music. From the look of your Dad's comment, you guys must get on really well, I'm jealous. Do you have a Youtube channel for the HD version?


Keep em comming.


Comment by Robert Garrett on July 31, 2011 at 8:35am
Thanks Tim, Great Job, Everyone should do this once in their lifetime.  Thanks for the experience, DAD
Comment by Keith Ashcraft on July 31, 2011 at 8:02am
Thanks for sharing. Now I kindof know what to expect if I ever fly in. Still seems intimidating. Maybe if I ever flyin, I will fly with somebody who has done it before with some experience.

Missed going this year.
Comment by John Cange on July 31, 2011 at 12:00am
Great job, Tim. My plane was up there, but not me. It's flying back on Sunday.
Comment by Jerry Latimer on July 30, 2011 at 8:58pm
Thanks for sharing that.  Maybe next year for N316JL
Comment by John Clarke on July 30, 2011 at 5:27pm
I enjoyed that!

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