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Seems that there's going to be a pretty good Zenith crowd at Oshkosh this year, and quite a few first timers. I thought I'd put out a thread where those attending could list their name, if they flew in, etc, and a means for us to contact them at Oshkosh if they wanted. For those that have been to Oshkosh, maybe we could answer questions that all first timers have and even seasoned attendees have, and steer them and others to the best restaurants, (The Roxy Supper Club) the "secret" parking areas (by the ultralight field) the cheapest breakfast, (by the ultralight field) pilot friendly drinking establishments, (classified) etc.
Though it's a little late, if anyone needs a hotel or room they could also hook up at the last minute on this site and find a place, since they are all booked up. Also rides, etc, anything a Zenith builder may be looking for or need, I'm sure someone could help with. I'll try to maintain the list as people add to it. I won't put your phone number in the discussion if you leave it in the reply as a way for someone to contact you at Oshkosh.
Name days attending staying at plane fly in? from?
Joe Harrington Sat-Sat Camp Scholler 750 no Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Dave Van Dyke Sat-Sat Camp Scholler 750 no Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Glenn Brown Sat-Sat Camp Scholler 750 no Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
John Austin Wed-Sun Camp Scholler 750 no Crossville, Tenn USA
Walt Snyder Tue-Sat Waterfrnt Best Westn 750 no Newport Bch, Ca USA
Deane Philip Sun-Sat Chrstn College Dorm 701 no Christchurch, New Zealand
Diane Bancroft Sat-Sat Boarders Inn,Waupun Crzr no Lebanon, CT USA
Timothy Aanerud Ultralight camping 750 no Robinsdale, MN USA
Jesse Hartman Ultralight camping 750 no Robinsdale, MN USA
John Marzulli Mon-Fri Homebuilt camping 701 yes! Seattle, WA USA
James Cameron Mon-Fri Ultralight camping 750 no Kansas City, MO USA
Jonathan Porter Mon-Sun 701 no Ghana, West Africa
Patricia Mawuli Mon-Sun 701 no Ghana, West Africa
Dave Gallagher Sun-Sun Camp Scholler 601XL no Cincinnati, OH,USA
Michael Aichele Sat-Sun Camp Scholler 650B no Owasso, OK,USA
Will Kirkbride Mon-Sun Mt Morris 750 no Surfers Paradise, AU
Rick George W?-FS? Homebuilt camping 750 yes! Holmen, WI USA
Darrell Boucher Tue-Sat Waterfrnt Best Westrn 701 no Newport Beach, Ca. USA
Tim Juhl Sun-Thu Camp Scholler 601XL-B no Carsonville, MI USA
Jim Depfer Wed-Fri Super 8 Hartford 750 no Severn, MD USA
Patrick Hoyt Sun-Sun Camp Scholler 601XL yes! Lakeville, MN USA
Ken Pavlou Sat-Sun Camp Scholler 601XL-B yes! Killingworth, CT USA
Jerold Ebke Sun-Wed U of W dorm 650B no Fairbury, Nebraska USA
Bob Wood Mon-Fri 750 yes! Everett, WA USA
Larry Zepp Sun-Sat Camp Scholler 650B no Fort Wayne, IN USA
Decided to come at the last minute, but this will be my first.
Jim Depfer, Wed thru Fri, Super 8 Hartford, 750, not flying, Severn, MD USA
Ken Pavlou Sat-Sun Camp Scholler 601XL-b YES! Killingworth, CT
Something that those flying in may want to consider, especially 701s and 750s, is landing in the ultralight field. The advantages are you do not have to go through the approach procedures of the GA aircraft, you merely drop to 300 AGL five miles out and enter from the southwest, stay at 300 AGL, fly along an easily identified road, enter the ultralight pattern, and land. Usually no traffic, no communicating on the radio, just follow the entry path outlined in the EAA site, stay at 300 AGL, watch for traffic, and land. Piece of cake.
The downside is you will not be communicating with anyone, though if there is any traffic in the ultralight pattern, it's easy to spot and follow in. Another downside is familiarizing yourself with the pattern, and you will not be able to see the runway after you turn base entering south due to the trees, which takes getting use to the first time.
Another downside for some is bragging rights to entering the pattern at Oshkosh and landing, which can pretty satisfying. However, if you want to get in quick and clean, the ultralight field can be the ticket.
Jerold Ebke Sun-Weds U 0f W at Oshkosh dorm 650 B not flying Fairbury, Nebraska USA
Larry Zepp Sun - Sat AM Camp Scholler 650B No Fort Wayne, IN
Last minute decision for me and my buddy. We're flying in tomorrow (Thursday) just to catch the last few days. My 750 isn't ready yet (But hoping to make it there next year in it!) so were going in with his Stinson 108-3 and will be camping under the wing. If anyone walks by the Blue and White Stinson with registration #FHNQ don't hesitate to stop and say "Hi!" :D