Retrieving Rebecca

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On Thursday we retrieved Rebecca from her Women Soar You Soar Aviation Camp and entered the AirVenture grounds one last time.

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I had dropped her off Monday as a 14-year-old, and she returned to us as a mature 15-year-old:)

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A different view of the ATC tower Rebecca toured earlier in the week.

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Another fleeting Thunderbird sighting.

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Christian visited the MakerPlane exhibit several times during AirVenture. He had researched this organization before our trip and also attended a forum/seminar regarding MakerPlane’s open-source theory.

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Both he and Rebecca flew the MakerPlane flight simulator.

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At Rebecca’s request we toured the warplanes area before we departed.

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We were all weary of walking many miles each day. Time to go.

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EAA AirVenture 2014
Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Night Air Show

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Although other performers were also spectacular, the AeroShell Aerobatic Team is featured in all my photos here, because that’s all my camera captured tolerably.

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I tried several settings on my camera and captured mostly smudges, but I think a few pics came out okay.

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This night air show continued well into the darkness, from 8 pm to 10 pm, but after awhile I ceased fighting with my camera so I could simply enjoy the experience. Although it made for an extremely long day, I’m glad we stayed.

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EAA Airventure 2014
Oshkosh, Wisconsin

P.S. Thanks, Terry, for hauling my bag chair all those miles!!!

Ultralights & Light Planes

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Two years ago, Christian especially enjoyed watching the ultralights at Oshkosh, and his interest in them has not waned. On Airventure‘s Wednesday evening we attended the Ultralight & Light Planes Demo on the Ultralight Runway (grass strip). Christian told me this yellow aircraft is a Kasperwing, one of his favorite styles.

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This one looks like a motorcycle on wheels:)

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As the planes finished their demo, they would taxi over to the edge of the field, and an attendant would lower this spectator barrier rope for the plane to taxi back to their display or camping area.

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An interesting way to tow a helicopter!

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EAA Airventure 2014
Oshkosh, Wisconsin