OSHKOSH 2010 -- Sunday at AirVenture · · PAGE 11.
July 25, 2010: With the airplane tied down, we
headed over toward homebuilt headquarters to check in, pay camping fees, and get our wrist
bands that proves we paid for our admission to AirVenture. We hit the lunch counter
across the street from HB HQ and then headed toward show center. The foundation of
the original air traffic control tower is all that still exists now that a new, taller,
and more modern control tower is in service. During the week of AirVenture each
year, this becomes the "World's Busiest Control Tower." Can you read that
sign below the windows?
One of the most photographed locations on the airport is this one. Here
are a few professional photographers doing what they get paid for, taking photos, but of
themselves. I offered to take a photo of all of them with their camera.
One of the photographers agreed to use my camera to snap a photo of Edward and
me in front of the International EAA sign. Ed put on lots of sun screen before we
departed. I made sure my arms and hands were covered. The big hat helps to
keep the sun off my face and ears, etc. The EAA bag has the usual stuff given to all
attendees, map, guide, event schedule, souvenir patch, sticker, etc. They did not
have the mugs yet, and they did not get them by Tuesday morning when we had to go back to
The sign is there because folks who fly here from from distant countries get to
park their airplanes here, if they are not camping of course. Although this airplane
is registered in the United States, it is a world traveler. Ed took this photo of
the right side of the airplane, a Van's RV-7.
The map of the world in on the tail showing routes this airplane has flown.
The flag on the rudder is for the Dominican Republic.
If you look up the registration for this airplane, it tells you Detlef Heun is
listed as the builder as he says below. You can tell from his writing that English
is not his first language, but his story is about a great adventure, and quite an
Ed took this photo of an extended range RV-10 from Brazil.
This one is also from Brazil.
This Piper Aerostar has been converted to a turboprop engine.
Here is the information card on the propeller.
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