Posted: 8/17/2009 12:05:21
Modified: 8/17/2009 12:09:04
The RVs taxiing back in after their dazzling formation flight demonstration.
Thanks to all for voting and sharing your thoughts. It was interesting to watch the forum discussion threads. Many of the same discussions took place here among EAA's Publications staff as we debated what the best cover might be to represent EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2009. We don't always agree either!
In total, some 1,637 people viewed this post and more than 450 people clicked on the green thumbs up icon to officially vote.
Thanks for participating in our little experiment. Maybe we'll try this again another month.
Mary Jones, EAA 224626
Interim Director of EAA Publications
Posted: 8/19/2009 18:09:13
I really appreciate the creation of this forum.
I used to follow alt.rec.homebuilt on usnet but it seems to have disappeared.
I even, occasionally, liked (was amused by) the bickering that went on and the off topic ranting.
I am the only homebuilder in the area so I don't get to talk to or participate in activities.
The nearest chapter is in Edmonton, 2 1/2 hours in my Cheetah or 10 hrs drive.
One of the real pleasures of the homebuilt movement is the camaraderie and the internet has made that possible.
Posted: 8/19/2009 22:16:16
Welcome to the forum, Ray!
Really pleased to read your post, one of the reasons we established the forum is to help Members who don't have easy access to the support and cameraderie of a local EAA Chapter.
Looks like you're in a pretty remote part of Alberta. About 5 years ago we acquired a very large (3 container loads) collection of B-17 parts from Buffalo Airways in Yellowknife, NT. The cold temps and low humidity up there had kept the parts in pristine condition. They have been a real godsend in terms of keeping the EAA B-17 flying.
Posted: 8/20/2009 19:35:49
Great idea. I missed this one but will try to watch for the next...