Janet did an excellent job answering your questions (thanks Janet).
I am so happy to hear you are making your first visit to Oshkosh. AirVenture is an incredible event. I've been attending EAA conventions for over 40 years, and I get more excited about going every year. Some quick advice if you didn't already know; Just make sure to plan your days well, as there is so much to see it's almost impossible to see everything you want without a good plan. But then again, even if you only saw 10% of what AirVenture has to offer, you'll go back home with lifelong memories. There's no place like it on the planet!
And I'm really happy to hear that you are going to make time to visit EAA's AirVenture Seaplane Base. It's a magical place. Many affectionately refer to it as "Seaplane Mecca". While certainly not the level of activity you will find at the airport, if the weather is nice you are likely to see seaplane activity. However, if we have rough water or bad visibility, things can get pretty quiet. But that's a great time to check out the seaplanes on their moorings on the pontoon boats.
Look me up when you arrive at the Seaplane Base (the administration office can page me). I'd be happy to give you a short tour. I love showing fellow aviators & EAA members their Seaplane Base.
Paul Seehafer, Chairman - AirVenture Seaplane Base
Vincent Lane-Kieltyka wrote:
A request from a very excitable englishman!!
Flying over from the UK for my first visit to Oshkosh, just trying to find out more detailed information on the sea plane base. (snip, snip)