Jack Carrozzo wrote:
Cory - you can ship gear and pick it up when you arrive? I'll be flying my ultralight out and tying down the with RFA guys, would be nice to bring something more than a single pair of underwear ;-)
Last year shipping address I used was:
c/o GES Exposition Services
EAA Convention Site
1001 West Waukau Avenue, Oshkosh, WI 54902
Last year they didn't accept anything BEFORE July 23, so plan the arrival of your package accordingly.
With all the exhibition changes this year, they might change the shipping address. I noticed that it has not yet been posted on the AirVenture site. You should watch http://airventure.org/planning/services.html under the heading SHIPPING INFORMATION.
You pick up your package at the GES trailer in the middle of the convention. Easy to find (last year it was between hangar B and D, but they've moved a couple times, and with the new grass going in, expect it to move again)
In any case, it's AWESOME for us pilots with U/L aircraft to be able to ship a couple boxes.
Last year it was VERY nice to only have to carry stuff on board my mini that I needed to accomplish the flight.
I always just ship absolute necessities, as Walmart during AirVenture always has rediculously low prices on chairs and camping stuff. I picked up a nice folding chair for $5 (less than the cost to ship one) a little BBQ grill for $15 and some food... Just use your judgement and realize Oshkosh has it down pat, if you forget someone, you're among friends.
To ship stuff back, the USPS sets up a neato little post office over just north of the convention hangars. (not quite as far as the North 40 parking)
So saddle up your small planes and make no excuses! Let's fly to AirVenture!