Sunday, August 1, 2010

Oshkosh 2010

This years Oshkosh was about people.

It was wonderful to get together with people you only see at Oshkosh and renew friendships and share ideas.

There are too many people and too little time, especially when I am able to only do a long weekend.

It is great to discuss ideas like a steerable nose wheel, and hear someone else with a better grasp of the physics of our systems to shoot you out of the water with 10 reasons.

It was interesting to hear Burt speak at the homebuilder's hangar and talk about doing things different to learn something new.

I love learning things, and even if it is learning an idea I have is wrong, I am happy to learn it.

So, I took no pictures of people, only detail shots of airplanes. I'll be more conscious of it.

The canard community has been important to me as I have been moving around the country job to job. In Monroe, La. it was great building wings with Neal Johnson.

Now in Rochester, Mn. there is a great group of EAA people and canardians that are always pitching in and helping.

I have to thank Mike Skorija for driving 14 hours to Pine Bluff AR, 14 hours to Rochester, Mn, 4 hours to Dennis Oleman's to return the trailer for the wings, and 14 hours back home to Troy, Mi.

Dennis, big thanks for the trailer and answering all my questions!