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Old 07-02-2018, 03:01 AM   #1091
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Not exactly the view from the back window, but pretty close. Conrad - Yukon Government campground, view of the Escarpment Mountain with the windward side of Bennett lake below. I pulled a 6lb lake trout out of the lake off the shore that morning.
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Old 07-07-2018, 10:33 AM   #1092
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Lubec Maine - Eastern most point in the U.S.

The Quoddy Head Lighthouse in Lubec Maine is the Eastern Most Point in the United States.
This picture wasn't taken through our back window, but it was close! We hit rain and road construction on the way and the back window was filthy!!! Not suitable for any pictures.
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Old 07-27-2018, 06:49 PM   #1093
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What's outside my back window? A B-29 and a B-17 flying in formation, at the EAA AirVenture airshow in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Now that's something you don't see everyday.

This event is amazing, both for the aviation and the number of campers. Camp Scholler is roughly an "L" shape, with the longest portion of the "L" about a mile long and a half-mile wide. It is full of RVs and tents. I'll have to find out how many at some point. It's the largest group of campers that I've been in, but then I tend to avoid large gatherings so that's not saying much.

I've seen one Escape 19, a Boler, a Trillium, a couple of Scamps including a fifth-wheel, and a couple of Casitas, but there seem to be surprisingly few eggs here given the size of the campground. I'll keep my eye out for more, when I'm not looking at the sky.
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Old 07-27-2018, 08:04 PM   #1094
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Wow, lucky you. It's on the list, just haven't got there yet.

I watched the video of Kermit Weeks packing up a few of his gems to take there. Ever get to Fantasy of Flight when it was open to the public? What a character.

I'm filled with envy.

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Old 07-27-2018, 08:59 PM   #1095
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What's outside my back window? A B-29 and a B-17 flying in formation, at the EAA AirVenture airshow in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Now that's something you don't see everyday.

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That B-29 is "DOC", is it not? (additional envy here, as well)
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Wow, lucky you. It's on the list, just haven't got there yet.

I watched the video of Kermit Weeks packing up a few of his gems to take there. Ever get to Fantasy of Flight when it was open to the public? What a character.

I'm filled with envy.

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Ron, I know that you go south every winter. Have you been to the US Navy Air Show held annually at El Centro, Southern California in early March. We went this year and some superb flying, great ground displays as well as the US Navy's Blue Angels Air Display team. And lots and lots of loud noise. The best thing about it, its free and there's lots of free parking.

https://www.elcentroairshow.com

The other neat place if you like old planes is the Pima Air Museum in Tucson. Pima Air & Space Museum
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Old 07-27-2018, 09:09 PM   #1097
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There's also Wings over Camarillo (Ventura County, in Southern California ((bring your own straws!)) in August.
https://wingsovercamarillo.com/wings...18th-and-19th/
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Old 07-27-2018, 09:37 PM   #1098
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That B-29 is "DOC", is it not? (additional envy here, as well)

Yep, it's "Doc", polished to a mirror finish.


It seems like every American WWII aircraft still flying is here; for instance there are rows (plural) of P-51s! But the other flying B-29 "Fifi" is not here, and I haven't seen a P-38 Lightning yet nor a B-24 Liberator. The RAF is celebrating its 100th anniversary so there is a Spitfire and Mosquito on display.


There is even a row of aircraft from the First World War. I asked one of the vintage aircraft people if these were real, or were reproductions. He said there were some of both (imagine-- a flying airplane more than 100 years old). He added that his group had found a World War I airplane in crates that had never been assembled, so they put it together. It is in a museum.


I took my first-ever helicopter ride this morning, hoping to photograph my campsite. But I'm camped down in the boonies and he didn't fly down this far. Dang. The ride was fun, though.
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Old 07-29-2018, 11:44 AM   #1099
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That B-29 is "DOC", is it not? (additional envy here, as well)
And the B-17 is "Aluminum Overcast."

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Flights on "Aluminum Overcast" were offered for $475, too rich for me. But the bomber flew every day.

The EAA AirVenture is winding down. There was an airshow this afternoon (Sunday) but even by noon most of the warbirds had flown home and the campers were streaming out. The campground is starting to look deserted. I'll leave in the morning. Anyone with any interest in aviation should attend this event at least once. It's really worth it and I had a great time. I bet I didn't see half of what was here.

One final photo (out of about a zillion): here are two beautiful P-51 Mustangs flanking an F-16. They call it the Heritage Flight.
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