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EAA Airventure 2008

Wittman Regional Airport, Oshkosh WI

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Posted July 28, 2008, 6:39 p.m. by Adam Fast

All last-minute necessities have been procured, gas tank filled - an hour packing and I'll be as ready as a person could be. 18 hrs to launch.

Posted July 28, 2008, 6:50 p.m. by Adam Fast


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Posted July 28, 2008, 9:05 p.m. by Adam Fast

It's not differentiated at all, but the image below is a video walking through my vehicle setup with all the equipment to support the amateur radio aspect of the trip. Click the photo to get to Flickr and watch it if you're interested.

Posted July 29, 2008, 9:01 a.m. by Adam Fast

Whoa! Getting close.

So there are a few situations which will make this site a little less up-to-date than I planned on.

- APRS infrastructure: If there's not a good digipeater nearby (I'm nearly certain someone will have one up) it will cause all the position information that comes here to not come in reliably. This one's totally out of my hands.

- Cellular infrastructure: Everything runs with the fundamental assumption that I will have internet on my phone. If that doesn't happen, I'll be limited to the five or six areas on the park that have WiFi available. I'm /really/ hoping there's good infrastructure. With this many people there surely the cellular companies are putting up temporary towers, etc. I've called people who were at Oshkosh before and never heard about these sorts of problems. But it's possible.

Posted July 29, 2008, 1:47 p.m. by Adam Fast

Now departing Lawrence, KS. Beginning odometer: 14,872. Looks like I may have a bit of rain to travel in.

Posted July 29, 2008, 2:17 p.m. by Adam Fast

Purchase: Toll

Posted July 29, 2008, 4:31 p.m. by Adam Fast


Posted July 29, 2008, 6:54 p.m. by Adam Fast

Just arrived at Pagliai's Pizza in Grinnell, IA, recommended by Ryan. After dinner, I'll fuel the car and head to Rockford, Illinois for the night. The Lawrence to Grinnell nonstop wasn't bad at all (291 mi) so I'm hopeful the next leg (240 mi) can be nonstop as well.

Posted July 29, 2008, 9:24 p.m. by Adam Fast

Purchase: Dinner, Grinnell IA

Posted July 29, 2008, 9:25 p.m. by Adam Fast

Purchase: Fuel, 12.803 gal (32.2 mpg)

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