Joined: 10 Jan 2006
|Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:25 am Post subject: Rocket gathering spots at Oshkosh
Jeff Linebaugh offered to coordinate a Rocket safety seminar. See below
or reference his post from yesterday.
I propose to simply host a get together for Rocket pilots. No set
agenda. Just show up.
I propose Tuesday night at 7 p.m. in the ultralight vendor campground.
Earlier is OK too, but I thought guys would want to eat first. I can
offer a FEW beers, but to be safe BYOB, and a lawnchair.
To get to the UL vendor campground (very easy to find), go to the
intersection of Knapp St. and Ripple Road. Knapp St. is the north/south
road that goes right through the heart of the convention and past the
vintage aircraft parking. Ripple Road runs east/west and is the first
intersection just southwest of the ultralight runway.
|From Knapp/Ripple roads, proceed east (towards the main runways) for
about 2 city blocks. There you will find 2 gates. One goes onto the
flightline. Don't go there.
Take the other gate which goes into the UL vendor campground. Normally,
Rick and Nancy are the campground hosts and they know the group from
southwest Indiana very well and can send you in the right direction. If
someone other than Rick and Nancy are there this year, well, just look
for the USA flag AND the Jolly Roger flags that fly high above our camp
Parking is VERY limited in the campground so IF you MUST drive, please
consider carpooling, or leaving your vehicle in one of the parking lots
and ride the tram to our campground. PARKING IS LIMITED and you might
get turned away at the gate if it becomes a problem. Plan accordingly.
The trams pick up and drop off very near our campsite. Just take the
southbound tram to the seaplane base pick up point. It isn't at the
south end of the main 18/36 runway, but you can see it from there.
Besides, if you guys can't spot the ultralight runway with 200
ultralights nearby, maybe you shouldn't be left out alone.
See you there.
1. 06:41 PM - Rocket Safety Chat at Oshkosh (Jeff Linebaugh)
2. 09:24 PM - Re: Safety "Chat" at OSH (gnuse)
________________________________ Message 1
Time: 06:41:08 PM PST US
From: "Jeff Linebaugh" <jefflinebaugh(at)bellsouth.net>
Subject: Rocket Safety Chat at Oshkosh
I have been working on deconflicting schedules and finding a meeting
place for our Safety Chat. I came up with Monday at 1100, meeting at the
entrance to the Forums Tents. I see this only lasting an hour, then
perhaps we can all get some lunch before enjoying the Airshow.
I am hoping to keep this informal but productive. I have a list of HR
and F1 accidents to briefly summarize. We will hit some high points on
maintenance topics, then bring it to the group. Please think about a
story to share before the chat.
I want to see this positive and helpful. If we can help pilots identify
risks so they can make better decisions, and get people thinking it can
happen to them, I would consider it a success.
If you plan to attend, or have suggestions/ideas, why not drop me a line
at the e-mail below? Thanks.
F1 "Sport" #33, 135 hours of shear joy...
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