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  • Member since
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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Oshkosh b'gosh...
Posted by fotofrank on Thursday, June 28, 2018 6:10 PM

Today I am seventy-two years old. Who would have thought I'd get this far, but I did. I've been feeling kinda bummed about getting old lately. Yeah, yeah, I know the alternative. My lovely wife took me to dinner at a seafood place I really enjoy. Had the seafood platter with a side of clam strips. Yum! When we got home I had a nip of Coopers Mark whiskey and my wife presented me with a birthday gift. It seemed odd, a T-shirt for the 2018 AirVenture. Nice shirt too. Then came the second part of the gift: Two days at the fly-in!! Yeah! My wife is taking me to Oshkosh! My head is spinning. I'm kinda dizzy. I should have figured it out when I unfolded the T-shirt. I don't get a shirt or a cap unless I've been to a place. Wow! Haven't been back to Oshkosh since 1989. This is going to be so exciting! I'll take lots of pictures for y'all.

 

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Posted by PFJN on Thursday, June 28, 2018 6:42 PM

Cool, congratualtions on your birthday Smile

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Thursday, June 28, 2018 7:35 PM

Thanks, man...

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  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Thursday, June 28, 2018 7:47 PM
Awesome gift and have a happy birthday

Clint

fox
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  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Thursday, June 28, 2018 8:29 PM

Congrats. Toast

Yes, I do believe that the mrs. is a keeper.

Jim  Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 20% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Thursday, June 28, 2018 8:32 PM

fox

Congrats. Toast

Yes, I do believe that the mrs. is a keeper.

Jim  Captain

 

 

To be sure! Sometimes, though, I'm at a loss as to why she's kept me around for 35 years...

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Posted by rooster513 on Thursday, June 28, 2018 8:33 PM

That's awesome! That's a very thoughtful wife you've got there! That show is on my list of must sees.

-Andy

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Thursday, June 28, 2018 8:37 PM

rooster513

That's awesome! That's a very thoughtful wife you've got there! That show is on my list of must sees.

 

She's the best. I'm gonna have to buy a new pair of sneakers and get 'em broke in.

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, June 30, 2018 9:12 AM

That's great!  I haven't been to Oshkosh in a number of years.  Hate to drive long distance any more- I am 80.  A local travel agency and Sun Country Airlines used to have a special excursion- a one day flight from Minneapolis to Oshkosh, leave early morning, leave in evening after Air Show.  What a nice way to see the meet.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Saturday, June 30, 2018 9:19 AM

72 ?

 Wait till you hit 75 like me ,  or like Don  80 . Geez ! have you noticed the age car is going over the speed limit but the body feels slower and more fragile ?

 Oskosh , B'gosh  ! ! Well , I will be looking forward to them photos . Oh , and Happy Boithday and keep that Mrs. , She's a good un '

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Saturday, June 30, 2018 2:16 PM

Well, y'all, gettin' old ain't for the weak, that's for sure.

I was emailing back and forth with Reilly the other day. The first flight of the XP-82 is supposed to take place next week. I wish I could be there but the event is for investors and sponsors only. One reason I am so excited about going to Oshkosh is that the XP-82 will make its public debut that week. The B-29 "Doc" will be at Oshkosh too. What would really be awesome is if both airplanes could fly together! I did a couple of Google searches and could not find any pictures of P-82s and B-29s together, so Oshkosh would be a first.

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Saturday, June 30, 2018 2:42 PM

Great gift from a greater wife!  Enjoy your birthday gift.

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Saturday, June 30, 2018 3:40 PM

Thanks, Toshi.

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  • From: Colorado Springs
Posted by mawright20 on Sunday, July 01, 2018 12:07 AM
Happy Birthday, and gift. My only time there was as a crew member on a C-130 in 2006.
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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Sunday, July 01, 2018 6:11 AM

mawright20
Happy Birthday, and gift. My only time there was as a crew member on a C-130 in 2006.
 

Wow! You were able to fly into Oshkosh! I hope to do a ride-hopper while I am there so I can see the whole thing from the air. Too cool.

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Sunday, July 22, 2018 3:43 PM

Listening to https://www.liveatc.net/search/?icao=OSH

It's a busy day at Oshkosh for arrivals. Give a listen. You're gonna wonder how everyone keeps track of each other.

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