Thursday, August 6, 2009

EAA AirVenture 2009


The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) wrapped up its AirVenture event this weekend. I have to say, it is a class act. There is so much to see, too much for the two days we were there.

What struck me the most about the weekend was the awareness I experienced about the sights and sounds of World War II. Nothing can fully replace the experience of being in war, but I felt that they replicated it very well, with respect and admiration for any service man past or present. I think it's important to remember what veterans of war have experienced and the price that many have paid for the freedom we so often take for granted.

Here are the pictures I snapped while there. For more professional pictures of the event, visit the EAA website.

6 comments:

Chris said...

Nice pics! How did you like Wisconsin? Awesome, I hope?

WxWatcher said...

This was my second trip to Wisconsin, and the first time during the summer. I sure did appreciate the cool mornings in the 50s! I can't remember a July that I had to wear long sleeves into the morning.

I'd like to try some fishing up there sometime. What do most people go for?

OSNW3 said...

WxWatcher, I am not a fisherman, but from what I hear, Lake Winnebago and it's tributaries provide a plethora of species.

"Black Crappie, Bluegill, Burbot, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Freshwater Drum, Lake Sturgeon, Largemouth Bass, Muskie, Northern Pike, Saugeye, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, White Bass"

Salmon fishing on Lake Michigan is a big time tourist attraction as well. Northern WI is host to many small to large sized lakes, rivers, and streams that provide great fishing. You like fly fishing right?! Trout?! Plenty of that around WI.

And then there is Lake Superior... :)

WxWatcher said...

hmmm...maybe I'll bring the fly rod next time!

OSNW3 said...

WxWatcher, great areail photos of the surrounding area from your flight on Sunday morning. You were correct about Lake Butte des Morts, and well... the cows, there aren't that many dairy farms in the vicinity of Oshkosh, at least what you took photos of. :)

OSNW3 said...

areail - aerial :)