Saturday, 1 August 2009

Seaplane heaven

A short drive or bus ride from the AirVenture showgrounds you'll find the EAA's seaplane base. The idyllic base situated on Lake Winnebago is, in contrast to the bustling showground, quiet and relaxing. There's a steady stream of departures and arrivals and free boat rides around the sheltered inlet where the aeroplanes are moored.

The number of aircraft landing at the seaplane base looks like being significantly down this year. Some people are saying that the economy is at fault, while others blame the administrative hassle that the TSA has put in place for Canadian visitors flying in - there are certainly fewer C reg. aircraft this year.

If you visit Oshkosh in the future, and every pilot should try to get there at least once, I can recommend taking a morning, afternoon or evening to enjoy the seaplane base.
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