Let’s meet at Oshkosh!

I hope that everyone is going to EAA AirVenture (“Oshkosh”), a safe space for pilots of light aircraft where nobody will say “That is a stupid hobby.”

I’m giving two talks:

  • introduction to helicopter aerodynamics and operations (targeted at those with some airplane flying experience), at 8:30 am on Wednesday, July 28, at 8:30 am, Forum Stage 6
  • Instrument Flying Ground School, Lesson 1 (using the materials previously offered here) where lessons 2 and 3 will follow as free Zoom classes. Wednesday, July 28, at 10:00 am, Forum Stage 6.

I’ll also be at the Cirrus Owners and Pilots Association dinner, Monday, July 26 at 5 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn. You might still be able to register. Warning: in previous years this was a typically dull non-profit org event in which the featured speakers talked about the organization’s administration rather than the activity that the organization supposedly fosters. One of my pilot friends refused to return even though I offered to pay for his ticket.

If you’re new to the magic of AirVenture/Oshkosh, see a lunchtime talk from our MIT ground school class:

This year the event is free for children under 18 and Delta variant COVID is free for both the vaccinated and unvaccinated. Visitors from California can double-mask (see “L.A. County again requiring masks indoors starting Saturday amid coronavirus spike”).

8 thoughts on “Let’s meet at Oshkosh!

  1. Not sure that I saw enough to justify commenting, but if did then perhaps your technique could be improved somewhat. I thought I saw too much speaking to the screen rather than the audience and too much rough pointing with the left hand rather than deliberate pointing with a tool of some sort (stick or illuminated pointer – though these tend to be badly misused).

  2. I will meet you, like I did last Oshkosh, but I will not be able to hide behind my nom de guerre and will be forced to use my real identity and alas you will probably wonder forever who the hell is Toucan Sam! The good news is I still don’t care about Black Lives Matter!

    • @TS, a plane with a sky banner just flew over my house reading “BLM”. On both sides of the airplane “Toucan Sam” is printed in LGBTQ+ rainbow color. This wouldn’t be you, would it?! 🙂

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