This is a collection of my blog entries and experiences with flying, and learning to fly. Something I had been wanting to do for quite a while.
You can find all the pictures I've taken here, and read below for my experience.
Specifically, I have a page for my Trips to Oshkosh, the mecca for pilots
This year's fleet week was ultimately fairly similar to the one I went to 2 years ago. The main bonus was the F35-B demonstration which is rate to see, full hover and 360 degree turn in place.
I remembered how much of a clusterfudge it was to drive there and park last time, so I didn't try too hard to get closeby parking, and after picking up Ralf who was happy to join me for the show, parked fairly far from the waterfront, but with the bikes, it was a quick enough ride, even if I was kind of loaded with the big foldable chairs :)
this time went directly for an advance front row seat
cookies help :)
nice water cops came to chase the jetskis that weren't bothering anyone, yeah to silly laws
we were in time for the show this time
good climb power without passengers :)
pelicans tried to compete :)
that's some low flying
the middle plane is facing the wrong way :)
more competition :)
And finally came time for the F35-B Demo:
slowing down for hover
Then it went back into forward flight:
More planes and demos:
Last, but not least, the thunderbirds came back:
oh noes, two of them are out of order :)
Nice show overall, even if quite similar to the one 2 years ago, weather was perfect (not so much the day after), glad I was able to go despite the crappy SF traffic and parking. Thanks to Ralf for joining me.