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EAA AirVenture/Oshkosh 2011 – Seaplane base, Pioneer Field & Ultralight area (Grant Robinson)

Seaplane base:
This place was magical and well worth a visit. To get all of the registrations will mean you taking the boat tour around and you will also get some great pictures if that is your thing. It was cooler and a relaxed atmosphere saw me spending a couple of hours here – it is fascinating watching the comings and goings up close and personal. As I didn’t have time to come back again later in the week, this was the only regret I had on coming home from Oshkosh.

If I remember rightly, it was only about a 15 minute bus journey from the showground with minimal cost. They don’t charge for the boat tour but do ask that you make a small donation in return for a small badge. You won’t mind paying once on the tour, that I am sure. This is what I saw here including new types for me in the form of Fisher Micro Mong Rocket, Found FBA-2C1 Bush Hawk XP, Leza-Lockwood Aircam, Progressive Aerodyne SeaRey;

N1337H Aeronca 15AC Sedan floats c/n 15AC-377
N537MM Aviat Aircraft A-1 Husky floats c/n 1302
N859DS Aviat Aircraft A-1B Husky floats c/n 2416
N990HP Aviat Aircraft A-1B Husky floats c/n 2109
N3161N Cessna 120 floats c/n 13419
N3287A Cessna 170B floats c/n 25931
C-GBRS Cessna 172N Skyhawk floats c/n 172-73898
N73892 Cessna 172N Skyhawk floats c/n 172-67733
N180PT Cessna 180 Skywagon floats c/n 31051
N571C Cessna 180 Skywagon floats c/n 32785
C-GFYE Cessna 182P Skylane floats c/n 182-64932
C-GSWI Cessna 182P Skylane floats c/n 182-64982
N6066J Cessna 182P Skylane floats c/n 182-63621
N300BS Cessna 182Q Skylane floats c/n 182-67647
N1573F Cessna 185D Skywagon floats c/n 185-0949
C-GATD Cessna A.185F Skywagon floats c/n 185-04446
C-GMJK Cessna A.185F Skywagon floats c/n 185-04268
C-GZOP Cessna A.185F Skywagon floats c/n 185-03468
N185SM Cessna A.185F Skywagon floats c/n 185-03068
N49350 Cessna A.185F Skywagon floats c/n 185-03578
N812F Cessna A.185F Skywagon floats c/n 185-03277
C-GDFA Cessna R.172K Hawk XP floats c/n R172-3391
N57MR Cessna T.206H Turbo Stationair floats c/n T206-08730
C-GDBM Cessna TU.206G Stationair floats c/n U206-06361
N58502 Cessna U.206F Stationair floats c/n U206-02618
C-GLSM Cub Crafters CC18-180 Top Cub floats c/n CC18-0037
N383CC Cub Crafters PA-18-150 Super Cub floats c/n 9938CC
N31357 de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver Mk.1 floats c/n 1126
N2505P Fisher Micro Mong Rocket floats c/n 32
N369CT Flight Design CTLS floats c/n F-10-08-07
C-FIXY Found FBA-2C1 Bush Hawk XP floats c/n 059
N947HG Glasair GS-2 Sportsman floats c/n 7277
N45L Lake LA-4-200 Buccaneer floats c/n 426
N6185V Lake LA-4-200 Buccaneer floats c/n 838
N8BZ Lake LA-4-200 Buccaneer floats c/n 761
N93AB Lake LA-4-200 Buccaneer floats c/n 835
N161RN Leza-Lockwood Aircam floats c/n AC061
N4609T Maule M-4-210C Rocket floats c/n 1024
N7047H Piper J-3C-65 Cub floats c/n 20292
N98761 Piper J-3C-65 Cub floats c/n 18992
NC33587 Piper J-3C-65 Cub floats c/n 14064
N122TR Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser floats c/n 12-1785
N2349M Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser floats c/n 12-1494
N4409M Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser floats c/n 12-3361
N506LP Progressive Aerodyne SeaRey floats c/n 1LK-506C
N719MS Quest Aircraft Kodiak 100 floats c/n 100-0003
N713ET Republic RC-3 Seabee floats c/n 765
N96608 Taylorcraft BC-12D floats c/n 8908

 

Pioneer Field:
It seems that visiting Helicopters were parked up here and this is a fair old distance from the main showground. You can get out here by taking the free bus from the Coach Park that goes to the AirVenture Museum. What follows below is what was logged over two visits, so you can see that there isn’t an awful lot going on here. Especially when you bear in mind the three Bell 47G’s were doing pleasure flights all week and the Zeppelin remained moored up to its mast for the whole of my stay. It has to be said that overall Oshkosh is fantastic, but if you come for helicopters then they are thin on the ground around the site. The pleasure flights on the Bell 47G’s are a very reasonable price for 10 minutes which gives you a good chance to take in the overall size of this event and get some good aerial shots.

C-FFUN Bell 222B c/n 47146
N2490B Bell 47G-2 c/n 1516
N984B Bell 47G-2 c/n 1382
N666SM Bell 47G-3B-1 c/n 3133
N953AE Eurocopter EC.135 P2+ c/n 0908
N7197J Robinson R-44 Astro c/n 1059
N32VB Robinson R-44 Raven II c/n 10636
N443AS Robinson R-44 Raven II c/n 11681
N810BK Robinson R-44 Raven II c/n 11051
N1075Q Schweizer 269D c/n 0015
N704LZ Zeppelin LZ N07-100 c/n 004

 

Ultralight area:
A little airfield with its own grass runway inside the big airfield with a lot of activity here, albeit mostly stuff doing circuits. I did find it a nice distraction watching the small helicopters mixing it with the microlights and autogyros. The exhibition area grew as the week wore on so it is worth checking a couple of times. I had only ever seen 1 Canadian Home Rotors Safari (ZU-DVY at Overberg) so boosted that with the 7 examples gather here. Likewise with the 4 Titan Tornado’s having only ever seen one example before in the form of EC-YQO at Long Marston (Microlight Championships).

The Aeropro A220 Aerotrek, AeroWorks Honey Bee G2, Butterfly LLC Aurora, Evolution Trikes Revo, Hummel Ultra Cruiser, Kolb Fire Star II SS, Personal Rotorcraft Mosquito XE, Rans S-14 Airaile, Rocky Mountain Wings Ridge Runner, Rossi 1+1, SlipStream Ultra Sport, TL Ultralight TL-32 Typhoon, Turbo Golden Autogyro and Zlin Aviation Savage were new types for me….72 frames in total with the rogue inflation of the Cameron V-77 included so not the biggest area at Oshkosh in terms of numbers. Still worth a couple of visits and makes me appreciate the micro event at Popham even more.

N155S Aeropro A220 Aerotrek c/n 28109
N421LR AeroWorks Honey Bee G2 c/n AWI 2 100-0002
N421RB AeroWorks Honey Bee G2 c/n AWI 2 100-0001
N250PD AutoGyro Calidus c/n US10C01
N446LC AutoGyro Calidus c/n 10074
N446QT AutoGyro MTO Sport c/n 10137S
N811TX AutoGyro MTO Sport c/n D10S03
N147SM Bell 47G-2 c/n 1461
N621WC Butterfly LLC Aurora c/n 003
N8053V Cameron V-77 c/n 6275
C-FMSP Canadian Home Rotors Safari c/n S.2136
N105KM Canadian Home Rotors Safari c/n S.2172
N150AZ Canadian Home Rotors Safari c/n CH400
N416JB Canadian Home Rotors Safari c/n CH2181
N488NB Canadian Home Rotors Safari c/n S.2130
N70415 Canadian Home Rotors Safari c/n 0442N
N757G Canadian Home Rotors Safari c/n 001
N41610 Culver LFA c/n 369
N777JS Denney Aircraft Kitfox Mk.3 c/n 930
N96DJ Denney Aircraft Kitfox Mk.4 c/n 1679
N2590A Eipper Quicksilver GT400 c/n 1406
N50143 Eipper Quicksilver GT400 c/n GT 2801494
N216DZ Eipper Quicksilver GT500 c/n 0386
unknown Eipper Quicksilver MX c/n 5992
N84MX Eipper Quicksilver MX Super c/n 1027
N277DW Eipper Quicksilver MX-II Sprint c/n 1427
N2146N Eipper Quicksilver MXL-II Sport c/n 375
N2628C Eipper Quicksilver MXL-II Sport c/n 254
N61202 Eipper Quicksilver MXL-II Sport c/n MXL II SPORT 000870
N6510U Eipper Quicksilver MXL-II Sport c/n 0932
N7130M Eipper Quicksilver MXL-II Sport c/n 001
N331Z Evolution Trikes Revo c/n 1005
N5064E Fantasy Air Allegro 2000 c/n 05-720
N640C Flight Design CTSW c/n 05-10-13
C-ILOV Hummel Ultra Cruiser c/n 001
N116JA Just Aircraft Escapade c/n JAESC0001
N196CB Just Aircraft Highlander c/n JA195-01-10
N388GA Kolb Fire Star II SS c/n
FSSS11-1-00092
N3515D Kolb Twinstar Mk.3 c/n M303-2-00038
N411MG Kolb Twinstar Mk.3 c/n M3-064
N611AF Light Aero Avid Flyer c/n 611
N582MS M-Squared Aircraft Breese 2 c/n 000721
N12PR Personal Rotorcraft Mosquito XE c/n MXE1015E06
N120TP Quad City Challenger II c/n CH2-1295-1430
N161TB Quad City Challenger II c/n CH2-0992-0888
N1698F Quad City Challenger II c/n CH2-0801-2124
N4083T Quad City Challenger II c/n CH2-0391-0666
N997JC Quad City Challenger II c/n 0394R1126
N140MR Quad City Challenger II LSS c/n CH2-1209-LSS-0165
N65QC Quad City Challenger II LSS c/n CH2-0906-LSS-0105
C-IVVR Raj Hamsa X’Air HKS 604 c/n 1010
N14WE Rans S-14 Airaile c/n 0804139
N8251B Rans S-7 Courier c/n 1194142
N212N Rocky Mountain Wings Ridge Runner c/n 001
N2560D Rossi 1+1 c/n 564
N603RW Rotorway A600 Talon c/n 8012A
N721HW Rotorway A600 Talon c/n 6995
N5LF Rotorway Exec /Frazier JT-300 c/n 001
C-FVPP Rotorway Executive 162F c/n 7003
C-GEAF Rotorway Executive 162F c/n 6151
C-GFAN Rotorway Executive 162F c/n 6130
N162FB Rotorway Executive 162F c/n 6869
N6828D Rotorway Executive 162F c/n 6460
N125US SlipStream Ultra Sport c/n US10-001
N469BS Titan Tornado II c/n 1004691
N5246T Titan Tornado II c/n D99912SOHK0340
N724TA Titan Tornado II c/n SS08912COHK0529
N939T Titan Tornado II c/n 1202552
N3555P TL Ultralight TL-32 Typhoon c/n 9609
N556FJ Turbo Golden Autogyro c/n GB2005
N51076 Zenair CH.701 STOL c/n 7-5845
N866LA Zlin Aviation Savage c/n 0082

Regards,

Grant Robinson

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