“It’s EAA!” Exclaimed the Oshkosh local at the gate as an affirmation that rain and AirVenture are inherently intertwined. (Have you ever noticed that local residents always refer to the event as “EAA” not AirVenture or Oshkosh?) So, our day is starting slowly. Thankfully, it is supposed to stop about 11 am. What to do until then? Drink some more coffee and hang out hangar flying under the Homebuilder’s Pavillon. I bet the vendor hangar will be hopping this morning!
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Motivated by an irresistible bargain and at least a modicum of nostalgia, author Dave Martin recaptures a piece of his earlier flying years when he purchases a twin-engine Lazair ultralight in partnership with two buddies. The Lazair is an unusual design to say the least, and Martin hasnt forgotten how to fly it, so both of his partners will benefit from his experience.
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