Wittman Tailwind

Flights

This place is huge! I did some walking to see the nearby exhibits, then took the "public transportation" to see the farther away exhibits. One of these exhibit halls had penants displaying award winning aircraft of years past and one of those penants was N11018's sister ship: Arden Hjelle's N117A.

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Today was the day. I barely slept last night because flying into Wittman Regional on Day 1 of Airventure isn't something you "just do". There's a 30-page NOTAM published with some pretty specific instructions on how arrivals should be conducted which includes mandatory instruction from ATC.

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Day 2 on my trip to Oshkosh. I woke up to a peaceful, quiet morning. No breeze to be felt. The sun was absent through a deck of scattered cumulus that extended as far east as I could see. I went to the pilot's lounge to brush my teeth and drink some coffee while checking the weather for the next leg...

Day 1 on my trip to Oshkosh. Crossing the Bitterroots was not fun. I had one hand gripping the crossmember and the other on the control stick, constantly correcting for all the turbulence. I landed in Three Forks, MT (9S5) for my first fuel stop. The windsock was pointed straight out, blowing about...

Today was the day. Tail number applied. Log books signed. Fluids and systems checked. Run-up passed. Three touch and goes without incident. This was the first time NX11018 has flown since July 2, 2016, just shy of one and a half years ago. What an amazing experience to finally fly after all the work...