One way to stay abreast of what’s
happening at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2005 is to listen to EAA Radio, at
1210 on the AM dial. But that service is fairly low power, and doesn’t
reach far beyond Wittman Regional Airport. Recognizing that EAA members
from far and wide who can’t be here this year still want to learn
about the latest developments, EAA Radio’s staff is making their
broadcasts available on the Web. To listen to the streaming audio from
EAA Radio, browse to www.airventure.org/radio/about.html.
One feature of the EAA
Radio website is a section allowing listeners to report from where they’re
listening to the broadcasts. Amazingly, EAA members and aviation
enthusiasts from all over the world who can’t be here in person have
"tuned in" to listen. And each hour brings more.
Below is a summary of the
comments and the worldwide locations being reached by EAA Radio.
Where are you
listening to EAA Radio?
I am listening to EAA
radio in Dothan, Alabama. I’ve been an EAA member since 1989.
My father is the lucky one and is at AirVenture while I work and listen.—J.
Wilkes, EAA #335924
Listening from Sykesville,
Maryland. I am enjoying it...it’s almost like being there...I can
close my eyes and see it. Thanks guys.—G. Coker, EAA #289806
Auckland, New Zealand
- I have been tuning into EAA Radio late evenings—early morning your
time—all week (catch some sleep) then tune back again for the
afternoon air show. (We are 17 hours ahead of OSHKOSH.) I visited EAA
Oshkosh back in 1979, spent a week at the show; I had never seen so many
aircraft at one place at one
time. I plan to revisit again in 2006 and I know many changes have taken
place in the last 26 years. Looking forward to AirVenture 2006. Regards
to all at EAA Radio.—B. Howard
I’m listening from Wisconsin
Rapids, Wisconsin. I’d rather be there! The air show is going on
right as I’m writing! I’m going back to school to become a pilot
because of AirVenture! Maybe someday I’ll be performing there myself!
See you Saturday!—K. Dempze
We are listening in Pittsburgh,
PA. We attended AirVenture earlier this week, took a flight on the
Ford Tri-Motor and witnessed the landing of White Knight.—J. Savage
I’m listening to EAA
Radio from Dallas, Texas. My CFI is up there, as he is every
year. I bet he landed EXACTLY on his dot!—K.J. Blankenburg
Its 1740 hrs NZST Friday 29th. I’m at Papakura, New Zealand.
Some of my friends are over there (with the Seawind). Hope its all going
well for you.—P. Evans
Queenstown, New Zealand,
RV-6, getting ready for painting.—M. Evans
We are listening via the Web from our tent in the EAA campgrounds.
Way to go with streaming the audio for us.—B. Styve, Iowa
From Scaled Composites in
Mojave, California.—S. Sherman
Tennessee, is the best place to listen to OSHKOSH radio except for
actually being there. Keep up the good work. U guys are GREAT!—B.
I’m listening to EAA Radio from the Web in Jamsa, Finland—M.
I am listening from Temecula, California, a long way from OSH. I
am 1465.2 nautical miles WSW Initial true course: 255 but right there in
spirit. Keep up the good work EAA!—J. Sanders
Layton, Utah -
Sadly this is the first Oshkosh in many, many years we have missed. If
we lay on the grass, close our eyes and listen to the air show, it’s
almost like being there! Thanks to all.—D. & L. Milliken
Greetings from Tal
Afar, Iraq. Duty called so this year I get to listen to all the fun
and excitement. Boy I sure do miss being there. There is always next
year, along with a whole new showcase of stuff that I will have a much
deeper appreciation for. Thank you on behalf of everyone around the
world, for bringing Oshkosh to all of us. Number 23 on the list to-do
after I get home is to order my very own Zenith CH-640 and get started
on it. Maybe I can order it by the end of October. THANK YOU EAA!!!!!!!!
– Cpt. D. Peterson, MITT-1st BDE, US Army, Tal Afar, Iraq
Tucson, Arizona - Have been to AirVenture many times, but my job
keeps me away this year. I appreciate being able to participate at some
level: have listened to the air shows, Harrison Ford, and Steve Fossett.
Now, if you could just get the smell of a Rolls-Royce Merlin onto the
Web, you’d really have something!—P. Thomas
Melbourne, Australia—R. Taylor
Lakewood, Ohio - I have enjoyed listening to you this morning. My
aircraft partner and I arrived at AirVenture on Sunday and left on
Wednesday. Neither of us wanted to leave, but duty calls. You are
helping to extend the vacation. Thanks and keep up the good work.—R.E.