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Another unconventional vacation destination Jan 14

Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

The middle of no place, right? Maybe, but once a year this friendly little town is host to the largest experimental aircraft air show in the world. Well it’s the world’s largest gathering of airplane enthusiasts, which is about the same thing. Officially, it’s the largest civilian air show in the US. However you put it, you’re talking several hundred thousand people. They even have an inflatable movie screen for showing airplane movies.

It used to be called the The EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) Annual Convention and Fly-In, and it’s been in Oshkosh since the 70′s. The show is now a lot bigger than just experimental (read home-built) aircraft now, but the hobbyist is still a big part of the show.

This one might not exactly be a hobbyist plane...

All the motels within commuting distance fill up well in advance, so in typical small-town Wisconsin style, many folks open their homes to attendees, picking up a few bucks renting out the spare bedroom and making new friends along the way.

Here’s a link if you want to check it out: EAA AirVenture 2010.

Ever been there yourself? Tell us about it!

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