Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Wow, have I been busy!

The past few months have been great for a lot of reasons. But one that stands out to me the most was my trip to Oshkosh, WI for EAA Airventure 2006. What an incredible week. If you are a pilot, there's a 99.9% chance you've heard of Oshkosh and the Worlds Greatest Aviation Celebration that takes place there once a year.
This was my second trip to Airventure, but this time, I got to arrive in style - in a Piper Comanche 400. What an adventure! The arrival procedures to the airport are detailed and you have to print off a 30 page document detailing the exact procedures. I had built it up in my mind so much as being a difficult task that when I actually flew in, it was really pretty easy and the Air Traffic Controllers there are really cool!
We got a great parking/camping spot and wore ourselves out looking at all of the aviation booths. I was there for a total of five days and each day was new and different. One or two days at Airventure is not enough. There is just too much to see and do to take in in less than a few days.
I've had the priviledge of teaching a lot of people how to fly, and this is definately one of the rewards. I have to be honest with you, my favorite part is the aerobatic planes and the airshow each day. I want to learn to fly aerobatics more than anything else! I actually just ordered a couple books off of Amazon so I can get a better idea of what's going on in the airshow and aerobatic world. I've been teaching flying lessons for over 4 years now, and hopefully I'll get a chance to continue to spread my love of aviation for many more years. But for now, if you want to see some of the pics from my trip, check it out here.
Check back soon for some great updates and awesome aviation information.

Blue Skies,

Matt Tanner

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