Have you ever skipped in joy around the belly of a ginormous Air Force Lockheed C-5 Galaxy? We have. Have you perhaps caressed the meticulously preserved interior wood trim of a 1929 Ford Tri-Motor, and wondered at all the people who've done the same in the previous eight decades(!) of its life? We have! It's not bragging if it's the average experience enjoyed by those paying the $41 daily admission* to spot 10,000-15,000 aircraft during AirVenture. Okay...maybe it is a little bragging.
Let's get sentimental a moment...
A is the for Aerobatics that shot our heart into our throat with every loop-d-loop. B is for the big blue Boeing that brought us here. C is for the Cessna Citation that cranked up our imagination. D is for the dirty daydreaming that followed. E is for Experimentalthe enterprising and their garage-built planes. And on and on until Z. Z for the zero chance that we'll be able to stay away next year, when EAA AirVenture returns to Oshkosh July 29-August 4, 2013.
*Disclosure: We traveled to EAA AirVenture for one day as a guest of Southwest Airlines, but all photos, video, Ford Tri-Motor rides and enthusiasm is completely our own.