Oshkosh 2016-Day Zero-The Journey
By Juri Keyter and Willie Bodenstein
AirVenture at Oshkosh in the USA is the world's biggest fly in, regularly visited by 12,000 plus aircraft and more than 500,000 visitors over the seven days.
Our flight this year
For us South Africans getting to Oshkosh is an adventure on its own. On previous visits we have travelled by Air France via Charles de Gaule, KLM via Amsterdam and on numerous occasions with Etihad via Abu Dhabi. This year, as in the past we were again part of Neil Bowden's AirAdventure tour and our journey with Qatar via Doha to Chigaco took approximately 23 hours excluding the three hour bus ride to Oshkosh in Wisconsin.
Arriving at O'Hare
Leaving OR Tambo at 21.30 on Saturday 23 July we arrived at our Campsite at Oshkosh at 21.00 on Sunday the 24th.
Bus trip to Oskosh via Kenosha Airport
Dropping the DC3 passengers of for their flight to Osh
After 28 hours traveling and still working
Even after numerous previous visits Oshkosh is still for us aviation junkies, the adventure of a lifetime.
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