USA II 2011
In July 2011 we visited the EAA AirVenture at Oshkosh with a group. The EAA AirVenture is huge and impressive with well over 2,500 aircraft attending. Besides Oshkosh also shows at Willow Run and Dayton were visited.
This tour was already scheduled for 2010, but had to be cancelled because there were not enough participants. By 21 July 2011, this had changed in 2011 when a group of ten was present at Schiphol very early checking in for their flight to Chicago. Scheduled during the tour where a number of very fine items; the Thunder over Michigan airshow at the airfield of Willow Run (MI), the Vectren Airshow at Dayton (OH), the National Museum of the USAF at Wright Patterson AFB (OH) and a multiple day visit to the EAA AirVenture at the airport of Oshkosh (WI). The extensive custom formalities for the USA were already taken care of at Dublin. We were therefore treated as a continental flight at Chicago and were able to get going directly after collecting our luggage. Unfortunately, the tour guides luggage was not in the flight, but delivered a couple of days later. We had some driving ahead of us on arrival, since we needed to go to Detroit. Our hotel for the next two days way near Metro Airport.