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Aviation Pilgrimage

Well, I still can’t believe it, but tomorrow morning at Morristown Municipal Airport (MMU) I’m going to squeeze into a Piper Aztec with four other guys and fly to Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Oshkosh. Yeah, place where they make overalls. But also home to the largest airshow in the world.

Every July pilots & aviation freaks flock to Whitman Memorial Field in Oshkosh for a gathering of eagles that even Hollywood couldn’t top. The vogue is to fly in in your own general aviation plane, camp on the field, and take in the vast array of aeronautical delights that abound. It’s something I’ve been curious about ever since I started learning to fly, but never thought I’d actually go to. But my friend offered me a seat in his friend’s plane this year, and I jumped at the chance. We’ll be staying in a hotel and driving in each day for the festivities, but we WILL be there. I can’t wait.

I’ll also be travelling sans laptop, so this will mark the longest Stretch Without Internet Access ever, since I first got Connected. See you in a few days.