Wednesday, August 5, 2009


Last weekend Hubby and I went to the EAA airshow in Oshkosh Wisconsin. We spent two days there which is plenty for me. Thankfully the weather was perfect, nice and cool. There usually aren't a lot of trees on an airstrip. One of the neat flying things we say was "Elvis", a Sikorsky S-64 heavy lift helicopter owned by Erickson Air-Crane. It can deliver 2,600 gallons of water to wildfires. It fills the tank in 20 seconds. This helicopter was also used to remove and replace the statue from the top of the U.S. Congress building.

We also saw Burt Rutan's "White Knight II" which is a carrier aircraft intended to launch "SpaceShipTwo" the commercial spacecraft. It is like two airplanes connected at the wing(sort of a Siamese twin aircraft). We also saw the Airbus 380, talk about big!

Now that we are home, with no company, August will be busy with Doctor appointments, fixing the house and getting some quilts done.

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