Photo by Mariano Rosales
Well, in case you didn’t notice—and
how could you not?—the rains blew away, sunshine prevailed Sunday, and
some soft ground, spots of standing water, and scattered puffy white
clouds provided the only lingering remnants of the torrential conditions
that dominated the prior few days.
The results: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2010
at the end of the day on Sunday looked much more like a normal
pre-opening day than the day before.
According to the EAA AirVenture update
blog, more than 350 homebuilt, vintage, and warbird aircraft found a
place to park in the showplane areas before the airport closed to
further arrivals at 2 p.m. Sunday.
The North 40, Vintage, and Homebuilt
camping areas remained closed to aircraft campers.
But the good news of the day came in the
form of reports that the ground in many areas is drying well—thanks to
the wind, low humidity, and copious sunlight—and that Monday holds
promise for letting EAA AirVenture look, feel, and sound much closer to