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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh RSS FeedAreas open up as ground dries
By Barbara A. Schmitz
As warm temperatures and a light breeze continued to dry the soggy convention grounds, more and more areas were opened to the public on Monday.

EAA Communications Director Dick Knapinski said showplane arrivals resumed mid-morning on Monday, and the North 40 was opened later in the day. In addition, as many as 24 DC-3s were expected to land, Knapinski said.

EAA officials were also looking at delaying Monday’s air show or perhaps cutting it a little shorter to allow as many arrivals as possible, Knapinski said. “But that’s still being evaluated; we need to make sure everything happens in the right sequence.”

More space is being created in Camp Scholler on an incremental basis, allowing groups of five or six tent or light camping units to move into positions at one time. But, as of Sunday, large units were now being escorted to the Winnebago County Fairgrounds on the north side of Oshkosh, since parking lots at Aviation Plaza, the former Kmart and Sears, the former Kia dealership, and the Country USA grounds were filled.

EAA is providing portable toilets and dumpsters for all off-site areas, as well as shuttle service. In addition, a daily update of information and outlook is being published and distributed to each of those areas, and an EAA representative is present to answer questions.

As conditions remain favorable, Knapinski said areas would incrementally open up on Tuesday.

For up-to-date information on the ground conditions, go to http://AirVentureSiteUpdate.blogspot.com. Complete aircraft parking information is also available online at www.AirVenture.org/aircraft/parking_status.asp or by calling 920-230-7820.

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