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
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.