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Event Report
Event Reports - EAA AirVenture 2006

Monday, July 24
A busy start to a great week!
EAA AirVenture 2006
Created: 07/23/2006
Updated: 08/24/2006
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Article by Steen Staff
 
Monday... opening day is finally here! We could tell from the start... it's going to be a VERY busy week. We had a LOT of folks come by to see all the new stuff. The new products, especially the shoes and sunglasses, drew a lot of interest. Towards the end of the day, we heard that weather was coming in... the 70mph winds and 2 inch hail we were warned could happen never materialized, though we did get a decent bit of rain... which didn't manage to stop the Beach Boys concert in the evening. All in all, a good day... looking forward to more!


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The Steen tent is open and ready for business.  
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This family was interested in our line of high-quality flying sunglasses right as the show started.  
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We think John's idea for a rack to show off the Piloti Flying Shoes is pretty innovative. John is full of cool ideas like this.  
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Interest in the sunglasses and shoes has been high ever since the gates opened.  
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The Little Toot biplane gang stops in for a chat.  
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Cheryl answers questions about the Skybolt.  
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A customer inspects the engine compartment of the Yellowbird.  
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It was a busy day!  
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These folks came all the way from Japan... there are many International visitors at Oshkosh.  
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We have more products than ever with us this year... lots of new books, videos, shirts, hats, sunglasses and shoes.  
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More folks checking out the display.  
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This Skybolt was built by Jim Grist. It is featured in the book "Flying: Just Plane Fun" which is available here in our secure Online Store.  
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This is a nice Skybolt.  
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Steve Jones' nice Skybolt is here again this year.  
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Pete Clinton brought another beautiful Skybolt.  
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Jim Simmons and his wife flew their Skybolt in.  
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This Great Lakes is the nicest we've ever seen. It's a factory-built plane, and just had a $200,000 restoration.  
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This plane could be a real contender for a top award this year.  
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This bipe has an interesting paint scheme.  
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The IAC area has all sorts of acro planes.  
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Patty Wagstaff's plane was on display.  
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Jim and Jeanne Taylor man the IAC building.  
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Sean Tucker's plane is on display.  
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Wheeee!!  
     

Other entries in this series:
     Sunday, July 23 - Set-Up Day    July 23, 2006
      » Monday, July 24    July 24, 2006
     Tuesday, July 25    July 25, 2006
     Wednesday, July 26    July 26, 2006
     Thursday, July 27    July 27, 2006
     Friday, July 28    July 28, 2006
     Saturday, July 29    July 29, 2006
     Sunday, July 30    July 30, 2006

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