Other Attention-Getters


Of course, not every airplane company has the budget to claim half an acre of prime real estate (this week) at Oshkosh, but that doesn’t mean they don’t stand out. For instance, a patch of grass between two exhibit hangars, can be seen from all over the grounds for the bright yellow copy Cub hoisted 10 feet in the air on a steel frame (advertising a different product altogether). Even EAA has turned up the Fun, Fun, Fun at this year’s show, as expressed by a huge stage that went up in Aeroshell Square on Sunday. The Beach Boys will play a concert against a backdrop of military aircraft, business jets and war birds on Monday. There’s no extra charge for the musical interlude. By mid-day Sunday, parking and camping areas were filling up and mass arrivals by Mooneys, Bonanzas and Cessnas had arrived. The west end of Runway 9/27 is filled with Cessna 172s, there to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the most popular airplane ever built.