Folks, this year’s EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Odyssey fell through for Team Aux. So, how about we revisit the glory days of yesteryear? Some best of the best from #OSH15 and #OSH14!
By far, the highlight of my 2015 trip was meeting pilot icon, Qantas A380 Captain Richard de Crespigny (on Left in pic below), and author of QF32, whom I interviewed in our 3-part, “Black Swan Event” about his engine explosion.
Say, that guy in the middle looks familiar, too. Can you guess his name? Hint: Tom Hanks plays him in a movie named after him, premiering September 9!
Another highlight for me was to join our good friend Jessica Cox, the world’s only licensed pilot with no arms, as she and Director Nick Spark launch their amazing documentary, “RightFooted!”
Click on the image below to watch her doing a talk at #OSH15—and demonstrating how she puts on a headset in the cockpit . . . remember, with no arms!
The following was an emotional highlight for Team Aux, as we got to witness a beautiful moment when Jessica met a beautiful young lady with the same condition. The two hugged . . . with no arms!
It was the “Hug Felt Round the World,” as a photo taken of the magic moment went über-viral. We captured their visit on video, and what a magical moment it was to see these two chumming together! Check out our Word on the Ramp video. Scroll to the 0:55 mark to see it right away.
And, grab those tissues!!!
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As always, the greatest moments for me at any AirVenture comes not from witnessing amazing aircraft, but doing so while SHARING THE MOMENT with YOU! Yes, meeting YOU is always the highlight of our trip! Here’s a few of you we got to meet over the years…
Just cuz Team Aux ain’t there, don’t mean it ain’t gonna be no fun!
Here’s some of the other amazing flight teams that will be there—
keep your eyes peeled, say Hi, and tell ’em Cap’n Aux sent ya!!!
Steve “Flight Chops” Thorne
Check out Steve’s fantastic videos at http://flightchops.com
Chris “Angle of Attack” Palmer
Catch his podcasts at http://www.flyaoamedia.com/aviatorcast/
Chris has got a busy agenda at #OSH16. One place you can sure to catch him is when he teams up with. . .
Dan “Airplanista” Pimental & #OSHBASH!
Did somebody say BACON?
If you’re going to Oshkosh, Don’t Miss it!
See Links Below for all of our previous Oshkosh posts, as well as related links. In addition, you’ll find a direct link to this year’s EAA AirVenture #OSH16 schedule, which includes daily airshows, two nighttime airshows, all kinds of amazing aircraft exhibits and demos . . . and a FREE concert by Third Eye Blind!
Thanks to Blog Buddy JR for spotting this great Approach Plate!
Q: How many intersections can you find named for our intrepid hero and his friends?
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THIS POST IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF
JOHN DUDLEY KEITH, JR.
FATHER OF TEAM AUX’S JOHN “OTTO PILOT” KEITH
It was an honor to meet you, sir. Your quick, dry wit was always a pleasure to be around. Your excellent character lives on in your sons.
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Related Cap’n Aux Links
- Oshkosh2015 Posts
- Word on the Ramp: Pure Oshsomeness! (Post includes LIVE Periscope videos from all week!) http://capnaux.com/word-on-the-ramp-video-special-edition-pure-osh-someness/
- Oshkosh, Quick and Dirty http://capnaux.com/oshkosh-quick-n-dirty/
- Oshkosh or Bust! WotR Video http://capnaux.com/word-on-the-ramp-oshkosh-or-bust/
- Oshkosh or Bust? Let Me Rephrase That! http://capnaux.com/oshkosh-or-bust-let-me-rephrase-that/
- Oshkosh on the Fly http://capnaux.com/osh15-on-the-fly/
- Oshkosh on the Fly Too http://capnaux.com/osh15-on-the-fly-too/
- Oshkosh Weekend Magic http://capnaux.com/osh15-saturday-magic/
- Oshkosh: Thank You Vurr-y Much! http://capnaux.com/thank-you-thank-you-vur-ry-much/
- Oshkosh 2014 Posts
- 2014: An Oshkosh Odyssey http://capnaux.com/2014-an-oshkosh-odyssey/
- Aand We’re Off! http://capnaux.com/aaand-were-off/
- Osh 14 Part 1: The Pilgrimage http://capnaux.com/osh14-part-1-the-pilgrimage/
- Interview with Airplane Repo & Amelia Rose Earhart http://capnaux.com/tvs-airplane-repo-an-interview-with-the-stars/
- The Magic of Oshkosh http://capnaux.com/the-magic-of-oshkosh/
- Oshkosh—More Magic http://capnaux.com/oshkosh-more-magic/
- Oshkosh: All Good Things… http://capnaux.com/oshkosh-all-good-things/
- It’s All About YOU! http://capnaux.com/its-all-about-you
- There I Wuz! More Adventures in the Sky http://capnaux.com/there-i-wuz-adventures-from-3-decades-in-the-sky-vol-2/
- Piloty Stuff! http://capnaux.com/piloty-stuff/
- Black Swan Event Part 1 http://capnaux.com/black-swan-event-the-captain-de-crespigny-story-pt-1/
- Jessica Cox: A Pilot in Command! http://capnaux.com/?s=jessica+cox&WP55T3S7XJS1=7H5W8K52HX
- Books by Cap’n Aux http://amazon.com/author/ericauxier5
- Best of Cap’n Aux 2015 http://capnaux.com/7880-2/
- Best of Cap’n Aux 2014 http://capnaux.com/top-10-best-of-capn-aux-2014/
- Word on the Ramp Videos vimeo.com/album/3162370
- All Cap’n Aux Videos vimeo.com/capnaux
- EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016 http://www.eaa.org/en/airventure/features-and-attractions/airventure-highlight-2016
- Captain Richard de Crespigny http://QF32.com
- Jessica Cox http://rightfooted.com