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Eclipse
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« on: July 23, 2016, 11:27:17 PM »

A couple of very strong storms just passed through NEIL, on a track that brought them though WIWG.

Did OshKosh get hammered?

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grunt82abn
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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2016, 09:22:33 AM »

I haven't heard anything yet, if I do I will post. We drove from LA Crosse to Kenosha yesterday, a ton of rain, some trees down, but nothing to bad
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Sean Riley, TSGT
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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2016, 07:52:22 PM »

http://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2015/july/18/powerful-storm-hits-oshkosh-in-advance-of-airventure







"I woke up at about 5 a.m. and the sky was orange. All of a sudden it was like a hurricane, and then it was gone," said Mike Lambert, a private pilot attending the show that officially kicks off July 20. Lambert was at an Oshkosh sporting goods store Saturday morning to locate new poles for his tent, which was heavily damaged in the storm.

Lambert documented some of the damage on the show grounds, including an Aviat Husky turned on its nose, its tail resting above the roof of a trailer. The storm-tossed Husky may conjure up memories of the tornado that struck the Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In and Expo in Lakeland, Florida, in 2011. The Husky damaged in that storm became AOPA’s 2012 Tougher than a Tornado Sweepstakes airplane and regained new life.

The Saturday morning storm also tossed garbage cans, knocked over portable restrooms, and upended aircraft in some of the exhibitor booths.

The extended weather forecast for Oshkosh predicts sun and clouds for most of EAA AirVenture, a nice welcome for the more than 10,000 pilots who will be flying their aircraft in for the event—although their wing rocks on approach will be much less dramatic than Mother Nature’s."
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Luis R. Ramos
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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2016, 08:01:53 PM »

Hopefully no one was hurt, and some members earned new non-distress Find ribbons...

 :-\

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Robert Hartigan
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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2016, 09:26:17 PM »

Let me know if that Husky is discounted?
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« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2016, 10:55:01 PM »

Seems like they get at least one storm every year. The CAP building there isn't big enough to hold everyone at the activity, so a number of folks end up in tents in the yard. They usually need to bring paddles.
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grunt82abn
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« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2016, 10:48:53 PM »

The only news Milwaukee had on EAA was that the biggest amphibious water tender landed in the lake
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Sean Riley, TSGT
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« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2016, 03:08:02 PM »

The tanker also hit a rock when it was taxiing through the lake and punched two 3 inch holes in the hull.
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grunt82abn
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« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2016, 03:41:27 PM »

The tanker also hit a rock when it was taxiing through the lake and punched two 3 inch holes in the hull.

Selective reporting my Milwaukee's own WISN News. Never even mentioned it hitting a rock.
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Sean Riley, TSGT
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« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2016, 03:47:22 PM »

Here's one article: http://www.thenorthwestern.com/story/news/local/oshkosh/airventure/2016/07/30/water-bomber-makes-emergency-landing-lake/87778216/

They posted a lot of updates on the repairs and how they accomplished them on their Facebook page as well: https://www.facebook.com/coulsonflyingtankers/?fref=nf&pnref=story
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Trenzalorian
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« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2016, 05:43:15 PM »

The storm was pretty bad. I was on CQ when the DCC came out and ordered us inside, to prepare for "inclement weather."

AFIK, no Cadets or Officers were hurt.
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