Take a few minutes to read a great review of Oshkosh 2017 written by David Yeoman of the International Cessna 195 Club.
As part of their latest club bulletin, David Yeoman of the International Cessna 195 Club has written up a great review of his time at Oskhosh AirVenture 2017. In an effort to help spread the word about how the experience of Oshkosh can be, David and the Cessna 195 Club have agreed to allow us to republish the review which first appeared in their August/September bulletin #469. We hope you’ll take the time to read and enjoy this great experience.
Oshkosh 2017 In Review
What a great time and turnout we had at Oshkosh this year! While we fell short our goal of having 70 190/195s in attendance, we did surpass the 60 airplane mark — an impressive showing by any measure.
On Tuesday our yearly BBQ featured all things Wisconsin; real bratwurst, beans, potato salad, cheese curds and, of course, beer and soda. More than 200 190/195ers turned out to enjoy the beautiful Wisconsin evening. Thanks to Chris Thomsen, Kurtis Arnold, Pat Atkinson, Coyle Schwab and Aubie Pearman for coordinating this always highly anticipated event.
On Thursday, John Barron, Bill Milton and Aubie Pearman facilitated our annual 195 Forum in the Type Club tent near the Vintage Barn. Hot topics included the current AD on Southwind heaters (see related article in the April/May issue of Businessliner Bulletin) and a lively discussion on how hard to run your Jacobs engine (most agree the harder the better). Look for a related article in our next newsletter.
We also added a new event this year — a Wisconsin Fish Fry Dinner and golf outing at Westridge Golf Course, just north of Oshkosh. Over 50 of us enjoyed fine camaraderie, golfing, drinks, music and dinner (no comment on the quality of golf on display).
On Friday, Coyle Schwab and Chris Thomsen were interviewed by Ray Johnson in the Vintage Circle near the Red Barn. Chris touted the attributes of the 195 and Colye discussed the benefits International 190/195 Club. Chris’ gorgeous 195 — Bonnie — was on display for the day and represented our type proudly.
Speaking of proudly representing our type, congratulations to Wayne Eggen of Langley, British Columbia, Canada and Phil Pedron of Denton, Texas on their Vintage awards this year. The Eggens received the award for Outstanding 190/195 for their polished and blue 190 and Phil captured a Bronze Lindy for Pete Kourtis’ beautiful maroon and polished 195.
Most of all, it was really great catching up with old friends and making some new ones at AirVenture.
We at SeaplaneMagazine.com are greatful for both David and the International Cessna 195 Club for being willing to share this story with us to help promote both fly-ins and #TheFutureofWaterflying.