Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Good Guy Heartland Nationals

The 20th anniversary Heartland Nationals returns to the Iowa State Fairgrounds this weekend July 1,2 & 3 bringing over 3,500 of the country’s hottest rods and coolest customs to Iowa’s Capital City! The three day event features a giant show & shine, vendor exhibits, swap meet & cars for sale corral, Goodguys AutoCross, Saturday night stage show & fireworks, Builder’s Choice awards selected by Rodger Burman/Lakeside Rods & Rides, model car show, and lots more fun for the entire family!

Live entertainment will be provided throughout the weekend by “Rick K & the Allnighters”, who’ll bring your favorite classic hits to the big stage. The band will play Saturday night at the main grandstand starting at 8pm and when the music is over the sky will light up with a giant fireworks show! It’s gonna be a great weekend of hot roddin’ in Iowa! Hope to see ya there!

Goodguys 20th Anniversary Heartland Nationals

Event Hours:
Friday, July 1st 8am to 5pm,
Saturday, July 2nd 8am to 8pm
Sunday, July 3rd 8am to 3pm
General admission
Adults: $18
Kids 7-12: $6
Registration Fees (Registration is located at the Fairgrounds)
Three-day fee: $75 (includes car and two people)
Sunday Only: $40 (includes the car and two people)
Swap Meet & Car Coral Fees:
Swap Meet Fee: $65 at the gate
Car Corral Fee: $65 at the gate

Don’t miss one of the country’s favorite summer time rod & custom events! For additional Heartland Nationals event information, click here www.heartlandnats.com

Friday, June 24, 2011

Oshkosh traffic issues.

A good friend and fellow EAA (along with he works for the EAA) sent me a note talking about the traffic issues and construction in the area. Thanks Trevor!

Hello,
We have a lot of road construction in and around Oshkosh this year. Here is a map and guide to plan your drive in and out each day.


If I have already sent this to you, please ignore.
See you soon.
Sincerely,
Trevor Janz, EAA # 656941
Senior Business Relationship Mgr
EAA- The Spirit of Aviation

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Iowa airport receives $1.2 million grant for land purchase

The Ankeny Regional Airport in Iowa received a U.S. Department of Transportation grant to help purchase land for a runway clearance. The airport received a grant for $1.2 million toward the $1.7 million purchase of land. The airport authority closed on the purchase for the 24.5 acres last week. The Des Moines Register (Iowa) (6/20)

Reprinted fom from Aviation eBrief AOPA and Des Moines Register.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Cool watching....

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

EXPERIENCE EAA AIRVENTURE 2011 IN A NEW WAY AT EAA AVIATORS CLUB PRESENTED BY SHELL AVIATION

Daily, weekly passes available for purchase to enjoy a wide variety of amenities

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — (June 20, 2011) — Experience AirVenture in a new, “cooler” way in 2011 at the EAA Aviators Club presented by Shell Aviation, a place to unwind, replenish, and watch the daily air shows from the best seats around. The 59th annual edition of EAA’s fly-in convention takes place July 25-31 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

Open Monday, July 25, through Saturday, July 30, the air-conditioned oasis is the perfect place for individuals, families, or large groups to meet and share their AirVenture stories.

In addition to relaxing in an air-conditioned building, Aviators Club members will also enjoy complimentary lunch, non-alcoholic beverages and snacks throughout the day, complimentary dinner on Saturday before the Night Air Show, reserved air show seating outside on the flightline at show-center, electronics charging stations and bag storage, restroom facilities with flush toilets, and daily visits with some of the week’s air show performers and special guests.

Daily and weekly passes are available to purchase at www.airventure.org/aviatorsclub. Tickets may also be purchased at the EAA Aviators Club during AirVenture based on availability. Aviators Club admissions are in addition to regular AirVenture admission rates.

Aviators Club proceeds go toward helping support EAA’s mission and grow participation in aviation.

EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH is The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration and EAA’s yearly membership convention. Additional EAA AirVenture information, including advance ticket and camping purchase, is available online at www.airventure.org. EAA members receive lowest prices on admission rates. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 1-800-JOIN-EAA (1-800-564-6322) or visit www.eaa.org. Immediate news is available at www.twitter.com/EAAupdate.

Friday, June 17, 2011

EAA Airventure Updates for 2011

This will be really cool to see fly in!

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Dream On!

Boeing 787 making landmark visit to
AirVenture 2011 on Friday, July 29

EAA and AirVenture chairman Tom Poberezny confirmed today that the Boeing 787 Dreamliner is scheduled to make a landmark appearance at EAA AirVenture 2011 on Friday, July 29, giving aviation enthusiasts a glimpse into the next generation of commercial airliners

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Bored last night, installed airshocks on the Sportster.

Over the weekend there was a garage sale of Harley parts and I saw a pair of road king air shocks....I know, air shocks? But they were cheap and I have been reading that they really help the ride when two up....
Anyway, bought the valves and lines from the dealer and installed them on the Sportster last night. Took about a two hours and that included running to the hardware store for extra washers.

Haven't put two people on it yet. Yes, it did raise it up a bit empty and it rides nice with one. 

Nice easy upgrade and pretty affordable...



 

Hover bike is real....or just really neat!

Hover bikes....think Star Wars....this is so cool...

Hover Bike