This just in from special correspondent Doug Johnson at Oshkosh:
So day number #2 was just as overwhelming as day #1! I got to the airfield about 3 hours before my shift at the booth. What did I do with that time? Funny you should ask. I geeked out hard over all the static displays I could see, that’s what I did! Of course I inevitably found myself in the War Birds section yet again. (Can anyone really blame me?) After I spent about an hour and a half looking at every military fighter I ever fantasized about as a kid, I moved on to check on the civilian side of things. I found myself in the HondaJet display. They’ve just passed their first production model flight and are ready to start delivering first of the year! And boy is it a cool jet! Look it up!
I spent the my remaining free time moving from booth to booth and shop to shop checking out all the trinkets and toys. I’m still amazed by the size of this event! Even after two days I’ve only covered approximately one fifth of the total acreage! While at the booth it was business as usual, we talked to a lot of potential students and parents. P-51 pilot and triple ace Bud Anderson was in the booth next to us just hanging around. We talked to a representative from Boeing. We talked to one of the ATC tower guys. That is seriously impressive work they do. Afterward we closed up and had dinner with the owner of a flight school that provides us with a lot of UVU global aviation students. Awesome. Awesome. Awesome. AWESOME! Time to see what day #3 has to offer!