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By James Wynbrandt, EAA AirVenture Today
July 26, 2009 - Oshkosh, Wisconsin - Bonanzas and Cessnas arrived en mass on Sunday at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2009 in their annual group formation flights. The 137 Bonanzas comprised the largest group in 20 years of Bonanzas to Oshkosh formations. The Cessnas 2 Oshkosh group included 43 aircraft ranging from C-172s to a C-310 twin in their fourth group flight to AirVenture. Beating the rush, on Saturday, 21 Cessna 150/152s arrived together to mark the 50th anniversary of the beloved Cessna trainer. Pilots in each group camp together and enjoy a full schedule of activities throughout the week, including building their campsites. Elliot Schippman and Barry Otto erected their tent after arriving with the Cessna contingent, trying to beat the late afternoon shower. All the groups invite attendees who want to learn more about their aircraft or just say hello to stop by their campsites in the North 40. (Cessna 150/152s, row 511; Bonanzas, rows 525-529; Cessnas rows 530-532.)

Some of the 137 Beechcraft begin arriving at the North 40. It is the largest group in their 20 years of arrivals.
The contingent had about 330 people from across the United States.

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