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Homebuilt parking area
July 29, 2009 - Oshkosh, Wisconsin - Twice
already fences have been moved to make auto parking smaller and homebuilt
According to Joe Norris, EAA homebuilders’
community manager, homebuilt arrivals are well ahead of 2008, filling up
the available parking and forcing some quick changes to both the general
parking and the camping areas.
“I’m surprised it happened so early,”
Norris said. “We had a record number of homebuilts here last year and
hope for an even bigger record this year. It’s certainly starting out
Even with the record numbers last year, Norris
could not recall homebuilt parking ever filled up.
Each year the parking configuration for
homebuilts changes, and this year was no exception. According to Norris,
even with the changes, about the same amount of space is available as last
year. Plans are in the works for more homebuilt space as upgrades to the
convention grounds continue.
Homebuilders still planning to come to EAA
AirVenture Oshkosh should not worry. Norris said there always is room for
showplanes, though a short stay in the overflow area may be required until
a spot opens in the homebuilt parking area.