Maule, Bonanza Get Closer Than Intended
The storms that blew through the Oshkosh and Appleton areas
Sunday morning claimed at least two casualties... that so far,
fortunately, seem limited to planes.
Reader Dave Page sent along his photograph, below, of a Husky
that apparently got flipped by the strong winds Sunday morning on
the ground at Appleton Airport, 30 miles north of OSH. Alas,
the Husky finally settled... right onto the back of a Beech
Meanwhile, areas of Wittman Field at Oshkosh were briefly
underwater, as torrential rains battered the area for nearly a half
hour -- a true gullywasher.
Fortunately, as noted earlier, the early-morning storms should
keep temperatures down
as vistors flock to the field for the final day of AirVenture
And, one final note... our thoughts, and questions, go out to
the pilot who, according to our team on the field Sunday morning,
took off just as the storms hit the field around 7:00 am, with the
wind to his or her back, apparently in a rush to beat the impending
We didn't get to see the type of aircraft (it was too dark!)...
but if that pilot happens to read ANN, we'd appreciate a note
explaining what was so urgent that you couldn't wait an hour or so
for the weather to blow through... as you seem to be the only one
who declined to wait out the storms, safely, on the ground.
We hope you're okay... and remember, let's all be careful out