Canadian Aviator Editor Russ Niles will be at Oshkosh  for AirVenture – 2013.  He is getting photo5a ride from Jim Schwerman of Seaplanes West and will be at Oshkosh on Sunday July 29th

He will be reporting back to us through this blog daily with his insights and observations.

AirVenture runs from July 29th to August 4th and of course we will be there throughout the show.

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Between us and home.

Dodging mountains and thunderstorms just south of the Okanagan in Washington. Might not make it the last hour. Sent from my iPhone

Cooperstown ND

Heading home. We’re the only plane for miles. Sent from my iPhone

Nicolas Ivanoff and Hamilton

Aerobatic pilot Nicolas Ivanoff joined Hamilton Watches for the launch of the company’s new line of pilot watches. Sent from my iPhone

Meeting the Jetman

Very engaging fellow. Sent from my iPhone

Just another day

Blue skies and plenty to see. Sent from my iPhone

Canadian in disguise

It’s all painted up as a US Navy PBY but it’s actually a Canso on display in Phillips 66 Plaza at AirVenture. Sent from my iPhone

Breakfast with Kathy Lubitz

You run into Canadians everywhere at Airventure. Kathy is president of UPAC. Sent from my iPhone

Cirrus news

CEO Dale Klapmeier updates the media on Cirrus programs. The first certification prototype of the Vision Jet is. now being built and will fly in February of 2014. Sent from my iPhone

At the show

Fun starts tomorrow. Weather is cloudy and almost cold no heatstroke this year. Sent from my iPhone



Enroute Park Rapids to Oshkosh

Jeff Voight flew his Sealane with us on the final leg. Cool way to get to the show. Sent from my iPhone

Fish Hook Lake, Minn.

Spent the night at Jeff Voight’s home on Fish Hook Lake near his Park Rapids, Minnesota. That’s his Sealane a few steps from his back door, ready for the three-hour flight to the Oshkosh seaplane base. Sent from my iPhone

Farm country

The Badlands give way to rich farmland near Fargo. Sent from my iPhone

Over North Dakota

Puffy clouds and a smooth ride at 9500 feet and 128 knots on the Garmin. Sent from my iPhone


Wolf Point Montana

Jim Schwerman of Seaplanes West in Vernon BC offered us a lift to Oshkosh in a beautiful Super Sealane Cessna 182 conversion. Next stop Park Rapids Minn. Sent from my iPhone

On our way...Making a Fuel Stop in  Wolf Point, Montana.  Jim Schwerman of Seaplanes West is giving us a ride.
On our way…Making a Fuel Stop in Wolf Point, Montana. Jim Schwerman of Seaplanes West is giving us a ride.