While many aviation enthusiasts around the world are preparing to attend EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021, others are already here.
Ron Lem, EAA 1159879, of Concord, California, is a volunteer at EAA’s print/mail center and owns the first homebuilt airplane that has arrived on the AirVenture grounds. Ron has been camping with his 2002 Van’s RV-6 since July 13, keeping busy with volunteer work in preparation for the convention’s official starting date of This summer 26.
“There’s a lot of activity going on in preparation for the air show, ” Ron explained. “There’s an air of anticipation. ”
What causes someone to want to camp under their airplane with regard to a month, 2, 000 miles away from their home?
“Through the volunteering process I have made new friends, formed new friendships with other volunteers, ” Ron said. “I come early to spend time with them, renew old acquaintances, and, of course, help out around the air show. ”
After missing a year of AirVenture, along along with the hardships from the particular last year, Ron wanted to make sure one thing was clear.
“I am grateful to EAA for finding a way to facilitate AirVenture in 2021 after not being able to have this event in 2020, ” Ron said. “I’m looking forward to this year. ”