In two weeks, I’ll be joining half-a-million aviation enthusiasts at Oshkosh. Our agency has attended before, but this is my first show. And I can’t wait. You’ll know me by the big grin on my face.
As Greteman Group’s newest team member, I have yet to meet a number of our clients face to face. EAA AirVenture offers the perfect opportunity to connect, because many of them are Oshkosh mainstays. The first EAA fly-in happened in 1953, only two years after the founding of client and longtime-attendee FlightSafety International. Dallas Airmotive marketer extraordinaire and longtime agency bud Chris Pratt plans to be there or be square. He’s flying his hand-built RV-8, complete with Greteman Group-designed paint scheme. I’ve seen a photo of the beauty in Sonia’s office. Now I’ll maybe get to climb aboard. Mary Lynn Oliver, daughter of aviation legends Walter and Olive Ann Beech, will participate in book signings for her recently published book, The Barnstormer and the Lady, which we’ve helped promote. She’s another on my long list of people to meet at the show.
I’m especially looking forward to seeing the premiere of the Glacier Girl display our team developed for Lewis Air Legends. What an incredible story of perseverance, ingenuity and heroism. Hope you’ll drop by and see it (in Warbird Alley).
Razzle Dazzle Backed by the Real Deal
There are 1,000+ scheduled events and more than 10,000 aircraft flying in from around the world: from vintage to electric, warbirds to business jets, homebuilts to OEMs. Growing up in Wichita, the Air Capital, I’ve always been a fan of flight, but I fully expect to return from Oshkosh a changed man. You can’t be around this kind of passion without being affected. In the meantime, you can pine at http://www.airventure.org.