With hundred of thousands of visitors and over 10,000
airplanes, Air Venture is the largest amateur builder convention in the
world. I left Montreal on July 28th during the afternoon and I was
entering the campground at about 9h00pm. I was assisted by a security
volunteer to find a camping site (I was walking and the site is rather
large!). Imagine, a campground with a population of 30,000! After
15-20 minutes of looking around with his car, we found a nice little spot on
Sunset Drive (the picture below was actually taken when I was leaving on
Monday July 31st).
As you can see, many, many people left Sunday night and early Monday
morning. When I arrived, the campground was rather full up to the
highway and they started placing people in an "overflow"
section. Before going into the details, I would like to introduce two
friends that I met. Cecille and Leopaul are two airplane enthusiasts and they
have been great company and help during my stay:
This is where I started my walk Saturday morning at 6h15:
... and at 9h00pm, coming out of the ultralights' section, I
was not quite yet at my tent:
Oh! I need to thank Chris Heintz and the Zenair staff for inviting us
again to the Zenair builders' dinner. Food and people were great!
Look at the following pages for more on AirVenture 2000: