I was at Chanute from 1989 until 3 months before they handed the keys to the local mayor.Yes I have been all over this part of my world. From Lake Michigan/Chicago up to Sheboygan to Stevens Point and back down to Rockford. Even spent4 months down in Rantoul/Chanute AFB. Somehow I just couldn't ever see myself relocating out of this area.
Okay, how?I've flown my Skylane into Air Venture at Oshkosh 7 times, and drove there just as many times. Flying in via the Ripon Railroad tracks is the most fun. The ATC controllers there are awesome. Ask me sometime how I got into a kill position with a L-39 Albatros that was 200 feet below me and streaming smoke.