/ Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

by Kathy & Sean

In our very first blog post, we wrote that the magic of Disney was all around IF you look for it.  Last week we hit the jackpot and found a unique Disney opportunity—in Wisconsin.

Each year, thousands of people convene on the grounds of EAA Oshkosh for the world’s greatest aviation event called AirVenture.   Featuring the latest in aircraft innovations and milestones, AirVenture is a unique opportunity to meet up with old friends who share the same passion for aviation.  This year, a little Disney magic was added to the AirVenture festivities with an appearance by Dusty Crophopper and a special pre-premiere showing of Disney’s Planes on Friday, August 2.  We were there to capture the magic and share our Disney experience at AirVenture 2013!

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When we saw the Planes tie-in toys at the EAA Wearhouse, we knew that Disney and Dusty Crophopper were in the neighborhood.   Within days, all of the Disney stock was sold out. 

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Dusty hangs out at AirVenture’s Phillip 66 Plaza, smiling for the crowd!  He was brought to life by Texas-based aerial applicator Rusty Lindeman, who customized one of his own Air Tractor AT-301 airplanes. 

 

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Dusty soars past the crowd at the AirVenture airshow on Monday, July 29.   The AT-301 can reach top speeds of 168 mph.  But Dusty says, “Nothing can stop me!”

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On Friday afternoon, August 2, we had the honor to meet Planes producer Tracy Balthazor-Flynn and director Klay Hall.  They were on hand to introduce the film at the pre-premier showing at AirVenture’s Fly-in Theater. 

 

Disney has kindly requested that we not post a review of Planes until Thursday, August 8.  What we can say is that it was undeniably AWESOME!  Do you plan on seeing Planes this weekend? 

Looking for Magic is Kathy @ Two Roads Photo[K1]  and Sean @ Shamrock Photo[K2] .  Kathy is a librarian, walker of many miles, and Paper Bag Princess, who dreams of having coffee with Belle at the castle and co-administering a fantasy book discussion group.  Sean is a fire fighter, pilot, and closet superhero, who would like to join the pack with Tigger to use his bouncy and fun powers to make people smile.

Kathy can be contacted at imtxag85@aol.com

Sean can be contacted at spoc65@aol.com

 

 

One Response to "Looking for Magic: Introducing…Dusty Crophopper!"

  1. Steamboat Eddie says:

    How cool are these photos, awesome post. That must have been very impressive seeing a real life Dusty Crophopper. I most certainly want to see the Planes film.

    Have a great day!

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