My partner is a pilot and I'm working on my PPL right now, so we've decided to fly the Cardinal to Oshkosh this year to join the fun. I'm worried about the logistics of 600,000 people descending on a remote area for a week.
Where should we stay? We like our creature comforts and a bit of quiet and privacy, so camping on the field is not for us. The AirVenture site
is somewhat helpful with ideas of hotels and houses, any advice on what works? How close do I want to stay to the event? Are all the restaurants in the area overwhelmed?
How do we get around? Since we're staying off-field, we'll need a car. Will driving in to the event every day be awful? How hard is it to find a rental car for that week? I'm considering landing somewhere an hour away and renting a car, but then that'd miss out on the fun of landing at the actual crazy airport.
Special bonus question: I'd have asked this question in an aviation forum, but I haven't found one online I like yet. The AOPA forums are kind of obnoxious. Is there some online GA community site this question would work well in?