Category Archives: EAA Airventure – Oshkosh

Posts and photos from and about EAA Airventure airshow in Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Departure

While not quite as exciting as the arrivals on Sunday, the departures on Friday can be entertaining as the controllers shoot off planes 2 at a time from each runway. Here is a sample of the hurry up and wait … Continue reading

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The planes, the planes….

From my previous posts you might begin to think that I was having so much fun at AirVenture 2016, I forgot to take many airplane pictures.  Between not camping in the North 40 where I usually get a lot of … Continue reading

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A Sad Tale and Some Laughs

One sad occurrence at Air Venture this year was damage sustained by the Martin Mars Water Bomber during an emergency water landing made because of a bird strike to one of their engines.  We got to see them demo a … Continue reading

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E6B Whiz

While dining with our friends Matt and Jo from Flyinn New Zealand at the Airventure Seaplane Base, Storm and I met Marie who is a member of the Western Michigan University Precision Flight Team.  Marie told us that she is … Continue reading

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Oshkosh People

Trying to avoid the bizarrely high heat and humidity during the first days of the airshow, I look for things to do that will keep me cool and out of the sun.  I start out on a walk through the … Continue reading

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Night at the Airport

From the quiet display of an elegant sailplane pursued by graceful streams of light to the loud thumping pulsating show flown by powerful strobe lit planes ejecting rockets from their wingtips, the night airshow at Oshkosh is one of my … Continue reading

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P-47 Maintenance Lesson

While detouring through the Vintage Aircraft circle at the Red Barn, Storm and I struck up a conversation with Bob.  He is one of the skilled aircraft mechanics who helped restore the 1936 Ryan ST/STA which won the Antique Champion … Continue reading

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