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 water bomb run during the airshow but when we next saw the bomber, it was moored at the Seaplane base with bilge pumps fiercely competing in the contest to expel the water seeping in through a crack in the hull.
While disappointed for the crew of this magnificent old plane, we soldiered on through the airshow looking for fun and adventure. Check out some of our finds:
For those on a tight aviation budget
This almost has enough lights to satisfy Storm
if we wintered in the north, we would definitely want a chromed snow blower
The perfect trailer to pull behind the RV
At the Seaplane Base
At our campground – Hickory Oaks
We needed a larger plane
Sunny and N Clement Weathers – guess which is which
The snowbirds set up camp under their wing among all the other campers at Airventure
Pilot, motorcyclist and full time RVer. Follow me as I travel all over the US in my Country Coach RV volunteering, making new friends and pursuing a constant outdoor temperature between 70F and 80F. I'll share the fun and the tribulations and any great survival tricks I learn!