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 atmosphere of the biggest departure day at AirVenture.
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 photos and seeing so many wonderful old friends that I just had to talk to […]
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 […]
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 an nationally ranked E6B flight computer manipulator. We were thrilled to learn of her skills […]
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 tree lined streets of the RV park, Camp Scholler, to search for my friends Jim […]
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 favorites. I don’t have video equipment that is capable of making a good movie of […]