Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture, Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

 


P 51 Mustangs.
Lee Lauderback in “Mad Max”, Ed Shipley on the wing in “Bald Eagle".

"The gates open at 8 a.m., but you'd better get there earlier ...
you can’t see it all in one day.

   

From http://www.airventure.org/ : 

   
"As you arrive, the number of people, size of the site and the rows and rows of magnificent aircraft are simply overwhelming.

If you were to walk past ... not down ... each row of airplanes, you would cover 5.2 miles!
Typically about 2,800 show aircraft participate at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, including homebuilts, antiques, classics, warbirds, ultralights and rotorcraft..."

 


Wittman Field.
with the "Worlds Busiest Control Tower"
(for a week).
 

  "This high-resolution satellite image was taken by the IKONOS satellite as it passed overhead Saturday (July 31, 2004) at 17,000 mph.
Thanks to Space Imaging for providing the photo!."

Full satellite image - 2 MB
Full satellite image (smaller version) - 225 K
AeroShell Square - 508 K
Museum and Pioneer Airport area - 418 K "

       

 

 

       
"EAA Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture Oshkosh is an international gathering place for aviation enthusiasts.

An AirVenture participant can study the latest aircraft and innovations; discover new ideas and techniques from the more than 500 forums and workshops; see aviation's top personalities; or just talk airplanes with people from around the world.

EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH has become important and influential but retains its friendly and personal feel - part of the reason the world comes to Oshkosh every year."


Lockheed Martin C-130J

 

   

Newly painted.
AC and cruise control.
Two-seater pick-up truck with plenty of storage room for tools and spareparts.
Perfect!

This vehicle could save Dynatest personnel a lot of travelling hours.

Randy checks out the mileage.
I kick tires.
 
Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatros.
Private owned. (By a lawyer ;o)
 

 

Then comes one of the most eagerly-anticipated highlights of the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh . . . the Afternoon Air Show...

It starts off with showcase flying. Many unique aircraft, from early air racers to historical airplanes, participate.
That's followed by the finest air show you will see anywhere.
Top performers such as Sean Tucker, Patty Wagstaff and others take part in a nearly three-hour spectacular.

 

  "The sun is setting, but the action is just beginning.
Now it’s time to visit the Theater in the Woods."
 

"Each night over 4,000 people enjoy superb aviation programs and entertainment.
Typical programs may feature NASA astronauts, top test pilots and world-famous aviation personalities".


Chuck Yeager

"EAA AirVenture is a 24-hour event.

And after a few hours of sound sleep it starts all over again."

 


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