AirVenture 2017- Wednesday Update
International visitors, Heritage Flight, FIFI and Doc flying together, the Doolittle Raid commemoration, Twilight Flight Fest, EAA Founder's Innovation Prize, and aircraft awards judging are highlights from our Wednesday recap.
Boeing YL-15 - Defying Physics
Boeing built two XL-15s as proof of concept prototypes and then 10 YL-15s for evaluation as they competed for the U.S. Army Air Forces contract for a new L-bird, a liaison aircraft. Boeing ultimately lost the contract to Cessna.
Saturday Spectacular - EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017
This day was one of the most memorable days in the history of Oshkosh! Aerobatics, U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight, bombers, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels®, and the dusk/night air show. Relive the excitement from this momentous day!
Stories to Tell: Spitfire Mk. IX
While any warbird brings some history along with it, this particular fighter, a 1942 Spitfire Mk.IX, brought more than its share when it came to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017.
For many people who come to AirVenture, the Homebuilts area is their happy place. With a variety of types from seas of RVs to singular standouts, it's easy to see why.
AirVenture After Sunset
AirVenture is filled with nonstop action and activities throughout the day, but it doesn’t stop there. Once the sun sets, the fun heats up with a concert, fireworks, Twilight Flight Fest, and a balloon glow.
Everyone customizes their homebuilt a little. Bill O’Neil, EAA 367019, doesn’t know the meaning of the word “little.” Get the full story of the truly unique Berkut 360 that he calls the Ultra Raptor in the February 2018 issue of EAA Sport Aviation.