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.
Proteus Takes Flight at Oshkosh
The unique, high-altitude Proteus flew into, out of, and at Oshkosh during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017. John Barton, Proteus’ crew chief, took some time to talk about talk about the airplane’s history and its future.
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.
Twilight Flight Fest Video Captures Exciting Moments
Even when the night air show wasn’t going on during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017, there was another evening show to be found on the grounds. The Twilight Flight Fest was full of exciting, entertaining, and affordable forms of aviation up close.
Take a stroll down memory lane as we revisit the Vintage aircraft area at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017.
B-29s Doc and FIFI
Doc and FIFI are the only two flying B-29 Superfortresses in the world. They were both at #OSH17 and we got a closer look (plus some cool air to air video footage)!
AirVenture 2017 - Apollo Space Program
This year at AirVenture, we honor the heroes and American icons of the Apollo space program as we commemorate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 1