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.
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.
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.
Safari Helicopters at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017
Safari Helicopters have been exhibiting at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh for decades, and their home on the field is the Fun Fly Zone. You can read this story in the January 2018 issue of Sport Aviation.
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
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.