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.
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.
Take a stroll down memory lane as we revisit the Vintage aircraft area at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017.
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.
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.
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.
Midwing Special - It Used to Be a What?
Believe it or not, this airplane used to be a Super Cub. Ben Anderson, EAA 1032615, bought the one-of-a-kind Midwing Special from air show pilot Ned Surratt about three years ago, and spent a couple of years restoring it before bringing it to #OSH17.