AirVenture 2017 - Saturday Update
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels, the 70th anniversary of the United States Air Force and the Boeing YL-15 Scout are highlights from Saturday at #OSH17. Have a great last day in Oshkosh!
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.
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 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.
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.
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.