Home Sweet Homebuilts
#OSH18 hosted celebrations of several historic homebuilt aircraft anniversaries, plus some newer designs on the field and in the sky. See examples of both, take a look inside some of the EAA homebuilding workshops, and relive Oshkosh.
Barnstorming in the 21st Century
In the summer of 2018, a group of Travel Air pilots got together and hopped rides around the Midwest as part of the American Barnstormers Tour. The three-week tour ended at Oshkosh, offering visitors a look at the largest gathering of Travel Airs.
In the Zone - Ultralight and Light-Sport Aircraft at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018
The Fun Fly Zone at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is home to all kinds of flying machines, from autogyros and helicopters to powered parachutes, light homebuilts, EAA's Twilight Flight Fest, and the rugged mounts of the Valdez STOL competitors.
When you walk through the Vintage area of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, you’re surrounded by living, breathing pieces of history. Here’s a look back at some of the classics from the 2018 convention.
Out in the Open - Opener’s BlackFly
The world woke up on July 12, 2018, to discover that Opener had unveiled its personal air vehicle, the electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) BlackFly. It made an appearance at AirVenture 2018. Read more in January EAA Sport Aviation.
Sole Survivor - B-26K/A-26A Special Kay
One of the warbird highlights at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 was Special Kay, the only flying Douglas B-26K/A-26A Invader in the world. This twin-engine medium bomber/attack aircraft has been recently restored to its mid-’60s.
Fifty Years of 'Happiness' - celebrating half-century of the Hatz
It’s been 50 years since John Hatz made the first flight of his CB-1, a biplane he designed for himself when he couldn’t find exactly what he wanted on the market. In the decades since, people have fallen in love with the design and built their own.