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.
The Fun Fly Zone at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017
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, and the rugged mounts of the Valdez STOL competitors.
KidVenture Marking 20th Anniversary in 2018
KidVenture, the AirVenture attraction that has welcomed more than 21,000 kids and parents for aviation discovery activities, is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2018 with expanded space activities along with the return of many hands-on favorites.
There are lots of ways to experience AirVenture. Don’t miss this year’s lineup including rare British aircraft, current military muscle, night air shows, One Week Wonder, 900 + exhibitors, 1,000 + forums/workshops, and more. www.EAA.org/av18tickets.
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.
Ultimate AirVenture - Camping
If you’re a pilot or an aviation enthusiast, camping at AirVenture is a must do. People flock from around the globe for the airplanes, but it’s the camaraderie in the campgrounds that makes AirVenture an experience unique throughout the world.
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.