Happy Birthday Wilbur Wright
The Wright brothers: Their names are synonymous with flight. After years of patient experimentation, they brought the world into the age of airplanes. We remember Wilbur with thanks on the 150th anniversary of his birth.
In Aviation History
Timeless Voices - Dan Cherry
Brigadier General Dan Cherry served in the United States Air Force from 1959 to 1988. He flew two combat tours during the Vietnam War: the first in F-105s and the second in F-4s for a total of 285 combat missions. He is credited with one MiG-21.
EAA at the San Diego Air & Space Museum
A couple of EAA staff were in the neighborhood, so they dropped in to the world-class San Diego Air & Space Museum for a quick visit.
Douglas A-20 Havoc - Lone Survivor
Of the more than 7,000 Douglas A-20 Havocs built for U.S. and Allied forces during World War II, just a handful survive, and, as far as we know, only one flies — and it came to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017.
B-29s Doc and FIFI
Doc and FIFI are the only two flying B-29 Superfortresses in the world. They were both at #OSH17 and we got a closer look (plus some cool air to air video footage)!
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.
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