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.
A Belite Built for Two
James Wiebe, EAA 859932, introduces Belite’s first two-seat airplane, the Chipper. It promises affordable STOL and cross-country flying from a kit that’s fast and easy to build. Read more about the Chipper in the January 2018 issue of Sport Aviation.
“Caution: children and adults at play.” That’s one of the signs you see when you arrive at Spruce Creek, the world’s best-known residential airpark. Meet some of the people who call it home.
Everyone customizes their homebuilt a little. Bill O’Neil, EAA 367019, doesn’t know the meaning of the word “little.” Get the full story of the truly unique Berkut 360 that he calls the Ultra Raptor in the February 2018 issue of EAA Sport Aviation.
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.
Using Metal Shrinker
EAA Chapters Manager John Egan demonstrates the use of a metal shrinker. John also shows how he used a shrinker to bend the metal cap strips on the aluminum ribs he built for his scratchbuilt Super Cub.