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.
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.
Valiant Genealogy - Jim Irwin's BT-13
The Irwin family’s BT-13 Valiant has come full circle for new caretaker Jim Irwin.
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.
Finding The Spirit of Aviation in the Backcountry: High-Sierra Fly-In
Flying. Friendships. Backcountry. Bushplanes. Desert. Dust. Camaraderie. Camping. The love for aviation felt all over the dry lakebed at the ninth annual High Sierra Fly-In had quite the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh convention feel.
Twilight Flight Fest Returns to AirVenture
After a successful debut at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 and an expanded sophomore lineup during AirVenture 2018, Twilight Flight Fest at the Fun Fly Zone will return for AirVenture 2019.
Draco - A Beast of a Bushplane
Eight days before AirVenture 2018, Mike Patey completed his latest project and flew it to Oshkosh. Draco stole the show and drew awestruck crowds. Draco began life as a PZL Wilga but has been heavily modified.