Highlights from AirVenture 2011’s night airshow, Saturday, July 30th.
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see the April 2009 issue of Sport Aviation for additional information and an article on the Mosquito Helicopter
FIFI's Flight to Oshkosh: Behind the Scenes
David Oliver, 29, takes us behind the scenes as he and other crew members fly the world's only airworthy B-29, "FIFI," to Oshkosh for AirVenture 2011. Take a quick tour of the plane, learn how it flies, and watch four P-51s escort the bomber to OSH.
Seafire Mk.15: A Hooked Spitfire
Jim Cooper talks about the restoration of the only flying Seafire Mk.15 and the role it played in World War II. He also demonstrates how the wings fold and how the tail hook worked.
Oshkosh: The Spirit of Aviation
Oshkosh: The Spirit of Aviation, narrated by actor and EAA member, Harrison Ford, shows why EAA AirVenture is the World's Greatest Aviation Celebration®.
Maverick Flying Car at Oshkosh
Steve Saint of I-TEC drove his road-legal flying car from Florida to Oshkosh this summer. Since then the FAA has also issued the Maverick a S-LSA aircraft airworthiness certificate. I-TEC hopes to be in production by EAA Oshkosh 2011.
Valdez STOL: Cuzoom
Mike Olson's Cuzoom was a head-turner at Valdez this year with its leading edge slats, nitrous oxide boost and incredibly nose-high attitude on landing.