Highlights from AirVenture 2011’s night airshow, Saturday, July 30th.
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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.
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.
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.
Flying in the Fortress
To book a flight in EAA's B-17G Aluminum Overcast, visit www.B17.org
Ice Pilots: Buffalo Airways' DC-3s
Buffalo Airways still operates a daily scheduled DC-3 passenger service for residents in Cananda's Northwest Territories and is likely the last airline to do so. They plan to bring two of their "3s" to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh this summer.
Flying the DC-7
Jeff Skiles and Sully Sullenberger take you inside the cockpit of Historical Flight Foundation's DC-7B as they learn to fly the vintage airliner and earn their second-in-command type ratings.