Highlights from AirVenture 2011’s night airshow, Saturday, July 30th.
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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.
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.
see the April 2009 issue of Sport Aviation for additional information and an article on the Mosquito Helicopter
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.
Flying in the Fortress
To book a flight in EAA's B-17G Aluminum Overcast, visit www.B17.org