S-38 Sikorsky Splashes Down at Seaplane Base
Tom Schrade flies his S-38 Sikorsky into the Seaplane Base during AirVenture this year. Later this summer he plans to become the first to successfully cross the Atlantic in a Sikorsky.
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Highlights from AirVenture 2011’s night airshow, Saturday, July 30th.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.