AirVenture 2017 - Saturday Update
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels, the 70th anniversary of the United States Air Force and the Boeing YL-15 Scout are highlights from Saturday at #OSH17. Have a great last day in Oshkosh!
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Students of the Wing
Follow EAA Staff Writer Megan Esau’s journey to soloing a powered paraglider. In August, Megan visited High Five Paramotoring flight school in southwest Wisconsin to cover a story for EAA Sport Aviation magazine.
AirVenture After Sunset
AirVenture is filled with nonstop action and activities throughout the day, but it doesn’t stop there. Once the sun sets, the fun heats up with a concert, fireworks, Twilight Flight Fest, and a balloon glow.
For many people who come to AirVenture, the Homebuilts area is their happy place. With a variety of types from seas of RVs to singular standouts, it's easy to see why.
A Belite Built for Two
James Wiebe, EAA 859932, introduces Belite’s first two-seat airplane, the Chipper. It promises affordable STOL and cross-country flying from a kit that’s fast and easy to build. Read more about the Chipper in the January 2017 issue of Sport Aviation.
Boeing YL-15 - Defying Physics
Boeing built two XL-15s as proof of concept prototypes and then 10 YL-15s for evaluation as they competed for the U.S. Army Air Forces contract for a new L-bird, a liaison aircraft. Boeing ultimately lost the contract to Cessna.
Cessna’s 195 Businessliner turned 70 years old this year, and we joined the fly-in celebration at Stearman Field (1K1) in Benton, Kansas.