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.
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EAA's B-17 Aluminum Overcast Participating in Memphis Belle Rollout
EAA just recently kicked off its 2018 B-17 air tour, and will have Aluminum Overcast in Dayton, Ohio, on May 17-20 to participate in the opening of the Memphis Belle exhibit at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.
There's Always a First - Cessna 172
The two most amazing facts about the Cessna 172 Skyhawk are, first, that it is still in production after 63 years. Second, and maybe more amazing, is that the first 172 produced is still alive and well.
EAA at SUN 'n FUN 2018
EAA staff visited SUN 'n FUN International last week, talking with EAA members, meeting with partners, and gathering stories. Our staff captured much of the event – here are just a few of our favorites.
A Step Back in Time: MAAC Grassroots Fly-In
Every September, the Midwest Antique Airplane Club holds their private, invitation-only Grassroots fly-in. An abundance of antique airplanes, a beautiful backdrop, camaraderie, and airplane talk all bring you back to the ‘good ol’ days’.
EAA 2018 Sweepstakes Airplane Time-Lapse
Wonder what it was like to restore the EAA 2018 Sweepstakes Piper J3 Cub? Here's a quick look! Enter to win this airplane at www.EAA.org/sweepstakes.
Memphis Belle Unveiling
Recently EAA staff attended the opening of the B-17F Memphis Belle exhibit, which honored the first heavy bomber aircraft and crew to complete 25 missions during WWII. It was acquired by the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in 2005.