When you walk through the Vintage area of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, you’re surrounded by living, breathing pieces of history. Here’s a look back at some of the classics from the 2018 convention.
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Finding The Spirit of Aviation in the Backcountry: High-Sierra Fly-In
Flying. Friendships. Backcountry. Bushplanes. Desert. Dust. Camaraderie. Camping. The love for aviation felt all over the dry lakebed at the ninth annual High Sierra Fly-In had quite the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh convention feel.
One Plus One Equals 110
When Sergei Yakovlev, son of legendary Soviet aircraft designer Alexander Sergeyevich Yakovlev, was working on the aerobatic Yak-55 back in 1980, he probably never imagined anything like this.
Sole Survivor - B-26K/A-26A Special Kay
One of the warbird highlights at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 was Special Kay, the only flying Douglas B-26K/A-26A Invader in the world. This twin-engine medium bomber/attack aircraft has been recently restored to its mid-’60s.
Out in the Open - Opener’s BlackFly
The world woke up on July 12, 2018, to discover that Opener had unveiled its personal air vehicle, the electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) BlackFly. It made an appearance at AirVenture 2018. Read more in January EAA Sport Aviation.
In the Zone - Ultralight and Light-Sport Aircraft at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018
The Fun Fly Zone at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is home to all kinds of flying machines, from autogyros and helicopters to powered parachutes, light homebuilts, EAA's Twilight Flight Fest, and the rugged mounts of the Valdez STOL competitors.
EAA Attic - Personal Preference Kits
Most of the space-flown items that Frank Borman generously donated to EAA in 2018 were special tools that he and the other Apollo 8 astronauts used in their mission to orbit the moon. A rare exception was the personal preference kits.